Two months – at the pediatrician’s

Sleeping after vaccines

Sleeping after vaccines

Today was challenging. I’ve confirmed with the daycare we were trying to get into that they have no space and likely will not until Darwin is 2. We knew it was a long shot, but it’s still upsetting. It was the one daycare we found where we could afford part time care with me at work half time. Other facilities cost almost a third again as much. I’ll tell you what, if you’re trying to get pregnant, find out if you need to get on daycare lists now. We’re set through the end of the year at least. Not really what I needed to hear on my last day of maternity leave!

We have also been working on a way to consolidate our roof loan and some of our student loans and I found out today that the bank is under valuing our house which is just a kick in the pants. I don’t know if an appraisal will make any difference or not. Here’s hoping.

On an up note, I really like our pediatrician. She is great with Darwin and was appropriately impressed with me having pushed out a posterior baby as a first time mom. Darwin continues to grow at a fantastic rate, weighing in at 13 lbs 3 oz (95th percentile!), 23 inches, and almost 16 inches in head circumference!

Unfortunately, the crappy day continued when I had to insist to the tech that I absolutely *would* be nursing my daughter while she was getting her vaccines. Even after insisting the tech made it clear she was annoyed and thought it was the wrong choice. Everyone I have ever spoken to about first vaccines have said “nurse your baby! It makes it easier!” I couldn’t believe it. Darwin was very upset by the shots, and being able to latch back on after a short cry allowed her to calm herself very quickly. Afterwards I think the tech said something about how well do it her way next time. I was too focused on Darwin to give her comment the time of day. Needless to say this mama bear was pissed.

I feel like it would help my mindset to end on a better note. Currently I’m snuggling a very sweet baby, waiting for my wife to come home with delicious thai food. She does know how to make the worst day better.


5 thoughts on “Two months – at the pediatrician’s

  1. So, that tech should have no say in that kind of thing. I think I would complain. I never nursed during vaccines, but, really cause I never thought about it. If its something you want to do – that tech needs to either sight a medical reason why its not ok, or shut her mouth. 😦


  2. I’m sorry about the nurse. I always nurse M during vaccines and needle pokes. It makes it so much easier for all of us, nurse uncluded. Sorry about the daycare, do you have a backup plan?


    • That’s what I figured too. I wonder if this woman was uncomfortable with breastfeeding. Or even possible (gasp) a breastfeeding lesbian.
      We have enough great folks in our life who love spending time with Darwin that we’ll be able to get through to January, when I go part time. I can easily work 4 hours a day during her naps/at night when my lovely wife is home. And it may work for my wife to go part time for a bit as well. We’ll see!


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