So I’m a little late on this, but my boy did GREAT at his two year checkup appointment a few weeks ago. The doctor even remarked that it was one of the easiest two year appointments she’s had. Talk about a way to make a mom’s heart swell with pride.
It was even better because he didn’t get any shots- just the flu mist (which I was a bit apprehensive about but figured we’d do it anyway) and a finger prick for an anemia check. He took both remarkably well.
He was a little weary of the flu mist (not that I can blame him- not sure I’d like having liquid shot up my nose, either), but overall took it fine. He even did find on the finger prick… until the nurse tried to apply the bandaid. Then you would have thought she cut off his arm. He shrieked and cried and wailed and made quite the fuss. When we finally got the bandaid applied, he walked around like he was missing his hand. He wouldn’t pick up anything with that hand, and he held it out to his side awkwardly. And every single thing he tried to do resulted in a very pathetic sounding “…hellllp” whether it involved that hand/finger or not. It was actually pretty comical (if not a little annoying), and I wish I had gotten his antics on video.
Does anyone else’s kid react that way to a bandaid on the finger? Or is it just mine?
Anyway.. here are the stats from his appointment:
WEIGHT- 27 POUNDS
HEIGHT- 31 1/4 INCHES
This puts him in the 70th percentile for height and 30th for weight! Good growing, little boy! But, you know, you can stop now…