Saturday, March 7, 2009

Four eyes & sibling love

Mason and Avery had their 6 and 4 year old check ups this week. Everything went off with out a hitch. Both are healthy and developing very well. Avery had to get two shots. When she found this out, the tears and pleading began. As the nurse entered the room, the screams and shouts got louder. I held her down and the nurse held her legs. This method of giving immunizations tends to tug at my heart strings. I have a hard time watching my baby girl plead for them to stop, while I am helping hold her down. We are a pro-immunization family, I just wish there was another way to give them. As I am singing in her ear, I hear some other screaming coming from the side of the room. I look up to find tears streaming down Mason's face and him yelling at the nurse to stop hurting his sister. WOW! The love of siblings is something wonderful.

The doctor recommended Mason to get his eyes checked since he didn't do to well on the office exam. I already had an eye appointment on Friday, so I just brought him along. He did so well! I was so proud of the respect that he displayed to the doctor. The one down fall is that he can't see at all. Even some of the big letters he was calling different names. Poor kid has thought the way he was seeing is the normal way. He will now wear glasses. This is a whole different world for me. Something else to remember to bring along. I'm sure it will be an adjustment for us all. I pray that he won't get teased and that he is confident in his new look.