Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ellie's Eyes

So, the number one reason that I keep this blog is to document my kids' lives. Its my little online scrapbook and one of the main ways that I remember things. I can look back and see the first time N pottied in the big boy potty, the first time Emma stood, the first Ellie sat up...

I document all the good, but I have to document the bad too. So I can remember. Now, is this horrible in the grand scheme of things? No. I am very, very lucky to have three very healthy children. I KNOW this. But, it is still painful to hear that something is "off" with your child.

Since birth, Ellie's right eye has sort of drifted inwards. It's not all the time, but it is a lot of the time. I mentioned it to her pedi at her 4 month appt and she wasn't too concerned. When we went into her 6 month appt, it is the first thing she noticed. So, she gave me the name of an opthamologist and I set up an appt.

Today was that appt. I was not crazy about him, and I'm not sure if it was his bad news, or the way he delivered it. He told me she has Infantile Estrophia, which is basically where an eye crosses. In order to fix it, she has to have surgery--before the age of 1. Just the thought of my little baby having surgery is enough to bring me to tears. He did stress that her eyes are strong and that their is no vision loss at all. She does not need glasses.

Of course, if you know anything about me, you know my first thought was to get a second opinion. So, I reached out to all the moms around me and found a doctor who is one of the best in Houston. He is able to see Ellie Bean on Monday.

In the meantime, the first doctor said she needed to wear a patch for a few hours every other day for two weeks. He put it on right there in the office. It didn'y bother her a bit! Ellie was such a little rockstar during the whole appointment, even when the dilated her eyes.

Here's my little babe sporting her newest, every other day for a few hours, accessory.

Monday, February 6, 2012

7 Months!

Baby girl is 7 months old already! Ellie is such a happy baby. She gives the biggest, gummiest, dimplest smiles in the world--as long as she is in my arms. I think I have said that every month, but it really is true.

Boy oh boy does she want to be in on the action though! She watches Nathan and Emma like a hawk, turning her head quickly if she loses sight of them. She's soaking it all in, and I keep telling them that when sshe is mobile they had better watch out!

She's a great eater and I think has tried every flavor of baby food now. It is so funny though because she grabs the spoon with every bite, eats the food off, then lets go whrn it is empty and waits patiently for the next spoonful. Emma and Nathan used to grab the spoon, but then never let go!

She can sit up now without toppling over and is beginning to scoot a bit to reach for things. I think crawling may be in the near future!

Love you to the moon and back baby girl!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Christmas Program

The kids had their annual Christmas program that their little pre k puts on back in December. These are always so much fun to go to because the kids up on stage are just so darn cute! There are always a couple of hams that steal the show.

Of course, I think, my two were the best ones up there!

Emma's class sung Jingle Bells and Jesus Loves Me. Emma was seriously the only one who sang all the words. She is my little perfectionist! Love her to pieces. She wanted her hair fixed like Princess Lea. I sort of told a fib and told her it looked just like Lea's. She went straight to her teacher and asked her how she liked her Princess Lea hair.

Nathan's class did a Bible verse and then sang Baby Jesus is Born, a pretty rock and rollish song. It was hilarious! Loved it!

I didn't take any pictures during the program because I sort of had my hands full with a babe, but here are ones pre program. Don't they look beautiful?!


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