What I learned:
1. We should really know where the nearest ER is and how to get there.
2. Thank goodness for CPR classes and years of nannying for kids--she wasn't the first kiddo I've ever seen choke, and I knew what to do.
3. Thank goodness for Gwen being there to tell me what to do after the initial scare was over and she was still in trouble.
And now on to how the evening got fun. We were all on high alert after Claire seemed to be better, so it was hilarious when 30 seconds after we thought we were going to have to take her to the hospital she was so happy and playful. That is when she said dada for the first time. She just started talking and once she got the hang of it, that's all she would say. (we've been trying to get her to say it ever since she got mama down last month.) She was just grinning at us all and saying dadadadadada. Such a funny kid! Here I am still shaking from the adrenaline rush and she's learning new sounds--all in a days work for a 6 month old.