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The amazing year of 2013. Baby on the way. Adventures never stop!

Vaccination Update

Our Decision is to vaccinate according to our own modified schedule with week long isolation times so we can monitor reactions effectively.

Benton has had his first round of Polio, DTaP & HiB, all one week apart for isolating reactions. Polio pretty mild to no noticable differences. DTaP inject sight still has knot in muscle after 2 weeks (I assume the tetanus part makes that one rough even for adults). HiB injection site large knot, some heat. One degree rise in temp same day & then spike again 3 days after.

We are attending a state doctor outside of Benton’s primary care pediatrician because it is very common for US pediatricians to be using newer combination drugs like Pediarix that combines DTap, Polio, HiB and Hep B. At a 2 month well baby visit, a US infant is expected to get 3 separate injections containing 7 different vaccines total.

My common sense begs the question: If the infant has a reaction, how do you have any clue what caused it? 

A perfect example causing me to further support our decision: a girl I went to HS with recently took her baby boy in for his 2 month well baby visit. He got 3 separate injections; 3 cute bandaids from the Facebook pictures. That night, his whole leg swelled up, he spiked a fever of 100 degrees and cried unconsolably for 2 straight hours…

Every time I take Benton in for a vaccine, the doctor asks “if we can’t just do two today to speed things up?” My answer will be a firm NO always because that 1 in a million reaction statistic is BULLSHIT!

Educate yourself people! end rant…….

1 day ago
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Like or reblog this if you have a baby that’s 6-9 months old.

 

moments-brilliance:

smilingscarlette:

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sapphiremomma:

carrying-hope:

lovelyladyandherbaby:

islabi:

I follow a lot of moms with newer babies, I need some older ones.

My little guy is 8 months! I can’t believe he is an older babe already!!

Aubrey is almost 8 months! :)

Ramona is a little over 6 months!

She’ll be 8 months old in a few days!

9 months in a few days (excuse me while i cry)

Daniel’s soon to be 8 months!

Benton just turned 7 months!

3 weeks ago
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I’ve got one Handsome man on my hands… <3

I’ve got one Handsome man on my hands… <3

3 weeks ago
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He&#8217;s got my Steele blue eyes… &lt;3

He’s got my Steele blue eyes… <3

3 weeks ago
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Reminds me of my little yogi monkey.

Reminds me of my little yogi monkey.

1 month ago
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Picking up grass with Pappy Hess.

1 month ago
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Mommy’s Monkey Monster

Our little man is getting so BIG! 

He’s starting to wean himself. =( I’m really going to miss our breastfeeding time when he decides to give it up… Feeling proud & sad & very torn about the idea.

1 month ago
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4/20 Update

Happy Hoppy Easter! We did family things all day with the Hess house in Dudley. Lots of ‘easter basket’ goodies for the little. He was smiley & fought a nap up until the river walk adventure for pictures. MeMa Hess took over this Mama’s Nikon so we shall see what the results are here in the coming days. Hopefully some cuties!

Also have tons of pictures from all of April. Like 2000+ a ton. I have an obsession and Benton Rusty Steele is the cutest little model in the world. 

Struggling with body image & weight; went jogging out at Rails to Trails in Alexandria, PA. Made it about 1/2 way to the 2 mile marker. We decided a weekly family date increasing a mileage each time will be a good way to work on getting back in shape. Trying to do at least one sun salutation a day… Buying bigger clothes… HATING Jeans…

3 days ago
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I wil always pass on some Marla Singer…  &lt;3

I wil always pass on some Marla Singer…  <3

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3 weeks ago
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my baby playing with his bola. 

my baby playing with his bola. 

3 weeks ago
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Never be afraid to apologize to your child. If you lose your temper and say something in anger that wasn’t meant to be said, apologize. Children need to know that adults can admit when they are wrong.

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This is so, so important.

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3 weeks ago
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I think I am being to understand my niche in this world.
But it doesn&#8217;t do much for the itch I have.
To abandon society and move into the trees&#8230;

I think I am being to understand my niche in this world.

But it doesn’t do much for the itch I have.

To abandon society and move into the trees…

1 month ago
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Our munchkin is starting to cut teeth, I think&#8230;

Our munchkin is starting to cut teeth, I think…

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1 month ago
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Mom let Aunt Jen play with her Nikon D7000 for a bit. Because I love to take pictures so much, I’m never in the picture! Thanks.

1 month ago
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