Stressing about vaccinations

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I seem to keep forgetting to take Dylan to his 2-month checkup, for no particular reason other than life is busy and I am stupid. This week has officially become No Good Schedule-Wise so it'll have to be next week at the earliest, at which point he'll no longer be 2 months old. Will they refuse to see him? "I'm sorry, ma'am, but this child is THREE months old. You'll have to leave, and please collect your Bad Parenting Sticker on the way out."

I also just realized that this upcoming appointment is the one where he is supposed to get, what, about seventy-eight shots? All in his defenseless Pillsbury-roll thigh? Okay: it's really five, right? Five vaccinations. All at once.

*giant, anxiety-filled sigh*

I am neither convinced I should delay vaccinations for Dylan (uh, delay them more than I already have by means of forgetfulness, that is) nor am I filled with a sense of conviction that I'm doing the right thing by getting those shots ASAP. All I know is that I want to keep my baby safe: safe from ALL diseases and reactions and, you know, random bolts of lightning that everyone says won't happen but hello, sometimes they DO.

So! You think we can talk about this subject without getting all pissed off at each other? I'm just curious about your take on vaccination schedules: did you go the typical route with regards to timing when your child was little (2 months, 4 months, 6 months, etc), or did you choose something different?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.