I have always been a little bit nervous about cutting Sophia's fingernails. I have tried using an emory board, baby nail scissors, and clippers, and the latter seems to be the least traumatizing. (Quickest, so we avoid a meltdown.) Today, however, the event that I feared finally happened. I had finished trimming her left fingernails, and was just starting on her right when I managed to take a good chunk out of the tip of her thumb. For a little tiny thumb, that sucker bled like a head wound! Of course, Sophia was screaming, I was looking for something to staunch the wound while calming her down and trying not to get blood all over her. She did calm down quickly (faster than I would have!), but then I had to hold pressure. Have you ever tried to hold pressure on an almost 6 month old tiny little thumb? When she just wants to put it in her mouth? After that came the fun of adapting a bandaid. I'm pretty proud of my job there, as it seems to actually be staying on. What I am not going to do today? Finish trimming her right fingernails. That is a job for another day!