Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Well child checkups

We went to our family doctor this morning.  Naomi Ruth, Susanna, and Benjamin had well child check-ups.  Naomi Ruth is growing, but staying petite at 57.4 inches (10th %) and 52.5 lb (25th %).  Susanna has had huge growth this last year and is now exactly 37 inches and 37lb.  I thought that was pretty funny.  :-D  That puts her at 90th % for weight and 40th% for height.  Last year she was 15% for height and 50% for weight.  Benjamin is thriving on my breast milk.  He's now 11lb 14.2oz (50%) and 23.75 inches(75%).  Aaron and I have been concerned about his vision and our doctor agreed with us.  We are going to get him seen by a Pediatric Opthamologist.  Please pray that he's just delayed but will catch up fine.  Thank you to those few of you who have known and have been praying for him.  Other than that, they are all doing great.  While there, I checked to see when everyone else was last seen.  I've given up on having appointments with birthdays and just try to get each child in for a well-child checkup annually.  Miriam is now the only one who hasn't been seen in 2008, so I got her scheduled for next week.  Then in February, I coordinated other appointments around Benjamin's 4mo checkup.  Thomas, Rebekah, and Hannah will all be seen at that same time.  Our adopted children have been with us since March 11th of this year.  Once they've been here a full year, we're going to switch them over to our family doctor.  For now, they are seeing a pediatrician who is actually from Africa herself and therefore familiar with the medical issues associated with that area of the world.

I am looking forward to going to Sam's Club this evening.  I was going to go last night, but it was snowing and the temperature dropped below freezing, so we were concerned about the roads being slippery.  I like to go to Sam's Club at the beginning of each month.  On today's list I have things like toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, kleenex, cat food, frozen fruit, and more.  It's a great place for our family!  

Yesterday the children were a funny mixture of the ones laying sprawled on the furniture because while their tummies were now fine, they had very low energy AND the ones bouncing off the walls because they hadn't gotten sick and needed to get their energy out!  Today everyone is back to their usual high energy.  In other words, they're all bouncing off the walls.  :-D  I'll see if I can get them bundled and out to the trampoline for a while to help with that before naptime rolls around.

I've been thinking about our cleaning jobs around here.  I think it's time to revamp all of the chore lists.  I'll post the new ones as soon as I've got them together.  A lot of people ask me how I do it all.  I don't!!!  Our children all get chores from as soon as they can do them.

Love, Dawn

1 comment:

Clara Heisler said...

Your kids really grow fast, and it's quite amazing that they've been healthy. The family doctor must have had a field day seeing your kids. I'm also hoping that Benjamin will be just as fine.

Clara Heisler