Well, I did it. I finally scheduled an appointment at the Pediatricians for all three kids to get the flu shot, and then I'm getting mine at my next OB appointment. Nobody in our family has ever gotten the flu shot. (Meaning those living in my house right now). My mom used to get it all the time, and never had any problems with it. So, with flu season looking to be bad this year, and me pregnant, I thought we better 'bite the bullet' and just get it.
However.........Joel and I are still really iffy on the H1N1 thing. As much as I absolutely dread the thought of any of us catching that---as much as I dread the thought of being very pregnant and having a severe case of the flu at the same time......we just can't do it. The vaccine is just too new, too questionable---I dunno. I do not handle being sick well---(I usually think that I'm dying this time for sure), so I'd like to avoid it at all costs. Lots of hand washing, hand sanitizer, grocery cart covers, NO thumb sucking (haha, yeah right), trying to avoid large groups of children with snotty noses----am I being over-protective?? I know that we could catch it anyway, it's just the thought of it---ew, gives me the shivers. After Eli's ordeal last spring with the Roto virus--well, I'd really like to avoid anything like that again!
So, are you all getting the flu shot this year? How about the H1N1 vaccine? I'm interested to hear your thoughts on all of it, and how you came to the conclusion that you did :)