Thursday, November 12, 2009


This monday was a BIG day for us, it was SHOT DAY! Willie got his first shot at around 4:30 and as aweful as I thought it was going to be it wasn't. And if you are familiar with a normal 2 month old's shot schedule you would know that he should have gotten more than one. But William and I thought and prayed about what would be the best thing for our baby and we decided that would go with an expanded shot schedule, where Willie gets one shot at a time. We had several reasons for this decision and those are besides the point. The major part of this whole event was that William and I were having to make one of the first major parental decision of our lives. And let me tell you it was so hard for us it is still hard because we still don't know the true ramifications of our decision, hopefully everything will turn out fine. You see I am sure that you all have heard there are theoretically connections between autism and immunizations. But we thought that it was more important to prevent serious illness than worry that he may get autism. We pray that we made the right decision, and I have faith that things will be a ok.

Here is a picture of our little guy's boo boo=(

This is pretty much what he looked like on the way from the Dr.'s office. Believe it or not he really didn't cry too much despite the photo below.

But once we got him to calm down he was MUCH happier as you can see!

He is just too CUTE! I could just eat him up!

We finished the day with a bath that night and snuggled up in his pj's and oh so cute puppy dog slippers.

All in all we survived the drama of the first shots. Hopefully all the rest will go just as well, we will just have to wait and see. Below I attached a little video from tonight of Willie, I am just so amazed at how much he has changed and grown in the last two months. I can't believe how he can hold his head up so well, smile, and coo so sweetly! I just love him SOOOO MUCH!


Carrie said...

Shots are the worst. Second only to sickness, that is. He is sooo cute! Glad Willie made it through the first big shot.

Alex and Jill said...

Oh my goodness...the pic of him crying makes me cry. :( I'm going to be a complete mess when A gets her shots. I had to spray saline drops in her nose last night and she started crying...needless to say, I started to cry too! Broke my heart. I dread shot day!!