Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sienna's Activation video, at last!

video

Video is from August 11th, her CI activation. What a great reaction!! The big frown, the look around, the arms out and of course the turn to mom, it was just too much for her.

UPDATE:

We have begun seeing our SLP, Lindsay, in Peace River. We go once a week and we have a schedule of activities that we do. Right now it's all about receptive language for Sienna. She is taking it all in. You can tell that she is hearing everything, I just love it when she turns her head to me immediately after I start talking to her. We read to her everyday, we sing songs and we repeat everything...and by the way we have chosen to do all of this in french. We are a bilingual family, we are French Canadians. My husband only began speaking english when he was 6 years old and as for myself, my mother is english and my father is french. I went to school in french and received my Bachelors of Education in french. Rylee is bilingual, she speaks both french and english and sometimes frenglish. We cannot close that bilingual door just yet for Sienna. Our bilingualism is a part of our culture, our identity, our pride. I am a teacher, I believe that with Sienna being immersed in the two languages she will do well. However, I am open to the fact that at the end of the day, if two languages is too much for her, we will drop the french, and english will be her only language. Our SLP researched CI and bilingualism and found out that as long as the CI child is immersed in both languages, it is possible.

Hope you enjoyed the video!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I heard that!!



I heard that!!
Since Tuesday, since Program 3
She's been giving evident signs that
SHE IS HEARING!!
She just loves to play the piano!!
She dances everytime she hears a song!!




Pepere (grandpa in French) stood behind her,
said her name and spoke
she turned her head
I looked in disbelief
1st reaction to sound

The look in her eyes, her facial expression,
You can tell she is definitely using those auditory nerves

I turn the water on
She points to the water
She points to her ear,
I can not believe my eyes,
Is she actually hearing the water running...
Of course she is,
she has 2 cochlear implants,

It is so hard to believe
It is too good to be true
This is only the beginning


Rylee, the older sister
began kindergarten this week
all grown up
no fear, only excitement


Sienna, the younger sister
misses her older sister
but gets to spend quality time with her mom!

And we can't wait to move up to Program 4, watch out!


She gives that a BIG thumbs up!

Sienna's Zoo Birthday Party

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY,
SIENNA!
AUGUST 28TH, 2009
ZOO ANIMAL PARTY WITH HER COUSINS


ZOO PARTY
BECAUSE SIENNA LOVES ANIMALS
JUST LIKE HER FATHER;
HER COUSINS SHARED
WHAT SOUND THEIR ANIMAL MADE,
SINCE SHE IS HEARING!!