The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Cute, Sleep, Shots


I am afraid to jinx us, but the punk has slept seven hours straight for the past two nights. Her sleeping has gotten longer and longer, and I think she is making her way to sleeping through the night.

On Saturday night we took her out too late and she was overtired and didn't fall asleep until midnight, but slept until 7am. I thought it would be a fluke but last night we got her into bed by 10pm and she didn't wake up until 5am! She probably could have gone a little longer but she was a really restless sleeper from about 4:30am on and the only thing keeping her from stretching and waking up was the swaddle... so at 5:00, I released her from the swaddle, she stretched and woke up.

She ate at 5, was asleep again by 6am and didn't wake up until 8:30am. It was lovely, simply lovely.

If this keeps up, she will be the best baby ever. (Well, she already is but she would be even BETTER.)

She was 10 weeks old yesterday. Holy carp!


Also, her 2 month check-up is on Friday (even though she was 2 months old almost 2 weeks ago by then) and we need to decide on vaccines. We're not anti-vax but were planning on a delayed schedule, but now I'm not sure because the one shot I was really leery of (DTaP) is the one that's most important to have now because Pertussis season is going to start up and it's most dangerous for the little ones.

So I have a shout out to all of the BTDT mamas - did you vax or not? regular schedule or delayed? reactions?



Blogger Kathryn - partner of Donna said...

Woo hoo on sleeping through the night!

Lets hope our little girls continue eh!


6:11 PM  
Blogger Hope said...

Had to google BTDT to see if, in fact, I was one.

We did all the vaxs & on schedule. We thought about delaying, but the risk of illness vs. a tiny chance of reaction and/or completely unproven misc Bad Things ended up being pretty easy for me. Besides, my PhD is in public health, they'd kick me out of the club.

Megan was a little more leery, but in the end, the idea of fewer actual days of shots (the horror is just unexplainable -- they stick needles in your baby ON PURPOSE) was HUGELY better than more days of shots. Get 'er done and all that.

You have to decide for yourself what you are comfy with, though.

10:25 PM  
Blogger FosterMommy said...

We're on a delayed schedule. Apparently the dr. son of The Dr. Sears is coming out with/came out with a new book about vaxing and gives his suggestion for HOW to do a delayed schedule - which is going to be awesome for all the parents out there like me who feel unprepared to create their own schedule out of whole cloth.

Squeak has gotten the Hib shots (3rd one coming up soon) and nothing else (oh, he got the Hep shot at birth, but that wasn't our choice. we're planning on keeping him away from sex for a few more years.)
Because of his allergies, we're just holding off on everything else for a while. His immune system is so wacky, we don't want to risk a reaction to the preservatives or whatever. I'm with you on the Pertussis shot, though. It's not a horrible disease, but it's a pain in the butt for parents and kids alike. I think you can get the Pertussis one alone, though, which is what we would do if we decided to get it. No need to have the D/T if we don't want it. I don't like combo shots, anyway.

We'll likely get everything mandated by the state by the time he's school-age, because we're currently planning on sending him to public school. But in terms of the non-required shots, we'll probably skip those. If we end up ever taking a trip abroad, then we'll see what else we might want him to have, if anything.

11:01 AM  

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