Word of the Week 08/04/2016 – Immunisations

The weeks are flying by! This week baby girl turned 2 months old and time for the dreaded immunisations. It’s all that’s been on my mind all week. I’ve been thinking silly things like what if she gets a temperature? Will she have a fever with them? Or worse what if they make her really ill? 
So my Word for this Week is Immunisations

Wednesday night, the night before her immunisations baby girl slept for 6 and 1/2 hours. Her longest night time sleep yet! It didn’t stop me waking up numerous times throughout the night checking on her though. I kept thinking is she OK? Is she hungry? Is this normal? It’s really unlike me to be so on edge, but since I’ve had baby girl I have turned quite neurotic. I used to be really laid back- isn’t it funny how motherhood changes you? 
Well going back to the immunisations, I woke up yesterday morning really nervous, especially as I was going on my own as my husband was at work. Her appointment was at 9:50 so plenty of time I thought to get ourselves up, get ready and give baby girl a feed. It would be this morning that baby girl wanted a really long feed after her really long sleep. She was still feeding at 9:00 so I had to quickly dash around when she had finished and put her coat on, hat, booties and into the car seat which she hates! Then run around putting the bins out as Thursday’s are bin days! 
I am someone who likes to be early for appointments so hate being behind (before I had baby girl I was out the house in no time, now it feels as if it takes forever!). Anyway we finally got in the car to head to our local doctors surgery, with it being still the school holidays the traffic was very light, and we were there in no time at all. I was also lucky to grab the last parking space available. 
We arrived a few minutes early so saw a couple with their baby go in first. OMG the crys that came from the baby that I heard in the waiting room was piercing and totally heartbreaking. Not something a new mummy wants to hear, when you are next in line! 

Anyway we were next up. 

baby and me
I was sensible enough to put little trousers on baby girl today so all I had to do was pull them down for the nurse to jab the injections one in each chubby thigh. I have never heard baby girl scream like that before it was a painful cry that made me well up and nearly burst into tears myself. I just managed to hold it together for her and tried my hardest to calm her down by talking and cuddling her tight. Bless her chubby cheeks with tears rolling down her face. 
As soon as I put her back into the car seat she fell asleep. We went straight home afterwards and I was advised by the nurse to give her 2.5ml of Calpol to stop a high temp/fever from coming on as she had the new Meningitis B vaccination which can cause these. It’s the first time baby girl has had Calpol and it was a huge mission to get it down her throat! She was a little grumpy for the rest of the day and slept loads more than usual only waking up to feed. Just before bedtime she seemed back to her normal self and slept again for 6 1/2 hours. – Mummy getting a good nights sleep! 
So there you have it my Word for The week is Immunisations. 
I hope you have all had a great week! 

The Reading ResidenceA Cornish Mum

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  1. 14th April 2016 / 8:34 am

    One of mine actually smiled at the nurse and freaked her out as that had never happened before… funnily enough its the same one who has had to have 4 injections a day for the last 7 years almost so just as well he has a high pain threshold!

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie xx

  2. 13th April 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Bless her! I remember immunisation time and I hated it. Even though you know it's something they need it still breaks your heart! Glad she was seeming more like herself and yay to her sleeping longer at nights. x
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

  3. 10th April 2016 / 11:41 pm

    Aww bless – it is horrible hearing them scream & knowing that they don't know why you're doing this to them. My two are too old to have got the men B vaccine, but my nephew had it recently & it did make him a bit ill. Without that one in there, the only one that gave my two any side effects was the mmr at one. But at least there's no more until 4 after that one! #picknmix

  4. 9th April 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I hate hearing the babas at the doctors but I know it's for the best. Glad she was okay by the evening. #PicknMix

  5. 9th April 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Hi, ahhh I really felt for you when I read your post, its so hard on mums and dads to hear and see the effect of the immunisations on our little ones. Well done you, you've got through them:) x
    mainy – myrealfairy

  6. 9th April 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I am from a tropical country so we have immunisation that is not even needed here. If my son can probably talk he will tell me off. The first few times are always bad. My son really cried so much that I cried too after we got home. When my son is bigger though I am amaze at how much he can handle needle better. The last one he didnt even cry!

    Hope your baby is doing well and is out of fever now. =)


  7. 9th April 2016 / 8:45 am

    Hi Rachel, it's heartbreaking knowing that injections do cause discomfort and tears to little ones and not being able to explain why they have to have them. My heart went out to you as I read your post.

    When I had trouble getting medicine down my little ones throat (along time ago now), the Doctor recommended using a medical syringe (remove the needle first!). It was a good bit of advice as it was easy to see exactly how much medicine was in the syringe and if you aim to slightly to the side but at the back of their throat they can't spit too much out.

    Not sure if you can buy syringes over the counter where you are though, but you could always ask your Dr.

    Hope Little Girl continues to sleep as she is, 6 1/2 hours is brilliant!


  8. 8th April 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Aww poor girl. It's hard being a new mother and seeing the little one's go through pain as they receive these immunisations. Hoping at the same time we are doing the right thing for them. #wotw

  9. 8th April 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Ah yes, I remember the baby ones, and my can they scream! It's the preschool ones that I hate as they have more of an idea of what's going on – my son's are due now, boo! Glad baby girl was OK afterwards x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  10. 8th April 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Aww! I think Immunisations are harder on us as parents than our little one's…Sending hugs.

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