Friday, April 09, 2010

Went to the doctor, and the doctor said.....

One more day. ONE MORE DAY and my first born baby is turning 3 years old. Three years have gone by since I gave birth. It makes me feel shock, awe, and sadness that she is growing up so fast. She is starting to lose the "baby" toddler look and is starting to resemble a big girl. Her face is losing it's chub, and her body is getting tall and lean. The buddha belly is falling away, the more she moves, dances, and runs.

We have the "big party" tomorrow - more to come on that fun event- but yesterday, we did her 3 year check up with Dr. J.

Keifer was very excited to see Dr. J., because she was aware that her check up was BECAUSE she is turning 3 years old. For months now, she's been able to tell us that "April 10" is her birthday, and she'll be 3 years old. With a Mickey Mouse cake. And a dancing party. At our church. With Miss Meghan (dance teacher). Hee hee.

Her stats were great for her age. She is no longer on the "baby "charts for development; now she's on the "big girl" charts *sniff sniff*. Dr J. and I discussed her eating habits (not good at home but awesome at Elaine's house, go figure), we discussed possibilities as to whether Keifer has night mares vs. night terrors, as she's up a lot crying and talking in the night. We talked about how she most likely has allergies. Her ears and throat and lungs were checked, as she had her second double ear infection last week and she had pneumonia in her right lung last week as well. Keifer didn't want anything to do with the eye/vision check- I think she was confused as to what the nurse expected from her and NO WAY was she going to put that 'patch' over her eye to see. She also had her blood pressure taken: the cuff gave her arm a hug, so it was cute to watch her have that done.

Overall, our girl resembles a typical, healthy 3 year old who is moving a long like she should. As always, her language skills were sky high for her age - as the girl has a vocabulary and sentence structures that would blow your mind.

Weight: 38 1/2 lbs = 96%ile
Height: 39 1/2 inches = 93%ile

Although she is ONLY in the 93rd percentile for height (ha ha), she seems like a monster to me. She's as tall and as heavy as many of my friend's children who are 5, 6 or 7 years old! She is wearing size 6 in most tops, and size 4 or 5 in bottoms, and a size 10 or 10.5 in her shoes.

Dr. J checking out K1's lungs and breathing. It was so sweet to see her little body in a doctor's gown. She didn't really know what to think of that!

1 comment:

Piccinigirl said...

Oh my, the tears just come. I remember when she was born...and now she's 3....3!!!!!!
Oh how I love that little girl and her mama, who did everything for her to get here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEIFER!!!! You are sooo loved, have fun at your party!


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