Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Kyle 15 month check up

Doctor experience:
  • We received a confirmation e-mail and talked with scheduling the week prior to cancel Cecilia's appointment given she is >2 years old and they are only seeing patients <2 during COVID-19.  We thought for sure we were on as scheduled.  WRONG!  2nd time in as many weeks! (1st was his canceled ENT appointment). Turns out one of the other doctors we enjoy seeing was working and she had availability, but it was going to require me coming back in 1 hour.  What a hassle and despite me pleading my case, they said this was all they could do.  So I loaded Kyle back in the truck and started to head home.  I wasn't even out of the parking lot yet and they called me and suggested they could get me in right then.  Phew, what a relief!!
  • Prior to even being admitted into the building, we had to pass a pre-screening in the entryway to ensure we were all healthy and hadn't traveled outside of MN.  You will notice the sweet picture of me supporting my Buff during the appointment.
  • His checkup went great!  No ear infection (we've noticed he's been healthier since being out of daycare for 2.5+ weeks now) and he got his 2 required shots.

Other milestones:
  • Walking all the time now
  • Saying 'Dog,' 'Ball,' 'Snack', and mama and dad still
  • Trying to push some more teeth through (still only has 4) so now has taken a liking to his pacifier again
  • crawling down all the stairs - he even opened the door to the basement one time and started crawling down - so we need to watch him all the time
  • growing out his hair (not by choice but may see if we can get a man bun :) )

15 month stats:
  • height: 32.76 inches (95%)
  • weight: 24.74 lbs (79%)
  • head size: 18.7 inches (71%)

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Cecilia is 4

Cecilia enjoyed her birthday during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was hard to work from home today and be the birthday activity director, Kindergarten teacher, and daycare teacher, as well as the baker and the cook and dish washer. We're exhausted!

Here are the highlights of today:

  • Grandpa Steve made a sign that said 'honk' for Cecilia's birthday
  • Sitting by the door was more fun this morning than the new bounce house we got for the backyard but by the afternoon they were really enjoying it. We wanted to make up for her birthday party that won't be happening this weekend.
  • The fire truck stopped by to wish Cecilia a Happy Birthday!
  • We had a scavenger hunt in the house for the birthday presents. The scavenger hunt took us to the garage where she found her new bike. Then we got to get in the car and continue to find presents on the doorsteps of Aunt Laura and Uncle Jon's house, Aunt Morgan and Uncle Scott's house, and Grandma Jan and Grandpa Steve's house. Wow - that was a whirlwind but so so much fun! Thank you for all of our generous and creative family members
  • We had a zoom call with Grandma Brigid, Grandpa Ed, Aunt Anne, Uncle Sean, Finn and Ben - what fun!
  • Some friends and family honked, stopped by, and said hi from several feet away. With so many neighbors walking about, we got so many birthday wishes. We also FaceTimed with more family and Cecilia felt so much love!
  • We baked a cake and decorated the house. We originally bought them to bring to FL but brought the beach party here and enjoyed the 60 degree weather.
  • We made lasagna at Cecilia's request and the whole family loved it. Kyle had seconds!

Thank you again for all the good wishes!