Monday, November 22, 2010

Much to be thankful for!

We are nearing the end of our hearing aid journey and I couldn't be more excited. Less than four weeks to go until Sophie's surgery! We are ready! I can't wait for the day to see Sophie respond to a sound and not question whether or not she actually heard it a million times in my head. I can't wait to read her a story or tell her how much I love her and know that she can hear my voice. But most of all, I can't wait for Sophie to hear Daddy singing to her, as he has done every single day since the day she was born. We are ready for you, cochlear implants! We know that we have a long, tough journey ahead of us, but we are excited and ready to do whatever it takes!

As we near Thanksgiving, I can't help but think of the many things we have to be thankful for. Our lives have completely turned upside down in the past eight months, but I wouldn't change a single thing! Jared and I are very lucky to have the resources and family support to be able to give Sophie every tool that she will need to be successful. Some days are tough and challenging, but most days are filled with the wonderful joy that she brings to our lives. Sophie is incredible and continues to amaze me each and every day. I know in my heart that she will grow to be a smart, successful, and beautiful person.

It's hard to believe that my tiny little baby (who weighed less than six pounds at birth) is almost eight months old and has tripled her size! Time goes by way too fast. Sophie is creeping and (army) crawling everywhere, pulling up, and into absolutely everything. She is fascinated by people and the world around her. I can always see the wheels turning in her head and I know that she is taking everything in. She is a super friendly little girl, constantly smiling and laughing. She loves other babies and children and I can tell that she has a very giving spirit because she is always offering other people her favorite thing in the world-her thumb. :)

Below is short video that I shot earlier. I'm 90% certain that Sophie heard me call her name. (I only watched and analyzed it about 100 times!) Still, it gives me hope. These moments are few and far between and hope will make these next few weeks easier to get through!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


  1. This is precious - YES she heard you! It's so exciting to know that she will have the opportunity to hear both of your voices and her daddy singing! - Love & Hugs and a blessed & Happy Thanksgiving -

  2. Oh yes she definately heard you!! how sweet she is!!! Ive been thinking of you guys on the upcoming CI surgery. Im still praying everything goes to plan! Ill be looking forward to hearing all about it! Thankyou god & graeme clark for the AMAZING work on the bionic ear! x