My 8-week-old will get his first shots next week. Can't wait to have a social life again. I am just so apprehensive taking an unvaxed baby ANYWHERE.
A new "my kid had a shot with no serious reaction" celebration thread - Page 3
I'd been meaning to check the school calendar to see when the next rounds of shots were so I could give DD a heads up. Guess I should have gotten on that a little sooner. It was last week and DD found out when the nurse popped into her gym class to get her - she was the first called. Oops. Poor kid. She was mad when she got home.
Her poor arm was so sore for the next couple days that she couldn't possibly unload the dishwasher or pick up any of her belongings dropped on the floor! Oh the moaning and clutching at her arm whenever she tried! And I don't doubt that it was a little sore, but I also note that it didn't bother her at all those same days when she was throwing her sled over our 5 foot fence and then climbing over it herself to go sledding, wrestling with her brother, and in martial arts class or swimming lessons, or pretty much any other time when she wasn't bemoaning the lack of warning or being asked to do something she didn't want to do.
It was the second round of Gardasil and hepatitis B.
Little Guy had his 2 month shots this morning. We have a new doc and instead of one in each leg, the medical assistant did both in the same leg in really fast succession. They call her "Vicky the Vaccinator" because she's so efficient. He was eating interspersed with fussing during most of the time we were in the room, then finally fell asleep. So when I put him down on the table for the vaccines, he woke up somewhat, then cried in indignation once he got the shot, but then pretty much fell right back asleep and napped off and on for most of the rest of the day, as he is wont to do. He was a little fussier than usual this evening, but that could just be a coincidence because he has been starting to wake up more and be more particular about getting put down vs. being held.
2nd shots done. This time again, NO reactions whatsoever. Not even a bump on the legs. He is the happiest, smiliest little guy who is now giving us belly chuckles. Was a bit worried about the location of shots as I wear him a lot, so they gave them to him a little higher and more in the middle rather than the sides of the leg. He just flinched a little, gave a whimper, bf, went back in his sling and had a happy walk home, smiling in his new wrap and matching bandana!