There are so many things I want to post about so I’m going to start with Lanie because totes adorbs, people. Totes adorbs.
Lanie has a cold so I’ve left her contacts out a little longer than usual because her eyes have been weepy. This means she’s had to wear her glasses more often and it seems that she’s becoming a bit more accepting of her situation.
For a short period of time at least.
I made her an eye appointment today just to have her contacts looked at and to make sure her eyes weren’t developing any infections and, while her optometrist did prescribe her some antibiotic eye drops, she said her eyes look pretty good.
I also learned that Silsoft contacts, and other silicone lenses like them are prone to build up and cloudiness. Many eye doctors recommend getting a new pair when this happens ($400!) but Lanie’s doc just polished them with this little machine thing and they came out crystal clear. If your child wears these you might want to ask about having them polished. Lanie’s eye doc will do that for free whenever I need it done – we don’t even need an appointment.
We have learned that Lanie does, in fact, have Down syndrome, which you may already know that we strongly suspected.
And she’s got the best little mohawk-ish tuft of hair that is always sticking up. It makes her look even more like her brother Matthew. This doesn’t have anything to do with her diagnosis but it’s in every picture and it’s cute.
We are quite okay with her diagnosis. More than okay, actually. It’s as if God has let me in on a little secret that not that many people get to know or understand. When my words start working together again I’ll write in depth about this but as of right now I’m spent and my word power seems to be a little broken.
There really is so much to say about so much stuff that’s happened with our family in the last month but Maggie has peed her pants. Again. Potty training her is kicking my butt.