On August 28th, 2007, Sienna came into our world. We have recently discovered that she was born with Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV)which resulted in a profound bilateral hearing loss and growth and developmental delays. She was diagnosed with her hearing loss in December 2008. Her hearing journey began in January 2009 when she put on her hearing aids.
Sienna is our ray of sunlight, hence the name, Sunshine Sienna. From the beginning, she lights up our lives with the twinkle in her eyes, her contagious smile and her comical ways.
This site was developed to keep our family and friends updated with her progress. We thank everyone for your continued support.
I'm learning to listen I'm willing to try Nothing's impossible Reach for the sky I may not be perfect Though I'd like to be I'm learning to listen Just being me (Estabrooks, 1994)
Sienna's Language Development
Sienna's Speech Sounds
"ah"- airplane (09/09) "baba"- boat (09/09) "mmmm"- food (09/09) "eow"- cat meow (10/09) "oooo"- ghost and where in French(10/09) "ow"- non for no in French (10/09) "baba"- goat (10/09) "mum"- mom (11/09) "dada"- dad (11/09) "pop"-popcorn (11/09) "???"-bark for a dog (11/09) "bebe"-baby (11/09) "pupe"-puppy (11/09) "ow"- when she's hurt (11/09) "ryee"- Rylee (12/09) "aee"- Assis (sit) (12/09) "0hohoh"- HOHOHO- Santa (12/09) many, many more too many to list!!!!!
Sienna's Receptive Language Dad
all kinds of animals
Pere Noel (santa)
and the list keeps going...
I am a mother to two beautiful little girls, Rylee and Sienna. My life is full of love, laughter and of course tears. As a teacher, I never thought I would have a child with special needs. Life is full of surprises, which molds us into who we are today.