The five year well visit

Took the boys to their five year well visit on Friday, I think the first well visit all by myself. Mostly because it was the first well visit that didn’t involve ANY shots. Hooray!

The boys were asking what was going to happen, and before we got to the office, I joked that the doctor was going to ask if they were eating their vegetables. “You’re just kidding?” they asked, because they knew they weren’t going to have a good answer to that question.

First things first…they were weighed and measured.

Miles getting height measured

Linus: 42 lbs (50th); 43.9″ tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 40.5 lbs (50th); 44″ tall (50-75th)
Miles: 42.1 lbs (50-75th); 44.2″ tall (75th)

Compared to one year ago:
Linus: 36.2 lbs (50th); 40.8? tall (50-75th)
Oliver: 36.3 lbs (50th); 41.6? tall (50-75th)
Miles: 37.4 lbs (50-75th); 41.2? tall (50-75th)

Yet again, our former peanut is now the biggest. I don’t think he looks any bigger, but then again, we’re only talking about a pound and a half. And Linus’s cheeks make him look bigger to me.

Anyway, after the measuring, they had their blood pressure taken. This year, they were so mature about it, and didn’t freak out and cry like they did last year. My brave little men!

Linus getting blood pressure checked

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No biggie, mom!

And then we spent a few minutes with the doctor. I sat there trying to think of something to ask, but honestly, they’ve been so healthy, I couldn’t really think of anything. They had their hearts and lungs listened to, their ears, noses, throats, etc, checked, and were pronounced perfect. I did have to laugh when the doctor asked them what their favorite vegetable was. Guess I wasn’t joking after all! They all hemmed and hawed, and Miles finally blurted out, “I like carrots!” which is news to me. Oliver and Linus assured her they like fruit (which is a joke, they’ll only eat apples) so she advised me to not stress about it and give them a multivitamin. The latter is definitely easier than the former, but I’ll try.

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Belly tickles being administered

And that was it! They got their Transformers stickers and we were on our way.

Until next year…

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3 thoughts on “The five year well visit

  1. You are brave taking them to the doctors alone. My girls are 8 months old and I can’t picture taking them by myself for a very long time! 🙂 Glad everyone is healthy.

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