Wednesday, June 06, 2007

No side effects, my ...

Check out Dan in action in the latest video post. Click here and scroll down.

Ask any parent and she will say that when a child gets his vaccinations, he's just not himself for the next 12 to 24 hours.

Yesterday, Danny had his six-month check up at the pediatrician's office. He weighed in at 15 lbs and half an ounce and is 25 1/2 inches tall. He's still in the middle of the growth chart. The doctor was impressed that Danny was clapping his hands. Dr. Green said you don't usually see that in a 6-month-old. Of course, this just confirms what his father and I already know ... he's a genius!

Danny got two shots and an oral vaccine. So last night was just horrid. Dan didn't want to stay asleep. He fussed and cried every two to three hours. Even when I nursed him, he wouldn't settle down. Finally, at five in the morning, I dumped the baby on his father who was reading the newspaper and practically screamed "I can't take it anymore. No sleep, all night long. Just take him." The rest of the morning was a whirlwind of nursing, putting him back in his crib and then returning to his room when he started fussing again.

You can't tell me that essentially injecting a virus, active or otherwise, into a child doesn't have any side effects. Every mom I know is wise to the side effects of these vaccines. So if some doctor tries to tell you otherwise, ask him if he'd like to spend the next 24 hours at your house.

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