Originally Posted by Nicole730
DD has her 2 month check up this week and I'm starting to get nervous about the vaccine thing. I just don't know where I stand or what to do! I started looking at the vaccine threads on here and got even more overwhelmed. With DS, we did everything except varicella and flu shots, and I think there is still hep a we need to do maybe? I don't know. We delayed a few of the ones we did too. BUT - that was with the guidance of his previous pediatrician. Who was well educated in some of the heavy metal concerns with vaccines. Those aren't my only concerns now though.
I'm thinking we will just tell the doctor we will get the vaccines at the health department and then take some more time to figure this out. Ugh...so difficult.
I've never vax'd before ~ 1 yr before...am stalling as best I can here in "germy" Brazil... I am NOT ready to give shots to my miracle preemie Juju yet! Worse, my pedi doesn't do shots -- sends you to a clinic instead, but I preferred getting shots directly from the pedi I loved & trusted in the US!
Originally Posted by NicoleS
Ok, so I'm totally paranoid about Caleb's weight gain. He was one of the bigger babies on here I think, at 9 lbs. 11 oz. He just turned 3 months last Thursday and doing the whole weigh myself and then weigh myself with him I think he's about 14.5 pounds now. He was 13.5 at his 2 month checkup so only 1 pound gain for the month...gah, I hate the stress of BFing. I wish I didn't have supply issues. But right now I'm wondering if I just have crappy milk - I pumped tonight 2 hours after he went to bed and got 4.5 ounces, so he should be getting plenty...why can't I have fat, chubby babies?
*HUGS!* Juju is my first baby to need formula, & it is so painful to acknowledge; I had no idea how painful and even embarrassing it can feel... *pout-pout-pout!* But 4.5 oz is great!!
Just saw that one of my Facebook friends (first-timer w/a 7-mo-old) joined a group called "Sleep-training the Weissbluth Way", and I need to get some b*tchiness out of my system... I struggled not to type to her that all three of my babies were/are excellent sleepers without "training". ...Because maybe I'm just lucky.
But then, I don't really think it's luck. I think it's patience.
Although, also? I have never once [in! 9! years!] bragged intentionally about my babies sleep habits. And maybe now I want to. MY BABIES SLEEP AWESOME.
Ok, just totally jinxed it, but I feel a little better.
I've seen some DDCs creating monthly chat threads inside Life With a Babe -- are there enough of us still here that would want to do that? I'm on the FB group but always forget to check it, though maybe that's b/c it is so slow right now.