Today we had an appt with Shots for Tots to have immunizations. Me, being Mother of the Year, forgot her shot records. I felt sooo stupid! I can't believe I dragged her out, all the way over there and didn't have the shot records. There were like 10 kids in this tiny waiting room. I got the paperwork and went outside to sit in a different area so she didn't have to sit around all those babies and then realized I forgot the shot records. I'm kinda glad after all because I'm super nervous about immunizations. I saw Jenny McCarthy on Oprah talking about Autism and how the overuse of immunizations could be the cause, so it totally freaked me out. Not to mention she's supposed to be getting these shots at 2 months old (which she is) but she should only be 2 weeks old. Its crazy to me that if they have a 14 lb 2 month old they give the same shots as a 4 lb 2 month old and the same dosage. I called the doctors office and shots for tots to ask them to adjust the dosage and they both acted like I was crazy. I know she has to have the immunizations and if she didn't get them, she would be at much higher risk for all sorts of terrible things, but I agree with Jenny that the dosage should be adjusted or they should let me wait until 2 months after the due date! So maybe this will buy me some more time to do research about what my rights are as far as demanding the dosage be lowered. It is so crazy to me how so much is dictated by other people and not the parents. I mean, i understand the NICU having to be very strict and call all the shots but even now I feel so powerless when it comes to things like immunizations and feeding her formula even though I'd rather not. So, what do you guys think? Am I overreacting to the immunizations or where you concerned with your little ones?
By the way, thanks for all the advice about rice cereal. We definitely aren't starting that any time soon. If all its buying me is an extra hour or two of sleep and it could give her allergies or a tummy ache, whats the point?