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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Little Four Eyes

Over the past few months we have noticed that Stella’s eyes have become increasingly crossed.  Her right eye would drift towards her nose while her left eye would stay centered.
Last week we took her to the Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists at Vanderbilt. She had her eyes dilated for the first time and had a series of vision screenings and light refraction tests.  We learned that Stella is like most toddlers in that she is farsighted….but she is very very very farsighted. +6.00 and +5.75 correction to be exact. 
The doctor put lenses over both Randy and I’s eyes to show us how she sees.  We were quite surprised to learn that she can’t really see much of anything beyond her fingertips.  At the doctors recommendation, we ordered her glasses.  Cute little pink all plastic glasses.
Stella’s glasses finally arrived yesterday.  She got to wear them for the first time last night.  Her response was both priceless and emotional.  To see her actually see for the first time was amazing.  She turned her head every which way as soon as those glasses were on and soaked it all in.  
The rest of the evening was of course an uphill battle in which she would take them off and we would put them back on and her sister would take them off and we would put them back on.  I think we have our work cut out for us in this house.
The next few weeks will be telling. We will follow-up with her doctor to see how she is progressing.  If things don’t progress then Stella will wear a patch over her good eye to help strengthen her weak eye.  The end of the line is surgery to bring the eye back to the center.  We of course are hoping and praying that the glasses will be the solution! We have found a great network of parents through a forum called “Little Four Eyes.” It’s a great resource for any parent going through the same thing.
More to come in the coming weeks, but here is our little glasses wearing baby genius (because let’s face it….glasses make you look smart: )

6 comments:

  1. emily....seriously.... so so so adorable!!!! i hope she loves her glasses and wears them!!! best of luck making sure she keeps them on....
    but seriously..... so freaking cute!!!
    xoxoxoxo

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  2. Hi! She does look adorable. I was playing blog hopskotch and came across yours. Seeing the Vanderbilt made me come to a dead stop because I live in Middle Tennessee. I hope things are good!

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  3. Hi i’m Heather! I have a question for you! Please email me :)
    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. Poor kiddo! I'm that nearsighted as well. My prescription is 6.25 I think. It's hard to describe to people what I can see when I take my contacts out. Sometimes I have to feel around on the dresser for something because it's pointless to use my eyes!

    I'll add you as a friend on MFP as well. Hopefully I'll start losing soon!

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  5. Those glasses are adorable! (I found your blog while googling myself. Emily Fosters of the world unite or something.) Good luck with it all.

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  6. She looks adorable in her glasses. Your babies are just precious!

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