Monday, September 28, 2015

How Pregnancy Ruined My Vision & a Birthday Giveaway!


Hey! How are you? I'm 31 years old today. Cheers!

I wish I could say that the last three days of 30 were a blast, but truth be told, Presley and I were at odds this weekend. I had some lofty goals about her sleeping well, playing with her toys quietly as she has many times before, and being her usual smiley self. She didn't like those plans. She has been so frustrated, because she stands but can't walk yet, and it is pissing... her... off. We argued and tangled, as much as an adult and a baby can. In the end, I proposed that we make a pact to be friends and be nice to each other, forever and always. She's still thinking it over, I think.

As if that wasn't bad enough, did I tell you that she ruined my vision too? OK, OK. I'm kidding. I better take it back before she comes after me for slander. It was pregnancy that ruined my vision.

During my last trimester, I could tell that my vision had changed, though I wasn't sure by how much. My prescription hadn't changed in seven years, but suddenly, street signs were blurry. At my annual check-up, I bombed my vision test somewhere around the third line, I believe. It was that bad. After I felt the need to apologize for my terrible vision and ask how it could have changed so quickly, my optometrist explained that pregnancy did it.

It was a physical change I didn't anticipate. He gave me a good ol' edu-ma-cation about how fluid retention changed the shape of my cornea and then told me that it wouldn't go back to normal until I was done breastfeeding. I laughed and told him I planned to nurse for at least a year, so he adjusted my prescription knowing that next year we may or may not be in the same boat.

I wore glasses more than contact lenses during pregnancy, because my eyes were sensitive -- and I was hiding the monstrous bags under my eyes. Ha! Those reasons aside, I love wearing glasses. I like the look of them, and they can be fun accessories. (And yes, I'm still hiding those "new mommy" bags under my eyes.)

Since we're talking about birthdays and vision, guess what? One of you can win a free pair of glasses from Firmoo! Yep. My birthday = a present for one of you. Tell me you don't love that. I've ordered four pairs of glasses from Firmoo over the years. (My fave were last year's sunglasses.)


Here are the rules:

Giveaway closes 10/1 at 12:00 AM.
Open to entrants with a U.S. mailing address only.
Entries must be made using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Winner will pick one pair of glasses from Firmoo's blogger collection.
Standard 1.50 index single vision lenses. (Upgraded lenses and add-ons for an added fee.)

GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMI! YOU ARE THE WINNER! Check your e-mail!

11 comments:

Ashlee Bartley said...

I would choose the C301 style! Love those!

Kerry F. said...

I LOVE B6190!

Chase Darnall said...

F1323 would look good on me

Glisten Fit said...

You make 31 looks FABULOUS! I hope your birthday was the best, Sis...you deserve it :)

I would choose either FRM 8818 ORRR A50018!

Cass said...

I think the C214 would work, otherwise the gold C05 is awesome !

Cheryl A. said...

The style F1001 is cute.

Cheryl A. said...

The style F1001 is cute.

W Gareau said...

I would choose #FRM8816, I love it in Brown.

Rafflecopter: Ray AWinner

Jami Sams said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Lindsay! The smile on your daughters face in the pics you posted today was priceless.

I've never tried Firmoo, but would love to given your rave reviews. Really digging the FRM8816 frames!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the #FS1009 pair.
- Funzies

Jessica Gipson said...

I love all the designs and styles, I would have to go with #FRM8820. LOVE THEM!