Thursday, September 3, 2009

A day at the Dr's office

I am calling this her "You want to stick what where?!" face...


Don't worry, we were just there for well checks and flu vaccinations. So nothing too tragic. Lila had her 9 month appointment and Evie had her 3 year. It was odd because Evie was so happy and excited to go see Dr. Reese and tell him that she "just turned free!" But when we got into the exam room and were waiting she got nervous and kept saying she didn't want a turn. Good thing she is all caught up on her vaccinations and didn't have to get a shot!

Both girls are healthy and growing good. Evie has actually slowed down a bit, because she was only in the low 60% for both height and weight. And Lila continues to be my smallest baby at 58% for weight and 74% for height. (I married a tall man to give my children a chance to not be short, so far it seems to be working...) She is the same as my others by having a large head, 92%. I figure they need them for all their smart brains to fit into. In fact, the Dr. was quite blown away by Lila's language skills as she already has 4 distinct words she says and will even combine them into a two word phrase like, "Hi Dad!" and "Mama, baba!" Dr. Reese was telling me that that is a 15 month milestone, but I can't help thinking she is developing those language skills out of self-defense. You'd talk as fast as you could too if you had two people in your face all day long talking a mile-a-minute...

I am still surprised by my baby though. Yesterday afternoon found us back in the doctor's waiting room so Jake could get his flu vaccine and me trying to ride herd on three ornery, hungry and bored children. (It didn't take as long to drive over there as I thought it would, thus a longer wait.) I had Lila on my lap and Evie in a chair next to me while Jake entertained himself with my cell phone. To keep Evie quiet and entertained I started to sing "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands..." To my complete shock, Lila smiled her huge, toothless grin and clapped her hands together! I thought it might have just been a fluke, but she recognizes the song and every time we sing it now she'll clap her hands. Well, she tries really hard. The co-ordination just isn't quite there, so she misses about every third or fourth clap. Which just makes it all the cuter, I think. I tried to capture some video of her doing her various tricks, but she was in a yeti mood and would only say hi or clap after the camera stopped. So frustrating! (I really need to get a camera that takes a video longer than 30 seconds...)

But I did get a great one later of Evie making her belly-laugh by ripping paper. So funny, the random things that will entertain a child...

video

1 comments:

Sandra & Brent said...

Remind me sometime to tell you about the day that I took Mike, Steve and Scott to Dr. Reese to have warts taken off. Talk about your weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth . . . yeesh! Ask Dr. Reese about it . . . I'll bet he still remembers! The video of Lila belly laughing is just precious. I hope you had a great Labor Day week-end. Love ya, Sandra