Misc Monday

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

- Thank you all for your fabulous comments last week. Talk about a day maker! I think all the love stemmed from these, so I thought it only fair to give them their spot in the sun.

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- I received a letter over the weekend from the dermatologist {always a good sign}, amazingly my freckle was normal!!! Praise be!

- I was a little off regarding Isaac crawling, as he is not yet up on his arms. That being said, he can get where ever he intends and his arms and legs are now moving separately. Right arm forward, left leg forward.

- To top it off, my Mom sent me a text message picture yesterday of Isaac in the dining room. What's crazy is that to get there he scaled a step!!! {multiple exclamation points!} Sheer craziness this boy.

- This weekend Tony, my brother and my Dad will be going deer hunting for the first time without me in several years. I will be brining Isaac up to visit for the day, but even that gives me the nervous nellies. To say that I'm turning into my Mom is the understatement of the century.

- I've been doing a lot of research lately regarding vaccinations, the flu shot and the H1N1 flu shot. We've decided to do a delayed schedule for Isaac's vaccinations . . . and he's already behind, as he hasn't been in yet for his 6 month well baby.

I hate how much uncertainty there is regarding shots and how much strength speculation and doubt is given. It doesn't seem like as a parent there is a "right" decision, only what is right for your family. With that said, I decided to pray about the H1N1 shot. I've never received a seasonal flu shot, but then again I'm not a primary group to be concerned about. To know that Isaac could face a minute possibility of death if infected by the flu {I'm not trying to be fear mongering {lol at using that}, it's the truth, we have no clue if he has any undiscovered abnormalities}, well it's enough to make any mother go into a bit of a tizzy. So, Tony and I have been praying about what we should do. I felt at peace to not proactively seek out the vaccine, but felt that if given the opportunity it would be wise to take it.

That opportunity presented itself when the clinic that we were originally seen at called us to inform us that they were making appointments for the vaccine this week.

Tony and I again discussed it and Isaac will be getting the H1N1 shot tomorrow.

It is not a decision that I take lightly and I would ask that you pray the vaccine does only what it is intended for.

13 comments:

Kristi said...

We are trying to decide what to do about the flu shots as well. We will have to decide by next week when we take our little one in for her 6 month. It is hard to have to make these kinds of decisions when there is so many mixed messages out there. I agree that you have to decide what works for you and leave it at that.

abby said...

Since Brynna isn't 6 months old yet I don't have to decide for her, but I've had plenty of trouble deciding if I should get the vaccines. I got my first ever flu shot yesterday and am still debating on H1N1...

I agree with the majority that your boots are super cute! I have ones that look just like them, only I paid twice as much :(

julie said...

The vaccination debate is a tricky one, but like you said. it's not necessarily about making a "right" decision. Just do what is best for you guys and the rest will follow!

And thank you for your encouragement this week. It does not go unnoticed.

Meredith said...

After a LOT of thinking and prayer, Justin and I both received the H1N1 shot last week. It was a scary decision!

When I actually started researching, I was *shocked* at how much mis-information exists about the H1N1 vaccine. Once I got past all the propganda for both sides, it became a pretty easy decision for us both.

Also, a peditrician told us this weekend that he definitely recommends the shot for children, because even though Tamiflu exists if they were to catch it, the side effects are pretty bad for kids, and it's only been shown to decrease the symptoms for .6 of a day.

Anyway...off my soapbox. I'll be praying that it goes well for Isaac!

fah said...

Hope all goes well with Isaac's shots.

I would have never guessed those boots came from Target! So cute! I missed commenting on the other post, but you look fantastic!

Kristal said...

I'll be praying for Isaac! I know it's a tough decision, and like you said, there is no right decision, only a decision that is right for a family. But that makes it that much tougher. I'm glad you guys have made a decision and feel at peace with it. :)

C @ Project Pretty said...

So glad to hear that the freckle was nothing. I think you made the right decision about getting isaac vaccinated. I'll be praying all goes well!!

Bluebird said...

I'm glade you skin biopsy came back clear! Praise the Lord!

I totally understand your hesitancy towards the H1N1 vaccine. It is so hard to know what to do in that situation especially since it feels like it was developed so quickly. So I will definitely say some prayers for you and that, like you said, it only does what it is suppose to!

Meagan said...

I personally think its the best choice. Unfortunately, Rowan is too young to get them! I had both the h1n1 shot and the regular flu shot in hopes of protecting him.

I will be giving it to him as soon as hes six months old..Here was my thinking:

I would rather him get Autism than have the chance of dying from the flu.

That is all it took to convince me. But it definitely, is different for everyone and we all just do the best we can with what we have!

S. said...

Being 7 months pregnant, getting the H1N1 shot was a HUGE decision that both my husband and I thought about, prayed about, and read about for the last few months. I finally could only as for peace as that was the only thing that could give me any sense of clarity. I ended up going into the OB for something totally different and they just happened to have received it that day and offered it to me. I was flooded with so much peace it was an easy decision at that point. I pray you all continue to feel peace about your decision as I have.

Leah said...

The decisions about those shots are so hard to make! I will pray for Isaac and the H1N1 shot, that it will only prevent him from getting sick and nothing else.

LOVE those boots! I might have to copy!

Eli said...

I'm wearing those boots today. It's actually chilly in Fl. today :) They are so comfy.

Freckles Chick said...

I love that pic of you in those boots. Peak of chic!!

I hope the vaccine works out for little Isaac. I work in the medical field & with mothers (both expecting & post-partum) and they all struggled w/ this very decision. They would say you made the right one.

 

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