Went to my Grandparents today. They ordered Chinese food for lunch. I fed Bug some chowmein noodles. At one point, she started making this funny noise. You know like when you have a scratch at the back of your throat? She kept doing that and sneezing and moving her eyes in funny ways. At some point Grandma said something about shrimp in the chowmein. My stomach jumped up to my throat. She is allergic to shell fish! That was my first thought. Her throat was closing in, and she couldn't breath. But she could. She was breathing fine, just making those funny noises and doing the eye thing. I watched her like a hawk and was poised to call 911 at a seconds notice and she stopped for awhile. I asked Grandma to hold her so I could go to the bathroom. Now let me say this because I sound like a horrible mom. I had no worries about her having an allergic reaction. So I felt ok with leaving her for 30 seconds. Anyways, I came back and my Grandma says, "she has got a booger hanging out of her nose and I just can't get it." So being the mom not afraid of boogers, I reach down and grab it. But it just keeps coming. And coming. And coming. I pulled a 2 and a half inch noodle out of that little face. I don't even remember giving her a noodle that long. I mean obviously I did, they weren't self healing noodles. But it just blew my mind that she somehow sucked it up and then worked it all the way through her nasal passages to get it to come out of her nose.
I even saved the noodle. That thing is going in the baby book. Might even post a picture of it on here....
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