November is shaping up to be a really nice month thus far. Not only did we find out this week that my parents are moving here (within the next 3 weeks! woah!), my inlaws will guaranteed be here for the holidays, and I also found the pediatrician of my dreams.
I took EBoy for a checkup today(we never got around to his 4 year old checkup because of moving) and met the loveliest pediatrician ever. She reinforced the information about bad food ingredients, shared some information about DHA which reinforced our current supplements of EFAs with the boys and even applauded our committment to chiropractic care for our family.
She had a very interesting life story and made her own committment to learning about alternative health and therapies when she was dealing with her personal battle with breast cancer and debilitating back issues. She’d been through years of surgeries and medications only to find out there were natural ways she could have confronted her health and her diet that truely made a difference.
A dietician is on staff for this pediatrician group as well as a naturopath. I haven’t found anyone like this since leaving Seattle so I was so thrilled it took all I had not to just get up and hug the doctor.
EBoy liked the doctor until she surprised him with his 4 year old shots. I had promised that he wasn’t getting shots, but here they go ahead and get the 4 year old shots done because they don’t want to associate shots with kindergarden for children newly entering school.
It took 3 of us to hold him down to get the shots done. I still feel so awful about it, especially since I’ve always had a bit of a shot phobia when it comes to my kids. The only time EBoy ever got sick as a baby was when he received shots. He also screamed every time he would see a paper covered examination table from 3 months on, he never forgot from his first shots.
He’s now done with shots and I’m excited to have a doctor my children can grow and thrive with. EBaby is scheduled to have his checkup and shots once his records arrive from Georgia. I’ll definitely be making EDad attend that appointment with me, shots are way too traumatizing for me to go through alone.