Oh right....
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sliverchick
supposed to be keeping up in here as well. I haven't been, you can catch up at
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Cochlear Implant considerations
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sliverchick
This is possibly one of the longest posts....EVER.
So for a very long time now, I have wanted a cochlear implant. However, I was told for years by professionals and professors that I probably wouldn't be a candidate because I did so well with my hearing aids. I was able to understand speech and get along pretty well with my hearing aids. (To be a cochlear implant candidate, you basically have to have a hearing loss that's bad enough you can't understand speech that well with hearing aids, and you have to be close to the bottom of the audiogram...see below).
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and then...
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Finally....
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Another auidogram of what a cochlear implant would probably do for me
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And the video...

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Happy Halloween!
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sliverchick
Happy Halloween!
From 11-12 months


And his scary face.
From 11-12 months

I think I can breathe now
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sliverchick
Well...life sure has been moving fast for me this semester. I just don't feel like I've had any time to do anything...really. I definitely have seen a decrease of time in seeing Kiernan and Bryan. I always feel like I'm going in and out of the door. I come home from something, 10 minutes later I'm out the door. Basically, my schedule for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday looks like this:

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Happy Anniversary
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sliverchick
Today makes 4 years since Bryan and I got married. So much has happened since then that I cannot even imagine what my life was like before marrying Bryan anymore. It sure wasn't as good as it is now!

We'll get to actually celebrate our anniversary this year, but it'll have to wait until the weekend of the 17th and 18th since we are just *THAT* busy. I'm excited though, I have no idea what we're doing :) I don't even know what Bryan got me yet!

He, however, got his present early. He got a new ipod nano last week, and is loving it :)

Here's to eternity!

I missed it Wed. So I'm doing it now
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sliverchick
I had major technology problems all day yesterday (I swear, everything electronic is out to get me, even my hearing aid gave up!). So I'm posting a couple (a few) pics of Kiernan to make up for it, and to make my day a little brighter today.

Cut to save your space

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Kiernan update
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sliverchick
We took Kiernan in for his 9 month check up today (he's almost 9 1/2...dumb insurance problems postponed this), and he's all around a good happy healthy boy. He's 29 inches (90th percentile for 9 months) and 25 lbs even (off the charts for 9 months percentile wise). He's our big boy :)

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Helen Keller Fellow
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sliverchick
Over the summer I had the opportunity to take a crash course class from Dr. Nelson about deafblindness. I loved the class, and learned so much more than I ever thought I would. It was kind of a further testament to me that I really am doing what I'm supposed to be doing, and really love the field I'm in.

Throughout this class, I had the opportunity to have some fun with the class and the teacher. The teacher announced the fellowship to the class one day...giving me the eye every single time she made an emphasis on "a MASTER'S STUDENT" This is because I was the only one in the class who would be able to do it due to what year I was in the program, being a master's student and my major. So I talked to her after class, and she explained the fellowship to me (which I will do later). After asking Bryan during break whether I should apply for it or not, I decided to do it. There is no negative reason to doing it whatsoever, and I felt it was something I could and should do. After informing my teacher that I would love to take this opportunity, she immediately informed that she would write a letter of recommendation herself, even though we'd only known each other for three days. Talk about a little boost to the self-esteem!
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Lagoon
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sliverchick
I finally got to have my big summer fun yesterday with Bryan and my siblings and their spouses. So basically it was Bryan, me, Hilarie, Hannah, Scott, Michael and Stacee. At least for the first 8 hours anyway :) We all got there at opening time (11 AM) and went on a bunch of rides.
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*sigh* school..here I come.

Bryan
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sliverchick
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BRYAN!

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