Busy Birthday

So even though today is my big boy’s birthday we had a lot of things that we needed to do.  Unfortunately, Joseph’s doctor could only fit him in today for his yearly check-up or we would have had to wait until next year.  It wasn’t the best of circumstances, but at least it wasn’t Benjamin who had to get shots on his birthday.

It had been a while since we’ve been in the doctor’s office for Joseph so it was nice to have them weigh him and check that he’s growing well.  I don’t know if it was fortunate or unfortunate, but it just so happens that the kids started their winter break on Friday so I got to bring all four kids to the dr. office.  Thank goodness I’m done watching those two little boys or that would have been a real circus.

Joseph ended up getting two immunizations and the flu shot, but he was surprisingly very calm about the whole situation.  He asked that Emma hold his hand so that he wouldn’t be scared (which she did) and he whimpered for a few minutes after the fact, but other than that he was amazing!  We’ve really made great progress on his ability to express his emotions and feelings without having complete meltdowns.

He is, as he has always been, in the 98th percentile!!!  He weighs a whopping 47 pounds and is 44 inches tall.  The great thing about that information is that he can ride all the rides at Disneyland 🙂 !  I remember the last time that we went to Disneyland none of the kids were tall enough to go but now both boys are tall enough and Emma could probably squeeze by.

All in all, Joseph is a very healthy young boy.  There’s no need to worry about his size because he’s not only heavy but he’s also tall, which makes him perfectly proportionate.

We had to hurry home so that we didn’t miss Jacob’s developmental therapist.  It was a very easy and lay back session.  She re-evaluated him using the same evaluation process she used six months ago when we started therapy.  It was so amazing to go through the lists and hear all the progress that he has made.  From hard things like ‘can he take two or more steps in a row before falling’ to more simple things like ‘does he role play with a baby doll’. It was great to do this review right before Christmas hit.  It just helped remind me how much I have to be thankful for.  Just a couple more weeks until his six month review and we’ll have all five of his therapists here at the same time to go over goals and new expectations that we have for Jacob and the next six months.

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