Category Archives: Family update

Back into battle! I think I’ll call it “Operation Shark Patch.”

I’m not even going to pretend to be positive right now. I’ll get there. But not yet. Because I’ve just been asked to do the equivalent of putting mascara on a shark. For hours each day. Yesterday we found out … Continue reading

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Finally, a set of wheels!

My sisters and I had a shiny purple tricycle that became a neighborhood legend. Everybody wanted to ride it. But if Danny, a baseball-obsessed boy who lived a few houses away, ever took it out of our driveway and into … Continue reading

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Broken glasses, stained clothes, and other infuriating non-issues.

The other day during breakfast, I asked Stella to name her favorite animal. She sat there for a minute, with her brow furrowed and finger perched on her lips, obviously in deep thought. Stella then perked up and exclaimed, “MEERKATS!” … Continue reading

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What the crap.

So, we’re dealing with what shall be known as “The Great Glasses Adjustment of 2010” (also referred to as “Operation Straight Eyes”) when at some point last night, Stella developed a cold, and some jerk broke into my humble tan … Continue reading

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Baby got glasses.

I’m thrilled and proud to reveal Stella’s new look. Below you’ll find a selection of the bazillion photos I’ve taken since Friday morning, when we picked up Stella’s glasses. I love her beautiful frames, the TamTam by Lafont in Blue … Continue reading

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Talking about PRACTICE.

Stella’s glasses are in. Arrived at Children’s Eye Care this morning. After her nap, currently failing to happen right now as evidenced by pained wailing, we’re schlepping back to the optical shop to fetch them. During this morning’s playdate, she … Continue reading

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Strabismus confirmed. Glasses ordered.

On Thursday afternoon, Stella’s eyes started rolling in again. All our questions evaporated. She has emerging accommodative esotropia. She really needs glasses. And that’s that. So on Friday morning, we skipped Gymboree and went to find specs for Stella. She … Continue reading

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Eye on Stella: Strabismus Watch 2010 Continues

I’ve been hearing that many are concerned about Stella and wondering what’s up with her big blue eyes. To be honest, I keep sitting down to write about it, only to bail out and head directly to gossip blogs or … Continue reading

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No acute abnormalities.

This is part of a new segment I’m calling “Eye on Stella: Strabismus Watch 2010.” Sorry. I just thought that was kind of funny. And I’m running with any humor I can find these days. The ER, whose job it … Continue reading

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Just, wow.

We were back at the ER at Children’s Hospital last night, our old stomping grounds. It’s a long story that I will tell soon. But all I can right now is “wow.” All the things I thought were so hard … Continue reading

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