Sometimes when I’m going through the pictures Brent takes I see pictures like this and think – “It’s a good thing I leave for work pretty early in the morning!!” Some days there is no telling what goes on in the morning!A little over a week ago we finally took Lilli in for her three year well visit (more like 3.25 years!) I had made the appointment pretty close to her birthday, but to get a first thing in the morning time slot it took forever to get in. Must be nice to not work and be able to squeeze in any old appointment!! Plus we both like to go, and since Brent works out in the suburbs it really only works for us to have first or last thing appointments.
Lilli really wasn’t nervous about going, and thankfully she hasn’t had to go to the doctor since her two year visit last year. It’s really crazy to think that the only thing she’s had in the last year (plus some) is a light stomach virus (maybe two) that hasn’t even required a doctors visit or missed school. That’s pretty amazing for a kid who is in a room full of other kids every day!
She got weighed and measured like a big kid. She’s grown a couple of inches since last year and her growth charts predicts she’ll be a whopping 5 foot four lady one day, and she gained about three pounds since last year putting her right at 28 pounds. She’s in the 20th percentile for weight, woo hoo!! (I wish I was!)
She did some coloring while we waited for Dr Rauth.
And then Dr Rauth came in and asked her lots of questions – about food she likes, things she likes to do, names, and so forth to judge her skill set. My favorite part was when she “listened” to Lilli’s stomach to hear what she had for breakfast – I had gone into work before hand so Brent had been in charge of breakfast, and normally she just has a few crackers since they have a breakfast snack at school. Dr R was going through all these healthy options like eggs, cereal, yogurt, etc and I’m thinking PLEASE don’t let her say he gave her a sucker or candy this morning for any sort of bribe!!!
She even took her blood pressure for the first time.
Also for the first time she had to pee in a cup. Yes, a small cup. No, it did not go well. The first time we went in to try it she wouldn’t even do it at all, so we tried again before we left and she did have to go but didn’t want me to try and catch it in a cup. So I did what all great parents do and once she started going I rushed her with the cup. I think it was an impossible assignment and I’m glad we had this practice round because Lilli was incredibly amused by my hand getting peed all over and the fact I got about three drops in the actual cup.
Lilli got a perfect bill of health and Dr Rauth feels like she’s a great candidate for a gifted child program here in Metro Davidson county and said she’d write the recommendation for us if we wanted to enroll her. It sounded a lot like the CLUE program I was in in Memphis where one afternoon a week she would get to do some special learning activities. Dr Rauth felt like based on her verbal skills, as well as how advanced she is with alphabet and some of the things she can already read and write she’s functioning at more of a 5 year old level than a 3 year old! That’s my girl!
This dress is about the cutest thing ever. My purse is probably overkill though.
“Shoneys” is the third word Lilli can spell (without even seeing the letters). (She can also spell and write Lilli and Mommy, and now she can also spell Nemo). We pass it every afternoon on our way home and she always says it and spells it, and then asks to eat there. We’re just not Shoneys people, but she wore us down and it is SO close to our house!! We were actually so surprised – the food and service were both really good! And they had mac n cheese on the menu which is her current favorite food.
And the hot fudge sundae?? Who can say no to that? We even had them replace the middle ice cream section with whipped cream so Brent and Lilli could eat it without worrying about the lactose!