Tuesday, January 29, 2013

4 Year Check Up

Well, I originally started this post on Thursday, December 27th when the triplets actually had their 4 year well child visit. Unfortunately, our internet (only on the desktop) is acting up. I have disconnected, plugged in, shut down, reset, and everything else (except call the service provider) to get this thing working. So, I only have certain pics posted on here....not all the ones I had uploaded. For some reason, they were either not uploaded, or uploaded to their original size and I couldn't decrease them. I tried to delete and upload them again.....unsuccessful. Very frustrating!
Ok...moving on. We have been talking to the kiddos for the last couple of weeks about them having their well child visit. They asked if they were going to receive shots, and every time, the answer was yes. I'm not a liar. I won't tell my kids something other than the truth. And each time they heard that they will in fact receive shots, they would start crying or getting upset. So, I explained to them that it will hurt a little and then go away as soon as it starts hurting. Needless to say, they got over it.
Mollie did very well. She did everything the nurse asked her to do. At one point, while the nurse was taking her blood pressure, Mollie put her head into one of her hands and looked as if she was embarrassed. Super cute! Mollie's height is not growing as fast as her weight. She's the heaviest of the three!!! Weighing in at a whopping 38 lbs, she is in the 75th percentile. As for her height, she's only 39 1/2 inches (50th percentile). But hey....she's born into a short family! 

Elise did extremely well with the nurse. She's so used to being in this environment. Secretly, I think she likes it. All the attention. I know that sounds warped, but if you've met Elise, you would completely understand. Her height was the same as Mollie's, 39 1/2 inches. However, her weight was only 36 1/2 lbs (70th percentile). While that's only 5 % less than Mollie's, you can see that she's really slimming up. She used to be my little chunky monkey. 

And then there's Preston. Oh...my little man! He is definitely all boy! He tried to be strong and not cry. And instead of his Momma, he wanted Daddy to be with him when he received his shots. He's growing up to be Daddy's little sport! Well....his height was surely a surprise. Given we are all short (both the men and women on both sides of our family), we just expected him to follow suit. I thought he would be in the 30th percentile....however, he ranked in the 51th percentile at a towering height of 40 3/4 inches!! Woo-hoo! For tall men out there, that might not be much. But for us shorter folks, well, it's a win. He did weigh in the lightest at 36 lbs. His little body is so skinny!!! I'm hoping to get some meat on his bones!

This year, they did a hearing test. After a few tries, Mollie finally got the concept of having to raise her hand every time she heard a beep. She passed!
Elise...well, that's a whole different story. We ended up not doing the test at all. Either she didn't get the concept or she didn't want to do it. Makes me wonder if she can hear anything at all since every time I call her, it's several times of saying her name before she answers.....(or maybe it's just a 4 year old thing).
Preston was awesome! He understood what was going on right away and even made an "okay" signal for us!
After it was all said and done, we came home to cake and ice cream! They really enjoyed it. All three of them did such a great job that we didn't care it was only one and a half hours before dinner. Let them have cake!

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