And I am thankful for it!
I honestly cannot remember the last time any of us have been to the doctor.....and that's a good thing! But unfortunately, that streak ended a couple weeks ago when I had several appointments unexpectedly come up and the kids had their well checks (5 months late for Cru and Evee, nearly 2 months early for Reese :)).
I scheduled them all on separate days. Dumb? No, smart Mommy!
First up, Cru. I'll be honest, I picked him to go first thinking I wanted to get the worst over first. And as long as I'm being completely honest, I indeed did guarantee him a reward of his choice if he was a brave, big boy.
And that he was!
I was shocked, proud, and praising the Lord!
weight - 39 pounds (75%)
height - 42 1/2 inches (97%)
He had to have his finger poked for lab work, which turned into two pokes, and he never once flinched or screamed. And healthy results!
His treat of choice - chocolate donuts! And when he returned home with donuts (that he did not have to share), Everlee begged for days to go to the doctor so she could get donuts.
She had to wait a while because Reese's appointment was next.
Despite her acting nervous, I had no worries; I knew she'd be a big girl. But she did receive the same
weight - 52 pounds (90%)
height - 47 1/2 inches (97%)
Our girl is healthy and strong!
She had her finger poked as well, along with a urine sample, which did show trace amounts of blood in her urine. Her kidneys appear to be functioning normal, but our doctor did put a call into Children's Mercy. Their advice was to test again in three months; we did all we needed to at this point.
Her treat of choice - a Hershey's chocolate bar!
Finally, it was Evee's turn.
She probably has the most lively personality of all of our kids. Sings, dances, talks, smiles, laughs, and just a smidge of drama....except when she's at the doctor's office. She did not look at one single person and never said a word. This girl talks like an adult....and talks and talks, and I could not get her to utter a word. And our doctor is even our neighbor, not a stranger!
weight - 27 pounds (50%)
height - 37 inches (97%)
Guess what? She had her finger poked too. What can I say....our doctor is thorough. She cried....I almost did too :( Everything came back normal.
Despite her not showing off any of her skills, like counting to 15 or singing her ABC's (yes, she can sing the whole alphabet!), and nearly two hours in the office, she definitely earned her treat!
Man, had she been looking forward to those donuts!
I felt like mom of the year after all these appointments, like I was finally caught up on things. Then, I realized school is one month away and we still need vaccinations and visits to the dentist and eye doctor! Whew, nothing like meeting our deductible in one month!
Thankful for healthy, HAPPY kiddos ♥