Elly had her 2 year check up and we are so fortunate that she continues to grow, thrive and develop on track. That means having fears of certain things right now is totally age appropriate, we’re lucky.
She burst into tears when she saw the nurse in scrubs and that only got more intense as she had to get weighed and measured. I took one for the team and got on the scale for all to see so that I could then pick up Elly and add her weight to mine in order to figure out what she weighs, which is 28 pounds by the way. I won’t even get into what I’m weighing these days and how quickly that number keeps rising.
The nurse wished the doctor good luck when she was done with weight/height then she downed a couple Xanax knowing that she’d be back in a short bit to give Elly her vaccines. Elly had time to calm down before the doctor arrived and while we waited in the exam room I acted out what the doctor would be doing; looking at her eyes, ears, mouth, feeling her tummy, etc. and I think that helped because she didn’t shed one tear. If only I had thought to do that with weight and height we could have spared that poor nurse the stress, and she definitely seemed stressed.
Elly was great with her doctor as he examined her and as he patiently answered my typed page of questions. One of which involved how her teeth were doing since we were still using the pacifier at night. I was quick to proudly point out that she doesn’t have an overbite! The passie can stay in our lives longer, right? Elly is addicted to her pacifier and sleeps 11 to 12 blissful hours a night and takes a two hour nap and happily goes in her crib if I need to shower, in fact she loves being in her crib, all because of her drug of choice, passie. I looked at the doctor pleadingly and on the edge of my seat as he had Elly bite down on a popsicle stick.
Well, unfortunately passie was causing some trouble in there. The doc recommended getting rid of it before baby brother’s arrival, he said it would be easier that way. I didn’t think there was going to be anything easy about it. The girl has used a passie since her second day on this Earth.
TO BE CONTINUED… (I know you’re on the edge of your seats!)