Four Year Old Check Up

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Four Year Old Check Up


We have been seeing the same prediction at Fayetteville Children’s Clinic since our daughter Isabella was born and Bella loves Dr. Kelly. I remember the first time my husband and I met Dr. Kelly and Isabella was only a few hours old. He came by the hospital to check her over and I felt like he held my baby like a rag doll and was not mommy and lack of sleep. Well, I remember asking him before he left if he had any kids and he said no. I didn’t think much about it. He is a very quiet man with a dry sense of humor, but an awesome doctor and great with kids. He was getting ready to leave the room and he looked up on his way out and said “I don’t have kids because I don’t like them” (he was joking) he smiled and left. Of course, I freaked out as a new mom wouldn't you, right? The nurse that was in there started laughing and said he loves kids and jokes around with all new parents. Looking back it was pretty funny. Fayetteville Children’s Clinic and Dr. Kelly came highly recommended and I would not want my daughter seen by anyone else. The doctor’s and nurses there are amazing!


Today I took my little girl in for her 4 year old check up. Time flies so fast and can’t believe she is already four. Anyway, I thought it would be a simple in an out appointment since every year she got her immunizations. I thought she would have been caught up by now, well I was wrong and she was not happy. As a parent we do everything we can to make sure they are taken care of and it breaks my heart to see her in pain and cry. I’m afraid of needles myself, but I didn’t tell her that. She had her hearing and eyes tested and everything was great. She had a little growth on her chest for a long time and it was suppose to eventually pop on it’s own, well it didn’t. So, Dr Kelly recommended putting a little slit in it and assisting it...scalpel and squeezing... equals tears for my little baby, but it had to be done. So, ontop of that she had to have three shots in her little thighs. She was so brave today and we were so proud of how well she did. She didn’t think she was brave because she cried. I told her even brave people cry. Dr. Kelly felt so bad, but Bella gave him a big hug after and said she still liked him, that was funny. Every kids loves stickers, she got three stickers, a bracelet and Dr. Kelly gave her his bouncy ball she always plays with...he is such a sucker for kids.  :)

my little angel

So, I took her to lunch and let her have a cookie before bringing her back to school. It was so nice to take a break during a busy day to enjoy taking my baby to lunch. I need to do that more often. As adults we get so wrapped up in the everyday life that sometimes we forget the little thing. Kids don’t care about how much money we make, what we wear or deadlines, all they care about is quality time with their parents. You never get those moments back. I even turned my phone on silent and put it in my purse to give her one-on-one attention. As a Realtor, there are so many moving parts going on with different files and I know, I’m guilty of have that darn phone near me all the time, it drive my husband batty. Nothing is that important that it couldn’t wait and I could not enjoy 30-45 minutes with my little girl uninterrupted and 100% on her!



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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Family first! But a doc, pediatrician no less, that doesn't like kids? WHAT???

Mar 20, 2013 12:51 PM #1
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

There will always be Real Estate.  But our children grow up so fast!   Cherish every moment.

Mar 20, 2013 12:56 PM #2
Katrina Rockel
The Rockel Group - Fayetteville, NC

David, he was joking. He loves kids! Family first!

Yes they do Fred and I am realizing that so much now. 

Mar 20, 2013 12:59 PM #3
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Katrina, great story about the four year old check up and that time does fly by from birth. Any procedures on children really terrify me cause they so don't deserve it. I like the one on one focused time you set aside for her. SMART MOM!!

Mar 20, 2013 01:14 PM #4
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Katrina~ I cant believe she wasn't telling THEM what they were going to do and what she was NOT going to do!! Sweet girl hope she is feeling ok after all of that! 

Mar 20, 2013 01:32 PM #5
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

And thus you have now discovered why Gary says GOD, FAMILY, then work.  And as a Realtor you have the flexibility to work as hard as you want or take time when you need it. 

Mar 20, 2013 01:55 PM #6
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Katrina - Time does fly when you are raising children, it's a good time nonetheless.

I like the "thumbs up" shot.

Mar 20, 2013 06:06 PM #7
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Great story about beautiful, brave little Bella and how you had your one-on-one time with her and didn't let business interfere.  As it should be...........that phone call can be returned and nothing is as important as spending time with your child...........they grow up so fast.

Mar 20, 2013 09:06 PM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good the shot of her with her thumbs up! There isan't any business that couldn't wait for an hour or two!! Good for you!!

Mar 20, 2013 09:11 PM #9
Shawna Green
Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
The key to your real estate needs!

Poor Bella and poor Mommy!  I know you were probably in tears yourself!  Glad you had lunch with her though...that was probably just what she needed!

Mar 21, 2013 04:59 AM #10
Mark Horan
Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC - Saint Cloud, FL
"The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &

Katrina, time with your children is so important. They grow up and that time is gone. I got Corporate downsized in 1996, I became the domestic parent for 6 months. I met my children for the first time and they were 10 & 11. It was very rewarding and they still remember. Cherish is a word that comes to mind.

Mar 21, 2013 06:06 AM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Katrina, You are a good mom and recognize these moment need to be taken when they present themselves. You are making memories.

Mar 21, 2013 06:34 AM #12
Katrina Rockel
The Rockel Group - Fayetteville, NC

Thanks Gary. Yes time flies and any procedure is scary.

Melissa, she was her usual bossy self :)

Yes Kevin, one of the reasons I love this comapny.

Thanks Tom & Dorie, she is my biggest fan

Thanks Roger, I am working on putting the phone down more often to get back to family time.

I was Shawna



Mar 21, 2013 08:26 AM #13
Katrina Rockel
The Rockel Group - Fayetteville, NC

WOW Mark, those memories will always be with your kids! Cherish is the perfect word!

I try hard Debbie


Mar 21, 2013 01:08 PM #14
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