Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hey Jude

I have a baby, his name is Julian. He's this baby:

But sometimes, he's this baby:

Lately he's been this baby:

Let me be the first to tell you, keeping glasses on a baby is not an easy task. It's been a few days and he's finally stopped pulling them off for the most part, and watching his transformation has been amazing. Julian has a condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity, or R.O.P. Dr. Eyes says it's not bad enough that he'll need surgery, but it is bad enough that he will need glasses for most likely a long time. When he first tried the glasses on, his mouth dropped open and he looked at every inch of the doctor's office like he had never seen it before (which is kinda true, because it was only our second visit). Going out to the car, he started to pull the glasses off, so we gave him a break on the ride home.

Now, he examines every aspect of daily life with such intensity that I begin to think, maybe I should appreciate the beauty of our world that much. He stares at flowers so curiously, and touches their intricate petals gently like he knows at his young age they they are something very special. He slides his fingers across blades of grass, and giggles if they tickle him just right. He pets his Curious George plushie like thay are going to be best friends forever no matter how many times he throws up on the poor monkey's face. I feel like, as much as I want to be responsible for showing him the world and educating him about all of the lovely things in it, he's always going to teach me more than I could hope to teach him. So thanks, Julian. Thank you for the beautiful days we spend together.

Mommy <3

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