Emmy’s first trip down the hill was not that fun for her. She had an appointment with a pediatric eye doctor. He specializes with premies and babies who had traumatic births. Dr. Nichols sent us down to him to check Emmy’s eyes and make sure her vision had not been damaged.
I already knew that her eyes were doing okay becuase Emmy focuses on things so well. She loves to focus on faces now and responds to what you do with your face. She’ll also follows keys and bright objects back and with her heads. We also play a game where we wiggle our fingers and then tickle her tummy. She will follow my fingers all they way to her tummy and then laugh.
Anyway, Uncle Ray went down with us so that Emmy would have some entertainment while mommy drove. She slept most of the way down but it was still helpful to have Ray back there so he could put her pacifier back in when it fell out! Anyway, Emmy was still asleep when the doctor came in to see her. She wasn’t super happy to be woken up but she did pretty well with having her eyes dilated even. I thought she was going to scream when they put the drops in her eyes but was happy that she didn’t mind much. Little did I know that she was just saving it for later! After her eyes were dilated they had to shine some really bright lights directly in her eyes and they had to hold her head still. SHE HATED THAT! She was screaming and kicking me in the stomach since I was holding the rest of her body still.
When I came back out of the room I asked Ray if he could hear her screaming in the waiting room and all the other people in the room started laughing. They said that that was an angry cry! I guess it was just as loud outside! Anyway, as soon as he was done and I picked her up she was a lot happier. She was so tired from screaming, and her eyes were so sensitive to light, that she fell asleep again and slept the whole way home.
So after a quick stop at the taco bell drive through we went back up the hill and ended our fun Santa Fe adventure!