well, we can mark that one off the list-- taking two tired children to the doctor, all by myself, and getting them both shots. check! leaving without a tear being shed or a tantrum being thrown. check!
sylvi has her six month well baby visit this morning, which is always slightly exciting. she was a trooper and didn't complain a bit (even when they looked in her ears, which she doesn't care for). for the record, she is 15lbs even and 25in long. she's still gracing the 20th percentile or thereabouts and got a clean bill of health. she also got a vaccination, which went swimmingly! not a tear was shed.
isa also came along, as she needed a shot as well. i have to be honest here, i was a little worried about what that might be like. first off, she was having to share my attention with sylvi, which could always backfire in a stressful situation. isa has previously not been a fan of doctor's offices, so you just never know how she will react. but we talked about the fact that they were both getting shots (after we were already in the door-- lest she make a scene or something) and the comradery of it all seemed to help. when the nurse walked in, syringes in hand, she asked isa whether she'd like her shot in her arm or in her leg. without a second's hesitation isa replied, "In my leg!" while pulling up her skirt and hiking her leg up on the chair! i kid you not. it was one of the cutest (and bravest) things i have ever seen her do. as the nurse uncapped the syringe and prepared to stick her, isa said, "alright! here we go!" and that was that. not a flinch or a wimper, or even turning her head away. for her bravery, she got a special band-aid and a blues clues sticker, both of which made her very, very proud. she insisted on walking out through the waiting room showing off the little band-aid on her thigh.