"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Check Ups

Ethan and Hailey had their well child check ups today. It's nice that their birthdays are only three weeks apart because I can schedule their appointments together. They are best friends and very close and it makes the experience less scary for them. Everything went great and they were each fascinated by peeing in a cup! That was a first for Hailey. Ethan went first and he was fine with the exam until the doctor had to check his boy parts. That made him very uncomfortable! Then her had a little talk with him about how he shouldn't let anyone touch that except certain people. Fun times.

Hailey did great too and she is such an exhibitionist so she loved getting naked. We are worried about that girl! She has been complaining about an ear ache and sure enough, she has a nasty infection in the left ear.

Then it came time for Ethan to get his kindergarten shots. That was an absolutely terrible ordeal for all of us. My wrist is sore from holding him down. That kid is a fighter! He screamed bloody murder and kicked and thrashed. He was heard all over the second floor. Hailey and Lauren also screamed out of fear for him. When the nurse left the room, Hailey put her hands on her hips and yelled (in between cries) "Mommy, let's find Dr. Allred!! I need to tell him that lady was mean to my brother!!!" It was the cutest thing. Complete sibling loyalty. The kids got milkshakes and cheeseburgers afterwards so that helped sooth the trauma.

Here are their stats-
Ethan 5 years
46 pounds=83%
45.5 inches=93%

Hailey 3 years
29.4 pounds=35%
36 inches=24%

Ethan decided he didn't want to go to school afterwards and I don't blame him. So we came home, put Lauren down for a nap, and the two vegged on the couch and watched "Toy Story". Ethan was pretty sleepy and sore from his shots so he'll likely stay this way all day.


Julie said...

Seems like the kids had a nice day afterall. Wish I could spend the afternoon on the sofa, watching movies, lol.

My little Mathieu is here, dancing to the music that plays on your blog. He is so cute.


Brad and Erin said...

Shot day is hard for kids. Looks like you did a great job taking care of him after.

Bellie said...

I finally getting around to blogging after a months, shame on me! Wow you have a crazy week going in and out of ER's, clinics and Instacare. I am glad they are all doing fine. Scary with Lauren, that would have freaked me out too.