Thursday, April 30, 2009

blurred vision

If you know me well, you know I wear contacts and glasses. I have had glasses since 3rd or 4th grade, the big ugly brown and clear, covers half your face kind. Then I finally convinced my parents to get me contacts when I was in 7th grade...I think. My vision is pretty bad, if I am not wearing either of these I can not see anything clearly, -4.50 and -5.00, I believe is the vision in my eyes. So I wear my contacts during the day and my glasses in the morning and at night.

I don't know how I did it, but I didn't have glasses from the time I got married (to embarressed to wear ugly big glasses I still had) to the time that I had Joseph. Just contacts. This meant that while I was pregnant with Megan and when I would have to get up in the middle of the night with her, I was pratically blind. Good thing I knew the way around our house just fine.
So I finally got glasses before I had Joseph, I would need them. Moving into a new house shortly after he was born and needing to get up again, I needed to be able to see. I can see when I get up in the middle of night now, but sometimes, since I know my way around, I don't put them on, so my vision is blurry combined with darkness, things are even more blurry.
The other night Sarah got up, she cries in her bed, I go in, without my glasses, and lay down with her. She usually goes to sleep again pretty quickly. This night she did, she curled up after I put the blankets on her. I was already awake when she woke up so I wasn't in any hurry to head back to bed where I would just lay there awake....thanks pregnancy insomnia. I laid there and looked at Sarah and felt little Daniel moving inside me....he was awake too. We have often wondered, like other expecting parents if he will look the same as our other kids did when born. As I looked at Sarah, with my blurred vision, she looked JUST like one of the 3D ultrasound pictures we have of Daniel,. It was so adorable, it was like a little glimpse of what is to come. I think he WILL look a lot like his brother and sisters.....can't wait to see him, cross my fingers, in about 4 weeks!

Megan, Sarah and Joseph