"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 15, 2011

Annual Physicals

Ethan and Hailey had their annual physicals today and they were given an "almost" clean bill of health. There always has to be something, right?

Ethan continues to be on the larger size for a kid his age, and Hailey is for sure a petite little thing. I often times wonder if they came from the same parents!

Ethan at seven years old
weight- 56.1 lbs = 73%
height- 49.5 inches = 76%

Hailey at five years old
weight- 34.3 lbs = 12%
height- 40.75 inches = 16%

I'm sure it will work to their advantages for Ethan to be on the bigger side for a guy and Hailey to be on the smaller side for a girl. Seems like that's how it should be!

Hailey likely inherited the bad eyes that run on both sides of the family (with the exception of my eyes that are really good). She has 20/40 in her right eye and 20/70 in her left. They tested her at the beginning and the end of the appointment and she did the same both times. The doctor wants her to see an optomitrist before she starts school in kindergarten. Other than that, things seem to be good and healthy with her! Now that she is 99% done with baths and mainly takes showers, she has not had a single UTI so even her kidneys and bladder are healthy these days. She was super excited about this being her kindergarten physical and was telling Dr. Allred all about how smart she is and how she gets to go to kindergarten in August. She was excited, however, until she realized she was getting shots so she could actually go to kindergarten. Oh boy. Drama drama drama.

Ethan has developed a bad snoring problem and he has enlarged tonsills. Cody and I need to start monitoring him at night to see if he stops breathing momentarily (sleep apnea). I suspect he is not sleeping solidly at night because of how he wakes up every morning. If we do notice apnea, the doc wants him back in for an adenoid xray to see if they too are enlarged. If so, we are likely looking at a tonsillectomy and an adenectomy. As if we don't have enough going on right now!

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