Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Seeing Clearly Over Here

Ok - I survived - after almost 3 hrs - I was home and drooling all over myself as I IM' friends and family to let them know that I had, indeed, survived!! Now, at 10 pm - the novocaine is just starting to wear off - so, at this point, still not much pain. We shall see what tomorrow brings. Thanks for thinking of me and praying for me - I tried to be tough - however, I did beg the dentist to just let me go home and forget the whole thing - he didn't go for it!!!

Also wanted to fill you in on another Bilby happening this week. We were in a large mall last Friday that was having health screenings - we walked by the vision booth and, providentially, decided to have the kids checked. The boys all seemed pretty good - but Chloe was NOT so fortunate. She had one VERY poor eye, according to them, so we got her in right away on Tuesday for an eye appointment. Sure enough - she has her mama's eyes (we are getting a chuckle out of this - our three sons have no eye problems - our adopted daughter has her mom's HORRIBLE eyes!!). Chloe got to help pick out her glasses and this is what she chose:
Yes - you can't tell this from the picture - but they are PURPLE!!! She loves them and can't wait until later this week when they come in! She wore them all day with pride and her wonderful big brothers kept telling her how cute she looked in her new glasses. She was beaming!! We are so thankful we had her checked - she has astigmatisms in both eyes - and one is particularly bad. Our eye doctor said that we may have to do a patch a couple of hours a day so that her weak eye can be strengthened and not have "lazy eye" problems later. He is starting with a lesser prescription at this point as he felt she wasn't ready for the full strength yet - we are just so glad that we know and can have her checked regularly now. AND as Chloe said at supper last night, "I am just like you mommy - we BOTH have glasses!!"

25 comments:

Sophie's Mom said...

Wonderful glasses! I never had any pain AFTER my root canal - none. Hope you're as lucky! There's no nerve there to have pain, right? You'll be just fine. The worst part for me was getting enough novicane to numb my mouth. He'd give me some... start working... OUCH! Stop... give me more... OUCH! Stop... give me more in the roof of my mouth... OUCH OUCH! Then no pain... lol

that girl said...

She looks so happy and beautiful!

Dianne said...

She looks so darling in her new glasses! Just like mommy, very cute!

Mr.Brian said...

She looks very cute in them.
Also glad to hear you survived your root canal.If you need me to cook for you just yell.I have pizza hut on speed dial.

verna said...

She really is beaming!! Very cute. SO glad you caught it now. THat trip to SF was providential!! Hope you are feeling OK this morning. So, when do we get a picture of mom and daughter in their specs??

Anonymous said...

You look so pretty Chloe.

Your Friend,
Caeleigh Whitt

Juliette said...

ChloƩ is adorable! Love this big smile. I am astigmatic too.
Hope you won't feel too much pain today.
Happy Easter to the whole family!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

glad you are better ... can i just say that Chloe is precious just like her mother also ... she is one hot 3 year old and those glasses make her look about 5 ... not liking that ... could they just stop growing up please !!!

Denise C said...

She is adorable Becky!! She reminds me of Chelsi....very similar story here...It was Easter Morning and I was snapping pictures like any "good Mommy" does! And when we had the developed...her left eye was turned in toward her nose! I instantly thought the worse thing possible....got on the Internet and read bad stuff...Long story short....we went to the Opthamologist on Tuesday after Easter Sunday.....and sure enough all was well...except her vision....she has a very strong correction... +3.50 in her right eye....and +4.75 in her left eye. She wore glasses until 4th grade and then wanted contacts....and has worn them ever since...but she wears the daily disposables......the Dr would not prescribe the extended wear until later in life...she said she didn't want to risk the health of Chelsi's eyes by the chance she may not get the lens clean and the subsequent possibility of causing infection or injury to the cornea.

Anyway....back to Miss Chloe....She looks adorable in her glasses....and tell her that Chelsi has a pink pair that looks very similar to her pretty purple glasses.....
SO glad you are on the Homeschool Lounge with me!!!
SO glad the root canal was a breeze...I had one when I was 12 years old...and I never had any pain or trouble at all.

Sweet Blessings dear friend!!!

Linette said...

Chloe looks adorable in glasses! I'm a little partial to these cuties in glasses. :) We get comments on Hannah's pink glasses all the time when we're out and about. Happy Easter!

holly m. said...

Chloe looks darling in her specs!!
I love her smiley disposition!! We need to see pics with Momma and Chloe together showin your glasses. :)

Kristi said...

Chloe, How adorable you are in your purple glasses!

Eileen said...

I'm glad you survived your root canal! I've had so many and I have NEVER had pain after any of them. I have a good endodontist. :-)

I LOVE Chloe in glasses! I just love a little girl in glasses! I may just have one soon too - Allison's occupational therapist has suggested I have her vision tested. I need to get that appt. made soon.

Have a great day!

Jen said...

She's a doll! 3 out of 4 of our kids now have glasses. Jeff and I didn't have them until our late thirties and Jeff's are still only for reading! It's all that computer/video game time, I'm convinced. Hope you are still pain free today.

JulieM said...

Chloe looks adorable in her new glasses. So glad she is adjusting well and so pround of them. Where you in SF when you found out? I missed that Saturday event ... I kind of try to avoid the mall on the weekend!

Laura Nipper said...

Glad your root canel turn out okay. I have never been through one before.

Chloe looks darling in her new glasses and her smile is so sweet. Happy East to you guys.

Mom of 5 said...

Cute glasses-love the smile.

Carey said...

Congratulations on surviving! And Chloe, you look so cute in your new glasses! I hope Jaden gets Daddy's eyes and not Mamas...LOL. I think we were in the same mall this weekend.

nikki said...

Hey you! I had so much fun "chatting" with you...we must do that more often!

I love love love Chloe in her glasses. She is gorgeous - just like her momma!

FHL said...

Your daughter is adorable and it sounds like she has some wonderful big brothers!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Michelle said...

Doesn't she look so adorable in her new glasses! Purple is my favorite color, too.

Have a very happy Easter!!

kris said...

Oh my gosh she is so stinkin' cute in those glasses! Why weren't they that cute in 1970 when I had to get my first pair?? (I was 3 as well and "legally blind" so I had COKE bottles for lenses, you know?). I should post a pic of that if I can ever find one. I was one dorky 3 year old!

Glad your root canal was okay... hope you're still not in pain!

Monica said...

Chloe is ADORABLE in her new glasses! You will have to tell her that I think they make her look more grown-up!

~Monica

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Chloe looks so cute in her new purple glasses. What a great smile she has!

I hope you stay pain free for the rest of your recovery. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Karen said...

She looks great! I remember when our oldest (who is now 18) got her first pair of glasses. She picked purple too :-)

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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