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That’s Our Boy!

We had our son’s 18-month needle yesterday. Each time he is scheduled for this, it is met with a little bit of apprehension. However, if we should take it as a fairly positive sign and warning, he did not cry at all when he got his 12-month needle.

The 18-month vaccination is performed to fight against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV).

We let our son get a pretty good nap before we headed off to the Medical Centre. It was not too busy so it was a good timing for us to come at that hour.

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One of those quiet and rare moments where he’s sitting like a Boss, hahaha!

Our son was all over the place; he simply can’t sit still!!! He loves walking around, poking his face at other people’s spaces and giving them a big grin or laugh. He’s quite a sociable little fella!

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Walking around the Medical Centre

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I told yah he can’t sit still!

I had to constantly run after him and his Dad had to keep him entertained.

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Mummy chasing after this little fella!

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Dad was keeping him entertained

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When our son’s name was called, they had to weigh him in and had to also take his height measurements.

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He lost some weight when he got sick for two weeks but he is still on the normal range

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Some cms taller :-)

My husband was expecting him to have a crying fit when the vaccination was performed because he thought that our little boy would now be more aware of his surroundings at 18 months, hence the pain would have made him scream and cry. But on the contrary, we were the proudest parents as he pulled up such a strong demeanour after two pokes were performed on both arms- no complaints, no tears, no nothing.

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Such a tough little boy!

He’s such a tough boy! We were very impressed with him! After the procedure, as if nothing had happened. My husband can’t help but quip:

“I had never seen a child so happy after being poked”!

That’s our boy!

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He’s Tougher Than I Thought

My darling son’s second round of needles was done yesterday. It must be noted that when he was only 8 weeks old, he got his first routinary vaccine and I was forewarned that he will cry like never before once he’d feel the pain on both his thighs.

With the initial warning, I made it a point that I won’t be a witness to that. I knew firsthand that it will send my blood pressure to the roof if I see him in extreme pain.

True enough, I went with my husband and my mother on my son’s first needle appointment but I stayed out of the room. I was fidgety when I heard him crying from where I was; its a cry like it’s the end of the world!

My heart truly bled for him. I wanted to comfort him, cuddle him in my arms, kiss away all his tears and pains. Ah! So this is how motherhood is like! 😉

It proved to be uneventful for him. He did not get any chills or low-grade fever. If the Panadol helped when it was given to him 30 minutes before the vaccination took place, I would not have known.

Moving forward, I was not able to evade witnessing his second vaccination because my husband was at work. I must say it wasn’t as bad as I imagined.

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My precious babe is tougher than I thought.

He was his usual old jovial self after about 10 minutes of crying non-stop. I held him in my arms and his killer smiles simply made my heart melt, his adorable coos and gurgles made my heart leap with joy.

It was a feeling that is totally indescribable.

Indeed, motherhood had altogether altered me at all levels.

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