Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I think before we went to the doctors office on Friday that we should have all had a round of shots... not even for dealing with getting three kids flu shots, but to deal with how freakin' cold the waiting room was. ugh. it was cold out but seriously it was almost as cold inside as it was out.
Anyway... finally the day had arrived... the HIGHLY anticipated day of getting shots. They day they cried about... cried because they had to wait for it to come. They WANTED shots, they couldn't wait... they all wanted to get them ASAP!!
So on the way to the doctors office... I was asking who was going to go first... they all wanted go first... so instead of having a fight when we got in there I said we would go in age order... oldest to youngest. That was easy, plus I knew that Brooke was going to cry and I wanted her to go last so that the other two would still go without a problem.
We got called in... Trevor manned up and got right on the table before even being asked to... we took one arm out... and he took the shot like a champ! Which I knew he would. He is totally awesome about it. Once he got 4 shots and a blood draw and just sat there like it was nothing at all. He's the man. He is. :) He only said Ow. that was it. Then he got his bandaid... shirt back on and he was done.
Lauren got up there... cheesin' and so happy to be sitting up on the table. :) We took her arm out and she got a little nervous but not too bad. Bryan went along side her to hold her a little bit incase she decided to move around... she did great. She did cry some afterwards but it was short lived... by the time the nurse put the bandaid on she was done crying. :) She was the woman! She did as good as she could have!! :) I'm sure when she is 5 she'll be as good as Trevor.
Next was Brooke... she was crying before even getting on the table. I knew this. She watched the other two get their shots... and she was already not happy and nervous. She didn't want to sit on the table. But we put her up there. She didn't want Daddy... she wanted Mommy... so I went. She still fussed. She didn't want her shirt off her arm. She did it anyway... she was fussing and crying before the shot and then after the shot she was really crying. Tears and all. She was mad too. She was tense and made a muscle when she got the shot so she bled... she was the only one to bleed. We got a bandaid and her shirt back on. She cried till we left the waiting room, which was longer than our appointment to give the papers to the receptionist that we got from the nurse who did the shots. But when we got in the truck they were all fine.
They survived. They all said it wasn't too bad, except Brooke who said... "it hurtsed" with a little sad voice. Then Lauren agreed with her that it "hurted really bad". Trevor told them that it wasn't that bad and it was already over with.
So today the girls have 3 year old check ups and I'm pretty sure they are going to be getting shots again. Oh what fun. But they aren't crying or anything yet... they know they will most likely get shots so they are prepared. Lauren will go first again so Brooke won't scare the pooh out of Lauren with her crying.
AND today Grandpa will be going with us... so maybe it will be all good. We'll see. They are anxious to go to the doctors still so that is good. They have been asking me all morning when is it time to go. lol And even Trevor wanted to stay home from school today to go to the doctors, even if he had to get a shot he still wanted to go with us.
I can totally understand him wanting to stay home and not miss out on something. Although really he won't be missing out on much... we are only going to the doctors and that is it. Nothing else. Not lunch not anything fun. He will have a much better time at school and have a LOT more fun there.
That's all for now. I'll let you all know how we make out today!!