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Thursday, March 3, 2011

3 Year Check Up

Diego is petrified of the doctor. I'm not sure if its because of the shots, or if he's just scared, but he cries when we mention it and cries when we get there. We went in for his 3 year check up on March 1st and he didn't want to go. There weren't as many tears as normal, as he can verbalize his feelings a lot more now, but he was still visibly scared. We were waiting in the waiting room and he just wanted to go home. I truly feel bad for my little guy, but going to the Dr is part of life and we've gotta do it. When Maria (his pediatricians nurse) called his name, he got really upset. We went in and he needed to be weighed and measured. He doesn't like either of these things. I can't figure out why its upsetting to him. He weighs 36 1/2 lbs (88%) and is 39 1/2" tall (90%). He continues to top the charts in the height and weight range. They didn't measure his head this time, but I'm sure he's topping them there too (we got him a new bicycle helmet recently and had to buy one for 5+ years old). The doctor had no concerns about Diego's growth and development. I discussed with her his lack of interest in potty training (he goes about once a day on the potty) and general dislike for undies or most things "potty". She said he seems very independent and that most kids with this type of personality will just decide one day they are ready, and that will be it, and that I shouldn't worry about it (Erica told me this, because Jag was this way). Its hard not to worry when all of his little friends are on the potty wagon, but we'll get there. Diego was coloring when Dr Ronai and I were talking and she was really impressed at his grasp on the crayon, she said he holds it better than most 4 year olds! All those hours coloring and drawing with a pen have done some good for the lil guy. I asked her about whether or not it was too early to tell if he was a lefty or a righty, she guessed left because he was holding his crayon so well with that hand. I am thrilled, of course, because I am a lefty, but I wouldn't care either way. Just another person close to me that can agree that we lefty's think with our "right" brain. Her most prominent recommendation: find a preschool for next fall. That's our next project~! (The picture above is him itchin' to get out the door when our appointment was over)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Visit to the Library

First time wearing any sort of backpack, had to get a picture!
Today Diego and I took a little trip to the library. I have been wanting to take him back for a visit for a while now, and today seemed like a great day. It was extra rainy outside and we didn't have much going on. I took Diego to the library once when he was much younger to try out the toddler story time, it was a bust. He was trying to escape the whole time, so, we hadn't been back until now. This time he really enjoyed the visit. The childrens section has 3 large cubes with blocks and mirrors, etc and he loves those. They also had a lego table and he enjoyed making and pushing over towers. He even met another boy named Elijah. Elijah was quite a bit older (10) but very polite and very sweet with Diego. Diego would knock over Elijah's lego towers too, but he didn't mind. After some playtime, we checked out two books, one about trains (go figure) and one about a little policeman. We also checked out their themed backpacks for children. They had all kinds of themes, and we chose trains this time. (Next up, the potty training bag.) When it was time to checkout, we both needed library cards and Diego was so excited to have his very own and check out books under his own card. He left the library wearing the backpack (usually he refuses to wear backpacks, so seeing him with it was so cute). When we got home, we checked out the contents of the backpack and he was thrilled, 3 books about trains, a toy train to play with, a Toy Trains DVD Music Video (I've seen it about 1000 times and I'm pretty sure I could go without seeing it again) and the John Denver CD All Aboard.

Checking out his new card!

"Show me your library card, Diego", oops, a little too close. :)