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- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Exactly One Month And Counting...
We are officially in "countdown mode" for our John Tracy Clinic session. In exactly one month, we will board our plane and fly off to sunny Southern California for three weeks of education and fun!
I am still waiting for our audiology report from Nolan's most recent hearing test, and for the rest of the audiological information requested by the John Tracy Clinic staff. Our audiologist has been on vacation, and I am sure the requested materials will arrive soon.
We are still sorting out the logistics of our stay. Matthew is too young to attend the sibling program offered by John Tracy, so he will stay with his grandparents. Fortunately for us, both sets of grandparents live within two hours of the John Tracy Clinic! Matt is only four, though, and we felt three weeks would be too long for him to go without a parent present. Dennis will stay part-time with Matt, and part-time with Nolan and me in the apartments near John Tracy.
I will not have a rental car for the three weeks, so I won't be able to drive anywhere during the week. With family so close, however, I am sure people will come to visit over the course of the session. We also get out at noon every Friday, so we are plotting many fun adventures for the weekends!
Our three weeks will be very full of experiences. We fly out on Dennis's birthday, so that Saturday will be filled with travel, checking into the Annenberg Apartments near John Tracy, and a birthday dinner. Our general plan for Sunday includes leaving Matt with my parents (if they are free, of course) and having Dennis drive Nolan and me down to the John Tracy orientation. We can both attend the orientation, and then Dennis can drive back "home" to stay with Matt and his parents overnight. Nolan and I will be on our own throughout the first week, but family will come and pick us up on Friday.
The next weekend (July 16-18) is "Disney Delight," and I plan on booking a hotel through hotwire or priceline. We want to do Disneyland and California Adventure, and I am sure extended family will join us on our outing. I can't wait to see Nolan's face when he sees his beloved "Mitty Mouse."
The toughest part of the trip will be the separation of our family unit over the three weeks. The opportunity is priceless, however, and I cannot wait until we embark on our learning adventure!