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Vaccinations

Our little man had his 2-month well-baby checkup yesterday. He was such a good little guy through the whole exam, he even smiled at the doctor! He officially weighs 11 pounds 8 ounces now and is 23 3/4 inches long… he has gained 3 pounds and 3 1/2 inches during his 2 month 2 week journey with us so far! He is at a perfect height and weight for his age group, right in the middle – not too fat, not too lean.

Everything went well at his checkup, the doctor says he’s doing very well with his developmental skills and she just raved about how beautiful he looked and how nice his skin was… it was very heartwarming and I came to recognize the true overwhelming feeling of parental pride. Oh it’s going to be a fun ride!

He also had vaccinations. Papa and I have chosen to do the normal routine of vaccinations and baby had 5 shots and a syrup yesterday. He was an extremely mad beet. Since then, he has been very clingy and apparently very fussy, although last night when I got home I fed him and put him to bed without any problems. Everyone else was apparently frazzled, though. This morning he had a slight temperature and was not feeling the best, but some Tylenol and a touch of Mylicon helped greatly. Hopefully he’s still a peaceful baby.

In other news, IBM has officially acknowledged that they have lost my laptop. Lenovo is supposed to be calling within 48 hours to discuss the replacement.

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Joanna is a stay-at-home mother of 2 young boys. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, socializing, and constantly struggles to find new and better ways to manage the home.
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  • Joe

    We didn’t get any vaccinations at the hospital. Sarah doesn’t have gonorrhea, so we declined the eye prophylaxis. Sarah didn’t get the rhogam shot until Tyler was already born (and we verified his blood type). The most rapid period of brain development is during the 3rd trimester and during the first 2 years of life. I worry about the effects of vaccinations on the microglia and the toxins that they release. And I, of course, worry about regressive autism. I have no way of knowing if Tyler is genetically susceptible, so it scares the crap out of me.

    The vaccination debate is “heated” to say the least. I cannot locate any studies that are random and controlled (regarding a possible link to autism, or other neurological conditions), or that study the long-term effects of vaccinations.

    I’m pretty set that we’re not starting vacs until he’s 2 years old. I’m not going to allow live-virus vaccines or the vaccine cocktails (DTaP)…

    oh man…. raising a kid is difficult.

  • Joanna

    For us, we decided to go with the normal routine of vaccinations because DJ will be cared for outside of the home, and that arrangement may turn into a daycare facility before he is 5 years old. Additionally, with a growing number of people not vaccinating or choosing to vaccinate later, we feel that they are only able to do that because of the protection given by the majority of the community being vaccinated. For us, it is more important to have him vaccinated than to risk issues. Of course, if he had or does have a negative reaction to any vaccines, we will discontinue that particular vaccine, if applicable.

    Did you give initial vaccines in the hospital? There are some that we are opting out of, but we are picking and choosing and staying basically with the normal routine.

  • Joe

    Holy crap! Our little one weighed that much at 2 WEEKS!!!! Hahhaa… he was 15# last week. Hopefully he’ll grow into his skin.

    I’m still up in the air on what to do about vacs. I’m certain that I’m not using the standard schedule, but haven’t figured out an alternative schedule yet (and I’m sure the doc will be asking about it).