Our appointments are so very different now. They are usually scheduled around naptime if possible because with a toddler, you don’t want to mess with naptime. Our bird has definitely flown the nest and immediately runs off the minute we arrive at an appointment. Much like in any other social setting, the confidence she has shines through and we often have to run interference as she tries to make friends with every sick kiddos in the room. She knows where the fun magnets are and always rushes to look through her favorite colorful windows. She can say “hi” back to our pediatrician when greeted and the two of them are still total buds. She knows she gets a sticker when we leave and spends a good 10 minutes at the end of each appointment picking the absolutely perfect one. It’s just amazing what a difference two years can make.
We were a bit late getting to this check-up because our only options were to bring Grace in 2 months early or a month following her second birthday. We opted for the month following to get stats closer to her actual birthday. She got two pokes and handled the first like a champ, the second not so much. As a mama, it’s heartbreaking to watch your little one laying on the table smiling before shots because you know they have no idea what’s coming. We prepped for such an occasion bringing the Bean a lollipop to ease the pain and it worked. She cried for maybe two minutes but was soon smiling while she picked out her stickers. She got TWO stickers this visit, lucky girl.
Me and my girl passing the time being silly. ;)
Here are the Bean’s 2-year stats:
- Weight: 27.9 lbs
- Height: 34.8 in
- Head Circumference: 19.3 in
Overall feedback from our pediatrician was that Grace is in great health! Growth stats are right on track, verbal skills are quite impressive and she said that based on Gracie's projected growth curve, she’ll likely grow to be around 5’6”. Now if only I could figure out a way to get the growing to slow down a bit.
I heart them.