Saturday, March 20, 2010

Everybody Is Healthy And The Weather Was Fantastic…I Couldn’t Ask For More.

Well, we survived the crazy, doctor appointment filled day that was yesterday. Aaron went for his barium swallow test at 8:45 AM and he drank the stuff without batting an eye. I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t. They gave him the bottle, told him to drink, and he did. When we were leaving though he said, “Mom, they said that was a milkshake, but I don’t think it was really a milkshake.” Ahh, the life lessons of a five year old.

From what he could see, the doctor said that everything looks normal, but that he would take a closer look once the films came back. I’m glad that things seem to be ok, but that also means that he must just have a weird thing about certain food textures and the only thing that we can do is to talk him through it until he gets over whatever it is that’s bothering him.

Elyse had a well-check at 10:30 AM and as we already knew, she is super duper healthy and more than developmentally on track for her age. She was really showing off for the doctor too. When he came into the room, she started jumping up and down with both feet. A skill, the doctor said, that most two year olds can’t even have. He had her throw a ball back and forth with him and he was also impressed with those abilities.

She weighed 29.8 pounds and was just about thirty-six inches tall which puts her in the ninety-fifth percentile for height and the ninetieth percentile for weight. That means that in a room full of a hundred little girls her age, she is taller than ninety-five of them. She certainly didn’t get that from me. The only downside to the visit was that she had to get a shot. A shot, the doctor said, that has a real sting to it. After it was administered she kept saying, “Ouchie, ouchie, ouchie,” and she glared at the doctor like, “How dare you? We were having so much fun jumping and throwing the ball and then you go and do something like this. Bastard!”

We finished the day by playing outside in the absolutely gorgeous weather. Today was the official last day of winter and so it was the perfect way to put a period at the end of the season.