My Two Year Checkup

Story told by Lainey

I had my two year checkup with Dr. Mike today. While driving to his office, I kept exclaiming, “Dotor Mite…Dotor Mite (Dr Mike)!”

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When you’re a big two-year-old, you don’t have to lay down on the scale anymore. You get to stand on the big girl scale.

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You also get to stand against the wall to have your height measured.

Here are my stats from the first part of my visit:

Height: 2 feet, 11.25 inches (80th percentile)

Weight: 29 pounds, 7 oz (80th percentile)

Head Circumference: 20.5 inches (greater than 95th percentile)…Yep, I still have a huge head!

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After my measurements, I had a snack and waited for Dr. Mike.

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When Dr. Mike came in, he gave me the choice of sitting on the table or Mommy’s lap. I was a brave girl and chose the table (as long as I could bring my snack with me).

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I always have fun with Dr. Mike.

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I opened up wide for Dr. Mike to look in my mouth. Any time Mommy asks me to do this I attempt to bite off her fingers, but for Dr. Mike, I was obviously perfect.

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Before Dr. Mike left, he gave me an Elmo sticker, which I loved!

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After Dr. Mike left, the nurse came back in to give me two pokes, one in my finger and one in my thigh. I was a very brave girl and only cried a little with the shot in my thigh. (Here I am showing Mommy the Band-Aid on my finger.)

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As you can see, I’m quite tall. Dr. Mike said there are multiple ways to estimate my height as an adult. One way would be to double my two-year-old height, which would give me an estimated adult height of about 5’11”. Another way is to average the height of my parents and subtract 1/2-inch (if I were a boy, I would add 1/2-inch). That would give me an estimated adult height of 5’10”. Either way, it looks like I’m going to continue to be one tall girl!

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I’m happy to have a clean bill of health! I (hopefully) won’t be back to the doctor’s office for another year!

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