Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy One Year Hearing Anniversary.

August 13th marked a very special anniversary for Maggie. 
It has been one year since she received her BAHA hearing aid and started hearing clearly. 

What a difference one year makes ! Last year, Maggie wasn't speaking much, just a little baby babble every now and then. 
 But now !!! 
There's no way I could list all the words Maggie says ( or attempts to say) because she is trying to say everything. Just tonight she reached for the towel and said "towel", then started saying "wow". She doesn't link many words together yet, except for " I want" and "I have one or two" ( she's counting everything now).

And for you speech people, Maggie still has a glottal stop and has trouble saying some letters:
 ( D,T,SH,CH).  She does some weird thing where she tries to say the word, but won't open her mouth.  She also will not say DADDY. So, for now she is calling daddy "BaBa", which is the Chinese name for daddy and she is happy with that !

Maggie's hearing is great now with her hearing on aid and we are so very, very thankful for this little black box and pink headband !
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Mama Hen said...

Oh Kathy, she is so beautiful! I am so happy the hearing aid is working out so well.

sweet momma luv u said...

Such a pretty girl!! Love those cheeks and pouty lips. I am so glad that she is hearing now with the help of her BAHA. I have not gotten Jon Jon back in to see about it. HE does have a moderate loss in his Right ear but is fine in the Left. It is so hard to know what to do and when to do it.


kdg282828 said...

Kathy- what an amazing journey you and your family have taken with this beautiful little girl. God knew exactly where she needed be when He placed her in your hearts and home!!

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
Guangdong Province)