The guilt I feel over this is overwhelming. I still feel sick just thinking about it. I hesitated to tell anyone that this happened because I feel such utter shame about it but it might act as a good lesson for us all.
On Wednesday, my husbands birthday, I let our beautiful son do a backwards somersault off of the changing table. He was unbuckled for just a second as I was getting his jammies on him. I had my torso up against the table so that he couldn't roll off as I turned my head to check on DD who was in the crib behind us and was suddenly crying. My son has pretty major mobility delays and receives therapy 2 hours a week for it. With his hypertonia he is very stiff and pretty inflexible. I would have NEVER guessed that he could throw his legs over his head and flip like that.
Thankfully after a few hours of observation in the ER it was determined that he was perfectly fine. Thankfully he landed on all fours but did have a little bump on his head too.
Learn from my mistake, ladies. Never assume that just because your baby hasn't done it before they can't do it. I hope none of you ever have to experience the trauma of one split second of recklessness. It will be a long time before I ever forgive myself.