Today was Teagan’s Two Year Doctor’s appointment. First appointment with the new practice, well, for her anyway. Ashlin has seen these doctors several times already. First time I get to go out with both girls. Yikes!!
When I picked her up at day care, Teagan was in a deep sleep – it was nap time. Silly me, I made her appointment, I didn’t think about nap times. I will in the future. By the time we got to the doctor’s office, Teagan was awake, singing in the back seat, asking if we were “done” yet.
Ashlin gets put in the stroller frame, Teagan gets her backpack with leash, just in case. I ask her to hold my hand while we walk across the parking lot. She’s usually good about holding hands when we’re out, but with Ashlin there, I didn’t want to take any chances. How do you chose who to run after?
Once we got into the exam room, Teagan went all quiet and shy. She did not want to let the doctor listen to her heart, nor examine her ears, or look at her teeth. We were able to get her to cooperate enough to check her ears – no infection! Teeth, well, maybe next time. I mentioned how the top molars had broken through, and the lower left was in the process of erupting. No clue about the lower right.
The Doctor asked about eating habits (very good), sleeping (also usually good), vocabulary and speech (pretty good, lots of words, 3-4 word sentences), car seat position (still rear, though she said we may want to turn her around soon. I said that we’d probably keep her rear facing until she was either too heavy or too ornery). She asked if there were any concerns, asked about the ear infections, but as we hadn’t had any in a while, she let that go. For now. Tubes will come up again, I’m sure.
While the doctor was asking all these questions, Teagan was wandering around the room, poking at things, playing with the books and toys. Going up to the doctor and pointing to her laptop. Very relaxed. Teagan mentioned how dada had a computer too – “like dada,” and “dada have” – and started touching the back of the case, like she does at home. She then touched the side, right where the power button was and turned off the doctor’s laptop! LOL! I apologized, mentioning that she’s done that to Stu’s laptop more times than she should have.
I did mention about how we found a tick on Teagan – in her hair line – the other day. That we were pretty sure it hadn’t been on her for more than 24 hours, it wasn’t engorged. We need to keep an eye on the site, and if there’s a rash, they would have her tested and then treated. They don’t do prophylactic treatment on toddlers, which I agree with. Why give medication if it’s not needed?
Teagan followed the doctor out of the room as she left, before the PA came in to give her the shot. Well, the doc left the door open. Teagan decided that she would go into the open rooms and say “hi!” to everyone. I wrangle her back and she got her shot like a champ! Very few tears, that dried up quickly. As usual.
So, she’s about 28-29 pounds (she wriggled on the scale, so we didn’t get a very accurate measurement) and 34 inches tall. Doctor was pleased with how she looked and acted. We have to go have a blood draw in the next week or so. Fun. (I’ve asked Stu to take her, I don’t know if I can handle her during that). Then another appointment in six months.
Ashlin cried most of the visit. Fun.
But I did survive taking the two out. Alone. Yay me!