Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Pediatrician Circus

Not thinking I scheduled Cavett's 4 year old check up and Kendrick's 18 month check up for February 16th not realizing it was after a holiday weekend and it was President's Day. The appointment was 3:00 in the afternoon. Kendrick had his nap earlier in the afternoon and after picking Cavett up from school we headed to the park to wear off some energy.

When we arrived at the doctor's office, the waiting room was packed. I knew this was not good. Kendrick was not into holding still or reading books and the movie playing was the "Emporer's New Groove," not the best movie. After chasing them and apologizing for them for 45 minutes our names were finally called.

The patient room was no different. I had 2 naked monkeys jumping all over the place. Even though it was tough, we had a great time singing "Hey, hey look at me." I really wouldn't have it any other way. I am blessed with healthy children. They checked out fine with Cavett in the 75th percentile for height and Kendrick in the 9oth percentile. Both of them were 50th percentile in weight.

Cavett received his 4 booster shots. We talked about the shots for a couple of days and he was ready to be brave and brave he was. Not a tear was shed. I was so proud of him. We also discussed his herniated belly button and that he would need surgery soon, probably late spring. The funny part was that he got it confused and thought that the shots would cure the belly button issue. After the shots were completed, he looked at his belly button and said, "But my belly button is still out!"

Sorry there were no pictures. I'm just not up to par yet.


Candace Chaney said...

We were just at the doctor Monday, too, but we had the first appointment. (Lucky me). Poor little Zeke... tenth percentile. I think he's going to be a small one. Maybe if he'd decide to eat something, he'd grow... Sigh.

Glad they checked out well. Too cute with the belly button!!!

Allison said...

Wow, you must have some tall kiddos! Mine are both in the 15th and 5 percentile in height! Little shorties! Max was the complete opposite with his shots....a complete drama king! Not fun, but at least no more shots until he is a teenager!

Susan said...

So glad everything was fine. It certainly is a blessing to have healthy children.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Wow, you've got some tall, thin boys. So glad they're healthy!

Honey Mommy said...

Don't you just love the doctor's office? I love our doctor, but we always have to wait. The same is probably true almost everywhere!