im so angry right now I seriously could've killed my MIL.
I've been coming over here during the week because my SO works nights 2 days a week. Owen was being fussy today so she took him and rocked him. I was on the computer pumping and she walked in without him. The first thing that pissed me off was that she asked "do you know where jake (the cat) is?" I said no why... she said.. just want to make sure he doesnt get the baby because hes asleep on the couch." um.. hello!?? dont leave him there!!
Anyway...I thought she'd go back in and stay with him so I continued pumping and browsing online. I finally finished and decided to go clean my pump stuff. TO get to the kitchen, you have to walk through the living room....so I walk through and I hear a muffled sound. I look over and there is owen ALONE ON THE COUCH being smothered in a pillow!!! I couldnt hear a cry because his face was in the pillow and he was kicking and thrashing around trying to move but couldnt since the couch was on a slant
I got SO scared. I picked him up and started crying. THen she walks in and says "why'd you pick him up?" I Was SO upset I couldnt even confront her. I just said "he was awake"... then she proceeds to say "well thats okay! you dont HAVE to pick him up just because hes awake!"
I know she had no bad intentions and people used to put babies on beds all the time surrounded by pillows... but... no matter how "immobile" you think your baby is... DO NOT do this. Owen doesnt "roll" yet but he moves a LOT and was able to move into the pillow and almost got smothered. So just a reminder!! I am still really shaken up