Wednesday, December 10, 2008


D had his 10 month check-up today. He weighs the same as he did a month ago (he did grow a bit taller) so while we're not too concerned, the pediatrician did recommend trying to offer him as much to eat as possible. He's already getting 3 meals a day, so now I'll add in 2-3 snacks inbetween, and will make sure he nurses often throughout the day (while giving us her blessing to go 7-10hrs at night without eating).

All three of us got our flu shots today, something I've been meaning to do for a while but haven't gotten around to it. D will still have to go in for his 2nd dose next month. Zach and I also got boosters for the Tdap (tetanus-diptheria-pertussis) vaccine. We were both about due for a tetanus booster anyway, I've been hearing a lot lately about pertussis (whooping cough)-- how bad it can be for infants, how often it's the mother who seems to pass it to her kids, and how the vaccine wears off after 5-10 years, so I've been meaning to get that one, too. They were actually surprised that it wasn't on my record, as I guess in the US (or at least at Kaiser Permanente) they give all mothers the Tdap vaccine before leaving the hospital, after giving birth. Not to open abig ole can of worms, but as you can see I haven't bought into the anti-vaccine hooplah. Or at least I feel that any potential negatives of vaccines are outweighed by the potential positives of getting them.

Unfortunately, now my shoulders are sore (got a shot in each). I guess it helps to be reminded of what the little guy goes through when he gets his.

1 comment:

  1. Funny that you mention shots. I got TDAP, Rubella (I wasn't immune despite getting the immunization as a child) and a flu shot at the doctor's last week for exactly the same reasons you said. Now Cyrus needs to be TDAP and we will be set.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...