Thursday, November 19, 2009

3 Year Check Up

Lizzy had her 3 year check up at the doctor on Monday. We planned ahead of time that if she got upset, we would tell her we would take her to Arctic Circle afterward to play on the playland and get an ice cream. It half worked... she was still really terrified. When she gets really scared of something, she does this shivering cry, and her whole body shakes. Even though she was crying and shivering, though, she still opened her mouth to say "aah" and let Dr. Sigg look in her eyes and ears. After all the poking and prodding was done, and Dr. Sigg was just asking us general questions about her health and development, she stopped crying and suddenly said, "Dr. Sigg isn't scary, he's really nice!" Then she was happy, and talking to him. Then, of course, after he was done with the examination, the nurse came in with her flu shot... and then she was crying again, and is once more afraid of the doctor. The first time she ever freaked out at the doctor was at her 9 month appointment, and she's been terrified of doctor's offices and hospitals ever since. The other day I had to pick up a prescription from the Tanner Clinic pharmacy. I pulled into the parking lot with the girls, and got them out of the car. Lizzy took one look at the building and started crying, "I don't want to go to the doctor! I'm scared of the doctor!" I told her we were just going to the store, not to the doctor, and the inside of the pharmacy looked enough like a store to appease her. What amazes me is, she's never been to the Tanner Clinic, so how she knew it was a doctor's office, I'll never know. Anyway, Lizzy is very healthy, and right on track developmentally. She weighs 31 pounds and is 3 feet 2 inches tall. That puts her at 75th percentile for height and 45th percentile for weight.

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