Jared asked me to marry him. We were married a little over a year later. It feels like such a short time ago, but we have been through so much together in the past few years. At this point, I really feel like we can take on the world. We struggled for quite some time to even have Sophie, so when we found out about her hearing loss, we felt defeated. We just wanted to be able to be happy and stay happy. It was hard at first, but it would have been 100 times harder without each other. Times of adversity can be very telling about a person or a relationship. There is no other partner that I would rather have at my side during times of struggle. My husband is absolutely amazing and I do not credit him as often as I should. He is the perfect combination of optimism and rationality in a crisis and he completely balances my emotions, yet he knows when to just "be there" and let me cry. He is also the most eager, loving, hands-on dad I know. Sophie and I are so lucky to have him! Happy almost anniversary to my wonderful husband!
Sophie had therapy with Moog last week and we are working on teaching her to imitate us. In order to learn how to speak, babies must be able to imitiate. Most babies learn the ability to imitate by the time they are around seven months old. Jared has been working with Sophie and teaching her to stick out her tongue when he does. It is the cutest thing ever and she's pretty good at it! We are so proud of her!
In other news, Sophie has been pulling out her hearing aids even more. I know she's doing it for attention because she will go through the motions of grabbing at them when they aren't even on her ears. Then she gets upset that she is grabbing and nothing is happening-no one comes running to her! ;) She is sure developing a little personality!
Thanks to Lily's Mom, I also called Sophie's ENT and requested that they do the blood draw to test for Connexin during her testing on Friday and he will do it for us. Yay! Maybe we can get answers sooner.
Now, I will leave you with a picture of my little stinker: