Adjusting

Our train, still rumbling through New Glassesville, jumped the track a couple days ago. Stella took an impressive spill in one of her signature, glorious full-sprint to flat-out moments. The temples got bent out of whack. I bent them back into approximate place. That marked the beginning of a new wave of resistance. I'd put… Continue reading Adjusting

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 sedan. Probably at the same time. I somehow left my now stolen iPhone (which I… Continue reading What the crap.

Put me back together.

Cody, Stella and I were all over at Cooper's house the other day while his parents enjoyed a date night, an event that Cooper (Stella's best bud and play-date companion)  refers to as an "update," which really makes sense if you think about two parents going out and spending time together away from their one-year-old.… Continue reading Put me back together.

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 (color code 220), and Stella could not look more adorable in them. I've ordered a… Continue reading Baby got glasses.

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 spent a couple of hours with her best buddy Cooper and his wonderful mom while… Continue reading Talking about PRACTICE.

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 tried on three pairs. Go ahead and judge me--I've watched "Say Yes to the Dress"… Continue reading Strabismus confirmed. Glasses ordered.

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 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