Our Five Ring Circus: Feeling Nose-y

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feeling Nose-y

What's that you ask? Oh that. THAT'S what my daughter decided to stick up her nose tonight, while she was supposed to be asleep.

Okay, okay, on her behalf, I don't know if she actually stuck it up her nose or if it fell into her nose while she was on her back. Either way, it got jammed in her nose.

In my 5 1/4 years of being a mom, I have never had to deal with this. Dylan and Lexie never put anything into their noses...well, other than a finger.

We were happily watching TV tonight, and heard Lexie begin crying. I went to check on her, and she managed to tell me that there was an earring in her nose. I thought she was lying or just had a bad dream, until she handed me an earring back.

And then it hit me that there really might be an earring in her nose. I called for Grant, turned on the light, and began searching her crib. I managed to find both earrings, but could not find the other earring back. I picked Lexie up and looked in her nose.

At first, I didn't see it, but sure enough, there was a silver earring back jammed in her nose. Way, way, way, way, way up inside her nose.

I looked at Grant and said, "We're going to have to go to the ER!"

I picked up the phone to call my sister. My nephew is a "nose stuffer" so she has some experience with this. As I was waiting for an answer (she never answered, but called back later, laughing), I handed Lexie to Grant and told him to teach her how to blow her nose, because maybe she could dislodge it that way.

After a few tries, she managed to blow the earring back out of her nose. It shot out like a bullet and hit her Dora potty seat insert with a PING!

That, my friends, is what I call relief. A BIG relief. For Lexie most of all. Our checking account breathed a sigh of relief, too (ER copay went up)!

Grant and I, while trying to hold back our laughter, told Lexie not to put anything into her nose. Ever. Our sensitive girl immediately burst into tears, which turned into a cuddling session with mommy.

She finally went to bed with two empty nostrils!

Lesson learned or future repeat offense?

Only time will tell.


  1. How scary is that! I'm so glad that she managed to blow that thing out. Poor lil thing must have been so confused. Least she's safely sleeping with the angels now. Bless her heart. The joys of motherhood ;)

  2. Once when Ironman was little, somehow he managed to shove a baby wipe up his nose. It must not have been the whole thing, but it was a good chunk of it. We didn't have insurance then, so I hunkered down w/ my tweasers and ever so carefully pulled it out of his nose. It was so scary!!! But now? It's really funny, and a great story!

  3. Oh poor baby! I'm so glad she could blow it out though and you didn't have to make a trip to the ER. What a blessing!

  4. Oh mom goodness!! We had a nose incident with Buddy awhile back. I may have to use it as a True Story next week!!

  5. hehehe. what a silly girl. only one of mine ever stuffed something up there and thankfully it blew out also.

  6. Ouch! I bet she won't do that again! One of my boys stuck corn up their nose one time, and I started seeing a trip to the ER too! I got him to blow it out though and everything was fine!

  7. maybe she was trying to tell you she wants a nose ring? :)

    that is scary though for sure, glad ya'll got it out!

  8. oh my goodness how scary, I hope neither of my girls stick things up there nose but I am sure one will at some point :). Glad she got it out on her own and you didn't have to go to the ER!! Boo for the copay going up, that stinks!

  9. You have a beautiful family!! Just found your blog and am your newest follower! Can't wait to read more!


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