Ellie’s 4-year Check-Up


I took Ellie to the doctor for her 4-year check-up today. She actually did really well (until the end). She was very talkative with the nurse and doctor (finally she’s gotten used to them) and the doctor was impressed with her 4-year-old milestones. That made me happy. She was super cute getting her blood pressure checked and even when she had to get in the little paper gown.

She weighed in at 34.4 pounds (50th percentile) and 39″ tall (45th percentile). Luckily her shoes add an extra inch to her height, otherwise all the 40″ rides at Legoland last month would not have been an option! haha!


I’d told her she didn’t need shots because her chart I looked at stated nothing for 4-year-olds. BUT – at the end of the appointment the doctor told us she needed two shots. Whelp, she lost it. Went crazy – basically hyperventilating! It was pretty horrible. They actually had to send in two nurses to help do the shot because they could tell I wasn’t going to be able to hold her down on her own. She cried after the shot for about 5 minutes and then I was finally able to calm her down enough to leave the office.

Needless to say, I’m glad that’s over. We’re so blessed to have healthy babies… for that I am thankful… but whew, I really hope next year’s check-up goes better — she will be getting at least one shot next year.