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A lesson to me – when you take two kids to the doctor in back to back appointments by yourself, learn this math right here…


2 kids * 3 shots/kid = 6 drinks for Mama after all is over.  Right?  Whew, it was a doozy.  It was totally fine to take them both at the same time, but to have a 4 year old (who did NOT want shots) have to get 3 shots, no amount of comforting, talking, hugging, holding, bribing, stickers, candy or anything was going to help.  Two techs were there to perform the shots for the kids, and when it was clear that he was not going willingly – they called in a third tech.  One to hold him, and two to administer the shots (all of them in like 4 seconds flat!).  After it was all done – it took him about 10-15 minutes to calm down. 


Let’s just say I got some understanding looks as I walked down the hall from the doctors and nurses…




Now, Let’s get to the stats -



Sara – 1 year old

20 lbs 12 oz – 65th %


31.5” tall - 99th+% (right at the top of the chart)


She’s still a big girl – no wonder 2T fits her just right now!  She wears a size 5 shoe and still has very big feet for her age.  She loves doing “down dog” and climbing on everything.  She eats so well and eats just about everything we put in front of her.  We just made a room for her and I love it!  Will show pictures soon.  We are planning on transitioning her to her own bedroom soon.  Part of me is so ready – part of me is so sad and not ready for this yet.


She is so happy and content.  She will happily play with something for quite a while and loves getting things out of drawers and cabinets.  She is so busy now, too.  She is just moving most of the time and does not want to sit still. 


Sara – her 12mo teddy bear picture, showing us her new found talent of showing us her belly button.

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Alex – 4 years old


40 lbs – 80th%


42 7/8” tall - 94th%


Still a big boy too! 


He wears a size 12 shoe, but thankfully seems to have slowed down on shoe sizes.  We used to be going through a size every 3 months!  He sure knows how to push our buttons.  He doesn’t even know what “push your buttons” means – but he is a master at doing it.  He LOVES his “big kid” preschool and is learning so much.  He loves his friends and playing outside, but also loves the learning part of school.  He comes home and tells me all sorts of things like:  Africa is really far away and we live in North America.  Roots drink water for plants.  Sting rays have a stinger on their tail and they live on the bottom of the ocean.  You have to be careful of their tail, you can pet them – but you have to stay away from their tail. 


He blows us away.  Constantly.


Alex, contrary to the rest of his years, is more and more content (for small periods of time) to sit and focus on something;  puzzles (which amazingly he can do really well), coloring, writing letters/numbers.  He still loves being outdoors and this is where he is most happy. 


Alex at T-ball putting on the batting helmet.

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