They strike fear in every crunchy mamas heart and cause many sleepless nights. Yesterday my little man received his first vaccine: DTaP. I felt awful about administering the vaccine but lately thinking about the guilt I would feel if he came down with Pertussis and became really sick has outweighed my fear of vaccines. I don’t intend to tell you what you should do for your child, I simply wanted to share my decision making process. I think vaccinating your child is as personal a decision as whether or not to circumcise and as such I think opinions from others are incredibly unwelcome. The great thing about my pediatrician is that he shares this belief and fully supports us coming to our own decisions (with his guidance of course) and embracing that these are just some of the tough decisions that come with being a parent.