Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kindergarten Physical

Yesterday, I took Emma to her Kindergarten Physical with Dr. Lovell.

She had her eyes checked, her ears check, and was weighed and measured. She weighs 38 lbs (50th percentile) and is in the 90th percentile for height (I forgot the exact number). So, she's tall and skinny...which we knew!

Then, Dr Lovell came in and talked to us.

He spent lots of time talking to Emma and drawing shapes with her.

(Have I mentioned that he is the best Pediatrician EVER!?)

He said she holds her pencil great and that was always a good thing to see. She can draw a line, circle, square, triangle and diamond (that's all they did). The diamond is a 6 year old shape, so she's ahead of the curve.

She counted to 60 for him and wrote her full name (with a little reminder in the middle of Williamson...IT'S A LONG ONE!). He said most Kindergartners can count to 20 and write their first name...again...she is soooo smart!

(She can actually count to 100, but she kinda lost interest by 60! ha!)

Dr. Lovell and I talked a lot about things to do to keep Emma challenged. He said she was a very smart girl and extremely healthy. He gave her the A-OK to go to school in the fall!
(I guess there is no getting around registering her now...)
Then, Nurse Carrie came in and gave her three shots. She made it through the first two with no tears, but the third was more than she could handle. She cried and Nurse Carrier hugged her and told her how sorry she was. I scooped her up and loved on her...all was well in about 2 minutes.

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