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- The Best Books for Kids with Hearing Loss
- Sleep Studies for Kids
- Adjusting to Hearing Aids
- Free Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
- First Steps When Baby Can't Hear
- When Baby "Refers" on the Newborn Hearing Test
- Water Sports with Hearing Aids
- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Random Catch Up
We've had a nice, quiet week. Well, nice and quiet except for Valentine's Day, which has somehow morphed into Second Halloween. Cards and an insane amount of candy came home with each boy this week - we had the "Candy Fairy" come and steal some to reduce the overall stash.
I love going into the boys' school. Their teachers are awesome. Our school is awesome. Did I mention that they get art, music, library, and gym on a regular basis? Also, there is a swimming pool in the elementary school. When I was a student in Southern California, our schools were lucky to have books, much less a swimming pool.
Nolan's teachers made an igloo out of milk jugs as part of their learning unit - the kids can go inside of the igloo and read books. It is a pretty impressive structure - Nolan can actually stand up inside of it! His teacher also just sent home a CD of all the songs they've been singing in the class this year. Did I mention how awesome she is?
Otherwise, we're just in the "waiting period" before the big surgery - which has a low level of stress associated with an exercise known as "Keep Nolan Healthy." We don't want to have to reschedule surgery, since we have no family in the area. With family flying in to help take care of Matt during the scheduled surgery time, we really need to keep everything on track. Avoiding colds is paramount, particularly since a Nolan Cold takes approximately 2 months to get rid of.
Here's to a healthy 2 1/2 weeks ahead!