Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Doctor, Doctor Give Me the News

All I can say is, I'm sure glad Mark came to help me with the doctor's appointments today because it would have been pretty nuts without him.  Monroe started out doing great and actually acting very grown up.  I was feeling pretty hopeful.  Well, until we were called back into the exam room...then all craziness broke loose.  She was terrified!  There were tons of tears and that was even before the doctor came in!  Everything from the eye test to getting weighed was an ordeal.  They also gave me 10 pages of paperwork to fill out (I'm not even exaggerating here), which I do not understand AT ALL.  When exactly do they expect you to fill it out?  They also wanted me to perform all of these activities with the girls to see if they were progressing developmentally.  It was pretty intense...pretty intense, indeed.  Like I said, thank goodness for Mark.  He was my knight in shining armor yielding a pen and willing to fill in social security numbers and insurance information.

Rosie finally relaxed after watching the doctor examine Kiki.  I've said it before, but I really love their pediatrician.  She's very good with kiddos and her easy demeanor won her over.  Whew! In fact, when the doctor walked out, Rosie said, "What a nice little doctor."

Rosie weighs 33 pounds (73rd percentile) and is 38 1/4 inches tall (64th percentile).  Kiki weights 18.7 lbs (6th percentile) and is 30 1/2 inches tall (80th percentile).   Developmentally they are both doing awesome.  That is always a big relief.  I also got all of my questions answered.  She confirmed that Rosie's personality is one that may take longer to potty train.  She said not to stress; that it will come.  Kiki had to get four shots, which was a bummer.  You should have seen the death looks she was giving the nurse after that.  It was pretty hilarious.  Rosie dodged a bullet on the shots front and walked away with just a flu mist.  We were all happy about that one.  

So anyway, I'm so glad to know they are healthy little ladies, but I'm also relieved to have that whole experience behind me...until next time:).

1 comment:

nicole said...

I feel your pain, my friend. I took E to the doctor today and felt as though I had run a marathon when it was all said and done. He's not afraid of much, but doctors freak him out. And don't even mention shots...whew. But he's healthy and growing and we love our doctor too.

I had to giggle, I weighed C while at the office and she's only two pounds less than Kiki. Ha!

Love you and your gorgeous growing girls!