For my cousin, Brandon, and his wife, Mary. I just learned that they have had a second miscarriage. They’ve only been married a couple of years and have really been hoping to start a family right away. I know this must be a very difficult time for them.
I think the best “advice” that I have ever gotten or passed along to new mothers is: Mouth and scalp woulds bleed a LOT and if you panic, so will your child.
When my oldest was about 16 months old, she fell and bit through her bottom lip. I was pregnant with our second, so perhaps I can blame hormones on my response: I freaked. So of course Rebecca cried even harder. It took me a good hard 30 seconds which felt like a lifetime to settle down. Because of my reaction, settling Rebecca was a lot harder. Kudos on your aplomb.
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