Friday, March 9, 2012

4 Year Appointment

I have been nervous for a while about Eli's 4 year checkup (knowing it was going to involve shots and a blood draw). I shouldn't have been worried at all! He loves our pediatrician and was fine with going. We've got one growing boy! At four years old, he weighs 35 lbs (50%) and is 39 1/2 inches tall (30%). He has grown 3 inches and gained 3 lbs since last year. He has really averaged out compared to the other kids at school, and blends right into the crowd (compared to when he was a baby and seemed a lot smaller than the other kids). His blood pressure was 90/54 and his pulse was 80. He's GREAT! I was shocked when we got to the shots part of the appointment. He got two shots and NEVER cried! They did an amazing job of distracting him and he was very proud of himself afterwards. He got a special toy Cobra snake afterwards for making it through. Next, we had to head to the lab for blood work. Normally it's just a finger prick, but because we decided to have several different tests done they had to do a vein draw. I was scared to death, but once again he NEVER cried! He was amazing. I was blown away. The doctor is checking the normal blood panel she always does, and then we are also having the Celiac tests run, wheat allergy test, and the B vitamins checked (since he's gluten free). I have such a huge sense of relief today getting this all over with! I'm very thankful that Eli is healthy and happy and growing and developing well. Praise God!

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