baths, showers and firetrucks oh my!  

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 2010:  18 months old

One of my closest friends, Jen, and her 7 month old son, Loyal, came to visit this past weekend.  They stayed at our house in our spare room, and this was Bailey's first experience being around a baby younger than her for any length of time.  It wasn't as scary as I thought it could have been.  She was very excited by him at first wanting to show him all of her toys and how they work, by then end of the weekend she was over him touching her toys and that was when I really had to keep my eyes on her.  But like I said, for the most part she was really good with him and listened to me when she needed to be corrected.  

On day 1 we had a play date with another friend's little girl who is just a few months older than Bailey, and Loyal.  By the end of it poor baby Loy was a little over stimulated and having a hard time napping so Jen ran a bath for him.  Bailey ran over to the tub and leaned in to touch the water... plop, in goes Bailey fully dressed face first into the tub.  She looked up not sure if she wanted to laugh or cry, and then decided she was ok with what happened when she saw us laughing at the situation.  Baby Loyal didn't find it as funny as the rest of us. 

Day 2 we went to the baby shower for another friend, delivering the Monkey Cake, while John watched Bailey at home.  Another Mommy was there with a toddler about 14 months who liked to throw everything he picked up.... I have to admit I am not missing that stage one little bit!  The cake was a huge hit at the shower, and the kids loved eating the bananas and monkey heads.  They thought that the fact that it was all edible was pretty special.  

and then Day 3, the final day of their trip.  Nothing special was planned that day.  I ran to Chiloso's that morning to pick up some breakfast tacos for everyone.  A potato egg and cheese breakfast taco is Bailey's favorite breakfast treat.  Jen asked when I first started feeding Bailey eggs and I told her at 8 or 9 months I started feeding her scrambled eggs mixed with spinach because they were easy for her to pick up and easy to chew with out choking.  So Loyal got his first taste of scrambled eggs.  He loved them.  Gobbled up the entire egg out of her taco.  Ten to fifteen minutes pass and he starts breaking out in red bumps on his chin, and then his chest, neck, back, and behind his knees.  We head off to Walmart to get him some Benadryl.  She asks the pharmacist at Walmart the correct dose to give a 7 month old.  The lady at Walmart gets all crazy on her and tells her to dial 911 immediately.  Jen calls her on call doctor, but can't get a hold of anybody.  Calls back at the house and neither John or her mom answer the phone and panic sets in.  Did I mention she is 7 months pregnant?  By this point she is beyond stressed and calls 911 because nobody would help us and allergic reactions can become really bad really fast or just go away, but by that point her mind was understandably now on worst case scenario.  Our local fire department comes out immediately to check him out.  Fortunately his break out symptoms had already started to disappear and all of his vitals were totally normal.  I think the whole fire department showed up at my house, and then once they were there they just wanted to hang out LOL.  They checked our smoke detectors and offered to pose for some pics.  and then asked if we wanted a tour of the fire truck.  Guess there weren't many emergencies happening in our small town that day.  

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2 comments: to “ baths, showers and firetrucks oh my!

  • Jennifer
    June 12, 2010 at 5:42 PM  

    Crazy! Glad everything turned out fine...and you guys look like you were in good hands if that allergic reaction got any worse!!;)

  • alyak23
    June 15, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

    definitely! This is the first time I have ever had emergency vehicles come to me, it was very exciting ;P I am so glad it didn't turn into anything serious! It wouldn't have been so crazy if somebody could have answered for us how much benadryl to give him. We even tried calling my ped since hers wasn't answering but they wouldn't give out that info since he wasn't one of their patients.

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