This girl ......
.... had big follow-up eye appointments today with the pediatric eye doctor they've seen since they were first born -- and it went GREAT!!
Both girls' vision is exactly where it should be.
There are NO concerns.
We go back in THREE years -- in 2013 -- when they are almost 7 1/2 years old!!
Today was emotional for me.
It was another reminder of how lucky we've been.
Ella and Zoe were born a little over 10 weeks early, they were both strong little fighters (with THE BEST nurses and doctors taking care of them), they both dealt with a lot of stuff and there were many bumps along the way -- but there were so many 'could have beens, should have beens' that didn't happen.
Many babies born as early as the girls were have some sort of long-term medical challenges, including eye problems. Ella and Zoe's challenges have been manageable and so far have not had any major long-lasting effects.
Again, we have been so lucky.
It really takes my breath away at times.
And Tom and I ......
..... we are two very happy and very grateful parents.