Friday, June 12, 2009

WELLonOurwAYWithWELLchecKS

We made the long journey to Conroe Pediatrics today for the babies 3 year well check. I just cannot part with my Doc and his staff (Dr. Keith Macpherson). They have been incredibly accommodating to my lively crew for 3 years now. They squeeze us in, bump us up, rearrange for us, and never complain about back to back appointments for 3 kids (and trust me that is rare). Although the drive wears me out, we will keep heading that direction for now.

Leyton: Leyton was 31 lbs 8 oz. and 36 1/2 inches tall. That puts him in the 50th percentile for weight and 25th percentile in height. But, man are his short little legs strong. :) Leyton has, in the past, been treated for early onset asthma. About a year ago, we weaned him off of those treatments and he seemed okay without them. However, I have remained concerned about his breathing when he exercises or over-exerts himself. When he runs around alot or gets out in the heat, he huffs and puffs much more than Laci and Seth. So, because of this, I asked Dr. Mac if we could get him started on some kind of inhaler for his activities. He plays hard, but I want him to breathe easy and not struggle to keep up with the other kids. So, Dr. Mac agreed and wrote us a scrip for a puffer we can use as a preventative or for times when he might be struggling post-exercise.

Laci: Laci weighed in at 31 lbs 1 oz. which put her in the 25th percentile for weight. She was 37" tall (sorry Leyton) which put her in the 50th percentile for height. She told Dr. Mac her knock knock joke, was a champ for her shot, and then wanted to leave with Dr. Mac. So, he recommended we give them the "don't go with strangers" talk. Yeah, I would have to agree!

Seth: Seth left the other two in the dust as far as size is concerned. He weighed 33 lbs 5 oz. and was in the 50th percentile for weight. Seth was 38 1/4 in height which put him in the 75th percentile! WOW! However, the biggest boy fell the hardest when the shots came out. He had NO idea what was going on and what was about to bite him on the leg. Goliath fell and cried the loudest!

Overall, Dr. Mac was very pleased with their growth, their tricks, their jokes, and how they have developed in general. He gave them a "perfect" report and we are so pleased that they have grown "leaps and bounds" from their fragile 3 lb birth! Thankfully, we are well on our way with our well checks...

Now, all we have left is the eye doctor in August for their yearly check-up and the dentist! I heard there is a great Pediatric dentist in Kingwood that I want to get them in to see soon.

Jess

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