Motherhood

One Year Immunizations

Hi mommas,

What a day!  Well, week really.  Okay, TWO WEEKS!!

Earlier this month, Luna had her one year appointment.  The doctor checked her height and weight and ADDDDDD.

I heard they might draw blood but luckily that wasn't the case for us.  What we couldn't avoid, though, were the immunization shots.  This time around, Lu had four total (two in each leg).  Ugh!  It's so heartbreaking to see her cry even though I know it's preventing something a lot worse.  But still!

Luna recovered from the pain pretty quickly.  I scooped her up, kissed her on the head, and said Where's your elephant, Lu? and she perked right up.  Even if her stuffed elephant is nowhere in sight, it always makes her feel a little better to look for it.  #ADORABLE :)

Afterwords, we spent the day at Weymouth Park with Kris.  ADDDDDD.

It wasn't until two days later that the fever started ... and then her legs broke out in a rash!  She started taking 3-4 naps a day and was acting really cranky.  I contacted the Immunization Department and they were super helpful.  They suspected she was having a reaction to the MMR or the chicken pox vaccine and gave me instructions on how to move forward.  And it totally helped!  The fever went down and the rash slowly disappeared.  But by the weekend it was back full force! 

I called again.  This time they confirmed it was a reaction to the chicken pox immunization.  They recommended giving her Tylenol every four hours until her fever broke.  And even though she's not contagious, they also said we needed to stay inside where it's cool - heat makes the spots worse!

So that's where we're at now.  For days, we've been holed up inside.  No walks to the park.  No pushing Luna's toy car around the yard.  No painting the sidewalks with water.  I'm a little cranky and she's a little cranky and we're both missing our park mom friends.  But ADDDDDDD. Wish us luck!

With love,

Lace