It has been becoming a bit of a theme every Monday, I write about my pregnancy. The blog is of course about eyewear, fashion and just all things to do with eyes but I promise you all the posts I write… even these pregnancy ones do relate to our eyes. The blog is of course about me as well so I would like to share with my readers my thoughts and what I get up to but again, it will always relate back to eyes. When I first found out I was pregnant I really freaked out, I questioned myself a lot whether I was ready to be someone’s mum! Was I willing to give up my freedom and what about my clothes? What if I balloon like crazy and I can never fit into them again? You know, the usual fashion girl dilemma and that was WAY before I even found out about how pregnancy can affect your vision. Then I was in even more of a panic mode and thought what about ALL my glasses??? It sounds silly but finding out I was pregnant was the scariest thing I have experienced so far but from chatting to my mid wife and reading books everyone reacts differently. Quite a few of my friends thought it was hilarious how I reacted but it is probably funny to them since it wasn’t happening to them. One day… they will know, then it would be my turn to laugh. ha!
I am now in week 23 of my pregnancy and I have of course done a lot of reading to prepare myself. I’ve been speaking to family and friends who have had babies and they have all reassured me it is the most rewarding thing ever and the best feeling in the world. I of course still have my worries such as will I be able to maintain my blog whilst being a new mum (bearing in mind I am self employed). It’s not really as simple as taking 6months off work just like if I was employed. Come the end of April is the start of press day season too so will I be able to attend?
The pregnancy book I am currently reading (thanks to my sister in law) takes you through from start to finish of your pregnancy with lots of tips and hints in between and just generally prepares you for motherhood. It is a really easy read too. The other day I was revisiting a section on babies vision. It got me thinking a little bit when I was reading this because a lot PR have asked me “Oooo since you work with eyewear would you want your baby to wear glasses too?” Well… this particular section of the book is about how most new borns may appear to be crossed eyed. This is due to their muscles not functioning properly yet but should be fine after couple of weeks. Of course if this is still a problem as they get older, glasses are the only way to help correct them without surgery.
How would I feel if my baby need glasses? Well, I guess if they are so small they will just get used to them and wouldn’t think any differently. However, with me being a glasses wearer I have always felt sorry for little toddlers who wear glasses because I think it must be a bit more restricting for them when they play and lets face it, when kids play… they REALLY play! Glasses will probably come flying off etc. so I guess you can say I am kind of against the idea of it which may sound odd because I wear glasses myself and my career is based on glasses. So why would I be against it? I am just trying to think back when I was little and when I used to play with my brother, when we used to play fight or just generally rolling around in the field, it is not exactly what I call a glasses friendly activity so I guess I am just worried my child may not have the childhood I had (which was GREAT fun) if glasses are needed to help them see. However, I am probably way over thinking this and worrying too much because my work is based on eyewear. Now, of course I am starting to think like a mum and worry about the well being of my future baby because like all parents in this world, I want the best for mine. Perhaps I am ready to be someone’s mum, more ready than I thought.