Hi everyone! DH is an acupuncturist and was adamant before DS was born that we would not vax, at least for the first 2 years. He was also very firm about not circ'ing. It was the first I'd heard of either option, really, and as I did my own research I completely understood DH's position on both issues. Then I found Mothering and MDC which made me feel even more strongly that we'd made the right decision.
DS turned 5 in May and has never had a shot. Our parents -- and just about everyone else -- thought we were completely out of our minds for not vaxing, but as the years have passed and they've learned about it on their own, they actually say now that we did the right thing.
DS is an extremely healthy child. Before he started preschool last fall, we could count on one hand the amount of times he'd been sick since birth. He's never been to the doctor for an illness, never had to take antibiotics. He also still nurses (about 30 seconds per side before sleeping and upon waking). At his 5-year check-up, I sheepishly admitted to this, and the ped said, "Oh, I'll bet you catch a lot of flack for that. But don't pay any attention. Look at this kid's chart -- there's no paper here. This is a very healthy child, and that's because you didn't interfere with his immune system and continue to allow him access to all the wonderful things in your breastmilk."
By this time, I certainly don't need outside validation to know we've made the right choices -- but it sure doesn't hurt to hear it once in a while.
We expect our daughter to arrive in October, and have no plans to vax her, either.