Thursday, March 25, 2010

What is Amblyopia???

Well if you are my Gracie then its a great excuse to get to wear pink glasses made just for her.

To make a very long story shorter - I took the twins for their 5 year old check up. Our new pediatrician, Dr. Dudgeon (we really like him) discovered that my sweet Gracie had a vision problem with her left eye. Of coarse this distressed me greatly as a mother. How did I not know this? How long has it been that way? Why hasn't she said anything? - There aren't any real answers to those questions but the next week I made appointments for all my girls with good ole Schaeffer Eye Center. Great folks there too by the way!!
It seems my baby girl's left eye is just plain old lazy. I always thought "Lazy Eye" was when one eye didn't look in the same direction as the other. I was apparently ignorant and wrong. Her left eye does turn in a little bit but very slightly and that's not the real problem. She sees much worse with her left than her right so - Pink Glasses it is. She's never hesitated or questioned having to get them. She even cried when I told her she could not get them the day of the examination. She's so darn proud of them it just makes my heart hurt and smile all at the same time. I've already dealt with my mom guilt and worry about it. I'm past it because she's handled it much better than I have. SO.......
do not feel sorry for her because she thinks she's just the hottest stuff in those PINK GLASSES and I think so too!! I think it makes her feel like an individual and I can understand that can't you? One small sad thing for me is that everyone now will know which twin is which. I know that sounds crazy but it's just been a part of our lives for the last 5 years so it's kind of a melancholy feeling. Maybe it's because they are growing up and I'm just having to admit that more than I like. I better start preparing for those teenage years because they'll be here WAYYYYY sooner that Alex & I will be prepared for them!!

OH yeah - like her shirt?? - funny huh?


MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I just landed on your blog from the Multiples and More site. I can sympathize with your heart hurting and smiling at the same time. I was sitting in our optometrist's office a year or so ago, and the doctor was leading a little girl who looked to be about 7 years old towards the glasses. He said, "The beautiful young lady glasses are over here." I just thought that was so sweet. :)

Our girls are only 14 months old, but I'm afraid that genetics will likely dictate they'll be in that boat before too long.

Blessings to you and your family, and ROLL TIDE! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

Joy said...

How adorably cute she is with her glasses....or maybe I need to say hot! Nah....Aunt Joy thinks cute.
Now Aunt Joy will know she is Gracie!
Funny shirt!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Mom!! Love ya!!

kimberly t. bowling said...

Well, I Just think those must be the cutest glasses I have ever seen...can she check to see if they come in adult sizes? ;).... And furthermore, and more importantly, those are the prettiest set of twinkling eyes behind those pink frames!!

Btw, I ADORE the shirt connotations as well!! Too cute!

Kim Lawson said...

I love, love, love, your glasses, Gracie!! So cute!! You are it girl!!

And, Michele, we all understand the guilt. We've all been there. Some of us more than once or twice. We moms are the queens of guilt! That's just what we do. :)

I have to admit I was kind of excited from the start of your post about now knowing one twin from the other! I've always felt so bad not knowing. There it is again...guilt! :)

Dedra said...

Gracie - You look adorable in your new glasses, I love them! Great job on picking out the color. . . Pink is my favorite color too!!

courtney said...

I like the pink glasses too! I hadn't thought about the fact that we will now be able to tell the twins apart. I think I can understand you feeling a little sadness about that. I am excited, however, to be able to confidently say hello to Gracie at Granny's!

Kim Lawson said...

Hey! I just found out that one of Emma's twin friends is now wearing glasses(the twins from her bday party). What a coincidence!