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!