We headed for shots yesterday. Thankfully, the health department holds a clinic at a location in town once a month instead of having to travel 30 minutes to the actual health department. Now that we have an alternate option for health insurance, we look for ways to save money on medical costs. You can't beat $8 per shot.
The experience went pretty well. A friend, Pam, agreed to meet me there to provide extra hands. Very helpful since it took me 15 minutes to fill out paperwork and talk to the nurse checking us in. But we got there early to beat the crowd. The kids did great with Pam, especially since they haven't seen her much. Adam kept stroking her long hair, stretching his arm out as far as he could until he had reached the end of her locks. I don't know what it is about him and long hair. Maybe because mine is short. Sure, he pulls mine so hard I think he has a fistful in his hand but someone else with long hair he nicely strokes it!
Anyway, the kids got 2 shots. They cried, but it wasn't too traumatic. We went outside, had a little snack and a drink of juice. The nurse told me to remove the band aids at the first diaper change to avoid irritating their skin. Yeah, right. Adam had that ripped off and in his mouth by the time he was waiting for me to buckle Sara in her car seat!
We will go back in September for a couple more. The pediatrician suggested we space out their 12 month shots to avoid getting so many at once and I agreed.