Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ella did it!

Ella had her 4 year well-visit at the dr. today. 4 year well-visit=4 shots. I told her beforehand she was getting some shots, that they would hurt a little and that it would be over fast. She was so brave. She didn't freak out and laid down without a fight. However, as soon as they gave her the first shot, she started screaming. And with each shot, the screaming got louder. This in turn scared Cali, who started screaming too. They were both traumatized by the end.....and I was too:( I had Cali in the stroller crying with no one to really console her and there I was with Ella holding her hands trying to comfort her while they put the bandaids on and finished. Can't there be some other way????!!! I hate seeing my kids go through this! You moms out there know what I mean. The only thing that helps me to not to lose it is knowing that they won't remember it in a few months and of course, the fact that immunizations protect them from disease. When the nurses left, I just hugged both of them for a few minutes while they sniffed and calmed down. I had many tears to wipe today:( Motherhood can be hard sometimes.

So anyways, Ella is perfectly healthy, 20/20 vision, perfect hearing, now weighs 36 lbs, and has grown to be 40 inches tall. She is growing so fast! The dr. gave her a lollipop and a surprise package(a fairy sticker and a bracelet). She was really happy. I also took her to Target to pick out a toy and candy-she deserved it. It was 4 shots for crying out loud!
Great job Ella-I'm proud of what a brave girl you were today. I love you! mOmmy

11 comments:

Tara D said...

Ella, you were soooo brave! I remember crying when I got my shots at the allergists. I was what, like ten years old or something. lol

Hirschi Family said...

Poor Ella and Mommy, the only thing that gets me through is knowing that the tears from shots are a lot better than anything that would come if they didn't get the shots and got a horrible disease or infection. Great job Ella what a brave solider!

RD said...

Our brave little girl- good job Ella and mommy. I'm with you Holly there's bound to be a better way- at least limit it to a single combo shot?

100 Percent Cottam said...

yahoo, ella! that smart brave girl. and you are too right. candy and toys were must-do's!

-Melissa- said...

Ella is so brave. I would be screaming too if I had to have four shots! It is hard being so brave for your kids when they are in pain.

Hacking it up said...

What a brave li'l girl!! She definitely deserved candy and muchas smooches!!!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Ella you are so brave. I'm sorry it hurt so much I'd be crying too! It's nice mommy was near by to hold your hand and let you know it was going to be alright. I'm glad you were able to be rewarded for the pain you went through you most deserve a prize. We love you and miss you very much. love nana

Holly, I know what you mean it just breaks your heart to hear them cry out in pain. OUCH! It hurts thinking about it. Thanks for being a good mommy and holding their hands. love cyndi

Jan said...

I remember the shots as being the worst -- you totally have to do it and you would never NOT do it, but it's TRAUMA!! I swear I left the doctor's office crying right along with my kids. Glad that's over with!

Sarah said...

Good job being brave, Ella! Getting shots is so horrible. They should have at least had another nurse in there to hold Cali for you, Holly! That's the worst to have to hold down your child so they can get hurt! After I reward the kids (candy for Christopher and extra loves for Naomi), I always feel like I need a reward too! It's not always easy to be brave for your kids!

Jennifer said...

Aaron has to go with me cause I can't watch Benson be in so much pain. I always get a little teary-eyed. Aaron has to ask if I'm ok. I'm so lame. Like you said, it does protect the from diseases. Good job Ella!

Zim Family said...

Way to go Ella! Shots stink. Good thing your mommy knows how to make everything all better!!