Yesterday was Olivia's 6 month appointment at the peds office. I also thought it would mark her first Synagis shot for RSV prevention. I knew that there would be vaccinations involved since we had missed the four month round due to prep for the Glenn. I don't think I was anticipating an oral Rotavirus and four other vaccinations at once. I know for sure Olivia wasn't prepared. She was absolutely fine for the doctor as he did his exam and let the nurses do the weight and height without a problem.
That's where the good disposition ended though, as soon as the nurse restrained her legs to start giving the shots, my poor Livvy went beserk. I realize that in the scheme of things it is so far from the trauma of heart surgeries, but I was there holding her hand and felt like I was setting her up for the trauma. She definitely had much more fallout from this round of shots than the last set; complete with muscle tenderness and a low-grade fever that has been managed by a few doses of Tylenol.
She must be feeling halfway better tonight though because Daddy aka her personal entertainment center got her to sit on her own. I mean completely on her own without a stuffed animal or anything else supporting her!!! Time is just passing by so quickly now that we're hitting healthy baby milestones, I just want to press pause and savor the moment.