Friday, March 18, 2011

Charlie's 2 Year Doctor Appointment

We're going where??

I kid you not, up until the check up on Monday, we had not been to the pediatrician's office since Charlie's pneumonia in September. I think Charlie actually forgot what the place was and all that it represents.

As I walked into the waiting room I remembered not too long ago wishing they'd put a dang Starbucks in the corner for all the desperate, sleep deprived parents who come in there. Still no Starbucks, but the turtles look like they're doing quite well in their tank.

Probably because he couldn't quite place where we were, Charlie was in a chipper happy mood for the first half of his appointment. He learned to say the word "doctor" that morning and repeated it over and over. He babbled to the nurses and had no problem running around in his diaper, shoes and socks after being weighed. A great look for him.

It was all fun and games until it was time to check the ears. Poor Charlie has such waxy ears. The doctor tried to clear them out enough to get a look in there and they both bled. :( And my baby cried. :(

After that, it was time for me to go talk with the doctor in his office alone while the nurse looked after Charlie. That was another highly unpopular part of the appointment. After that it was time for his shot - hepatitis B. I think at that point he'd screamed right through the second half of the appointment.

Charlie weighed in at 27 pounds even and measured at 35 1/2 inches tall. He remains in the 25-50% percentile for weight and the 50-75th percentile for height.

We haven't had many problems with the asthma this fall/winter/spring. I feel very blessed to say our biggest current problems are waxy ears and some eczema spots. And that is so very awesome.

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