Friday, April 9, 2010

More Sounds--Day 3

It has been another fun day of watching Ellie react to different sounds. I went on a walk with her and she turned her head to the bark of a dog...a first! I blew raspberries while her back was turned to me and she looked back at me and smiled and came running to me. :) This evening, I turned the volume up even more and she was reacted many times to our voices! However, when she gets tired or bored (especially in the evening), she takes her implants off. This can get VERY frustrating because we will sit by her for 15 or 20 minutes just putting her implants back on and then she tears them off, we put them on, she tears them off, we put them on, etc...

Here are some pictures of her wearing her implants and the harness that hold the body processors...


  1. What a sweetheart! You all have been in our prayers. What a blessing and answer to prayer that the surgery was a success and that Ellie is hearing!

    Brent & Missy Haverdink

  2. I am so excited she is finally hearing! That is amazing.

    It will be fun to watch her experience the different sounds. To think how wierd that would be to go from total silence to noise. She is doing so well!!!

  3. Oh, and how is your hubby doing?

  4. We are so excited for you three and can't imagine the excitement and anticipation in all of this!

  5. Enjoy every moment and talk, talk, talk!!! She'll be saying mama very soon.