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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Well "babies"

Sam and Mary had their physicals today, or as the Dr. called them..their "well baby" appointments. I thought I was the only one who still considered them my babies, but I guess not. ;)

We have been pumping Mary up for quite a while, because it is the big one for her. Yup, Kindergarten shots.

We talked about how it wouldn't be that bad, how we would get ice cream after, how getting her ears pierced hurt way worse then shots and she didn't cry for that one, ect.

Somehow, we actually got her excited for them.

After gymnastics, we headed off to the pediatrician.

Sam giggled through his entire checkup. He thought the whole thing was just grand, and he loves the doctor. He is in the 10th % for height and 20th for weight. We love our little shorty. He seems nice and healthy and full of energy and life.



Mary was in the 50th for height and the 30th for weight. Just right.
She wasn't all giggles, but she didn't mind the check up either. She loved the coordination tests they gave her..probably because the doctor ranted and raved about her strength and her rainbow leotard.
She was so happy to have a girl doctor. She thought that was pretty cool. She is also healthy and full of life.

After all the questions and poking and prodding, the big moment came. The nurse came in with four shots that were WAY bigger than I even anticipated. I made sure to distract Mary so she didn't see them. Mary hopped right up on the table and laid down as if she was lying in the sun and not on a Dr. table. The nurse told me to hold her down, but I just shook my head a smiled. Holding her down would only make it worse.I held her hands instead.
Shot one came...Mary bit her lip and whispered "that really hurts mom!"
Shot two...tears and some small whimpers
Shot three...crying but holding very still
shot four...crying pretty hard but smiling because she did it.

I felt so bad for my little girl, but she did awesome! They showered her with stickers, toys, pencils and prizes. And both kids got extra stickers a flavored popsicle sticks. The tears were long gone before we left the office.

Mary is very proud of her band aids and her blue lizard that sticks to her skin and walls. Check out her stash of prizes!


As promised, the kids got ice cream afterwards.

It has been a while since I have had any "well baby" checks for the kids, and it was a reminder to me of how fast they grow. I feel so blessed to have these two healthy and active kids in my life. Sitting there watching their little grins and giggles reminded me of just how lucky I am. They are so precious to me.

Next time we are there for check ups...we will have our new little guy with us!

7 comments:

Colleen said...

Glad everyone is healthy! Josh just had his Kindergarten shots too about two weeks ago. He definitely cried, much more in anticipation than in pain! Once they were over, no biggie. :)

The Hardy Things in Life said...

Happy to hear about those healthy kiddos you have! They are so cute, and HUGE! I love the pictures, Mary is a funny girl!

Rhien Family said...

wow your kids did great! You could hear Allison scream out in the waiting area. I'm sure she scared all the others kids that were coming to see the doctor. Of course she was already in kindergarten when she got hers. She used to be much better.

I'm so excited for you and your #3.
miss you.
-Laura

Anonymous said...

I still remember your Kindergarten shots. Wasn't that just yesterday? Where have the years gone? Tell the kids I am so proud of them and so glad to hear the word "Well" for your famiy....that is a huge blessing! mom

kendra said...

Mary is just so cute! I saw the DVD - you look great too. (thank you by the way - there's a "formal thank you" on my blog)

The Seven Family said...

Kindergarten shots are the worst. Bryant had a whole day of not being able to walk after his. I guess when there is not fat in the legs the muscles ache - wish I had his problem.
Your kids are so cute. I can't wait to see them again - and the new one too!!
Good job to both of them for surviving another year!! :)

Lisa said...

So when I first saw the title of your post come up I though that they found another baby and you were having twins! Few, I'm glad it was just a reference to the two cute kids you've already got! I hate the shots part of them getting bigger, I'm glad we're moving away from the immunizations at every visit pattern!
We are still praying for you, I wish I could come and give you a hug as well, I love you!