Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NIne Year Checkup

Today Olivia had her 9 year checkup. . .nine years!!  Sometimes I just can't believe it!  I always post her stats here so that I'll know where to look when I need them (and inevitably lose the piece of paper it's written on.)

Weight:  45.0 lbs  = less than 3%
Height:  48 inches = 2%
BMI: 13 = 5%

Her growth is not quite as good as they want it.  I don't think it matters how tall she ends up, but for her sake, I hope she's at least over 5 ft.  When reminded of her small size, Olivia smiles and says:

God must have known I wanted to be a preschool teacher.  You don't have to be very big to do that.

I love her outlook.  If only everyone could approach life the Olivia way.

Olivia is having a bone age study done, which is basically an x-ray of her hand.  That will determine whether we need to test her growth hormones or not.  Here is a bit more information about it.

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/xray-bone-age.html

I haven't written on here about our struggles over the summer.  Sometime I will try to write a post about it.  I'll just say that Olivia now currently sees a pediatric nephrologist and urologist.  It was a stressful summer searching for answers.  It's an ongoing health issue that we've been dealing with since about May.  So, I ask for prayers in regards to that health issue, prayers for her growth, overall health and happiness.  I'm not sure anyone reads this blog anymore since I stopped blogging for quite awhile.  But, if you still read it (and have from the beginning or just started) I would love to hear from you.  Leave a comment or simply email me at jsail63@hotmail.com.  In the comment section write something about the blog as I'm known to just click through and delete messages.  Thanks!


5 comments:

Julie said...

I'm still reading!! I get so excited when you post a new photo of the girls. They are both changing so much!

Brian McMahon said...

I have followed your blog since the beginning, I have twin grandchildren who are nine years old today (12th October) so we have a lot in common. Thank you for posting.

Catherine (using my husbands account)

Anonymous said...

I have followed your blog since almost the beginning. I was searching something about giraffes for my grandson (born in February the same year as your twins) and the picture of your large stuffed giraffe came up in the search. I started reading about your family and became hooked. It's so good to see how great Olivia has grown up and how you have been such a great and loving mother. Thanks for sharing your world!

--Just another Grandma

State said...

I'm still reading!! It takes me a little time to hop over (obviously ;)) but I love hearing the updates of your girls. I can't believe how big they are. Olivia & Logan have always been close to my heart because I have preemie twins, one here and one who passed away. My miracle is 7 now. :)

State said...

Oops... my name should say Stace, but it autocorrected when I updated my google and can't figure out how to fix it.