I took James and Annabel to Dr. Looove’s office this week for check-ups. James needed his two-month well baby visit, and Annabel needed a check-up before preschool started. The morning of the appointments, I told Annabel what we were about to do and she flipped. Not because she was scared, but because she was excited. She adores Dr. Looove (just like me!). In fact, when we play doctor, Annie wants us to call her Dr. Annie Looove.
Before we left for the appointments, I was running around the house grabbing everything we needed when Annie hollered at me, “Mama! I’m ready!” And she definitely was:
I cracked up and told her she didn’t need to bring her doctor gear, but she insisted.
When we arrived at the office, everyone made quite the fuss over the adorable doctor and her baby brother. Unsurprisingly, Annabel ate it up. A few nurses came into our exam room so Annie could listen to their heartbeats with her “Tethescope.” One nurse asked Annie if she liked Doc McStuffins and Annie’s mouth dropped open. “YOU know Doc McStuffins?! Wow!”
When Dr. Looove walked in the room, she said, “I heard there’s a doctor in here that needs a consult!” She played along with Annie the entire time, explaining what she was doing and inviting her to help. She even let Annie use her (real) stethoscope to listen to her heart beat. This is why her online name is Dr. Looove – I just love her and the way she cares for our family.
After Annie’s evaluation was over, it was James’ turn. I’d told Annie that James was probably going to be scared, especially when he received his vaccinations. Annie told me she’d make sure James always knew she was there so “he won’t be afraid of anything.”
She held his hand the entire time.
When it came time for James to get his shots, Annie chanted over and over, “Be brave! Be brave! Be brave!” James cried out for a moment (seriously the most I’ve ever heard him cry), but Annie ran over and started kissing his hands and face. He settled down instantly.
Having a Doctor-Big-Sister has its privileges.
Seriously made me cry …. that photo, oh my goodness Heather.
(I still get envious when I hear of babies not crying much because Rocco cried me to crazy town, bless him.)
Am loving watching James become his own little person. It’s so quick!
Haha. Annie cracks me up!! I wonder if she will like theater when she gets older.
I LOVE HER. She is so amazing
Becca Masters says:
She is so adorable!
You’re so lucky that James hardly cried! Emma cried and cried and screamed so much that she looked like a lobster!
Such an awesome Doctor Big Sister!
These two are priceless…oh my goodness!
Okay, so being 4 months pregnant I am hyper-emotional. But I loved this whole post, and then when I got to the last picture I burst into tears! The sweetest, cutest thing ever!
Man, I love those kids! How sweet!
Annie’s just precious and so caring. I knew she would rock big sister like no one’s business!
That is so darn sweet! How adorable!
That picture of sweet Annie holding her little brother’s hand….GAH! Just killed me! SO unbelievably precious! I only hope I am blessed with a sibling for my daughter someday. SO SWEET!
Seriously! THE. CUTEST. THING. EVER!!
Dr. Annie is the best. SO SWEET.
Agree with the first poster, so sweet and adorable. James is one lucky boy to have a great big sister like Annie!
Lisa F. says:
The end of the post made me tear up a little, it was so sweet! You’ll have to remind Annie of these moments when she’s a teenager and can’t stand having her brother underfoot (if that ever happens). :p
You just may have a doctor in the making. I can see it now.
So sweet. It’s a blessing to have a great doctor.
That picture of her holding his hand made me teary! So precious!
what an amazing big sister. in a world rampant with sibling rivalry, it warms my heart to see how much she loves and cares for little james. i found myself tearing up as well. a real blessing.
S Meaders says:
I laughed so hard to see how James was lying down like a cool dude on the exam table, absolutely relaxed and enjoying getting message. Annie is cute and caring sister.
What a great big sister Annabel is!
This is TOO adorable.
Holy crap, this is the cutest thing I have ever heard!
Expat Mom says:
Awww! So sweet. My oldest has to visit the doctor quite frequently and often, when they go with their dad and I stay home, his slightly younger brother comes in first and tells me everything the doctor said and how his brother’s intestines are doing.
What a wonderful entry. Just made my night. Sweet as can be. Love it!