We did it! We survived our 3-year-old Doctor’s appointment!
I was a little unsure how it would go… after the morning we had.
You know one of those mornings where everyone is throwing tantrums at the same time? And if you hear one more whine or scream, you just might lose it? And you have to go into the bathroom for just one minute of silence? That’s when someone climbs on the furniture and breaks a lamp. Yeah. It was one of those.
Luckily, both my Mom and Dad came over. My Dad came to pick up my oldest for a play date. One of the preschool moms arranged for all the kids to meet at the park, which was awesome. Even though it’s only been less than a week, I think he was missing his buddies.
My Mom came to help me take the twins to the Doctor. I really applaud all you twin moms who do it alone. It’s quite the challenge going anywhere with my two.
Anyways, we actually got to the Doctor early. So, I ran in to see if they were running on time, and there were still three people ahead of us. Instead of hanging in the waiting room, we strolled the twins around outside. Their favorite thing lately is taking walks near busy streets so they can watch the cars. Always in a stroller of course or all my hair would be gray.
We then went back in, and only had to wait a few minutes before they called us back. They each got to stand on the “big kid” scale and got measured against the wall. My big guy weighs 33 lbs and is 36 inches tall. My little guy is 28 lbs and 34 inches tall. Now, you can see how they got the nick names. My big guy made it on the regular chart at 50% for weight, and my little guy just barely made it for weight, in the .5th percentile. This is actually the biggest weight difference they’ve had yet. Darn TTTS and SIUGR for making my Identical twins look Non-Identical.
Other than them being small, the doctor gave us the biggest complement I could ask for. She said that no one would be able to tell they were preemies. I, of course, think being a Preemie is something to be proud of, but I am so happy that they don’t have any other challenges facing them right now from being born so small and so sick. She said their speech sounds good (which I was worried about,) and they seem to be hitting all the appropriate milestones. Woo Hoo!
She also eased by mind by telling me how stubborn 3-year-olds are. Seriously, my twins have one-tracked minds when it comes to something they want. I wasn’t sure if this was “typical” behavior or not, so I’m glad it is.
Plus, no shots at this visit, so everyone was in a good mood. We headed to meet my oldest at the park, and with three of us watching them, they ran and ran and ran.
Now, if only all that playing would exhaust them for a good nap. Yeah right.
Glad all went well and they are on track. I can’t imagine what temper tantrums with 3 boys is like! My one son does quite enough!!
Oh it’s fun, Alexa 😉 Thank you!
T Austin says
Aw they are such little troopers! What cuties!
Wow, so glad both your twins are doing well! I was a preemie too and have multiple disabilities from it. So glad your kids are so far developmentally on track other than their weight difference. I never knew that TTTS could cause twins to be different sizes in childhood.
It was a combination of TTTS and SIUGR, which made them different sizes at birth, and the size difference continues today.
WOW. Having twins looks like it takes a saintly amount of patience! Glad they’re both doing well and didn’t have to go through getting shots this time!
Thank you! And yes it does!
Theresa (Capri + 3) says
I am happy to hear that it went so well. I think we all worry about milestones and it is nice to have validation that our kids are on track.
Thank you Theresa! Yes, it’s really good to get that validation for sure.
Lisa Nolan says
I don’t miss those frequent doctor visits with my son! He has Down syndrome and I was always stressed out! Luckily, we had respite, and I would often take my respite worker with us! Now that he’s ten, I bring my Kindle Fire, LOL!
It’s always better when you have someone to help. Can’t wait until I can read during appointments 🙂
Alyssa from The Sparkly Life says
We are overdue for my son’s two-year doctor’s appt, so thank you for the reminder! 🙂 This is such a cute post–and your boys are adorable!
Ha! Too funny! And thank you!
Aww what cuties.. Glad things went well..
Stephanie Volkert says
I’m always happy to see preemies who are thriving (as a preemie mom myself). My daughter was IUGR (3.8 lbs at 35 weeks) and she didn’t really catch up to other kids until around 4th grade.
Sorry about the lamp though.
It’s good to hear she caught up! I hope my boys will too. Thank you!
Lauren Allen says
Dr. appointments with multiple kids can be so stressful! Glad it went well!
Yes! Thanks Lauren!
Aw, your boys are adorable! I’m glad the doctor’s appointment went well. It looks like they are both growing, healthy boys.
Thank you Tricia!
by Michelle Westbrook says
Yay for a good doctor visit! Glad your boys are doing well 🙂
Thank you Michelle!
So great to hear it! I know how tough those little ones doctor’s appointments can be.
xo katie // a touch of teal
Thank you Katie!
Travel Animal Doctor says
Woo hoo! Congratulations on getting through the doctor’s appointment. I am so happy that you heard good news.
Thank you so much!
Heather Serra says
Yay! No shots!! LOL. I’m glad to hear that everything went well!
Thank you Heather!
So glad the appointment went well 🙂 I know what you mean about not being able to tell they’re preemie’s being a compliment. When my daughter was born they told us all kinds of things that she would have to fight through as she got older. Luckily she’s not having to deal with any. She’s a perfectly healthy child (just still really small for her age). I’ll never forget how happy and amazed the doctor was when he said no one would ever be able to tell and that he was so happy his prognosis for her was wrong. I remember him leaning down to her level and saying ‘Do you know how amazing you are? Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something, because you can do ANYTHING. You’ve already proven that!’ and I cried (though I was mortified by that, lol.
Congrats on your boys being healthy and happy!!
Thank you so much Trish! And don’t be embarrassed for crying. Our preemies are amazing and so strong. Stronger than me for sure.
Congratulations, mama! You’re doing a great job. You’ve completely solidified the idea that moms are super heroes, for sure.
Awe. Thank you Angela. 🙂
Tricia @ Like I Said Lady says
Yay for a good doctor’s note!! I am glad your twins are growing well!! 😀