Jack's Dentist & Doctor Visits

Jack had a big week back in early September - he had his first dentist visit AND had his three year check-up.  His dentist visit went pretty well.  He's lucky because his grandma is a dental assistant, so she was the one cleaning his teeth.  He was excited leading up to the appointment and wanted to play with all the tools when we got there.  But when it was go time, he clammed up a little.  I got him to lay on top of me after I sat in the chair, which was kind of odd, but it worked.  He opened wide while grandma cleaned, polished and flossed his teeth.  He was not interested in letting the dentist look in his mouth, so that minute was a little rough, but all in all he did great!

Charlie had gone to a pediatric dentist the week before after he took a tumble in the Cozy Coupe and I was nervous about his teeth.  Everything checked out fine, but Charlie got a blow-up sword from his visit, so Jack expected something similar from his first appointment.  Since I knew our dentist's treasure chest consisted of stickers and erasers and other small trinkets, I made a quick stop at the dollar store and got him a sword as his reward.  He earned it and he was pleased.

A couple days later we did a joint check-up at the pediatrician for Charlie and Jack.  Luckily Grandma Lang came with us - not sure I could have had any meaningful conversations with the doctor without her there helping with the boys!

Jack passed his check-up with flying colors.  The doctor told me a few of the things he's doing are 4 year old skills, so he's cruising right along.

At three years old, Jack weighs 37 lbs (90th%) and is 40" tall (91.5%).  He didn't have to get any shots this time (off the hook until age 5) so he was a happy camper.

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