08 February 2013

Pediatricians and Pictures

I took my kids to the pediatrician yesterday.  Going to the pediatrician is always an adventure.  Hallie, usually friendly and outgoing, just cries.  It doesn't matter if the nurse is measuring her, weighing her, or talking to her.  She acts as if the world is ending.

And Gabriel, usually a little shy around new faces, acts like a wild man.  He is up on the table, wrinkling the paper, then sliding off.  He incessantly asks for snacks, drinks, and a lollipop.  It's all I can do to handle them both!

I purposely scheduled Hallie's checkup this time for when Gabriel would be at MDO.  Unfortunately, he developed a pretty consistent cough on Wednesday, so I went ahead and took him in to get looked at.

It was surprisingly smooth.

Oh, Gabriel was still a wild man, but he was also very helpful to the nurse and the doctor, offering his ears to be checked, opening his mouth really wide, and not putting up any sort of fuss.

And Hallie only cried a little bit, and she actually laughed when the pedi checked her neck and tummy.  I'm glad some of her happy personality is finally showing when we're there!

Anyway -- results?  Hallie is perfectly healthy.  She's in the 97th percentile for height, not that I'm surprised.  Her pants are all getting too short and I've been avoiding the chore of putting the 12-month stuff away and getting the 18-month stuff out.

And Gabriel... well, Gabriel has a mild case of pneumonia.  Lovely.

Bring it on, life.  Bring. It. On.

On a happier note, when we were in Virginia for Christmas, we got our pictures taken by some family friends, MS² Photography.  Mary and Missy got some great shots of our family, especially of Hallie.

Look at her posing!

Ugh, I can't even pick my favorite. :)

Gabriel wouldn't stay still long enough for them to get anything decent of him by himself, but these talented photographers were able to capture this priceless shot of him jumping mid-air on my parents' trampoline.

Look at this great shot of our little family!

And one of my personal favorites:

Seriously.  Readers from the Hampton Roads/Newport News/Williamsburg area should check these talented ladies out.  They are fun to work with, reasonably priced, and just plain awesome.

Until next time, lovely bloggies!

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