Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Eyeglasses (And Bonus Piper Pics!)

Andrew says I have a sassy librarian thing going on...

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I'm not nearsighted or farsighted - I have an astigmatism that is gradually making it difficult to focus on small print at medium distances. I started noticing about six months ago that I was having a hard time focusing on the tv listings on the television. I finally had my doctor's appointment this past week, and found out that my vision had degraded from 20/15 to 20/20. Why then I do I have to wear glasses? Well, I don't all the time - my doctor said I only need them when my eyes are tired - most likely only at night.

I have to say though - after taking this picture and studying it - I might actually have a child that looks like me! She may end up having blonde hair and blue eyes, but she looks like me! Some people say that Willow looks like me - but trust me, she and her Daddy are two peas in a pod. She has my eye colour and curly hair, but her colouring, body type, facial features all fall to the paternal side.

Speaking of eye colour, here is a close up of Piper's eyes:

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Excuse the goggle-eyed bit - she was probably trying to figure out why Mommy kept taking close up pictures with the flash on. Seven weeks in and her eyes are still blue - and as you can see, quite light coloured around the pupil, which usually indicates that the eye colour will remain light. I have hazel eyes and Andrew brown - but there are plenty of blue and green eyed people on my side of the family, so maybe some recessive traits have snuck their way in.

I've mentioned before that Piper has her 'demon' period between 7 - 9pm. It doesn't seem to matter what I do - she won't nurse, won't cuddle - just flails her arms and arches her back and screams. And screams and screams and screams. Try and swaddle her? It only gets louder and more frantic. This was her during the demon time a few days ago:

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Really, all I can do is hold her and let her get it out. She usually drops off within 30 minutes and then we have exhausted Piper:

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She wakes up two hours later absolutely ravenous, but in a much better mood. People tell me this night-time colic goes away at around 3 months... I sure as hell hope so.

7 comments:

mom said...

You did that for about 2 weeks starting at 2 months...but your time period was a little bit later - you started about 9 and went to 11 PM....boy was I glad when that stopped!!!!
Love & Hugs

Bezzie said...

Oh yeah the witching hour! I remember that...but I don't ever remember it w/Chunky...hahahaha!

So jealous of your 20/15! I think that was the eyesight I had when I was Piper's age LOL!

Zonda said...

Love the glasses! Aww, she smiles so sweetly in that picture with you. Gosh, sure hope the rough hours go away soon!

Odie Langley said...

Both of you looking good. Glasses are a pain but if I took mine off the screen would be a blur.
Have a great rest of the week.
Odie

Mel R said...

Brenna had that same colic thing EVERY NIGHT for about 3-4 months. I thought I was going to lose my mind. Nothing helped, and she hated to be restrained or even held and she screamed nonstop in the car until 6 months. I still think it's why she's an only child. Well, that and the pesky childbirth thing. LOL

Discoknits said...

Cute glasses :0) Poor Piper to be crying so hard :0( Love the smiley pic of you both together - that's a keeper.

kingshearte said...

I'm sure you've been inundated with advice, so please forgive me if this is just one more bit that makes you want to scream like Piper, but have you tried running the vacuum cleaner while rocking her? Apparently it's extremely loud inside the womb and there's a lot of motion, so some babies, especially really young ones, find that combination of movement and loud noise surprisingly comforting.

In any case, I hope she gets over whatever it is in time to leave your sanity at least mostly intact.