Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Well Happy Thanksgiving to this Momma

I absolutely love the holidays. I look forward to them all year. I like all holidays. I love to have parties, decorate, dress my kids in matching ridiculous outfits so on and so forth. Luckily we were blessed with the money to fly my husband home for Thanksgiving. It's a very short trip and 2 early mornings at the airport but so worth it. Our kids don't know. Actually I told the 2 year old just so I could get it out. She forgot the second I said okay now want candy. They will all be staying with my mom so I don't have to wake them up to pick him up at 6am and that way I will be able to show up with him Thanksgiving morning. I can not wait.

So to prepare for his arrival I have been slowly cleaning the house. Today after wanting to give our 4 year old to the neighbors I calmed down and started to get things done upstairs. Not too long after I actually got stuff accomplished Bentley rolled off the bed. He caught him self with his face and had a red mark under his eye. He calmed down and I went back to laundry. While waiting for the laundry to be done we were all watching a movie. Next thing I know Delainey is screaming "ow nose" over and over. What do you know he stuck a bead in her nose. She put it in there so far it started bleeding and you couldn't see it. I of course call Nurse Pam {our friend, and on call nurse} She lives in our neighborhood and happen to be off today so she came by to see if she could help. She looked and couldn't see it either.

So mind you it's laundry day, I'm in a tank top and sports bra with sweat pants on and my kids are in night clothes. I quickly throw some clothes on Delainey and just grab a jacket and jeans for me. She falls asleep in the car and I'm like oh great the bead is going to drop down and she's going to choke. She didn't. Traffic was of course awful. We finally get there and fill out paper work yada yada yada. I had called the most amazingly helpful friend Jill to come to my Marine wife, sometimes kinda single selves rescue. She is a fellow military wife and I'm sure she thought oh I get she can't help being alone right now. Plus I really thought getting this thing out was going to take 8 nurses to hold her down.

As soon as Jill arrived her first comment is, really you didn't try a vacumme cleaner? Her poor kids. Then she is googling ways to get them out. We tried one but it didn't work very well because I was scared of hurting her. When we got in the doctor suggested doing it as well so parents try this before you pay the ER bill. Hold the opposite side of the nose down and blow in their mouth as if giving CPR.

We get in the room and Jill is of course making glove balloons. "I mean if we're gonna pay for this visit we might as well get balloons out of it." The doctor was surprisingly great with her. He went to get more hands to hold her down. They tried to suction it but it was way too far back. So we all braced our selves held her down and he used little tweezers to get it out. Jill and I of course cheered in excitment. Im pretty sure the doctor and nurse just stared at us. Delainey quickly remembered I told her she could have candy if she was good.

That visit put a damper on my chores to prepare for Ryan's surprise arrival. I'm am so grateful for Jill as a friend. She is always there no matter what the circumstances. Lately just medical ones. And of course Pam for watching the other 2 kids to avoid chaos at the ER!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Drive safe, wear elastic and stay away from small objects!

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