If you’ll recall from previous posts, Emily does not have a good track record at her pediatrician’s office. I think she’s cried through every single visit since birth. In fact, her two year old well visit was so bad that her doctor told me I didn’t have to bring her to her 2.5 year visit if I didn’t have any concerns!
Well, I didn’t have any concerns, but we’ve definitely seen a lot of growth and improvement in Emmy over the past six months, so I figured we’d give the doctor a try. Plus, we all had to get our flu shots anyway.
We’ve been talking about this visit for a few weeks, we’ve read Daniel Tiger Goes to the Doctor over and over . . .and over again! Emmy had her stuffy, she had her big sister, and she had the promise of a cupcake afterward if she didn’t cry during the check up. She was ready! #briberyislife
Guess what . . . Emmy Roses had an amazing visit!
She was so happy, sweet, and just a little shy, and her doctor kept commenting on what a sweetheart she is when she’s not crying!
The best part about going to the doctor is the fish tank in the waiting room . . .
. . . or so I thought. It turns out the best part is getting popsicles after their flu shots!
Emily volunteered to go first for the flu shots (what?!) and then started crying about five seconds after the nurse poked her. I totally expected that, though. She pulled it together mighty quickly once she realized she couldn’t cry and eat her popsicle at the same time. Lucy hasn’t cried during a shot in about two years, and she continued her streak this year. In case you’re wondering, I didn’t cry either.
After the doctor I took the girls to our favorite coney island in downtown Plymouth. We had soup and salad, and Lucy got serious about her coloring. I was so proud of her for sitting on one side of the booth by herself so that Emmy could sit with me.
We walked next door to the Cupcake Station where I let them each choose a mini cupcake. They both chose the dirt cupcakes with a gummy worm sticking out!
And then we wrapped up our little mommy/daughter date by doing the scarecrow walk through the park. It was hot and humid as can be, but we enjoyed the fall decorations. The girls kept giggling at the scarecrows and asking for pictures with them.
I’m not sure what these smiles are about, but they better not make an appearance at family pictures on Saturday!
Oh my gosh, Emmy was over the moon about getting to see Jasmine!
At this point, Lucy was too distracted by a squirrel in a tree to pose for pictures.
Comparison picture time!
Here’s Lucy and Emily, both at 2.5 years old.
They both weighed 33lbs, but Emmy is one inch taller. Lucy was 3’1″ and Emmy is 3’2″.
Emmy’s biggest milestone at 2.5 is wanting to spend time in her crib playing alone. Yesterday she spent about 20 minutes in there putting make up on herself and her stuffies!
The biggest thing on our agenda this weekend is family pictures on Saturday morning. I find the prep work (outfits, worrying about the weather, etc.) to be fairly stressful and annoying, but it’s all worth it in the end if we get some good pictures. Here’s hoping!
Have a great weekend!