Saturday, September 17, 2011

Three Year Wellness Check

On Thursday I took Betsy in for her 3-year-old well-child check up. I absolutely love her pediatrician. She really takes extra special care of my girl and I like that she goes above and beyond for us. Betsy is growing perfectly and is actually close to catching up in her weight for a "normal" three-year-old. She is almost in the 50th percentile for weight but for her BMI she is in the 20th percent. She weighs 31 pounds and she is 39 inches long. She's in the 90th percentile in height. Tall and skinny....lucky girl! Her pediatrician said she is almost as tall as most 4 year olds.

She is developmentally right on track. When she graduated out of Sooner Start she was totally caught up on her speech and tested at the level of a 4 year to 4 year 11 month in terms of comprehension and reasoning. That's GREAT! We all new she was smart! She has great problem-solving skills and trys over and over until she has accomplished something.

We have been working on coloring inside the lines and although she can't quite do it she does concentrate on coloring one specific thing even if she can't stay in the lines. She can draw a face complete with a round face, two eyes, a nose and a mouth. All in the right spots. She loves, loves to color. She can hold scissors properly but isn't able to actually open and close them with one hand and cut but I don't think she is ready for that yet.

She has known her alphabet and numbers up to 20 for a while but she also can count in Spanish to 8. She skips the number 9 in Spanish and sometimes says 10. We are working on what sounds the letters of the alphabet makes and her favorite thing is T-T-T-T-T says Turtle. She recognizes letters of the alphabet and when she sees things that start with "Be" she yells, "That's my name!" She absolutely loves books especially Pinkalicious. Of course!

We have always worked on manners and she knows what "rude" is and to "be nice always". She always says thank you, please and your welcome. She's great about saying "excuse me" when someone is in her way and when she meets another child she introduces herself. "Hi, I'm Betsy." I love to hear her say that.

We aren't to a point where she is interested in potty training yet. She did great about a month ago when I was workng with her really good but a few times she did pee-pee in the potty and for some reason it really freaked her out. Ever since then she has kinda been hesitant about the potty and I haven't pushed. I encourage but when she gets upset then I stop. She's peaked interest just within the past couple days so we will reintroduce her to the process soon.

I know this blog is nothing but a big ole BRAG but she certainly deserves it. She is so much fun to be around and talks NONSTOP. She is always on the move and very curious about everything. She loves to sing songs and 'tell stories'. She will make up the cutest things. I am absolutely head over heels in love with this girl. It's totally bittersweet to see her become such a big girl. She isn't my baby anymore, she's a little kid. I certainly cherish every moment and have really enjoyed watching her grow up and become such a good little lady.


Little Hen said...

I love the post! You have every reason to brag, she's a beautiful, well mannered, intelligent little girl!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

She sounds absolutely perfect :) Sooo much fun.

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