Sam is getting his first round of shots on Thursday. I have been preparing him for about a week.
“Sam, in six days, you’re going to get some shots. It’s probably going to hurt a little, but it will go really quickly and Mommy’s going to ice down your little thighs so that you’re a little numb and I’ll make sure that I’m holding you and that you’re sucking on your pacifier which the books say will help soothe you and Mommy wishes she could give the shots herself because she’s really good at it but at the very least I hope that two nurses can give shots at the same time so that it will kind of feel like two pokes instead of four and if not, maybe they will let me do it but probably not because of liability reasons so I’ll just hold you and be the mom. You’re going to be just fine.”
I totally think he’s processing it.