Thursday, August 8, 2013

Being Healthy - Teeth & Eyes

Since it's still summer, I thought I'd fill up my calendar & take care of any medical appointments I could before school started.  I got Canyon's immunizations up to date, Cadence's allergies under control, the oldest 5 kids to the dentist & the eye doctor.  GO ME!!

The kids especially love the dentist.  They love lying down in the chair with their cool sunglasses on while they clean their teeth.  They also love brushing the teeth on the stuffed animals in the office.  All the kids did great & nobody had cavities.  Everyone seems to be growing teeth right now.  Craiger is getting his 2 year molars & then Cadence, Lorien, & Taya are ALL getting their 6 year molars right now. 
(Yes, Cadence & Lorien are a little behind on those.)

Then every single day this week I've been taking the kids to the eye doctor (for the first time for all of them) to make sure their eyes are looking healthy & strong.  I've had an inkling Taya might need glasses, so this confirmed it for me.

They did great. . . even with the eyedrops to get their eyes dilated.  I couldn't believe Craiger sat through that without crying.  Everyone is doing alright.  Cadence has absolutely perfect vision.  Lorien is slightly far-sighted, but not enough to need glasses.  Taya is just like me (extremely far sighted) & needs glasses for school & homework, but not for playing or watching TV.  Bladen's eyes are pretty bad like Taya's, but the doctor wants to wait one more year for him before we get him glasses to see if his eyes correct themselves.  If not, he'll need glasses for school as well.  Craiger is the same as Taya & Bladen, but we'll wait for school for glasses for him as well.

The kids loved the little sunglasses they got
after having their eyes dilated.

Poor Taya.  I knew her eyes were bad.  I'm SO glad I brought her
in to get them checked.  I think school will go a lot smoother
for her now that she has glasses.  We ordered these cute pink
glasses with butterflies on the side.  We don't have them yet,
but they'll be here before school starts.  She is VERY excited
about them.


  1. Pretty glasses Taya! They look great.

  2. Wow, no cavities! That's quite an achievement.

  3. Good to see there improvements! These kids are really so blessed.

  4. First of all, you have very adorable kids. Anyway, it's good that you have put a lot effort at improving the eye and dental health of your children. Keep sharing those posts in the future.