Friday, November 7, 2008

When my child has his first vaccine…





It was on an early morning of November 4 of this year when OUR Little Baby Eieo had his first BCG and Anti-Hepatitis vaccines. He was rescheduled on this day because he had a very mild flu during his previous immunization schedule. His pediatrician told us that it is not advisable to give vaccines to Eieo when he was in not-so good condition.

I, along with my sister and aunt, (my hubby, Rainier was at the office and so dismayed that he missed it out) brought him to the nearest yet the most reliable health-providers of our town. When I was observing the other babies being immunize, I heard them crying so loud. My little prince was sleeping during that time.

My baby was the youngest yet the chubbiest among the twelve adorable babies present inside the clinic. People – other mothers, health practitioners, keep on looking at my precious one, appreciating his physical features – and that really make me as well as my sis and aunt so proud.

When we were still waiting for our turn, my baby woke up. Despite the loud cry of the other infants, he still managed to keep on smiling and giggling. That is why he started to get the attention of many people. He suddenly became the center of attraction.

Ooppss… wait. When it was his turn to be vaccinated, my sister held my child and started to position for his first vaccine. After taking a quick photo shoot to be included in his scrapbook, I hurriedly went out of the clinic.

As I heard him cry (but not as loud as the other babies :>), my heart started to beat so fast, my knees started to shake and I even became to look so pale. The other mothers and the rest of the people inside perfectly understood since they felt the same way and considering Eieo is our first-born.

Although it just took him a minute or two (I supposed), I could not explain how I felt during that time. I was even more nervous and scared than the time that I would be brought to the delivery room of the hospital.

Seriously, my mom is definitely right. The fun and joy of having a baby also includes being nervous, tensed and so worried whenever the baby is exposed to natural and normal stuffs like immunization, being sick and the likes. My grandmom even told us that this is just the start of being a parent. More to come, they say.

Myraine

21 comments:

Ria said...

Sam just had his MMR done the other day. :( Not a nice thing but essential.

Na said...

Hi, congrats for your new baby's born. It's the very wonderful time in our life ... I can feel it... :)

Melody said...

i agree...that was the same feeling I got when my first baby got his first shot...welcome to motherhood...a lot more to come..so much fun!

stilettoedpraline said...

Hi! I know how you're feeling. I've been there and believe it or not, my baby had been a guinea pig for a new immunization " something" which I apparently don't remember today --don't worry for all of the documents are still at hand up to this day. Take care and cherish this stage of your son's life...they grow up sooooo fast without you realizing it. :)

Petula said...

He is so cute and I hope the shots didn't hurt him for long. The cry of a baby/child getting hurt is not good. I have four children and the hurt cries still pull at my heart especially during shots.

Jody Donnelly said...

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Hugs and kisses

Distressing Delilah said...

Oh yes, much more to come! I have two sons..they are 18 and 20. Still cannot stand to see one of them in pain! That will never ever go away.

Distressing Delilah said...

Oh yes, much more to come! I have two sons..they are 18 and 20. Still cannot stand to see one of them in pain! That will never ever go away.

Each Other's Keeper said...

He is so cute. Congrats

DC said...

congrat n wish ur baby good health...

angstless said...

I am one of them 'little ole ladies' who wants to just grab them cute baby cheeks and say "well ain't you just the cutest lil baby this side of the rio grand"! I never do, of course, but the temptation is always there!

Me-Me King said...

Sweet, sweet baby.

Tony Chan said...

Hi Myrainne,

Looks likes your experience mirrors mine in so many ways. I am a dad and my son is almost 18 months now. Each time I bring him to the doctors for immunisation, he CRIES despite he had so many jabs already. Anyway, I am still happy and I love him so is my wife.

Thanks and best regards,
tony
http://tonycblogs.blogspot.com

Footyman said...

Totally agree with your grandmother, more to come! But seriously, isnt it such a great joy to have children ;)

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Ronald said...

I undestand, it's usual for babies

Lydia said...

I'm a mother myself and I shared the same experiences with you. Sometimes it's better for a parent to get sick rather than their children. WELCOME to the club!!! :-)

pinaykeypoint said...

Hi there, I understand how you feel and I even grew up with fear of needles because of a bad experience which I also shared in my blog. I overcome this fear when I grow up and had to go to a series of injection esp when I had my first job, I had to undergo for blood testing etc...

I have no sis to assist me during my 1st child immunization so I really have to deal with it. It's really breaks me to see my baby in pain. But these are natural phase of motherhood. I have 4 kids and my eldest is already 14 years old, time flies so fast and without you knowing it, they would leave us to rear their own family.

Just enjoy the days with your kids, it will still be a long way off :)

Today will be really beautiful, tomorrow certainly more beautiful!!! said...

Hi, good information. Thank you, love2003

A. Smith said...

These are the joys of motherhood!

Even these moments, enjoy all of them because they go all too quickly. You'll turn around one day and realize that you're baby is turning eight!

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P J Lipscomb said...

I remember when my son had a rash under his arm and the doctor gave me ointment to put on. He had to be six monthes. He belly laughed out loud like a man. It was so funny! I miss those days!