today was mateo's two month check-up. which also means it was time to get his first 5 vaccines in 3 shots.
we'd read the vaccine book by dr. sears while we were pregnant which is super informative and told us detailed information about each vaccine, what is in it, risks and side effects, if it is absolutely necessary, etc. we totally recommend this book! i think everyone who has ever read it recommends it. anyways, we decided to wait on the hep b usually given in the hospital since it is sexually transmitted (something mateo doesn't need to worry about right now). plus, side effects can make it harder for the baby to learn to breastfeed and we wanted to avoid as many complications as possible in those early days.
a friend recently sent luke this article on vaccinations from the new york times. it basically states that research shows less pain when this first round of vaccines is given in a certain order. we mentioned it to our doctor and he honored it.