Okay now on to the bad stuff-haha! So I will preface this by saying that I did my research and John and I did not come to this decision lightly. I know that vaccinations are important and I understand that but I also know that there can be some very unfortunate side effects and that we are sticking our children with a lot more needles nowadays than we were 28 years ago when I was born!! So in my mind, it is still not long enough to know all the risks of these vaccinations. So we had to think long and hard about this. Now I also want to say very loudly here that when I say 'risks' or 'side effects' I am not talking about that discredited fraudulent report Dr. Wakefield did in 1998 about vaccines causing autism-that is not at all what I mean/think.
After reading and discussing with our doctor and each other and reading and talking some more, hubby and I decided to go ahead with the vaccinations. We decided because we really do believe this was the best option for our family right now!! When I go back to work our son will be going to daycare (not a private sitter) with other children and will be more likely to be exposed to germs and diseases and such. Also, John works with the public every single day. He is in people's homes every single day. Nice homes, not so nice homes, clean homes, dirty homes, healthy homes, homes with sick people, etc. So he could very easily pick something up at one of these homes that he is in every.single.day and carry it home to our little sweet pea and that is just not a chance we were willing to take. John was a bit more against these vaccines from the beginning than I was but after much talk we were both on the same page and satisfied with our decision.
NOW...the actual administering of these vaccines was a whole other story. Hands down-the worst moment of my life. He had to have 3 shots at this appiontment. The doctor explained what he'd do and that the last one (the Pneu-C7 shot) was going to hurt more than the other 2. So I asked how he would give them to Forrest and he said he would just lay him down on the table and give them in his thigh. I asked if I could hold him while he was given his needles and Dr. H said I most definitely could and assured me that this would hurt me more than Forrest. John stood by to comfort
Anyway, today is a new day!!!