Monday, 13 August 2007

Ouch...

We had to head off to the doctor today for some pre-departure immunisations- what a fun family activity! Sitting with the doctor, discussing the plethora of potential health risks that are involved in living in China was a tad confronting & makes you aware of just how lucky we are in Australia, a country where you can drink the water straight from the tap & where you don't have to be concerned about getting rabies if you get nipped by a dog. The list of immunisations was quite daunting. Willow is too young for most immunisations which unfortunately means that for her 1st birthday she will be getting a trip to the doctor & more needles than an acupuncture session. Poor Ryder is at a terrible age to get needles, but I must say that he was very brave & recovered very well with the assistance of his good friend Mr Freedo frog & a packet of starburst. I fared the worst, needing 3 injections & a lie down, although I must say that $750 later (ouch), I don't think our bank account got off lightly either! We have another 3 appointments for immunisations before we leave as well as an appointment for a full medical check up to get our visas. Boo!
On a lighter note, Willow is starting to crawl forward! She is kinda doing a funny crawling/shuffle at the moment after weeks of backwards commando crawling (& much wedging of herself under the couch). I think she will be very happy one she masters the art of getting exactly where she wants to go. It has been rather hit & miss up to this point...

And finally on the sewing front, Willow is wearing a little smock made may moi. The pattern is from Bend the rules Sewing (so easy) & the fabric (Alexander Henry's Apple & Pears) I won on Sew, Mama, Sew's free fabric Friday a few weeks back. Free stuff is cool!

2 comments:

Vida said...

Can you claim those on health insurance? x

Vida said...

Soooo sorry I was not home, but you worked it out for yourself anyway, which is fantastic... cannot give you ANY keys in China, maybe you should stay... just a thought x x x