Thursday, August 4, 2016

Kindergarten Physicals

I started to post theses in my previous summer shenanigans post but decided they deserved a post of their own.

April (the boys birthday month) & May were a bit busy with birthday parties, my own medical drama & end of the school year. June we were busy traveling for vacation. I finally got around to getting the boys 5 year well checks/kindergarten physicals schooled & done in JULY. I'm such a slacker they couldn't even get in with their doctor & had to see a nurse practitioner. I don't usually mind but prefer seeing their doctor for annuals, especially since 2 of the boys had issues I needed to discuss.

Anyways, we got them done & just in the knick of time for school, lol
We decided to take them individually this year since last year was a bit chaotic.


Caden was first up. He's super healthy & growing just right. He is slowing down a bit which was expected after growing so big so fast for so long.

His measurements were:
Height 45.5" - 86th %
Weight 44lbs - 69th %
BMI 14 - 34%

The NP emphasized drinking 3 glasses of milk a day & getting them to dentist since they haven't been yet & will likely start losing teeth soon.

Caden got the last 2 vaccines he needed to start school & is happy he won't need anymore until the 7th grade.


Garren went later in the same week that Caden went & saw the same NP. He is also super healthy. He is still on his growth curve & continues to grow at a more 'normal' rate.

His measurements were:
Height 43" - 50th %
Weight 39lbs - 34th %
BMI 14 - 30th %

Garren also got his last 2 vaccines until 7th grade & received the same emphasis on milk consumption & getting to the dentist.

We have noticed that one of Garren's tes.ti.cles seem quite a bit larger than the other. We knew there was suppose to be a slight difference but weren't sure just how much so I asked the NP about it. She also thought it was pretty significant so she called in a doctor to take a look. It was determined that he has a hy.dro.cele & we were referred to a pediatric urologist. We had an appointment with the urologist at Nemours Children's specialty care Tuesday. He does in fact have a hy.dro.cele but it isn't causing any problems right now. we are just suppose to keep an eye on it & it if become commutative  we'll take him back & he'll have to have surgery to remove it & hopefully avoid a hernia. Right now it stay in place & doesn't move or travel.


Note to self; take Kellan first next year! He is the most nervous of the 3 boys & by the time his appointment rolled around the following his brother's he had heard all too much about the shots he would get & was as nervous as could be. Not good for an already anxious kid :(

Kellan's appointment was with his preferred doctor. He saw her for his stomach aches, that seized to exist once school was out. We talked a little about his anxiety. I think over the course of the summer he has worked out some of his fears so we decided to see how he does starting school this year before we pursue any additional help for his anxiety.

He is also healthy & slowing down in the growth dept.

HIs measurements were:
Height 45" - 81st %
Weight 42lbs - 61st %
BMI 14 - 22nd %

Kellan had his last vaccines until 7th grade too & is OH SO HAPPY about that!

There you have it. Three healthy & happy (to not anymore shots for a long time) boys!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Summer Shenanigans

This post has had a couple other titles but do to some random weirdo with nothing better to do with their life stealing my photos & creating an entire instagram account with them claiming to be a single mom to triplets. I had to lock things down & go back to watermarking my photos which just takes more time... So we are going with this title to re-cap & update on our Summer Bucket List.

Anyways,  we're back up & running with watermarks & just in case it needs mentioned again...

So Summer seems to be going on forever but also has gone by in a flash. School starts next week here but the boys will only go one day due to the staggered start the school is doing for kindergarten. I'm ready, but not. There is a lot left on our Summer Bucket List to do, honestly some of it may get postponed until the heat clears out, it's just to HOT right now for some outdoor activities.

So far our summer shenanigans have included:

Lots of family time...

Playing with cousins

Lots of time at the pool...

A couple days we had the whole pool to ourselves

The only time they are ever quiet

Beach days...

Checking out a tiny shark

Boardwalks for days

The pups had a beach day too

And we found our first shark's tooth!!! Hooray!!!

Backyard fun...

I asked them to keep their underpants on while outside

 More beach days & shark tooth hunting with friends...

The boys & their friend Charlie hunting shark's teeth

We found another shark's tooth!!!

A rare beach day with Donna

Water park fun
Last year they were afraid of that giant bucket
this year they sat under it counting down until it dumped

Discovering new places...

Big Talbot Island State Park

Hiking in flip flops

 Lots of birthday parties!...

Our triplet friends, Tyson, Bryce & Riley

Taylor birthday party with our triplet friends

My nephews birthday

 Zoo trips...

More hiking...

More fun with friends...

Checking out John's pool

More fun with friends...

Taking Bella for a ride in our new van

More family time...

Caden & Nadia

Garren & Chandler

Bowling for the first time ever!...




They bowl as well as I do which isn't saying much for me 
but scores in the 80's & 90's isn't bad for a first timer IMO.

And we've crossed a few more items off our Summer Bucket List

1. Grow a vegetable garden
2. Pick Blueberries
3. Go to Kennedy Space Center, aka see space rockets
4. Climb mountains
5. FIND sharks teeth!!!
6. Go bowling
7. Make tye dye shirts
8. Go to a drive in theater
9. Make fancy bird/fairy houses
10. Take a family vacation
11. Go fishing 
12. Ride water slides
13. Go camping
14. Hang out with our triplet BFFs!!!
15. Check out 2 new State Parks
16. Make paper mache' planets
17. Discover a new beach
18. Go hiking
19. Go to the waterpark
20. See fireworks


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