If not, this might be new news... but why aren't you on instagram yet? F'reals.
Since birth, EZ's eyes have sort of wandered. Mostly his left one, but sometimes both. It would only happen on occasion, usually when he was tired, stressed, or sick, but it never went away. The technical term is "exotropic strabismus" and it was confirmed last week that he does, in fact, have this occurring with both of his eyes. He also may be near-sighted, but they won't be able to tell just yet until they strengthen the eye muscles. (maybe baby glasses!? oh man, be still my heart.) So for (at least) the next 3 months, EZ will wear a patch for an hour a day, alternating eyes each day.
This is an example of how his eyes sort of wander out (hence the "exotropia") while he is zoning out and tired (because he has his bink... it's a dead give-a-way with that thing.)
And in true Matt & Carla fashion, we are making the patch into a dress-up joke. I love jokes. I love dress-up. This patch thing will be no trouble at all. (And should help drastically from all of the advice I've heard!)
Ha. I like this kid. And Matt has plenty of other eyes... so he's not always wearing his angry one.
*also take note that he's learned how to transport things with his mouth while he crawls & that he is standing up all the time now (and climbs up the stairs too!) so awesome.