Monday, January 12, 2009

Stop, you're hurting me!

I'm not sure what was more painful at our Pediatrician's office, the 3 shots and 1 TB test Turner had this morning, or the 1 hour + that all of that took. I'm not sure what I hate more, going to an appointment for my kids (because I know what a complete time suck its' going to be) or going to an appointment for myself-- mostly because the only doctor I've seen in years has been the OBGYN-- 'nuff said!

Poor little guy didn't know what hit him, just when he thought he was done after three holes in his legs, they came back at him with a needle to the arm because his parents are just evil enough to drag him to a country where TB is still a threat.

And to top it all off, we get an encore tomorrow at Children's Hospital where Turner will go for blood work because those same awful parents live in a super old house where there is a threat of lead poisoning. Ack. Can't wait for that appointment! That should be like a day at the amusement park for everyone. At least at Children's they have really cool toys to trick them into thinking it's something pretty cool and then- whamo! Needle to the arm. Luckily, thanks to the advice of my 2 year old, I've been working out; so I should be able to restrain my 1 year old as they drain his arm. Oh, and did I mention I'm working on my pessimism problem? Can't you see this post dripping with optimism? Maybe I'll start that tomorrow--- after the blood work.

Just in case you're curious, Turner weighed in at a whopping 20 lbs. 1 oz today. While he is at 15% weight and 25% height (according to the national average of American babies) he is in the 50th percentile for his proportions. So he is normally proportionate, just a bit "petite" according to the Doctor. Remember that post about Buckeye football, we may hold our bets on that one for right now.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Guess what came to my mind as I read about your "petite" son and studied his picture?

Le Petit Prince

Though with the tiara, it would have to be "La Petite Princess".

Does that title give you flashbacks and/or nightmares from French III???