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We went for C's 2 month appointment and he now weighs 12.6 lbs and is 23 inches long.  He's in the 42% in length and 63% in weight, so he's doing great and looks great!

During his visit, he got 3 shots and boy was the harder than I thought it was going to be.  We had him on the table, very calm and happy.  We were both holding his hands, both to make sure that he didn't try to help, but also to just be with him. 

As soon as it went down, there was just fear and pain in his eyes.  He jumped, turned beat red and then let out the biggest scream that I've ever heard from him.  Then the nurses ran out, I teared up, he was still crying, we hugged it out for a minute and then he nursed for about 10 minutes to calm down completely. 

I knew it would be harder for me than him, but I didn't want to worry about it until it happened.  Now that it has, I worry about the next time.  Having it happen made us realize what his pain cry sounds like.  We hadn't heard that one yet and I hope to only hear that when it's associated with shots.  It was terrible and just heartbreaking.

That night, we actually had my parents watch him while we went to dinner with some friends.  He slept the whole time until we got home and he had stirred up a little.  He felt really warm and was having a hard time calming himself down.  He didn't even want to nurse he was so worked up but we read that those things are all part of the side effects with the shots.  He had a temperature that lasted about 5 hours and then the next day the fever came back.  We weren't too worried and it wasn't really too high, just high enough to be a fever.

It was a whirl-wind.  I felt terrible for him to be in pain, but he really did great.

We won't have to worry about shots for another 2 months now... thank goodness.

Comments

Allison said…
For us, they've gotten a LOT easier. This last time E didn't cry at all because they were able to communicate with her and she can understand more easily. ((HUGS)) It's so hard on mommy, though!
Kristal said…
Next time, try nursing him while he gets his shots. It always worked well for Isaac - he would get a bit upset, but always calmed down quickly because he had the boob right there! :)
I don't think the vaccinations get any easier... We just took Vivienne for her 6 month ones on Saturday and BOO. I hated being the one holding her...
I can't believe he is 2 months! Glad to hear he is doing great :)

Yeah, I am terrified of needles and can't imagine seeing our baby get them. Terry will be in the room for all those!

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