I felt like a complete ass as I stood there explaining to the nice fireman that it was a false alarm and my baby was actually all right as she walked around the living room playing with her toys.
I’m getting ahead of myself so I’ll back up to twenty minute prior. I have this habit of sharing just about everything I have with Baby J and JR. Sunday night was no different. I had a long night of work ahead of me so I was pretreating myself with a king size pack of Reese’s cups. Baby J looked so lovingly into my eyes and I melted as fast as the candy I had been waiting to eat. I hesitated for a split second but then remembered she had had peanut butter in the past (not on my watch). I figured since there were no food allergies in the family and she’ll be one next month I’d share.
Dumbass mistake #1: She had been fighting a cold for a couple of days and already wasn’t feeling well. Yes, I know even after 7 kids I still act like a rookie.
Baby J sat on the bed under DD’s supervision while I went in the bathroom to do Sam’s hair. I kept the door open just so I could keep an eye on her. After about 5 minutes DD brings her in the bathroom and they watch me do Sam’s hair. All of a sudden Baby J starts gasping like she’s having a hard time breathing. Her eyes begin to water and she’s rubbing her face.
I grab her and start talking to her but she’s still gasping and making weird noises. I immediately think she’s having an allergic reaction and FREAK. THE. HELL. OUT. I yelled for someone to call 911 while I tried to figure out how to help my poor little baby girl.
Everything around me was a blur all I could focus on was her and her little face, eyes watering and she kept putting her face on my chest not wanting to keep her head up.
All of a sudden she coughed, burped twice and she was breathing fine. As a matter of fact she wanted to get down out of my arms. Before I could even call 911 back and tell them “Sorry I’m an asshole” the fire truck and ambulance were at the door and my neighbors were outside asking questions.
Since they were here anyway they went ahead and checked her out.
Dumbass mistake #2: She was not having an allergic reaction but instead the mucus from her nose went down her throat and was so thick it got stuck. So I’m thinking I probably should have waited before call 911.
Even thou everyone was extremely nice and kept telling me it was ok and I didn’t do anything wrong I still felt like an idiot.
I obviously jumped the gun but when it comes to my babies I’ll risk looking like an ass in front of my neighbors anytime. It’s just my family that won’t let me live it down.
Ok, your turn, tell me a time you thought you broke one of your kids.