So, I know this is a little late considering Mackenzie is now 3 weeks old, but last Friday we took her for her 2 week check up. She is now (was) 7 pounds 10 3/4 ounces and 21 inches long. She left the hospital weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces, so she gained almost a whole pound and grew 1 1/2 inches in 2 weeks! Everything at the appointment went well, but I hve to share something that really surprized me and I would like some opinions from the other mothers reading this blog.
Mackenzie goes back on November 18 for her 2 month ckeck up and to get vaccinated. Our pediatrician said that until she's vaccinated she shouldn't be out in public. I though this was very strange and a little much. Am I being selfish because I don't want to be cooped up in this house for two thirds of my maternity leave? According to the doctor we shouldn't taker her to church, the grocery store or anywher with large crwods. Call me crazy, but I would like for people to meet Mackenzie before she's 2 months old! I don't want to get Mackenzie sick, but at the same time I feel like the doctor is being way too strict. I've seen tons of babies younger thatn 2 months out in public. Should I stop my complaining and stay indoors until November? Should I ask for vaciinations early? Should I ingnore the doctor and go out anyway?
I think one of the things that annoys me about teh vaccination is that the doctor would vaccinate her early if I had to be back at work in 6 weeks. I guess I feel like because I have 3 months of maternity leave, I'm being punished to have to stay indoors. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE spending time with Mackenzie, but I also want to go to church, see my friends, and show off my daughter! Am I being selfish? Tell me what you think.