At 18 months or even three years old, he was quite afraid of any sort of medical procedure, including going to the dentist. In the past month he went to the dentist & after watching his papa's appointment, he had a full cleaning, scaling & even an X-ray happily.
Last week we went to Children's Hospital for the last part of his participation in the CHILD study. There they did all kinds of procedures including a skin prick allergy test & a blood draw. He was clearly very uncomfortable & a little upset through the skin prick test, as they had to poke him 20 times, but sat in his chair & didn't fuss too much. The blood test was a dream because they used a numbing cream. I don't think he even felt it.
Another sign of maturity that makes my life a lot easier is that he stays put & doesn't fight with other kids in park. I don't have to worry about him taking off when I have to keep my eye on Bronte constantly. He's also learned patience to a degree, waiting in lines (like at the Tumblebus as you can see on the right) or taking turns fairly willingly.
Happy birthday little buddy! I'll finish up with a few photos from the birthday party we had yesterday.
|Our friend Lisa made an amazing Chirp pinata for the party!|
|Chirp, Squawk, & Tweet cupcakes & five candles for our big boy.|
|Emily loves cuddling Bronte.|
|Linny takes first whack at the pinata.|
|There were bike stickers in the pinata!|
|Linnaeus was thrilled with his new backpack from Auntie Sarah|
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