About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sept. 30 Update

Had the appointment with the opthomologist this past Wednesday. I have astigmatism in my left eye, and he thinks the double vision is caused by a mix of overpowered lenses and strabismus. So it's new lenses with prism that have to be paid for out of pocket since the previous lenses were from April. Apparently, strabismus is what my brother Mitchell had surgery on his eyes for when he was an infant. Thankfully, my strabismus is not at the point that I need the same. New lenses when they come in, are to be worn for 6 months, full time. I go back in April for a follow up. Kinda dreading the full time part. I love not having to wear glasses anymore. Oh well.

As of today, Ayla's been running a fever since Wednesday. However, aside from the fever, a runny nose, some congestion and a hoarse voice, she's doing pretty well. She's still in a good mood overall. Virus been going around here, so pretty sure it's that. Not much doctors can do for that, so it's ibuprofen, tylenol, chest congestion meds and plenty of cold liquids.
Ayla's discovered she can curl her tongue. An interesting thing passed on through genetics, though as far as I know, my mom is the only one in our family who can't do it. We get it from our biological father apparently. She's taken to calling me "Mommy" as opposed to "Mom" which she had been calling me. I really find the "Mommy" rather annoying, as it sounds a bit whiny. Oh well. She's learning fast and growing. She's doing well with the potty training since we went straight to underwear during the day and pullups overnight. Still has a few accidents at home, but that's mostly cause I get distracted and don't remind her, though even when I do she'll ignore it. She has a tendency to hold it so long that she can't make it to the toilet in time. Also having to deal with her biting her nails. Haven't quite figured out how to combat that one yet.

This falls starting out rather rainy, a huge switch from the almost drought like summer we had. Mold count is up and is driving allergies crazy. Ayla's not been bitten by any more mosquitoes lately, but that's due to the fact that she's been inside more. She loves dancing as much as ever, and her vocabulary is growing, gotta work on her "L's" and "S's" though.
That's about it for now. Hope everyone has a great day!


  1. she should join a dance class when she is older :)

    1. I know. Just can't afford something like that right now. :/

  2. She's SO cute, even with a fever. How she can manage that(and a good mood to boot) is beyond me!

    1. I know. She's always handled being sick pretty well. Both times she got croup, they didn't believe she was sick until she coughed because she was in such a great mood. Temp's down to the 99* range this evening, thankfully. Beyond ready for this to be done and over.