I remember reading endless pregnancy and baby books as soon as I found out we were expecting. I was set on having a healthy pregnancy, by limiting my junk food intake and doing everything to keep our son healthy.
I visited several Atlanta pediatrician’s offices to see which one would be a good fit. With Atlanta traffic and the number of visits to the pediatrician in the first six months of a baby’s life I chose a nearby office. I remember during one of the tours with a group of parents, vaccination schedules were a huge topic. I already knew we’d follow the recommended immunization schedule.
When A.J. was born in 2010, he received the Hepatitis B immunization in the hospital and all of his recommended shots since then.
Aside from his food allergies, vision problems and drooping eyelid, as well as the occasional case of the flu (the year we I forgot to get the vaccine) – he’s been very healthy
Here’s our first professional family photo when he was about six months old.
The last five and a half years have been a blur. A.J. is in kindergarten, he’s active in martial arts and is a voracious reader. He’s even taken after his TV Mom and Dad by acting as a “kid correspondent” on board our recent Carnival Cruise.
I’m proud to team up with the Centers for Disease Control (@CDCGov) for National Infant Immunization Week. All week long you’ll find great resources for parents to get answers to your immunization questions.
#VaxQA Twitter Party
At this week’s Twitter Chat I’m sharing with moms why we decided to follow a recommended vaccine schedule and how to handle the common reactions after your child gets their shots.
Medical Expert Dr. Wendy Swanson will be on Twitter answering parent’s question about prevention.
Infant Immunization Resources
“Defend your baby against 14 serious childhood diseases, like measles and whooping cough, with the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Giving him all the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect him. For more reasons to vaccinate, visit CDC’s vaccine website for parents: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/”