Today both of the kiddos had doctor appointments. Josie had her 3 year well check, and Jack just needed to have some routine blood work and a weight check. I am SO glad my ped’s office will schedule their appointments at the same time-makes it SO much easier :).
Josie’s appointment went great. She is perfectly healthy, and right on track with weight/height. She was 31 pounds, which is the 78th percentile, and 37 inches tall, which is the 61st percentile. So my little bitty squirt who wouldn’t grow when she was first born is now taller and bigger than at least half of the other girls her age! 🙂 They also went ahead and did a vision/hearing screening for her. The nurse said they usually just attempt these screenings at the 3 year well check, and just write down they attempted, because most three year olds can’t do the screenings well enough to get an accurate result. Well, Josie did AWESOME. She did just what the nurse told her to do, and passed both with flying colors-her nurse was very impressed, and I was very proud of her. 🙂
The only concern Dr. E had about Josie is that her ear tubes have still not fallen out, so he gave us a referral to see Dr. C, Josie’s ENT.
Jack’s part of the appointment went pretty well, too. Getting his blood drawn was no fun 🙁 (for either of us!) After I fed him, though, he perked up and started smiling and flirting with the nurses :). His weight was 11 lbs, 7 oz-he had only gained 1 ounce in 2 weeks! I was a little concerned (and annoyed! I feed him all.the.time), but Dr. E said that he was not worried, that Jack is just fine. He did give us the go ahead to start mixing some food in with his cereal, though, in an effort to get him to actually eat it. He needs the calories! 🙂 I was excited, because I love trying new foods with babies-their reactions are always so funny!
We are so blessed to have such beautiful, healthy, growing kiddos :).