Thank you, thank you for your support....the pediatrician said that this can be normal, especially considering I just got married in April, we live in a new house, Kenzie started a new school, etc. It's A LOT of change for her and she may be feeling a little out of control...Regardless, what she is doing IS dangerous, so she recommended that if this doesn't STOP NOW, I maybe take her to a counselor who can maybe better help her understand what she is doing. But I talked to her in LENGTH about how dangerous choking is and how important it is that if something is upsetting her, or if she is afraid, or if she just needs some hugs, that she use her words and talk about those feelings...the weekend went off without incident, and I almost feel like she FORGOT (we made sure not to make a bigger deal out of it, after our conversation with her). So, hopefully this was an isolated incident and she will come away from it now...*sigh* Oh, my crazy noodle....(;
Anyway, thank you all again so much for sharing your experiences - it's REALLY comforting to know that you have all dealt with similar stuff. Phew! Thought my girl was going off the deep end and it was all my fault!!!!
AND, thanks, Anissa - I actually have no idea where Kenzie came from. I wanted to name her Celeste so bad, but her dad said no, and at the time, i cared. (dumb) (; Out of nowhere, she became Kenzie Celeste. Everyone calls her McKenzie though, and it drives me nuts!!! (:
Anyway, thanks again, guys!
DD~ Kenzie Celeste, 30 weeks GA, severe PE