Avery and I spent the morning playing in the playroom while Eric took a nap. He worked over night and was going to be taking care of Avery all day while I go shopping. Avery has lots of toys but loves playing with her CSU water bottle. It kept her occupied all morning.
So the scare for today. While Eric was home with Avery she choked for real for the first time. He was letting her snack on some of the Annie's Cheddar Bunnies I got her yesterday. He was sitting on the floor in the playroom with her while she ate them. She started to play with some toys and then looked up at him choking. There was no noise coming from her, she wasn't gagging it up, and her face was turning bright red. He quickly grabbed her, put her face down, and started smacking her back to get the cracker out of her throat. It was really lodged in there and took him about 15 hard pushes to get it out. She cried really hard afterwards and so did he. He told me he was glad I wasn't home because I would have been so scared. So from now on, all meals and snacks will be given while she is sitting in her high chair until she is much older. She isn't very good at chewing crunchy or larger pieces of food yet, and we learned that today. Today I was thankful that Eric is a paramedic and knew what to do.