Feb 14, 2009

Terrible Twos early!! Aaaah!

Gwendolyn does not turn two for another month and a half, yet she feels that I need to understand what being a 2 year-old entails. I have Liam for a child, so I know it is rough. The last 36 hours have been some intense training for me, however. First, she comes downstairs with some lovely "Mommy and Daddy baby preventers." I thought, "Okay, this isn't too bad. A little embarassing, but not too bad." I told her, "Thank you, sweetheart. No, it's not candy." We were finished with it.

I go upstairs to get dressed, brush my teeth and such. Meanwhile, Duncan had pushed the chair to the counter looking for some super glue to give me to fix a toy of his. Not a big deal, he is very responsible when it comes to that sort of thing. Gwendolyn comes upstairs to get dressed with me. I put in my contacts, so she pretends to put in contacts. Yeah, by spraying my lens cleaner in her eye. Ugh! Then as I am cleaning that off I realize that Duncan had found the super glue, but neglected to tell me or put it in a place where she wouldn't be able to reach it. She opened it and had tried to use it as lip gloss. Yeah, I know, nice right? I was done with this terrible two nonsense for the day. So was she, but only for the day. Yes, tomorrow was only a day away at that point...



Today began as many other days do. The kids and I all went downstairs. They played while I watched a little Dr. Phil. After a while Liam and Gwenie decided to go upstairs to play. I was fine with that, they do it all the time. Then Liam comes running downstairs yelling, "Mommy! Gwenie is eating your medicine all gone!"
I quickly ran upstairs to find that she had used the drawers on my dresser as a ladder to climb up and take my daily pill holder off the dresser. I take a baby aspirin daily for my Factor V Leiden. She ate all 10 of the baby aspirin I had in the holder. I was freaking out and crying and there was no number for the poison control on the bottle. All they had was a note saying "in case of an overdose call poison control." Totally helpful. I called Mark and he got me the number.
I called them and they told me that I should feed her plenty of food and monitor her closely and that if she should vomit to call them right away or take her to the hospital.

She seems to be fine thus far. I am very grateful for that. I just don't really want to see what tomorrow brings...

3 comments:

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

At least she is cute enough to help you forget! Hshaha. Don't tell me it is bad mine is almost there! AAAH!!! Just think Rozzy will be starting as soon as Gwendie gets over it. Fun Times, fun times...

Ryan and Chrystal said...

OH my gosh! I can't even believe the panic you must have felt when you realized what she had eaten. Thank goodness Gwendolyn is ok, I can't imagine rushing to the hospital with three other kids in tow! N-I-G-H-T-M-A-R-E
P.S.I put a sticker on our phone with the poison control number on it, after Ellie ate a dishwasher tablet.

The Halls said...

Yikes! I think it's an ingrained in them to freak their parents out in the worst way possible! Just wait till their teenagers, I'm not looking forward to that!