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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

4 Months

A little less than a week ago Pauly got his first round of vaccines. He was a trooper. The first needle went in and he didn't even flinch. He was looking all confused and curious when the doctor stuck him with it. "What a good boy you are." she said. "But I know you'll cry for the next one. They all do."

And I don't blame them. This was no ordinary needle. It looked like something out of a sci-fi flick. Ok so I may be exaggerating a little. Anyway, he cried for a whole 20 seconds and then mommy's hugs and kisses made it all better.

When we got home I took his temperature and monitored it for the rest of the day. Nothing. He was as normal as could be. That evening as I was changing his diaper, I accidentally pressed on the spot where the needle went in and he started crying so loud. Oops...I guess he was sore. He was cranky for a few hours before bed so I gave him some Tylenol and he seemed to be more comfortable.

The next day, he was himself. Laughing and playing with his feet.

A few days ago I noticed that his dry skin was starting to get a little reddish. I thought it may have been a reaction to the vaccines but on closer inspection and after some researching on the internet, I think he may have eczema. I've seen it on my nephew and niece and this looks pretty similar. I tried calling the paediatrician to book an appointment but the office was closed. I'll have it try again tomorrow.

He doesn't seem to be bothered by it so maybe I can nip it in the bum.

Here's some recent pictures of my 4 month old angel....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ouch! baby is getting his first round of vaccinations tomorrow :(

I wonder how that will go.

Hopefully better than I expect.

But, I am prepared. The non-recalled Infant Tylenol is on-hand. As well as all the cuddles & kisses he'll need.