Monday, May 5, 2014

2 Year Check-Up

I can still remember getting our little bean ready for her first check-up when she was just days old.  I can remember her pink flower pants and onesie that we had to roll up because even the smallest size was too big for our baby girl.  I remember her perfect baby smell and how good she did being measure and weighed on that day.  I remember the nurses ohh-ing and ahh-ing over her and how much we loved how great our pediatrician was with her from the first moment they met.  I can remember everything about that day and I feel like it was just yesterday even though I know it was over two years ago now.  Somehow between the check-ups, the bath times, the cuddles, the outings, the holidays and the days at home in our little nest, our baby went and became a toddler.

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.





3 comments:

  1. What a brave little girl she is! Good job taking those shots like a champ, little bean! May Olivia, Kristie, and I see you when we are in Albuquerque next week? Olivia wants a play date!

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  2. How in the world is that girl 2?!?!? And every time I see Gracie's head circumference stats I think about you telling me that she has a really big noggin when Kris needed measurements to make her hat. I think she needs a bigger hat. Lol

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  3. She doesn't even look like a baby anymore! Adorable :) And on a completely off topic note...yours and G's eye makeup always looks so flawless...how?!

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