I'll be sure to do a post about Jake's party (it was a success!) but I did want to post details about his 4 year check up today. First up, the stats:
Weight: 33 lbs
Height :38.75 inches
Last year for his 3 year check up, he was 30 lbs and 37.5 inches. So 3 lbs heavier and 1.25 inches taller...which is strange, because I really would have thought he had grown more than that (height-wise anyway) It seems like he's hit at least 2 growth spurts in the past year that have caused me to have to suddenly change pants/short sizes for him because they were suddenly all like floods on him (or, in the case of shorts, suddenly looked like he had been teleported back to 1977). but he's growing right on track, which is all that matters.
The doctor said everything looked great physically and that he's right on track for his age developmentally. He was very impressed with how social he was (he didn't stop talking the whole time once the doctor came in...he filled him in on school, his party, what kind of cake it was ,the presents he got, and the fact that he loves chicken nuggets). He got 3 shots (which he was not thrilled with), but the good news is that we're DONE with vaccines (aside from the flu shot) for him until he's 11. Finally, the end! The shots must have taken a toll on him, he took a 3 hour nap this afternoon...I had both of the boys home with me today since it's MLK day, so score for mommy, I had a huge chunk of time to myself this afternoon since Liam took a nearly 2 hour nap in that same time period.
Speaking of Liam, we also had an appointment for him this morning to have his ears checked after the infection he had...fortunately, that had cleared up and all was well. He received the 2nd half of his flu shot, so he's all up to date until his 9 month check up next month.
Here's Jake getting ready to ski in our backyard yesterday...yes, in our backyard.