Tuesday, 18 March 2014

12 week vaccinations & weighing of Baby M

Baby M had his 12 week vaccinations last week.  He had them at 13 weeks due to the slightly silly system at our GP. 

At this appointment Baby M was given his second dose of the 5-in-1 vaccination which is for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b.  He also had his second dose of the rotavirus vaccine which is given orally.  He had his Meningitis C vaccine for the first time, the health visitor had warned us that this vaccine may cause him to develop a temperature.

There was a sharp cry when he was given his vaccinations (one in each leg at the same time) but after cuddles from daddy he was fine.  He was then given the rotavirus vaccine which he guzzled so much he started coughing, obviously likes sweet things!!

Again I think Mr M and I were more traumatised than he was, when he got home he slept for about 3 hours, he fell asleep even before we had left the GP building. 

We montiored his temperature but it was fine.  The next morning he was a little grumpy but he was back to his happy self by the afternoon. 

We thought that he would get weighed at this appointment like he did for his 8 week one but that wasn't the case.  We haven't heard from our health visitor since the week before his 8 week appointment.  After speaking to the nurses who gave him his vaccinations we got a list of baby clinics and took him to a local clinic to get weighed.  He now weighs 13lb 15oz, getting such a big boy!!!

Next vaccination appointment is in 4 weeks then that will be him until he is 1 year old