>Melissa and I have an arrangement – I assassinate any bugs that cross our path (including spiders…eww) and she reads and researches anything I consider boring or too long for my attention span to handle (which I would likely only give a half assed skim at most) and she gives me the high points (i.e. political candidates pre-election, do’s and don’ts before/after surgery, and most recently she’s given me all sorts of information about our little one!)
So, I asked Mel to handle today’s blog – Vaccines. I know a few things about vaccines I had them (and I’m ok) and Jenny McCarthy is against them and Amanda Peet is for them. So you can see why I’ve passed Mel today’s blogging baton.
So here she is ladies (and maybe gentlemen) in her blogging debut:
This morning Darcie says to me “are you ready to be part of my blog?”
I’m thinking to myself, “what I’m not already the topic of conversation?”
I’m just starting to wonder what horrible story she’s about to share with the world when she informs me that I have to write a blog entry.
Am I not doing my part simply by creating the child for 9 months? Geez!
The wonderful topic she’s given me to write about, vaccines.If you want to be a troll and start some heated conversation bring up male circumcision or vaccines to a group of hormonal pregnant women. For anyone else these topics seem like non-issues.
Back to vaccines, we will vaccinate Baby Cotton because I don’t want him/her to be the start of the next great Polio outbreak. We will follow the traditional vaccine schedule which is something like 120 vaccines over two years or something insane like that. Until someone can point out research that is done in a creditable way with the new mercury free vaccines that says otherwise I will stick to my guns on that one.
The only thing I wish we could do differently is spread the vaccines out over a longer period of time which makes it easier to tell if a child is reacting badly to one specific vaccine. But alas, our poor small infant will have to be in day care at the ripe old age of 6 weeks and will need to have as much protection as possible from the other little gremlins whose parents thought it would be a good idea not to vaccinate.