I've been concerned that the girls were cock-eyed or lazy-eyed or cross-eyed or something like that, Katie especially. I kept asking their pediatrician and she said she thought they just had something called pseudo-strabismus, which basically means because the bridge of the nose is still so flat it APPEARS they are cross eyed when they're really not. It's pretty common and they'll outgrow it. I thought it was more than that and asked to see an eye doctor.
Tuesday we finally had our appointment with the eye doctor after months of me worrying that Katie was going to have to wear an eye patch and she said it's..... pseudo-strabismus. Huh. Really?
So that was good news. In weird coincidence news, that very morning before the appointment, Katie decided to stick her finger in Charlotte's eye. The eye was teary and red all morning. I mentioned it to the doctor and sure enough, she had a scratch on her cornea. We had to apply an ointment for three days and take her back the next day (where we were told it looked better). MUCH screaming was endured Tuesday night though - I know it hurt, poor baby.
Bad news (you know there's ALWAYS bad news I mean, come on....) is that both girls have astigmatisms and Charlotte is also near sighted. They are both going to need glasses before they start school, at the latest. It is not a surprise I obviously have bad eyesight (I have astigmatism in both eyes) and PJ's isn't much better (he's nearsighted) but it still made me very sad.
Can't these kids catch a freaking break?? Can they not inherit EVERY CRAPPY THING that's wrong with my body? Are they doomed to fatness too, and being pigeon-toed, and dry skin and cracked hands and two big front teeth and low self esteem and on and on. I hate it. I want them to have endless possibilities, be anyone or anything, go to school and not be the girl with the glasses. I don't know if this even makes sense to anyone else. I just wish they didn't have to have bad eyesight too, so young.
I keep telling myself, in the whole scheme of things, this is so nothing. It's okay. They'll look more like me! They'll be fine. I just wish those beautiful blue eyes were perfect.
Today we had a great day - I got a pedicure, then we all went shopping with Grandma, out to lunch and - most importantly - had our first of many many trips to Applegate Farms in our pajamas (well I didn't wear pajamas but the babies did).
Katie and Charlotte waiting in line with the cows for their ice cream:
(okay, they didn't actually get ice cream.... but Mommy and Grandma and Grandpa did!)
Grandma says MOOOOO... and Mommy says CHEESE! LOL
Nice day. Poor Daddy had to work but we'll make it up to him this weekend, for his birthday on Sunday!