Well, okay -- he's not technically my baby. He's my second-to-youngest, but that counts, right? We've noticed that he's been squinting, and I made a mental note to get him in to the eye doctor. There was once a time when I could depend on my mental notes, but not anymore -- I spaced it until this week when my husband told me he'd noticed our son bumping into things. I made the call right away.
The poor thing sees 20/200, which is all in the last two years, when I last had him checked. We picked him out some darling glasses and now he's going to look like Jonathan Lipnicki (see picture). My son's also blond with blue eyes, and the similarity is pretty good.
Right now he doesn't know he can't see. It's been coming on so gradually that being blind is normal for him. I can't wait until the glasses come and he puts them on, and realizes that there's a whole big world out there for him to discover.