See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I feel like my pants are stuck on the fence and its starting to hurt more and more.
I am SO conflicted about vaccines its unreal. I look at my daughter and know i want the absolute best for it in everything including health.
I believe building our immune systems and that any changes to my child body that will be pernament should be made by HER. If she decides she wants them someday and has researched them i will gladly take her because thats her decision. and then my head says "and what if she doesnt live long enough to make that decision for herself?" I'd feel awful if she got a vaccine preventable disease and had serious complications from it. i dont think i would feel AS bad if she fully recovered from it.
I read the ingrediants and am like hell no do i want that in her body, but if it can prevent "this" than i wonder if its worth it. My daughter never had a bad reaction at all until her 12month shots when she became grumpy, fever, needy(for only me), and had random chill shakes now and then. it was scary and we stopped then. If she could get that reaction she could have a worse reaction. But she could end up worse from a vpd!
My husband says he will agree with whatever i decide but he really wants her to have them and said he would never forgive me is my decision hurt her. thats a lot to have on your head. and i research EVERY night and i am getting no closer to an answer. We will be going to my in laws in 2 weeks and my mil is a nurse and since she literally begged me to circumcise my child(this was before we found out we were having a girl) i cant imagine the discussion when vaccines come up.
I'm sorry i just really needed to vent my frustrations to someone who has been in this situation before.