Well, I intended on posting our second VLOG during Deaf Awareness Week last week, but it has been quite a couple of weeks, and I missed the boat! Continuing with awareness anyway! 😉 Hello again from Susan and Katie!! In this VLOG, we introduce my little boy, Odin, and share a little about Deaf Mentors! … More What is a Deaf Mentor?
What is a listening check and why should I do it? A listening check is a simple exercise to help you make sure your baby is hearing and noticing the speech sounds you say to them. You can do this exercise every day to tease out what particular speech sounds they are or aren’t responding to, … More Daily Listening Checks: How to Check What Your Baby is Hearing
Hi there! I recently I shared a few videos on Instagram and Facebook of me signing and introducing myself and explaining why we are learning sign language (specifically ASL or American Sign Language for us, and yep there are different versions of sign language depending on where you live!). Totally put myself out of my … More How can I learn sign language?
I’ve gotten loads of questions about Odin’s teachers and therapists and specialists, so I want to do a post introducing our amazing team!! There is so much work that goes into providing adequate language to children with hearing loss and ensuring they don’t fall behind. Griffin and I have been strong and determined advocates for … More Meet our team!
I haven’t gotten that exact question yet, but I have definitely gotten some interesting looks, and I’ve had several people ask questions about how it works. For those of you who are familiar with our hearing loss journey and for those who are not, this device is a cochlear implant! What you see are the … More What is that thing on your baby’s head?
Happy 8 months to our sweet Odin! His weight has finally leveled out, so I think we’ll be in our size 18 month clothes for a while, thank goodness 🙂He has two teeth in now, favorite food is guacamole, he loves to feed himself and throw things on the floor, and he is officially signing that … More Odin is eight months old!
Happy 7 months to our sweet boy! Odin is 22 pounds and 28 inches long, wearing size 5 diapers and 12-18 months clothing and cutting his first tooth on the bottom left! He is a playful and happy little flirt and loves dark-haired women, bath time, giving Mama big open-mouthed kisses on the face (he … More Odin is seven months old!
Y’all…I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I cannot get over this picture of these two! Odin is 6 months old today, and now that he is SITTING I decided to do an upright shot and could not be more pleased with how sweet they are together! We still need to work on … More Odin is six months old!
I’ve struggled a lot with Odin’s hearing loss this week. Keeping up with hearing aids and batteries, narrating to him as much of the day as I can, feeling out of place at a mommy and me group full of hearing children who were happy and smiling while he was overstimulated and upset and tugging … More Hard time with hearing loss
I can’t believe 5 months has gone by so quickly!! My big guy is growing by the second it seems, weighing 20 pounds and in size 12 month clothing. Sleep continues to be a major challenge, but I hear that’s a sign of intelligence, so I’ll take it haha! His favorites right now are his … More Odin is five months old!