Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Facing Life Forward

Before moving to Spokane, I am trying to get in all of Samantha's last appointments. This is no simple task because the girl has a football team worth of doctors, therapists, etc, that monitor her progress and medications. Today, she had her 2 year check up with the pediatrician. I debated if it was worth going or not considering she was seen yesterday by her neurologist and her occupational therapy. During those appointments we were able to retest her progress (she's sitting between 10-14 months on the charts depending on what area of development you are testing for) and go over her medications. She was weighed and all that stuff too. So, why go to our pediatrician? I don't know. I like him. He's been great to Samantha and Callie both. And, I felt like I couldn't skip out of some of these "normal" things. So I went. And boy am I glad I did.

As some of you know, for the past year I have been trying so hard to get Samantha to gain weight. None of her doctors are concerned that she is 2 years old and 17 lbs...and medically speaking, I'm not either. BUT, I want her to gain 3 lbs so I can move that car seat around! Over the past few months I've tried replacing milk with cream, using avocados, pediasure, the list goes on people! Nothing is working. In despair, I asked Dr. Willmore, "I already know the answer, but I'm going to ask anyway. Are the restrictions for carseats solid? Does Samantha have to be 20 lbs before we can turn her seat around?" I knew he'd tell me that the safest thing for her is to stay rear-facing, but I had to ask. So you can imagine my sheer shock and joy when he told me that he thought it was fine if I turned her seat around. AH! As soon as we got home, I moved that seat around, and I have to say, I think she enjoys it much better. Thank you Dr. Willmore!
Obviously this isn't Samantha in her car seat, but she sure loves sitting in this box
and being pulled around the apartment. It's quite the ride!


AJ said...

I turned Stella around when she was about that size and it was great. We would have had to wait a while to turn her around too. They are just so much more comfortable and enjoy the ride so much more when they can look around.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Total cutie-patootie pic of Sammie!

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO,what great news--looking forward!! That's our Samantha for sure!

Stephanie said...

Hi Jenny! I'm excited about your move to Washington. Texas is nice and hot. ;) You look so good in all of your pictures. Good luck with the move.

Kirstin said...

Yeah! It is the best when they can actually look out the front of the car, and you can point out things to them that they can then see too. I am excited for Sam. Cute pic of her by the way.


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