Monday, April 8, 2013

5th Year Well Check

Even at 5 years old the boys are still entertained by the noise of the paper on the bench at the pediatrician's office.  Watching them, I had flashbacks of them sitting in their diapers waiting on the nurse to come in.   Funny how some things never change.

Keegan (L) & Louden (R)

This was an uneventful check up.  My pedi gives great advice on raising kids at every well check, so we mostly discussed important things to do.  He said up until now it's been easy (huh?) and all about safety.  Now is the time you start "raising" your kids.  You teach them right from wrong.  You create good readers.  You teach them to talk about their feelings.  If you don't do it now, don't think you're going to ask a 14YO how he is feeling.  

Since we got 4 shots last year, we weren't expecting any this time.  Until the nurse gave me our shot record for kindergarten registration.  She noticed we skipped the first MMR at 15 months. The boys weren't excited to hear this. They went on and on how they should have gotten it when they were babies. Regardless, they took it like a champ and was excited to get a lollipop out of the deal.

Keegan is 55.8 lbs and 47" tall
Louden is 55 lbs and 46.5" tall (97th Percentile)

Since the boys recognized that Keegan was a bit bigger, they can't seem to understand that Louden is the older one.  Some twin parents withhold this info, I don't see the harm in them knowing.  We don't talk about birth order often, so it doesn't seem to be a "big deal". 

All in all, everything is great right now.  This, by far, is the most fun age.  They're claiming their independence, they're helpful, and they are more obedient than ever!  Can we hit the pause button?

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