Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Two month stats...

Aaron weighed in at a whopping 11 lbs, 8 oz (50th percentile), measured 23.5 inches in length (75th percentile), and has a head circumference of 15 inches (25th percentile, but a perfect hat size, I think :-)

It was an emotional visit with Dr. Rupal this afternoon. We were scheduled to get the first of Aaron's immunizations (seven doses in total), but I just couldn't do it. I've been reading too much material that correlates increasing autism, auto-immune disorders, and developmental delays with the current immunization schedule. Dr. Rupal was so gracious to answer my questions, and she's willing to look over the materials I printed out for her and talk more about it at next month's checkup. But I'm still not sure that someone who's part of the medical establishment will be able to sift all of the rhetoric and get to the truth. The thing I'm learning about parenting is that I am the only one who can really get to the truth of it all, whether it's about vaccines or breastfeeding or sleep issues or... or... or... So Mike and I are going to do some more reading, seek more counsel from those we trust and respect, and pray like crazy. I feel the heavy weight of responsibility for this tiny and perfect baby, but I do know that Aaron belongs first to God, who loves him even more than I do. Whatever decision we make, we know that we are in His care, and my heart finds peace in that.

3 comments:

Aunt Janet said...

He is growing like a weed! What adorable pictures of him. He looks like a little man already. I love his eyes. They are so bright and happy.

Parenthood agrees with both of you. You all look so happy.

Sittintall said...

Sarah, it is so great that you are doing your research and putting Aaron's needs first. You are a great parent, and he is fortunate to have you as his mother. We too were concerned about what we had heard about immunizations (and of course didn't do as much research as you -it sounds), but our doctor just said the benefits outwayed the possibilities of some of those things happening (apparently it's still not even proven, and if it is - those disorders would be a very rare case). And if you don't get some of those immunizations, the result could be fatal too. So, continue your research, and do what you feel is best, but there's my input for what it's worth.

Oh, and we would love to have you over sometime in the winter. We always enjoy company.

amy said...

Hey, Sarah. I'm very glad that you are researching things. We decided not to give the immunizations to Adia based on our research. It is a hard decision! :)