Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Giveaway - The Mommy Diaries

As promised, yesterday.....a Giveaway! First, I wanted to share some of Dallas' cringe-worthy mom moments!
"Brothers are notorious for fighting and my boys are no different. Last Spring, they were up in arms over a Nintendo DS. My older son got the game and threw it at his brother’s head. Bullseye. He nailed him right in the eyebrow and sent us to the ER for stitches. That wouldn't have been such a big deal if we had not just been to the ER twice in the last two months for both boys already! 
Several years ago we took the kids to Disney World and stood in line forever to see the Disney princesses. Our youngest son was two at the time – a round, little, blonde, blue-eyed sweet angel (or so he appeared). He did well with two out of the three princesses, but it was that third one that got us. Cinderella happened to be the final princess of our royal encounter, and also my two-year-old's favorite. When she bent down to hug him, he ran forward to grab her. In short, there was a massive collision that ended with Cinderella on her back, my child wrapped around her neck, her dress up almost over her head, and her princess secret-service detail screaming into their head-sets, "PRINCESS DOWN! WE HAVE A PRINCESS DOWN!" My husband and I just stood there. There was nothing we could do. No one could untangle our little one from her, so they picked them both up at once. That quickly ended our session with the princesses."
A friend and I have a standing joke between us...who gets the title, Mother of the Year, for the next year. The one with the least points wins! You get points for cringe-worthy mom moments! We always seem to tie every year and both carry the title! I think that my own cringe-worthy mom moments happen so often that they don't even phases me anymore. I had to go back into the vault for this one!

In September 2011 my daughter, who is never sick, woke up not feeling well and I told her she was fine. I got her dressed and ready (no breakfast) and right before the bus pulled, she got sick. I put the other two on the bus, called work and told them I would be working from home. Around noon, I was on a conference call and she starts crying and telling me to make the pain go away. I left the conference call, called my doctor who thought she needed to go to the bathroom and was told to put her in a warm tub. We never made it to the tub since got sick again and went back to sleep.  An hour later, she woke up dreaming and crying. She was not acting at all like herself (her twin - this behavior is a daily occurrence).

Another doctor call....they said bring her in. I load her up with a "puke bucket" and off we go. Upon arriving, she wants me to get a wheelchair for her. I get her out of the car, telling her the whole time, she didn't need a wheelchair, she can walk, etc. The doctor was outside getting something from his car and rans in to get a wheelchair. I was rolling me eyes, telling him she was fine. He wheeled her right into a room, asking the nurse to get her vitals.

A minute later, he turns to me and says, she needs to get to the children's ER now; do not go back home or stop anywhere. He through her appendix was about to burst. He was calling the ER and telling them we were coming in, needed to be seen immediately, and why. Of course, seeing immediately means 2 hours later. Sure enough, her appendix needed to come out....however, it had burst.

They rush her off to surgery and I am feeling like a terrible mother not realizing the what was going on with my daughter. After a two hour + surgery, the doctor comes out to let me know that her appendix had ruptured about 3 days prior and she was full of infection - now I freak out. She has an amazingly high pain threshold so she never reacted as a "normal" person would . After 3 weeks in the hospital, 1 more surgery and 3 more weeks at home....she is 100% back to normal and you would never know what she went through.

I did make it up to her and spend every night and day at the hospital with her for the first week and half. After that, I was exhausted and split the shifts with my husband.

What is your cringe-worthy mom moments? I would love to hear it!

Okay, on to the giveaway. I have one copy of The Mommy Diaries for one lucky follower. All you have to do is complete the form below! Giveaway ends 5/15/12 at midnight EST. Good Luck!

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  1. Forgetting someone's name that you've met before.

  2. Not Having A doctor listen to you when your child is sick.

  3. How about the time I left my 8 mo. old in her room on the floor and walked away for "just five seconds" and came back to find her in the bathroom playing with my lipstick! She had completely covered her body except for her diaper area, the bottoms of her feet, and her hands! What a mess!!

  4. Years ago my son was running across the front porch and tripped. I could see he was going to fall off the porch and tried to catch him, but didn't make it in time. Thankfully he wasn't hurt badly. It seemed like it happened in slow motion, but I know it was only a few seconds.

  5. I was buckling my step-daughter into her car seat and accidently hit her in the head with the seat belt. She had a black bruise for about 2 weeks.


  6. When we were at an amusement park that was closing our daughter decided that she didn't want to go home so she starts running away from us which resulted in my husband running after her and trying to reason with her as she continued to run.

  7. A few years ago our son banged his little finger on a doorway while celebrating the Giants winning the Super Bowl. I didn't know about it until the next day when I picked him up from school and saw that the finger was wrapped up. When we got home I looked at his finger and called the doctor. They said it was probably just a bad sprain, but if it got more swollen in a few days call them. Against my better judgement I did what they said, instead of insisting that they see him. Two days later I finally told them they needed to see him, and his finger was broken. He needed surgery to set it and had pins put in it. He also needed several weeks of physical therapy after.
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  8. I had a very scary moment when my daughter was 4, she got choked on a piece of candy. I was doing every thing I could to help her, but she was scared and fighting me. It seemed to take for ever but I finally got her unchoked. It scared me so bad all I could do after was sit and shake for awhile. She has been very careful about eating candy since.


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