Friday, June 25, 2010
Happy Birthday to my people!
I was worrying about her vaccinations because I started doing research and ended up deciding to delay any vaccinations until at least 6 months. Initially I was thinking I would just go ahead and start them yesterday, but spread them out instead of giving her 6 at one time, but after digging into it more, I decided I didn't want her to have any vaccines yet. I fully expected the pediatrician to bully me at least a little bit, but when I told her we wanted to delay them, she didn't even bat an eye. She just said, ok just let us know when you want to do them. I'm still a tiny bit on the fence about whether I want her to have ANY vaccines. After all I now know about food politics, where big corporations are in bed with the government agencies that regulate them... you know pharmaceutical companies have an even bigger lobby than ag. I don't know. I will probably still get her some of the vaccines, but there are a few I'm really leaning towards no (rotavirus, chickenpox, definitely not flu, and no MMR until she enters school).
Adam was supposed to go with me to the appointment, but he ended up having to work the two days he was supposed to be off, making it 12 out of 13 days! We miss him around here. Thank goodness my mom was able to come back early so she was there to help me. I think I would really be on the verge of institutionalization if I was all alone so much... this baby is still quite the handful! Although I think we have passed through whatever growth/developmental spurt we were slogging through thank the lord!