Growing Girl

We had another weight check today at the pediatrician’s office. Lucy gained another 4 ounces, putting her 4 ounces shy of her birth weight. It wasn’t as fast of a weight gain as the first 4 ounces, but we were supplementing with formula at that time and have since stopped doing so. The doctor seemed pleased with the weight gain and said that Lucy is definitely getting enough to eat. That makes me feel a lot better about myself. Even if I only produce as much as I am now, I know that she’s getting plenty and I am able to pump a bit for later.

The doctor told us at that at Lucy’s 6-week checkup she will get her first round of shots — five in all. He said we can split them up and do three then and two a week or two later, but I think I’m leaning toward doing them all at once. I figure if there was a problem giving that many shots at one time then it wouldn’t be done, and why have her go through it twice when we can get them all done at once.

How did you have your child’s vaccines done — all at once or at separate appointments?

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Sugar & Ice says:

    There are a lot of theories on vaccinations. Some people think they’re unnecessary overall, some people think they’re necessary but like to delay certain ones, and some people just do what they’re told. I’m not usually a “do what you’re told” kind of mom, but I really, really trust our pediatrician, and I feel very comfortable following his instructions. Our pediatrician’s office uses preservative free vaccines with no heavy metals, and everything has been just fine.

  2. Jess says:

    I am so glad you’re feeling better about everything and that Lucy is healthy and growing! I don’t have kids but I intend to follow the schedule for vaccinations once I do.

  3. Lisa says:

    I am not a fan of vaccines…Do some research. It is WAY better to follow a delay schedule and it is best to only do one shot per visit. That way if Lucy has an adverse reaction you will know which shot caused it. I have read a great book by Dr. Sears that has really opened my eyes to Vaccines. You should se eif your local library has it. Don’t always trust Doctors. They don’t work for you, they work for the drug comapnies and the insurance companies. http://www.askdrsears.com/default.asp

  4. Amber says:

    Glad to hear that Lucy is gaining weight right on schedule!

    Sorry, no advice here on the shots, but I’ll be interested to hear what your comments are.

  5. Jynn says:

    Good to hear Lucy is gaining weight.

    My daughter has always had all her vaccines at the same time; I agree with you about not having to come back for more shots.

    My daughter hasn’t had any reactions to the vaccines other than a little redness at the injection site or slight fever.

  6. Lisanne says:

    Yay about the weight gain! Good job, Lucy and Mama! šŸ™‚ We just had vaccinations given all at once to our kids, and they did fine.

  7. Carol says:

    That is great that Lucy is gaining weight! As for the vaccines, we follow our pediatrician’s schedule, but none of the kids have ever had more than 3 at once. Five seems like a lot to me, personally, but as long as you prepare yourself for a cranky girl, you’ll both get through it šŸ™‚

  8. Cristy says:

    I was a little concerned about putting so much medicine in her tiny system at once and split up whatever I could. It just seems safer and I’d rather make two trips than take the risk.

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