Monday, January 12, 2009

Vaccines and Diapers

Today Sadie went in for her six month vaccines.  At her four month appointment she really didn't seem to know what was coming, but now she panics the moment the nurse walks into the room.  

Before Sadie got her first set of shots I told myself that they really wouldn't hurt too much.  I tried to convince myself that my phobia (if the word phobia is too strong in this case, it's only barely) of needles really is irrational.  I fainted when I gave blood.  I fainted after I had a TB test during my physical the summer before starting college.  I get dizzy during blood tests.  So when we took Sadie in for her first set of shots I did my absolute best to help her feel comfortable.  I smiled at her reassuringly.  And then I watched, helplessly as she screamed and burst into tears.  See there's a reason that people are afraid of needles.  Because shots hurt!    And she now apparently remembers that.  

This set of shots was the worst so far (for me) because of Sadie's new word, which I wrote about earlier this week.  After getting her first shot (there were four shots altogether) she started sobbing "mama, mama, mama" over and over.  It was heartbreaking!  I was so relieved when I could scoop her up in my arms and she stopped crying!

After the doctor's appointment we swung by Costco to pick up diapers.  I had cut out a coupon that was good only if you bought diapers and wipes.  Coupons are good: the price of diapers at our Costco has risen two dollars since Sadie was born six months ago.  The down side of the coupon is that you have to buy the wipes to get the discount on the diapers, which means that we already have a lot of wipes (from the last coupon) and have now bought more.  I guess I need to start using them for other things.  

Back to diaper shopping:  I have this illogical fear that the economy is going to get so bad that all of the diaper makers will go out of business and stop making diapers or that diapers will get so expensive that we won't be able to afford them (or that there will be a diaper shortage and our little city won't be a priority and won't get a shipment of diapers!).  In this scenario I will have to start using cloth diapers.  Maybe this wouldn't be so bad, however, I don't want to find out.  I do not like the idea of swishing a diaper in the toilet.  

Thus I have a stockpile of diapers slowly accumulating in the garage.  Sadie is currently a size three.  Today I bought one box of threes and one box of fours.  Over five hundred diapers are now stockpiled in the garage.  If a diaper shortage comes I will be alright, at least for a couple of months.  

1 comment:

  1. You know, I diaper stockpile isn't such a bad idea. No late night runs to Wal-mart to pick up a pack because you already have them on hand!

    If the world does run out of disposable diapers, cloth really isn't bad. It doesn't have to involve swishing at all. And it's actually fun using cloth. So you're covered either way. : )


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