Roll over (front to back): July 4th - 18 wks old
Roll over (back to front): July 11th - 19 wks old
First solid food: Prunes, July 26th - 21 wks old
Holding Bottle: 22-23 wks old
First word: "Da Da", Aug 9th - 23 wks old
Second word: "Mama", Sept 10th - 27 wks old
Army-Man Crawl: Sept 13th - 28 wks old
Full-Blown Crawl: Sept 20th - 29 wks old
Pull-up-to-a-stand: Sept 27th - 30 wks old
Eating Cherios: Oct 11th - 32 wks old
No-Hands Balancing: Nov 15th - 37 wks old
Taking Steps: Dec 14th - 41 wks old
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Here Pierce is with Great Grandma Rosa. She definitely had the touch. Within 20 minutes of being in her arms he passed out.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Now for the bad stuff...his shots. The Rotovirus vaccine was oral so it wasn't that bad (although the nurse said it tasted like paper... yuk!) The DTaP shot was painful to watch. The needle looked HUGE compared to his little thigh. He did pretty well and only cried for a second. He was smiling shortly after. In this picture he's sitting with Dad waiting for his shot.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
With all of the talk of vaccines causing autism and whatnot I thought I'd post this alternative vaccine schedule by Dr. Sears for other parents. He spaces the vaccine's out throughout their youth so that they aren't getting too much medicine at one time. The MMR shot is probably one of the most dangerous and criticized culprits of autism, but this schedule divides them up at 1, 2, and 3 years old.
The months with an * are shots-only visits b/c most doctors don't do well-baby appts those months. I'm leaving the Flu shot out of this schedule b/c there are footnotes that basically say to start it with 2 doses between 6-12 months during flu season, then get one each year through age 5.
Please use this list as a tool to discuss vaccinating with your pediatrician.
Dr. Sear's Alternative Vaccine Schedule
- 2 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
- 3 months*: Pc, HIB
- 4 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
- 5 months*: Pc, HIB
- 6 months: DTaP, Rotavirus
- 7 months*: Pc, HIB
- 9 months: Polio (IPV)
- 12 months: Mumps, Polio (IPV) (See 3rd UPDATE)
- 15 months: Pc, HIB
- 18 months: DTaP, Chickenpox
- 2 years: Rubella, Polio (IPV) (See 3rd UPDATE)
- 2 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A (start Hep B at birth if any close relatives or caregivers have Hep B)
- 3 years: Hep B, Measles (See 3rd UPDATE)
- 3 1/2 years*: Hep B, Hep A
- 4 years: DTaP, Polio (IPV)
- 5 years: MMR
- 6 years: Chickenpox
- 12 years: Tdap, HPV
- 12 years, 2 months*: HPV
- 13 years: HPV, Meningococcal (once Meningococcal vaccine is approved for age 2, Dr. Sears will move it there and delay Hep B by 6 months)
It was brought to my attention by an anonymous reader (thank you) that the IPV vaccine is actually included in the above....it is the Polio vaccine. I confirmed with my own research. However, I am leaving this other alternative vaccine schedule recommended from a different author and pediatrician. This is just another option for concerned parents. This schedule is based on Dr. Stephanie Cave's What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations .
Here is her schedule:
Delay until the year before starting school, although we may consider starting the series as early as two and half if we are considering preschool at the time.
4 mo, 6 mo, 8 mo, 17 mo
4 mo, 6 mo, 8 mo, 17 mo (booster at 4 years)
5 mo, 7 mo, 9 mo, 15 or 18 mo (booster at 4 years)
Pneumococcal (PREVNAR) one dose at age 2
Age four, if at all
Mumps – 15 mo
Rubella – 27 mo
Measles – 39 mo
Booster – age 5
I ran across this article and decided to post it. It is about a father's struggle with vaccinations and how his decisions effected the way he chose to vaccinate his two sons. He did a year's worth of research and this article is part of his result. "To vaccinate or not to vaccinate is the parental question of our time."
****UPDATED ****3rd UPDATE****
Merck is no longer making the MMR shots separately. As a result, personally, I am putting of the MMR shot until my son enters kindergarten. I am doing this because I think this is what is best for my son in my situation. Hopefully in the next 4 years they will have more answers and I can make a more informed decision. As for right now, this is what I've decided to do and my doctor is supportive. You, as a parent, must make your own decision on when you will get the MMR. I hope this helps - Shari
He just smiles and smiles at her. He also coos and makes pterodactyl noises. She smiles back at him and says "You're Grandmommy's Little Love!"