Friday, February 18, 2011

This is an Optical Illusion

Eva's pediatrician thought that one of her eyes was pointing a little bit more towards her nose than the other one. Of course, what he really said was that in his opinion she had  strabismus. A lot of newborns have this problem (not that I looked it up extensively on the internet to see what we would have to do to cure it or anything) but it often straightens itself out (literally and figuratively) by the time the little pooper is 3 months old or so. Sometimes it's not really a problem at all but an optical illusion created by the cut of newborn eyes or the width of the nose.

So we went to see our friend, Dr. Paolo at Ospedale Maggiore. On the bus --Eva loves the bus!

 A little rubber frog helped Dr. Paolo check Eva's eyes by going back and forth and up and down so that her eyes could follow. Then he used a little flashlight and Eva's favorite panda toy to check for strabismus. He shined the light right between the eyes and looked to see if the reflexion of the light was in the same place (in the center of the pupils) of each eye. It was.

Phyoo! We are very happy! Thank you, Dr. Paolo!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eva's First Playdate

This is Eva and her friend, Daniele. Their first play-date was on Sunday. Ever wonder what 3-month old babies do on play-dates? 

First they have tummy time and see who can keep their head off the ground the longest. 

Then they cry and get put on their backs. 
Then they have something to eat. 
Then they fall asleep in their moms' laps.
That's about it.
It's pretty fun, though.