Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I attended a flu forum late last week as part of my job. The presenter offered all of the latest CDC recommendations for flu (seasonal and H1N1) for this fall. And much to my dismay, they are encouraging parents to get all children aged 6 mos. to 4 years old both the season flu shot and the soon-to-be released H1N1 vaccination. In fact, children in this age group are on the priority vaccination list. Call me paranoid, but I'm not enthusiastic about subjecting both my kids to a drug that has been hastily formulated and produced in mass quantities. It just seems way too risky.
Am I being ridiculously over-protective?
Also, for children, the H1N1 vaccination requires two shots. This is in addition to the two flu shots they're recommending for children being vaccinated for seasonal flu for the very first time. That means a total of four flu shots per kid. That's torture.
I think we'll take every precaution to prevent exposing our kids to the flu rather than injecting them with a strange drug.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Wow, it's been two weeks since I've posted. Time sure does fly. My hectic work schedule is my excuse, of course. It's true too. The work load has been insane. Meanwhile, it seems that life just keeps zooming by at the speed of light. I can't frickin' believe it's September already. Christmas is just around the corner. Even more surprising is that The Deuce turns one in November and it'll be here in a flash. I wish things would just slow down a bit. Perhaps a relaxing, slow-paced vacation is in order. But enough about that.
So what's going on in the iVegasFamily house? Well, Z-Dub is in school and is seems to be doing well. He fights me every morning when I drop him off, but embraces the whole thing once I leave. He's learning a lot, like the calendar, how to write, Spanish, etc. We bought him a dry-erase activity book that he works on at home as well. Our goal in the coming weeks is to get him writing his name without assistance. He's well on his way, although he still says his name is spelled "Eueeuue." I don't know where his obsession with "e" and "u" originated. It's a little peculiar.
As for The Deuce, he's now pointing and trying to talk and walk. He's a rambunctious little dude with a hot temper as well. I have a feeling he's going to be a handful when he becomes mobile. He and Z-Dub have been playing well together though. It's amazing to watch their interactions.
As for HotMomma, well tomorrow's her birthday. She's turning 29. We'll be celebrating this weekend. It should be a lot of fun.
That's a quick and dirty update. I'll leave you with a video of Z-Dub playing Wii Bowling for the very first time. He actually did very well for a newbie. He bowled a 74.