Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Isabelle's Two Year Check Up

Today was yet ANOTHER doctors appointment for the Michael family. Although lately, I have been the object of the prodding and poking, Isabelle was today.

Surprisingly, she was a gem! She jabbered and played throughout the whole appointment, showing off her growth chart milestones rather well, if I do say so myself! The doctor called in an Rx for her mild eczema, and I was even pleased that she didn't throw up on Dr. D when he stuck that popcicle stick in her mouth. Our whole family knows she inherited her Aunt Jona's sensitive gag reflex.

But I did start to get a little nervous when they mentioned she was going to get two shots. I thought we had already hit all of her shots, so I failed to pre-dose her with tylenol, and honestly, have been dreading holding her down for this ordeal, as she gets older and more aware of what's going on. BUT, I did bring our dwindling stash of jelly beans, as incentives, just in case.

So with the promise of jelly beans on my lips, I laid her on the examing table, as TWO nurses came in to help hold her. Oh no. This was the first time they'd ever brought in two! So I started talking to Isabelle about bears and jelly beans and we looked at the pictures on the walls, and mommy held her little arms down. She did not even flinch, when she got the shots. When she got up, she looked down at the little bandaids on her legs and excitedly exclaimed, "Stickers!"

All that nervousness for nothin!


Eric, Jona, and Abby said...

Hey, I can sympathize with Isabelle, I threw up every time I went to the dentist my entire growing up years (and even into my teens) why do they have to stick something down your throat all the time!! I am happy to hear how good she was with the shots, hopefully Abby will get used to them too, i always dread that at the doctor's visits. It's no wonder kids hate the doctor so much. Hopefully she will have no ill side effects from the lack of preventative Tylenol given. Can't wait to see you guys this weekend.

Anonymous said...

So glad she was good at the appointment; I guess you just have to figure out what works for her and you.
Can't wait to see you.
Aunt Brenda

Tara said...

That is great! Good for Isabelle -hope she got a few extra jelly beans!
Luke rarely cries w/ his shots, he is an angel baby! Carlie - Oh my -- At her 5 year/kindergarten check up -- it took two nurses AND me to hold her down for her shots and the poke in the finger! It was absolutely crazy. I left the MD frazzled and fully irritated with her! Yet she has hernia surgery and wants to run around the next day and has never had pain meds more than a couple of hours after any of er surgeries.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! I am so glad I don't have to go with her for the dr. visits. We'll stick to Vargos and Cedar Point for the trips with Oma. I'll see you tonight. Love, OMA