Zoë has a pediatric appointment tomorrow! I cannot wait to see how much she weighs. I have decided to delay vaccines. I don't exactly have a plan but I do know I don't feel comfortable with her getting vaccinated at this time. I've read a few articles from medical professionals stating that their immune systems are still immature and introducing vaccinations at such an early age is counter-productive. She will be vaccinated but I may wait until her 1st or 2nd birthday.
What are your thoughts on vaccinations? I know it can be pretty controversial and some mommas can really get riled up about it. I know that vaccinations are important. Since people have stopped vaccinating altogether (not delaying but downright refusing vaccines) many diseases that have been dormant have cropped back up. I can't help but see a connection there.
I also know that the diseases that vaccines can provide protection against can be very deadly and very scary. It's so hard to know what to do when you feel like the medical community isn't 100% upfront and honest with us, the consumers. So for now we delay.
My sister delayed her third daughter's vaccines and when she was telling me about her daughter's first shot, as a toddler, she was delighted to see how much better her daughter took it compared to her sister who had been getting shots since she was an infant.
I'd love any resources or information you may have, or even your thoughts and opinions.
I also want to point out that I've started two new blogs! One is in collaboration with a childhood friend of mine. It is currently called Fit & Fabulous but may change (the URL won't change). We're keeping each other accountable for weight loss. So if you need encouragement or have a weight loss blog you can recommend for our blogroll, send it my way!
The second one is a review and giveaway blog. I've been approached by a few companies to review products in the past. I turned down a couple and others fell through with their communication. But I've been entering many giveaways recently and I really like the whole aspect of reviewing and giving away product. So you can check it out. It is Girly Girl Giveaways! Aptly named for the fact that I have three girls. I will start off with just reviewing products and will hopefully have some awesome giveaways lining up soon!