What a busy day we had yesterday!
Lil G had a follow up appointment with the audiologist.
I am so thankful she found the words
so that I could "hear her"
When the first audiologist said Lil G had "mild hearing loss"
and referred us to another office to get hearing aids.
I was hearing "mild HEARING LOSS"
I mean, isnt that why we would be going for hearing aids?
but its not,
its just mild hearing loss.
like hearing loss seen in many adults.
Adults that dont really notice it.
the only reason for any concern is
we want her to have every advantage to developing speech
She sent us home with a pocket talker
for lil G to try over the weekend.
She can wear it when we are working with reading and school time at home.
The head phones are way too big, (an easy fix)
but at least we have a chance to see if it helps
and if she will actually tolerate wearing it.
"I accept you as you are!"
If you give a mouse a cookie....
He will want to draw a picture
He will ask for crayons and paper.....
(she likes to point out each crayon and sign its name)
The rest of the day included
while I was thrifting she had to say "hi!" and wave at every.single.person.
A trait which used to freak me out,
now.... I am growing to love it.
think of all the people that didnt/wouldnt have gotten a kind word
if we hadnt crossed their path?!
naptime and H*bby Lobby- more handshakes and greetings
spending time at the yarn store to watch everyone knit
and wowing them with her new word
it was a.dor.able.
she kept talking about yarn
ball of pink,
blue, green, yarn.
she went home with papa for supper and bedtime
while brother and mama stayed in town for Trig study group and knitting.
this is what Down syndrome looks like for us today.
"more alike than different"-yes
Im loving the ways she is different.......