Thursday, January 22, 2009

2 month shots people should be banned from talking about traumatic baby things when new baby mamas are around. I'm on a stepmom site where someone posed the question about vaccinations and its link to autism then proceeded to tell a story about a 2 month old that got vaccinations done and then almost immediately after started exhibiting signs of autism and now has been fully diagnosed.

Bella was scheduled for her 2 month vaccinations today. So, when I went into the immunization clinic on base I grilled the nurse about what she thought. She said it was very rare, the link between the two was an opinion with no factual basis and that she thought Bella should have the shots.

So she did. And those needles were HUGE for a baby. She cried...that open mouthed sobbing scream and that made me there we were in the little exam room and the poor nurse trying to comfort me and I'm trying to comfort Bella...

We survived the 2 month shots, but I can't believe I have to do this again in 2 months. Gaaaah!


Ilaria said...

Oh, Anna! Shots are BY FAR the worst thing for me to put Aurora through. I cried every time when she was a baby, and I was soooo happy last year when she didn't cry. I'm dreading taking her in in the next couple of months because I know she needs more shots (...and I've been putting off taking her in because of that... shhhhh! Don't tell Ben...). The problem with us is that Benjamin is needle-phobic, so I have to take her to her appointments. Don't feel bad. It truly, TRULY sucks to put your child through that... I don't care what anyone says. :)

Jen said...'s the upside to shots. Yes, when they are sweet babies there is nothing worse than taking them in to get their shots, but when they are 3 and 4 year old little turds, you don't seem to feel as sad. Funny thing. Love you!!! That baby is such a doll!!!

Terri Porter said...

I know you don't know me, but I am a friend of Jens. Just a thought. I have heard that you hugely reduce the chance of autism and allergic reactions if you wait until your kid is 6 months before starting the immunization regime.
I did. My kids are fine. I just started at 6 months and continued like you would if you started at 2 months. also, if you have done any research, you will know that the hepatitis B shot is almost unnecessary, especially for a newborn. You have to come in direct contact with an infected blood or be an intravenous drug user. Or be sexually active with an infected person. So that is a shot that my kids can get when and if they are at risk.
I know this was unsolicited advise, so you can take it or leave it.