Face of hope

Face of hope
Courtesy: TIffany Kay Photography

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Best Sick Day Ever

So... it finally caught up with me.  The dreaded "stomach bug" that no one wants to come to their home.  I woke up around 5am to nurse Meagan.. and I felt a little queasy.  I didn't think much of it - sometimes when I haven't eaten a lot the night before and wake up really early, I feel a little nautious.  I felt "better" and drove Kaitlin to school.  I got home and started laundry... and then I realized the nausea was here to stay.  I started to feel more and more queasy as the lunch hour approached.  I luckily had not eaten anything yet, but I felt so gross all day.  My stomach churning... feeling like I had to get sick all the time.... having to cancel my music lessons for the day..and lug through baskets of laundry to pack for our trip to Virginia.... it was a very frustrating and "blah" day to say the least.  I grabbed a bag (in case I got sick in the car)... got the kids ready to go and headed off to get Kaitlin from school.  Although I was in no mood to drive, I was a teeny bit excited because after I got Kaitlin from school we were going to get Meagan her glasses.

I pulled into the eye surgeon's office and went inside.  They had Meagan's glasses all ready for us.  They were SO cute!  Little pink wire frames ........ 

.....with little pink stars down the sides. 

They were absolutely adorable and so girly! They were a little big, so the Optician had to take them back and adjust and shorten the ear pieces.  The ones that would fit her well had a strap and pressed too much on her shunt, so we had to make these work.  He came back in a few minutes and they slipped right around Meagan's ears and fit great!  She looked so cute! There were several people in line behind us and they were all smiling at Meagan in her new specs.

She seemed to look around already when they first put the glasses on.  I took off her glasses when we got home for a second to see what she was seeing... it was definitely a lot of correction! The Eye Surgeon had told me her prescription was very strong because he's trying to salvage her muscle strength the best he can. 

We finally got home... I was still feeling badly...but you know how it is if you are a mom.  There is no time to rest, to sit down, to "recover" when you get sick.  There are still kids to tend to, house to clean, laundry to do, and many many other things.  I put Meagan in her bouncy seat and was working with her on grabbing toys.  I put a soft block in her hands and let go... she would not be able to hold on and it would drop.  So I started to push her hands together around the block so she got the sensation of "holding" something.  Each time I did it, I said "Squish!" and would laugh.  She really engaged me with her eyes and smiled.  After a few times of this.... I heard a little "Hah".... I thought... wait a minute.. is that what I think it is?

So I continued our "squish" game as I pressed her hands into the soft block toy...each time I made sure to smile big and say "Squish!" and sure enough... every time.... she chuckled!!

So as down as today started out with being so sick, it ended up being the best sick day ever.... Meagan got her glasses... and she laughed for the first time.  I hope this is the first of many laughs to come.  God is good.


  1. Oh my. She is so sweet. What a great sick day present! (Oh and Aidan thinks its pretty cute too)

  2. I can't stop smiling! Squish! <3

  3. Awww how cute! I love little baby laughs. Your daughter is beautiful and I know God is watching over you and your family :)

  4. This made my day! She does look SO cute. And who can't smile at that laugh!? My son laughs like this too!!!

  5. Oh, so cute!! Love those little glasses and LOVE that adorable laugh!!! What a cutie pie!