I’m down in the dumps today. Wito just isn’t himself from those damn vaccinations yesterday. He literally slept the entire day, only waking up to eat, and his eyes don’t have their usual sparkle.

I thought for certain he would be up all last night resulting from all of his sleep yesterday, but nope, he slept his normal 9-10 hours before waking up. He’s an angel baby! A complete angel baby, so here I sit, feeling downright miserable and guilty that I allowed those nasty viruses to be injected into his sweet chubby legs.

And the worst part? It’s not like he’s driving me crazy with fussy behavior or crying at ear-piercing decibels. He just looks sad. Plain sad. And I don’t know what to do about it.


  1. Rachel

    October 13, 2006 at 11:37 am

    Waaaaait just a minute… he sleeps 9-10 hours IN A ROW?

    I HAAATE YOU!!!!!!! The best we get is 5 hours at a time and I thought that was a gift from god!

    And you didn’t get 8 extra hours of post-vaccination screaming? I hate you some more. Hatey hate! HATE!

    Heehee. Don’t mind me, that’s the sleep deprivation talking.

    …or IS it?

  2. whoorl

    October 13, 2006 at 11:42 am


    In. A. Row.

    How did I get so lucky? The guilt, though! The guilt of making him feel bad when he is so good to us!

  3. Amanda

    October 13, 2006 at 1:03 pm

    I feel your pain. Shots are terrible. Worth it, but terrible. I hate how the mom has to be a part of it and hold her baby’s little thigh still while the mean nurse stabs it. Ugh. He’ll be OK though. And hopefully he won’t remember. :)

  4. lini

    October 13, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    I’m on my way!

  5. am'ti b

    October 13, 2006 at 1:12 pm

    my poor little buddy and his mama, i am sending you a smile and kiss.

  6. Beth

    October 13, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    Aw, Whoorl, sorry to hear you’re blue. But Anders understands that it was all for his own good, the icky shots. What movie cheers you up? Settle in on the couch for some well-deserved “me” time.

  7. Mrs. S

    October 13, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    I’m sure that Anders will be back to his cheerful self in no time. But you can at least console yourself in the meantime with the knowledge that YOU didn’t give him the vaccinations, the doctor did, so you aren’t technically the one at fault here ;)

  8. maggie

    October 13, 2006 at 2:15 pm

    shots suck.
    Whatever you’re doing to get him to sleep for 9-10 hours a night at two months should be written down…you’ll have a bestseller on your hands. He’s a cutie!

  9. gorillabuns

    October 13, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    he’ll be fine. the first time taking your child to the doctor for shots is the worst. i cried in front of my ped. and she laughed and said, eventually, you’ll get over the shock. she was right. it’s the only time my kids ever slept.

    i’m all for the shooting them full of tylenol and letting them sleep method. he’ll soon be full of spirit in a day.

    also, sounds like the post baby hormones are kicking in! you know how bad it was for me.
    rx: alcohol and a call to your friend in okc. she’s lonely with the hubs gone. i’ll be waiting…

  10. kris

    October 13, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    i don’t know a damn thing about babies, but i do know that sometimes i get out of sorts, and just feel sad, and want to sleep all day (even without shots!), so you are BOTH entitled to a few days like that! ;)

    wish i was there. with some good wine.

  11. guinness girl

    October 13, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    Oh, poor you! But damn, that kid is cute. I totally don’t speak from experience (being childless and all), but I bet he’ll be fine tomorrow. He may even keep you up all night tonight. ;)

  12. Jennifer

    October 13, 2006 at 9:04 pm

    Don’t feel down. I’m sure he’ll be back to his old self soon enough. Both my girls reacte the same way to their shots. They sleep like logs and after a day or two they are back to their sparky selves. Normally I wouldn’t be mad at hearing about another baby sleeping so well because I’ve been spoiled with good sleepers but my 9 month old seems to finally be cutting a tooth and we’re in teething hell this evening. *sigh*

  13. Lyndsay

    October 13, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    9 hours? Bring on the shots! Just kidding. And yes – I bathe Bean by myself. It is like juggling a slimy, wiggly fish but he just loves his bath.

  14. Candace

    October 14, 2006 at 2:13 am

    The more shots he gets, the less it will suck for you, but it’s still difficult. The first time my son got his shots, my husband told me not to look, but I thought if Conner looked to me for comfort and I was looking away, he would feel the ultimate rejection. Obviously a four month doesn’t process that, but it made sense to me. And Conner just got more shots last week and I still thought I was going to get sick right before. Not b/c I have a weak stomach, but b/c I hate seeing him in pain. And I wanted to slap the nurse for making my son cry.

  15. Nila

    October 14, 2006 at 6:32 am

    Your child is breaking your heart for the first time…of many. Motherhood is one big ole guilt trip. Buckle up and try to enjoy the ride.

    Maybe a walk with SAJ is in order.