For the record, I’m still shaking.
So hubs and I have a “don’t acknowledge it” policy with Puffin when she runs into things. Which is frequent. We’ve found that if we don’t make it a big deal she’ll just brush it off unless she’s over tired or it really hurt. That being said let me tell you about my day.
Last night my windshield wiper stopped working on my van. My dad is awesome with cars so I went over my parent’s house after church to have him look at it. My dad and Puffin were playing around in my parent’s bedroom, laughs squeals whole nine yards, when all of a sudden I hear a huge *thud* and Puffin lets out a cry. I figure ‘Ok no biggie she hurt herself she’ll be over it in a minute’. My dad brings her out into the kitchen and I see she’s still holding her breath (Puffin holds her breath when she’s really upset or hurt, pretty typical). Because she holds her breath when she’s upset/hurt I’m pretty good at figuring out when she’s going to take her next breath. Well that time came and went so I took her from my dad and started telling her to breathe and that it was gonna be ok. She finally takes a breath and its the most feeble little sound I’ve ever heard. Next thing I know she’s collapsed in my arms.
I turn to my mom who was right there and say “Mom! What do I do??!?!??!” She takes Puffin from me and starts trying to rouse her all while going “No no no no no!” This puts me instantly into freak out mode. My mom’s a pretty level headed woman and doesn’t usually lose it like that. She tells my dad to dial 911 and this is where I lose it completely. I go into the other room, pace and start shaking and sobbing. My Puffin was still limp, and being a first time mom my mind INSTANTLY went to worst case scenario (being OMG she’s dead, she’s gone, what am I gonna do) My dad says “No I don’t need to call them, here she is, she’s up now.” *Cue me collapsing into a heap of sobs and shakes* Me collapsing of course made Puffin nervous and fussy so to get her to try and calm down my dad gives her a slice of cheese (one of her favorite things). She walks over to me, climbs into my lap, and seeing that I’m still crying, starts feeding me cheese. Definitely an adorable moment <3.
We’re all fine now, well I’m still shaking and a little freaked out. Puffin is happily asleep in her crib and I’m trying to get motivated to do all of the crap I have to do tonight. So yes, babies will pass out if they hold their breath like that. Lesson learned!
Milestones: Walking, running, climbing, eating normal food, a few spoken words.
Fun Facts: Favorite person is my dad, favorite food is cheese, favorite object is her stuffed kitty.