Last night, Miss D woke up at quarter to 2am complaining of "special spit up". Moments later, blood was gushing out of her nose.
I don't remember having many bloody noses as a kid and I guess Husband didn't either. We managed to keep our cool. Husband helped her pinch her nose shut and lean forward while I interrupted the baby's nursing session to run downstairs and google for more info.
By 3 the bleeding had stopped, she was cleaned up and back in bed. I was really thanking the stars that I live in a time when information is so readily available to me. It took only a few moments to determine that what we were seeing was dramatic but normal. A few additional tips to the nose pinching, like applying cold. And how long it might take for the bleeding to stop (and if it didn't stop that we might have to go to the ER and have it packed with gauze)
Hooray for modern times!