Baby Matters

Little Miss had her first set of injections today. She was so good bless her! She squealed a bit as the needle went in but was all smiley with the doctors and nurses afterwards. The nurse did warn us that she may be a bit off colour for a couple of days but if possible to leave her to battle through so that the injections can do what they need to do. It’s just to start off immunisation against known diseases like pneumonia, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. She was also given the oral rotavirus immunisation. So there’s no wonder the poor girl woke up screaming from her lunchtime nap!


Yesterday we went down to the weighing clinic so I could have her weighed and measured. She’s now 11lbs and is 60.5cm long! She’s going to be a tall girl at this rate! Hubby is a tall guy compared to me. I’m 5’2″ and he’s 6′ tall.

The health visitor we saw at the clinic wasn’t our usual one and I founds this one to be slightly judgemental. We were discussing concerns etc and I mentioned that we now put her upstairs in her cot at 7pm and leave the baby monitor on. She said that we shouldn’t be doing that at this age (she’s 9 weeks tomorrow) and that she should be downstairs with us. I’ve been discussing this with other girls on Facebook and it’s a divided matter. Some say they wouldn’t do it whilst others are all for it. So I’ve come to the conclusion it’s a personal choice.

I’m actually really pleased with the fact that she settles around 7pm and sleeps until we go to bed at 10pm. Like I said, we leave the baby monitor on and if there’s any noise one of us will run up to check on her. Even when she’s quiet as a mouse we check up on her every so often.

Speaking of checking upon her I better go check up on her. Hubby said she was a bit harder to settle this evening – poor love!


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  1. Kelly
    17th Mar 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Awww what a sweet little princess you have! I’m not sure I could get that many shots and still smile at the end of it. I can’t speak on whether or not it’s a good idea (seeing as how I don’t have kids lol) but if it’s not a safety concern, I think it’s whatever YOU are most comfortable with. You know your daughter, her habits, routine and safety. So don’t let someone judge you out of it. Everyone parents differently, and as long as it works for you, hubby and little miss – then I hope the transition goes smoothly! 🙂

    • Becster
      17th Mar 2014 / 10:30 pm

      She’s our gorgeous cutie pie! And such a good little girl! The health visitor didn’t actually tell me why it was bad to do this but after speaking to girls on the Facebook group I’ve found out why. Apparently research has shown that there’s a higher risk of cot death by doing so because of something to do with breathing. Then there’s other research that shows that the breathing problem relate to sleep apnea. It is quite confusing so I think we’re decided on keeping to this routine. She seems happier because she now gets a proper sleep I the evening a rather than catnaps, we’re happier because we now have some time to ourselves, and the dogs are happier because they now have some cuddle time in the evenings! That’s unless they have mucky paws!

      But thank you for your kind words! 🙂

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