Monday, August 11, 2008

The Kids' Check Up

I took all three kids to the doctor today for their check ups. Let me tell you how much fun that was... Actually, it wasn't too bad. Our doctor has four daughters and is very understanding of toddlers, so that's nice.

Hannah has done the most growing this year (well, except for Leah, lol). She's now 44 inches tall and she weighs 44 lbs (easy to remember!!), she's now in the 54th percentile. She's grown almost 4 inches and gained 5 lbs in the past year!!

Elijah is now 36 inches (he's a YARD tall!) and weighs a tad over 30 lbs. He's in the 30th percentile which is higher than last year. He's gained 4 lbs and 3 inches this year.

Leah is 29.25 inches and 19.3 lbs. Her height is in the 30th percentile, but her weight is only in the 10th! She actually weighs half a pound LESS than Hannah did on her first birthday, but she's nearly 2 inches taller! Wow, I don't think anyone who has seen Leah would describe her as skinny, lol!!

Each kid also got one vaccination today. Boy, do I hate vaccines! I hate making the decision whether or not to inject my child with known poisons, metals, and electively aborted fetal tissue... However, since I don't feel I'm an expert on infectious diseases either, I opt to delay and selectively vaccinate. Leah had her first shot ever today, a DTaP, and Hannah and Elijah both got an MMR. That MMR just terrifies me. I've just read too many autism horror stories... Hannah had no problems with her first dose, and I'm sure Elijah will be fine too.


Knotty Britta said...

I won't do MMRs. Kaia hasn't had any shots, but she will get some. Still don't know what ones.... MMRs are just too scary though. I have to get Kaia some vax though because we are going to Mexico next month!!