Wow! Jack and Charlie are ADORABLE...
I have no routine with the babies any more...sometimes they take separate naps...gone are the days when I could monitor the 2.5 - 3 hr rule and put them down for a nap. Now, they do eat every 3 hours...
BUT my girl doesn't like to nap that often...
When it's warm enough (too cold today and tomorrow in DC) I put them in the stroller and take a long walk. They always sleep!
But since eating solids and teething, all schedules are out the window. They used to sleep 7 - 7. Now I give bottles at 11:30 or midnight, and hope to get my son to 6 a.m. My daughter is now sleeping until 7:15 am. FOR NOW It is always evolving.
I can't believe the chicken pox situation! How scary...you handled it so well Hayley! I would've panicked
Glad they are OK
And happy Miley is out of rehab! Such a cute shot.
I'm just more tired than I was before. This 9 month stage is demanding, and I have an au pair. It's too much even with help sometimes...hats off to you mamas who don't have any help! I am dying to get things accomplished, I never seem to get from square one to square two.
re: the MMR study that ran in the Lancet was bogus because the lead doctor had been hired by PARENTS to sue the pharm company. He made up a BOGUS study to support his claims in court. The co-authors, all MDs, didn't know this and refuted the study, as did the Lancet. A huge black eye for the Lancet.
Again, there is NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that the MMR causes autism. There are just hysterical mothers whose children have autism, (ie: Jenny McCarthy) and they want to look for something or someone to blame.
It is being diagnosed more frequently because autism has become an industry at least in America. (ie: psychologists who diagnose it, and have made the 'spectrum' a bit wider than it was originally, social workers, etc. Everyone makes $$$ off of these poor kids.)
The sad thing is that, indeed, symptoms of autism start just around the time you get the MMR (at 1 year)...so of course it looks like the shots cause it! Again, there is no proof that the shots cause it.
I strongly believe in vaccines, that it is a public health issue and not a personal choice. I believe there should be a Federal law MANDATING certain vaccines...the only reason we don't have huge outbreaks of measles or other diseases is because *responsible parents* vaccinate their children...protecting the kids who are unvaccinated.
One key reason home schooling has grown is due to unvaccinated children ...parents can't send their kids to school so they educate (kind of) their kids at home. Again, the dumbing down of America.
It is a shame, however, that the pharm industry has not yet made enough individual vaccines so that parents can give the MMR separately. THAT would be nice for parents who are fearful of the MMR.
If my children end up autistic, I'll know it's genetic or from a virus, not from the MMR.
Ha. More than my 2 cents! Just the facts.