Aug 22, 2006

Check-up

We had Karina and Cooper's check-up and shots yesterday....Karina is still low on the charts (weight 25.4 lbs- 30%, length 32 inches-10%, and Hc -18-10%) Cooper was weight-19.3 lbs- 10%, height- 29.5 inches- 40% and hc-18- 25%) We may start cooper on some Pedi-sure (like ensure) for additional calories. He is real long and lean and very active. He said most adopted children aren't even on the charts the first few years...so I am not going to worry. He said Cooper was ahead developmentally. He can on command-(which he did all for the doctor)-----bark like a dog when you ask "what does the dog say", wave bye, wave "hi", point out his ears and belly button, say and nod "no-no" and Best of all developmentally (according to the doctor).....THROW TANTRUMS!!! He said actually that was a good sign that he was developing and was ahead on all of these things. ....so I am not worrying about anything at this point except how to discipline him and how to keep him from having to get stitches since he is into everything. He is now fully on sippie cups (we switched Karina to straw cups because cooper would only drink out of Karina's sippies...so we gave him those) and all of a sudden loves whole milk and PB and J sandwiches!!He said Karina did great during the apt. for a 2 year old and we must be doing something right (I guess it was the spankings she was starting to get...things have done a big turn around with her behavior. We can now put her on skim milk. She is doing well too...everyday is trying to say new words and still loves books. Her favorite thing right now is to look for "tractors and horses" when we are driving. She also LOVES Barney...music we have and the dvd. She loves for the three of us to sing "the wheels on the bus and "the ants go marching". ....yes the three of us...cooper tries to join in the singing and hand motions too!!! She is now calling Jason "DA-DEEEEE" sounds almost french or somethingThe shots were heartbreaking for both. Jason held Cooper down for his 3 and I held Karina for her three. Both felt pretty crummy yesterday afternoon.

The kids still like to go in the stroller when I run. This morning we found a cat that will let me pick him up and put him in the stroller so Karina and Cooper can pet him. Karina CRIES when we leave him. Karina still doesn't feel well from the shots. She wouldn't eat at all tonight. Of course Cooper ate everything in site!

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We moved from Alabama to Stuttgart, Germany in December 2010. This is a great adventure for our whole family that we enjoy sharing.
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