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Monday, March 4, 2013

3 year check up

I never did post about AR's 3 year check up and some of her milestones. She had her check up on February 16th.

For the well check-ups now, they wear a little hospital gown.  She thought she was something!  
She weighed 32 lbs and was in the 75 percentile which shocked me a little because she doesn't eat much anymore.  She was 37 3/4 tall (75%).

They checked her eyes with the eye chart and she got a little frustrated at the small objects at the bottom and said she just didn't want to play that "game" anymore! 

I had a small concern about her hearing.  I think it could just be a little habit she has, but she ask me to repeat things all the time.  If we are at a restaurant, she will ask me what the waiter is saying, if she is playing a game she will sometimes ask what it is asking her to do.  A part of me think she just doesn't understand and wants me to clarify.  Dr. Roberts said I could get a hearing test done anytime I wanted so I am giving it a month or so and go from there.

She loves going to the doctor!! Dr. Roberts is so good with her though.  She lets her listen in the stethoscope and look in her ears.  We will really miss her when she leaves this summer!!

Here are some of the things AR is doing at 3:

-She is now a very picky eater! I usually hear..."I not like that" every meal...even if it is something she has had and liked the week before!   We do try to make her try it and she doesn't get anything else.

-We have had a tough time with getting her to sleep in her bed.  Dr. Roberts said that if one parent had a hard time with this, then its 75% chance she will too, if both parents did, then its 90!  So, we are looking at a 10% chance she will stay in her bed! haha!  Riley and I have both said it is hard because truthfully, we kind of like it but we know it is much better for her to sleep in her bed! She does have a new full size bed now...it helps some!

-She is such a sponge right now.  She is learning so much!  Here are a few things I can remember...
She can count to 20 and sometimes further, back from 10, identifies numbers, knows shapes and colors and the two most recent is identifying all the letters and knowing sounds and spelling her first and middle name.   It is so funny because you can tell how proud she is when she learns something new!

-She loves to sing and dance!  Her favorite songs or the ones she sings most are: The b-i-b-l-e, Zacchaeus, Part of your world (little mermaid), a dream is a wish (cinderella), I feel better (doc mcstuffins)

-She loves having her fingernails/toenails painted!  She has to show everyone!!!  

-She LOVES ballet!  She has learned so much already.  They are getting ready for the recital that is in May...the theme this year is Cinderella!

-She says the funniest things...I will do a post on some of those another time mainly because I want to remember all those cute sayings!

-She has given up her nap on most days! She went from taking a 3 hour nap to nothing...I thought this would be a gradual change!  She still has to have quiet time because Mommy needs that and she does too!  I let her read or play a game on the ipad and sometimes watch a movie.  She is pretty good about doing this and sometimes, she does fall asleep.  I try not to push a nap on her now though because I know she is fine when she doesn't take one and often when she does take it, she is very hyper at bedtime!  

-She and AK play well together most of the time.  If Ava Kate is asleep, Anna Riley will ask several times if we can wake her or if she is up yet!  Likewise, Ava Kate hates taking a nap when Anna Riley is home! 

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