Well Check-Ups for Both Kiddos


We went to Dr. Raley’s office on January 27th for well check-ups for both Emma and Foster.  This was Emma’s 3 year old check-up and Foster’s 2 month old check-up.  Initially, I thought that it would be very convenient to have both check-ups at the same time… WOW it is tough having two kiddos receive shots at the same appointment!  Luckily, Emma just needed one shot and she was very brave after she got the shot but the anticipation right before the shot was heartbreaking.  Thankfully, Robin was able to go to the appointment with me.  I could not have gotten them both undressed, dressed, weighed, consoled, etc. by myself.  I know a lot of moms do it on their own and I admire them very much.  You’d think that being a nurse might help, but it doesn’t!  It’s so different when it’s your own kiddos. :)

Just a quick plug for Dr. Brian Raley…One of these days I am going to get a photo of the kids WITH Dr. Raley.  We have gone to him since Emma was born.  His office is extremely efficient- the MOST efficient Dr.’s office I’ve ever been to.  We’ve never waited longer than about 10-15 minutes before seeing him (usually less.)  He’s very smart and always on the cutting-edge of medicine and technology.  He’s about a 5 minute drive from our home which is also very nice.  His nurses are awesome also which is a big plus for me.  Within the past month he has started doing home visits for well check-ups for babies- how cool is that?  It didn’t work out for us at Foster’s last visit because Emma has school on Thursday when he does home visits.  Maybe next time though.  Dr. Raley also has a blog which you can find here.  We love it that he posts current health information regarding things he is seeing in his office, in the news, etc.  It also just helps us get to know him better as a person. 


Here are the kids’ stats:

Emma at 3 years weighed 27 lbs which puts her in the 12th percentile!  She was 37 inches for height which is the 43rd percentile. 

Foster at 2 months weighed 12 pounds 12 ounces, 63rd percentile.  He was 25 1/3 inches which is greater than 97th percentile for height… maybe we have a basketball player on our hands???  Daddy would like that.

By the way, below is a picture that Dr. Raley took at Emma’s 2 month visit (I think she was almost 3 months here) and posted on his blog.  He thought it was hilarious that Robin hooked a pacifier to his belt loop.  He thought we should patent that idea to create a paci belt-loop holder for dads. 


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