Friday, August 13, 2010

Treasure Hunt

So, I'm on a treasure hunt whether I want to be or not.  I never thought my kids would be "one of those kids", but it turns out that they are.  I always thought that kids who swallowed stuff had parents that just didn't really watch them until recently.  Buggy has been carrying around this small, pink, plastic bead for the last 3 days.  I watched her like a hawk.  She just wanted to carry it around and show everyone.  She has never been the child that put things in her mouth or be very mischievous.  Yesterday I was sitting on the couch feeding Miss Crazy O when Buggy comes up and says "I don't have my bead anymore".  She was a little distraught.  I asked her where it was, or what happened to it.  She just looked me in my eyes and opened her mouth as big as she could.  My first thoughts were ...great, I'm one of those moms, but I've been watching my Buggy going to be ok?.....what do I do?  She was very calm and told me that she was chewing on it and that Daddy told her not to put anything in her mouth but food.  I agreed and told her that is for safety reasons, otherwise it could be dangerous.  She became worried and started to cry.  She thought this pink bead of hers was going to be swimming in her stomach for the rest of her life.  We explained that what goes in must come out.  Daddy was a great help on this one!  :)  She just eats up whatever he says.  So, the nurse told us that we just have to make sure it passes by 3 days.  She laughed when I told her the story and said that it's normal and most kids do this.  Have any of you experienced this?  If so, I'd love to hear about it!!  I think this is so *gross*!  I'm not up for searching, but I guess I don't really have a choice in the matter this time.  Oh little Buggy...what am I going to do with you?


  1. OH no! That's awful! I'm so sorry. I would definitely search. I know it's gross, but better safe than sorry. You don't want it stuck in there, and if it is, you want to know so you can have a doctor get it out. I sometimes forget with my girl, because she rarely puts things in her mouth, either. Usually, she is not allowed to have things that are that small, but every now and then she wants to hold a rock or one of those plastic counting bears...I usually keep a close eye on those kinds of things. Oh, man what I have to look forward to...(I hope not!) I'm so sorry!

  2. Hi, I am a new follower from Friday Blog Hop. Your little girls are adorable. I invite you to stop by my blog

    Oh, and if I am remembering correctly my daughters have on occasion put stuff in their mouths that they have been playing safely with, but no swallowing yet. Thankfully! Though I am remembering something, tissue perhaps, being stuck up the nose. Ewww. When I was working at the Montessori I remember one of the toddlers had actually (at home) swallowed a balloon and they knew because it came out the other end. Scary.
    Hope everything is okay with your little one.

  3. I am your newest follower from the blog hop.

    Our kids are around the same age, my boys are 2 1/2 and 5 months and hubby just got out of the navy after serving 5 years.

    I hope you can stop by and visit my blog, I have a couple of great giveaways going on right now.

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  4. hey there!what cute girlies you have! following you from FF :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    Dawn :)

  5. Thanks for commenting and following my blog ~ Sweet Beans of Life! I work as a nurse and though I don't deal with the people who swallow things (yet)...I do know a kid who swallowed a nail a few weeks ago. A NAIL! He's fine and it hopefully passed, but what kid thinks to just have a nail in your mouth because you're bored! You are much better off with a bead! :)