Friday, September 26, 2014
I just have to say, if I could pull off this morning, I can do anything with three kids. We usually don't have to leave the house before 10am. Playgroup, story time, and church are all 10am or later. This morning they had dr. appointments at 9am. Usually they are up at six, so it's no problem. This morning Molly nursed at 4:30am, then continued to be fussy so I tried to get her to fall back asleep by pulling her in bed with me. Which meant I didn't really sleep. So when Ruth woke up and knocked at 6am, I was really tired. So I gave her my phone to watch a cartoon in bed with me and went back to sleep. I woke up to Will yelling 'mama!' from his crib and got up thinking it had only been twenty minutes or so. Not so. It was 8:15!!!! (He never sleeps that long!) I got the kids dressed, hair done, and sitting up to the table with a muffin by 8:25, then I got dressed, got the baby changed and dressed and put her in the van. Then I wiped down the kids hands and faces and we all were in the van by 8:45. Walked in the door of the doctor's office at 8:59. Phew! Luckily, Molly didn't have to nurse before that or it wouldn't have happened. The only thing I felt bad about was that Will hadn't finished his muffin and I think he was still hungry, poor kid.
Ruth is (I think, I'm trying to remember, they didn't give me a paper on it like our old dr. used to) 37 1/2 inches tall and 31 pounds. That is 40-50th percentile for everything. They also did an eyesight test, which was sketchy since she doesn't know what a circle is (hey, stars and teacups are much more important, right?) and they had me fill out a form of what she can do at her age, and she could do everything except a few of the fine motor skills (draw a circle without scribbling, etc.).
Will was 24 pounds and 31 inches tall. That put him at 65 percentile (I think?) for height. They gave me an average, based on their percentile now and the parents heights and said Will would be anywhere from 5 foot 11 to 6 foot 1. But they said probably more like 6 foot 1 since he is above average right now. They averaged Ruth to be anywhere from 5 foot 4 to 5 foot 8--if you double her height at the age of two it said 5 foot 6, so there ya go. I had to fill out this big form of what Will can do at his age, and he could do very few of the language things, but could do every single fine and gross motor skill. Haha.
The dr. also had a talk to Ruth about who can and can't take a look at her 'peepee' and 'bum bum'. I'm not sure I'm ok that she had that talk with Ruth. Not that I think Ruth absorbed it completely, but just because I think that is a parental responsibility, not a dr.'s. Her point was that Ruth shouldn't let anyone look without her parents permission, and then she turned to me and asked permission before she checked Ruth out.
Molly had an appointment last week and the dr. said she'd give Ruthie a doctor bag when she came back. She totally remembered and had a baggie full of tongue depressors and gauze and bandaids for Ruth. It was awesome! She had also taught Ruth that her instrument was called an otoscope, and Ruth looked at it today and said "That's an otoscope!" and her doc was so impressed she remembered.
So everyone has had their flu shots now except me and Will had to get a shot today to finish up a vaccination. Poor kid. He was already having a bit of a rough morning. We got $1 ice cream at burger king on our way home to remedy the situation. They were sitting at the kitchen table and Ruth says "I'll eat all my fries and ice cream to grow big and strong!" haha. I tell her that all the time so she'll eat her food, but it was pretty funny she attributed it to fries and ice cream. I guess we should have a 'healthy foods' FHE sometime soon.
Some other Ruthisms: She calls sneezes 'bless yous' as in, "Mom, Molly just had a bless you!" She really loves to pray lately and has to bless every member of the family, individually, about six times. Tonight we watched an lds video for scriptures and afterward Sterling asked her what it was about and she said "I don't know." So he told her it was about having faith like a little seed and so she says "Oh, I know that. There are seeds in grapes." Sterling didn't quite catch it so she says "Ya know, the little seeds in grapes, dad" and she makes her fingers all tiny like Sterling had to show the tiny seed. It was hilarious.
Oh, I also had a dr.'s appointment, and this pregnancy was weird. I gained the least, had my biggest baby, and then lost the least amount after. And no, that didn't all equal out in the end. It's ok though, I've hit the 6 week mark so I can start working out again. I did go swimming the other day and did some laps with the kids on my back and man!, I'm blaming the kids, but I was tired so fast!
And now I will end this lengthy post that no one will bother to read but I am glad I have it for my own record. Haha.