Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Taye's "ears"

We got Taye's hearing aids (ears) last Wednesday! I tried to get a picture with them but they are really hard to see. He loves wearing them and pretty much leaves them in except for when he's is sleeping- which is great! He is so persistent that if he didn't want them it would be a full time job to make him wear them! We have already noticed him making some new sounds and responding to loud sounds! He is also much quieter - really nice!! ;)
It is so cool how well they stay in-- he wears them when wrestling with Breck, to gymnastics, jumping in the trampoline and they are usually fine!

At this point we are not increasing the number of days of speech/ listening therapy, just trying to increasing the intensity of the therapy and obviously us working with him as much as possible. Hence, the delayed post-- it is intense sometimes! I feel like he has missed so much and want to try fill every extra minute with giving him as much as possible-- he is such a little sponge! What fun to see new little pieces of his personality unfold! My current favorite is-- he will hold his pointer finger up as to say-- just a minute, then he will start to walk away to get something and after a few steps turn, hold his finger up again and nod at me like-- keep waiting, he runs to get what he wanted and then runs back-- totally excited that he told me what to do!

10 comments:

Joy said...

How exciting!!! What a cute picture of Taye:)

Kelli said...

I am so excited for Taye! He is such a blessing.

J Gutwein said...

:). Love, J

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the update. I loved the imagery at the end. It's so fun to picture, but I wish I could really be there to see you guys. Love, Molly

Missy said...

How awesome he leaves them in! Can't even imagine the struggle otherwise... Glad to read it is going so well! :)

Sara Huber said...

Great update, loved hearing the details. You are doing an awesome job of giving Taye everything possible to grow and learn. It's so exciting to see some things come together for him. Praise God!

Marcelle said...

Thanks so much for the update. I can just picture Taye holding up his index finger and then checking back with you. Its a beautiful thing to witness how you are enriching his life. Love you all.

Erin said...

That's so cute to picture - I feel like I'm right there! He sounds like such a sweetie.

Becky said...

oh I'm so happy for Taye! how cute that he holds his little finger up for you to wait on him. Taye is such a cutie pie!!!!

Luke Ann and boys said...

so sweet...love the just a min. bit. =)