I took Ella for her 4-year pediatrician appointment a few days after her birthday. She has really grown - she is 34.5 lbs (47th percentile) and 39 7/8 inches (54th percentile). They checked her hearing and vision for the first time, and of course she talked and asked a million questions throughout - she wants me to explain every poster to her, needs to know why the inside of your throat looks like that, what the nurse is having for dinner, on and on - I would do anything for a running transcript of what is going on inside that head of hers!
The only bad part of the appointment was when the nurses came back at the end to give her shots - 2 shots in each arm, from 2 nurses at the same time. I had her in my lap and she started to get upset and was fussing and then all of a sudden she said "it's not going to hurt" and didn't even cry when they gave her the actual shots. It was pretty neat, she showed some mind over matter and did great. Of course she felt that after that amazing performance she needed a lollipop not just for her, but her stuffed kitty that came too. They earned it!