Today is my baby's first trip to the pediatrician.
He's still so LITTLE. He was checked out by our midwife for the first 6 weeks of his life, but since then we've had no reason to have him seen. Our last pediatrician here wasn't exactly supportive of our decision to delay/selectively vaccinate, so I'm a little nervous to go see the new pediatrician. He comes with rave reviews from my midwife, so I'm hoping he's a little more accepting. We shall see!
My plan was for B to get 1 shot today (he's only had 2 before, because I didn't want to take him back to the same pediatrician), but since he has really only been feeling 100% since yesterday, I'm not really sure I want to inflict that on him! And Archer actually won't be getting any shots today because we're planning to wait until he turns 2 (when the blood brain barrier is more fully developed).
I'm such a wimp with vaccines that John is taking a late lunch to meet us there for some moral support.
*Disclaimer, since this tends to be a hot topic: I have not read anything that leads me to believe there is a SOLID 100% link between vaccines and terrible side-effects (although there are plenty of articles and stories about tentative links). I believe that FOR US, this decision to delay and selectively vaccinate is best. I don't judge those who vaccinate on schedule or who don't vaccinate at all! However, I DO think that every parent should make an informed decision that they feel is best for their family.