Thursday, March 22, 2012

Proud Mommy Moments: The Shots

Hi! Did you miss me! Our company is here for their last day today, but I had some extra time yesterday afternoon when they all went to the beach and I stayed home with a sick Lucas. Yes, I know lucky me.

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This last week I had to take Alex for her kindergarten physical, actually I was taking her just for a few shots as you have to schedule a physical about a month in advanced and I slacked-but I could at least take her in to get her shots so we can register her.

I called the Dr. Friday morning assuming I would be able to bring her in the morning. Well you know what they say about assuming things..ahem. Our appointment time 3:15-- so yes, after I picked Lucas up from school and had all three kids with me.

On our way to our appointment Lucas made sure to comment about how much he hates shots.; seriously kid-thanks! I quickly tried to remind Alex of how well she did last time she got shots.

We arrived at the doctors and luckily were the only ones in the waiting room. Taking three healthy kids to the doctor can be a potentially scary thing. We were eventually called back to the room and waited. Alex decided to try out the doctor's chair, spinning in a circle until she flew off the thing smacking her head.

Luckily those tears stopped before the doctor arrived. He talked with her for a few minutes then the nurse came in. They first had to the do the TB test, Alex flinched and lifted her other hand as the nurse stuck her in the arm. "Just squeeze my hand I told her."

Which she did. She then received two more shots in her shoulder. And what did she do-- absolutely nothing, not one tear, not one complaint, she just took it.

On the way home she did comment about how it did actually hurt. I assured her it was fine that it hurt and it was amazing how she handled it. Lucas than noted, "huh I guess I freak out the most of everyone for shots."

Yes, yes my son you do.
Alex with her bravery gift certificates from the Dr.

What is your Proud Mommy Moment this week?

21 comments:

  1. What a brave girl! Well done Alex :)

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  2. Excellent! I would be proud too. Love the pic of her with her bravery certificates (that's a cool idea!).

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  3. Way to go Alex! She is one brave little girl!

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  4. Awww, what a big girl! My daughter did great with her Kindergarten shots. My 2 older sons were another story. My youngest son goes next month for his Kindergarten shots and I already made his dad take an afternoon off to help. No way am I tackling that by myself again. Ha! Have a wonderful Thursday.

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  5. Alex is such a brave and strong girl!

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  6. From my experience (5 kids and a foster child- 3 boys 3 girls) the girls are definitely tougher than the boys, lol. Good job, Alex!

    I haven't had time to link up this week but wanted to come see your mommy moment. I did post one a few days ago from the past. Feel free to go by and see it.

    http://teiners.blogspot.com/2012/03/moms-memory-monday.html

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  7. Awww!!! Look at that adorable face with her certificates! I love the story about spinning around on the chair...I can just envision Charlie doing that someday soon :-)

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  8. That is awesome! I was like that as a kid.

    Punky is NOT.

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  9. my daughter was the best at taking shots, until she turned 4...she would tell the nurses, "It just tickles."

    Now she is just shy of being restrained by multiple people (can't even begin to figure out where she got that from, hmm hmm)

    I would love it if she took them as well as your daughter

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  10. Yay!!! I'm so glad she did so well! She's one tough cookie!! Neither me or Lexie likes to get shots. :o(

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  11. What an adventure! I'm going to need a blank copy of that brave award ... you know, to give to myself once in a while ;0) What a sweet (and brave) thing!

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  12. Oh Lord, when I took My Girl it was so traumatic for us both, I still haven't recovered and she's almost 8!

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  13. Ugh, sorry about the sicks...AGAIN! My oldest son is definitely the worst with shots too! His sisters are WAY braver than he ;)

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  14. Your son cracks me up!
    Alex did so well. :)

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  15. Lol, you are too cute! I hate shots, personally! So kudos for you both handling it so well!

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  16. They did it! I use to hate taking my kids to get their shots. They'd scream their lungs out. So I waited until they were old enough to suck it up. LOL.

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  17. Sounds like she takes shots better than even I do!

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  18. Awww - I love that she gets bravery certificates! That is such a great idea!

    And what a sweet brave girl!

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