Archive for September, 2009
So, Zane rarely takes a binky, but Bree has been DEPENDENT on it! We have been talking to them since they started potty training, that binkies are for babies. Yesterday, we really started hitting it hard core. Bree wanted earrings (”like Mommies”). I told her only big girls could wear Earrings.
Naptime for Bree was rough. She didn’t really sleep any. I gave her some “broken binkies”, but that just made her mad.
Tonight we made a family date. I searched the house for all the binkies. We went to the nearby mall. At the suggestion of a friend, we went to build-a-bear and stuffed all the binkies in a Hello Kitty and an owl (minus 2 newer ones… Hey, I was worried and hid them. lol)… It was so funny, because Bree had to suck EVERY SINGLE ONE before it was stuffed into the kitty… but, They were SOOOoooo excited to get new animals!
Then, Bree and I went and got her ears pierced, since only big girls can wear earrings! It was pretty smooth. A little crying on the 2nd ear, but excitement once it was done!
At bedtime, they both went down. Bree cried for a bit and actually told me to “Get them out of Kitties’ BACK!”. But I told her they were gone. DH put a sleep sack on Hello Kitty (like Bree and Zane’s) and she went to right to sleep! I think her falling to sleep so quickly was due to no real nap, but I’m still excited!
Day 1 with no binkies!!!!!
For all you, NC Tarheel fans out there… this will melt your heart!
We went to the pediatrician. He was glad I brought in the pictures. He did a few tests with covering each eye and having her follow a stick. He said he could see that the right eye was a bit slower or resting at the crossed point at times. He gave me a referral for a pediatric optometrist. When I called, they started to give me a date in Oct. When I said who my dr. was and that he had said to get us in Monday, something magically opened up at 9:30 Monday morning. So, Monday we will go the next step.
It looks like it is some kind of strabismus. She might need a patch, glasses, or possibly surgery. Maybe some or all. We will just have to wait and see.
If you have experienced something similar in yourself or your children, please share. I feel like the more I know, the better off we will be.
Last week I started noticing B’s right eye turning in. I thought it was just my own eyes playing a trick on me. Then, my mom noticed it. When we returned, dh noticed it. The more I have watched her, the more I noticed. In addition, she has started complaining about the other eye hurting.
After some research, I think it may be week eye muscles in the one eye. From other people, they say it can come on fairly quickly. The stronger eye is hurting her, because it is over compensating.
Perhaps others of you have experienced this. For us it is new. I am worried about it. I just want to protect my little baby. I hate to see her going through something else. First IUGR, then projectile vomiting/reflux, a bit behind on gross motor muscles, now this. I love her so much… I hate to see her going through anything.
I have been away from the computer for much of the last week. I had received word that my grandmother will not make it much longer. My mom, the kids, and I all drove down to Houston, Tx. immediately. We got a little visit in with her. Though she will not make it much longer (she is 90), it was wonderful to be able to see her once more and introduce her to her great-grandkids. Here is a picture of 4 generations: Me, Bree, my mom (Grammy to the kids), Zane, and grandma.