Monday, May 3, 2010

Dinner in the City

One of my good friends is getting married, so of course she had a bachelorette party planned. It was going to be a weekend in the city (about an hour away) filled with sightseeing, dinner, dancing, and good friends. While I knew that I couldn't be gone from Baby that long, I thought perhaps I could do dinner. Maybe this would be the day Baby would take a bottle! Google said that the best thing to do is leave for an extended amount of time so Baby has no choice but to drink from it. We could try it!

Husband agreed to the plan, and planned to watch Baby that night. She had been having a good day so far, hanging out with us as we went shopping, so we hoped it would continue. I arranged to leave at 5 pm, and told Husband I would be home no later than midnight.

I had a fabulous time in the city and dinner was great. Around ten Husband texted me to ask if it was ok if she hadn't eaten a thing. She was refusing the bottle and hadn't eaten in five hours. My child normally eats every two to three hours, so I was a little worried. However, I texted him back and told him it was fine. If she got hungry enough, she should eat. I asked him if everything was going well, and he said they'd had an emergency earlier, but all was fine now and we could talk when I got home.

Wait, emergency?

What could have happened? The only thing I could think of was that maybe when he gave her a bath she fell in the water, or something like that. Or maybe he dropped her. Or she stopped breathing and had to be taken to the hospital.

I finished dinner and headed home. I made it home two minutes before midnight. The moment I walked in the door Husband greeted me with Baby in his arms. He shoved her at me and said something along the lines of, "Here, you can deal with her now." I nursed her and she gulped down as much as she possibly could.

Later I learned that she had cried practically the entire time I was gone. She only stopped crying when Husband took her on a walk, and when he gave her a bath. Both of those activities she normally enjoys. Other than that, she screamed her little head off.

Onto the emergency. Husband said she cried and cried so much she started choking. She choked herself so much that she ended up turning blue and he had to turn her over and pound her on the back until she took a breath. The only other time she's turned blue was at the hospital when she choked on fluid from bring born. Scary.

Needless to say, she did not drink from the bottle. I'm not sure where to go from here. At least I have some more time before I have to go back to work. In the meantime, I won't plan on being gone for more than two hours at once.

1 comment:

  1. Don't get discouraged . I was a wreak when I was trying to get Lil B to drink out of a bottle. I even called his doctor and the advice nurse because he didn't eat for 10 hours straight. They both told me that a baby will not starve itself. When they get hungry enough, they will eat. It's the waiting it out that is the hard part. No one likes to hear their baby cry.


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