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 that Stella is starting to favor her right eye--her left eye is just ever so… Continue reading Back into battle! I think I’ll call it “Operation Shark Patch.”
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 the street, I'd become irrationally nervous about the potential for damage or theft. It was… Continue reading Finally, a set of wheels!
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!" We saw them at The Woodland Park Zoo a couple weeks ago. Honestly, I expected… Continue reading Broken glasses, stained clothes, and other infuriating non-issues.
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 sedan. Probably at the same time. I somehow left my now stolen iPhone (which I… Continue reading What the crap.
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 (color code 220), and Stella could not look more adorable in them. I've ordered a… Continue reading Baby got glasses.
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 spent a couple of hours with her best buddy Cooper and his wonderful mom while… Continue reading Talking about PRACTICE.
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 tried on three pairs. Go ahead and judge me--I've watched "Say Yes to the Dress"… Continue reading Strabismus confirmed. Glasses ordered.
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 pediatric eye health websites. The latter are now just as addictive as the former--but thankfully… Continue reading Eye on Stella: Strabismus Watch 2010 Continues
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 is to save lives and not provide conclusive diagnoses, called Stella's condition "convergence spasms." A… Continue reading No acute abnormalities.
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 lately, all the things I'd been tired and complaining about, my occasional shortage of patience… Continue reading Just, wow.