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About

Ashlee is Mama of one darling boy. A 28 week early bird, now 1 and some change, doing beautifully. She lives near Chicago with her sweetheart husband and French Bulldog. She's a thinker not afraid to get her silly on. Babywearer, veggie queen, photography nut. Before the domestic days Ashlee was pursuing a future in developmental psychology but has happily shifted gears in favor of staying at home and couldn't imagine doing anything else. In her free time (ha!) you can find her whipping up babyslings, holding down the fort at Mama Speaks and spotlighting as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Instructor.

Eye Is For Optometrist

Since X was little his right eye has had a life of it's own. I started to notice in pictures that it was always looking in while the other was pointed straight ahead and occasionally you'll be talking to him and it will wander off in the opposite direction. I may not have been worried, but extreme prematurity increases eye problems and David's family has a history of ocular ailments, so we figured we'd get things checked out. Thankfully the crossing is actually not that but a little droop covering some of the white making it appear crossed (yes, Mama you were right!) and his retina's are securely attached.

But, Apparently most babes Xav's age are far-sighted and he's right at zero, leaning towards nearsightedness (also common in preemies) so the good doc predicted that he'll need glasses at some point in the next year or so. We'll go back in three months to see how things have changed, and while I'm not even going to entertain the fun it will be to keep glasses on a toddler, I'd anticipated he'd need them at some point. Yes, it would have been nice if he'd inherited my 20/20 vision, but all things considered we can handle glasses.

Plus, some miniature Buddy Holly's might just be the cutest things I've ever seen.

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  • Blogger Tracey says so:
    9:23 AM  

    Yep. Glasses aren't a big deal. They make really flexible toddler glasses with curves behind the ears. Once you get them used to them, kids will usually leave them alone. top

  • Blogger Adventures In Babywearing says so:
    9:36 AM  

    Noah had them at 2 years old and it was the cutest thing!

    Steph top

  • Blogger mamamilkers says so:
    11:57 AM  

    Sorry about X's eye problems, but oh my goodness, he would be SO cute in little Buddy Holly glasses! top

  • Blogger To Think is to Create says so:
    12:54 PM  

    glad to hear its not something more complicated! he'll adjust to the frames, i hope they make some that are up to X's style standards! ;) top

  • Anonymous Mama C-ta says so:
    6:45 PM  

    Phew, glad I was right about something. Our silly boys and wonky eyes! But I am sorry to hear glasses may be in your future. But needing them myself, I must say I love how a cool pair of specs can add to a look (too bad I don't actually wear mine anymore while not at the PC, they don't go well with sweat pants. Ha, I don't really wear sweat pants, only yoga pants thank you!) Now not sure how that works with toddlers!

    I'm so with you, I was a bit bummed Cricket ended up not needing glasses b/c I was hoping for a pair of mini-horn rims! Not sure if you've seen this picture of my friend's son:

    How adorable?? She found them in a vintage shop. I'll start looking on the east coast for a toddler version for you! top

  • Blogger Glass Half Full says so:
    10:52 PM  

    Glasses are so cute on kids. And think, it could be much worse.

    Lori top