I had heard all the stories from other mom's, variations of dropping, falling, and knocking the baby's head on something. I remember one mom telling me that the day after she got home from the hospital, the public nurse stopped by to see how they were doing. And as she rounded the corner to greet the nurse, she banged her baby's head on the edge of the wall.
When my son fell, unfortunately it was a lot more preventable. He had started standing up on the change table to look at the shelf next to it. I leaned over to place something in the closet next to the change table, when I heard a noise and turned to see him falling off the table. Luckily, he slowed his fall by grabbing the change table on the way down and landing on a small rug. Unfortunately, as he landed he fell back and hit his head on the hardwood floor.
Well my heart stopped! I was trying to figure out what to do. I waited to see what my son would do. He then proceeded to do the “silent” cry, where it takes (what feels like an hour!) for him to make a sound. I couldn’t believe that I had let him fall!
But within a minute, he was fine...I hadn't broken my baby! These little guys really are tougher than they seem. :)