June continues its chaotic schedule and has me rubbing my eyes this morning and doubling how much coffee I will make. Yet, we did get a weekend at home which was lovely. You are probably thinking I took time to get much accomplished in terms of house cleaning and yard work, since I am always complaining about their sorry state...WRONG. The weekend was spent lounging with my husband and playing with my baby.
My creative self has been starving lately, therefore, I did satiate it with time spent working on Charlotte's baby book and upcoming birthday party. If cleaning toilets were as fun as glitter, construction paper, and glue, our bathrooms would be spotless.
Monday, we road down to Birmingham early so that we could visit with family and take Charlotte for her first dip in a pool. These last few weeks have been crazy, but I'd do it over and over again for my family. They are amazing, and I'd love to talk any and all of them into relocating to our booming metropolis. We laughed with cousins and were entertained as Charlotte acquainted herself with the swimming pool. My aunt and uncle had us over for a scrumptious dinner where I devoured more corn drenched in butter than I should have.
Tuesday morning, Charlotte, my mom, and I headed over to our ophthalmologist. I had already shed my tears over the possibility of a patch and girded myself for what might come. Dr. Metz was superb and after testing Charlotte's eyes, he did see crossing. The plan is for me to patch her eyes for three hours everyday, alternating which eye. After a month I am to call Dr.Metz and tell him how Charlotte is progressing. If the patch is not helping, then the next step is surgery. Dr. Metz informed me that I could make Charlotte's patch since she has latex precautions.
My old Singer finally gave up the go a few weeks ago. My mother decided the best plan of action was to locate a new sewing machine. THANK YOU MOM!!! We did eventually find one and had a ball along the way. I now have more projects in my head than I will ever have time to accomplish. But first on the list was a patch!
I made it with soft cotton and lace. Charlotte ROCKED it!
I made it convex to allow for blinking. Well, Charlotte's beautiful eyelashes still rubbed on the patch causing irritation. So, my homemade patch was a no-go. After much internet research, I discovered some adhesive patches without latex. They also hold the eye closed which can be less bothersome to a child. Baby girl can rock anything!
She screamed bloody murder taking it off, and it did leave her slightly red. But the redness died down quickly, so we are going to try them again today. She is a trooper, my girl. Charlotte quietly forges on through anything that comes her way. I think there is some inner steel in her. And baby girl can wear anything and look good!!!!
For now, we have a lovely pirate rolling around the floor for a few hours everyday. We are praying this solves the problem, and no surgery will be needed.
Yet, if it is needed, I have confidence that my baby girl will forge through with all the childhood vigor that astounds us as parents. And I am confident that my God will strengthen me with all the grace and mercy which astounds me as a sinner.