Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"WordFUL" Wednesday

Just a quick post to post a couple videos of Ava singing and talking. As I've said previously, Ava is very difficult to film. She is constantly on the go and never seems to want to perform for the camera. After bribing her with blueberries, we finally were able to post two videos. The first video is of Ava singing "Twinkle Twinkle" . She actually can sing it much more clearly than in the video but it's the best I could get from her. The other video is of Ava simply talking about whether she wants one cookie or two cookies. In that video she is utilizing a couple things she is working on in AV therapy. One is giving direction where she in turn asks her sister and father if they want a cookie and also utilizing the plural for cookies vs. cookie. Soooo exciting to see her applying what she learns in therapy at home! Her speech isn't always clear at times. But that is to be expected for a two year old.

I have spent a lot of time trying to attach pretty flowers to Ava's coils. I got some ideas from other moms on how to sew snaps around the coils but it is quite difficult to do it with the N5 coils. I also don't want to sew something on only to have to remove it later and then sew it on again. I found these pretty flower stickers at the craft store. They stick fairly well and stay put for days. Even when I remove them they will still stick after a second or third time.


  1. Oh my gosh Amy those videos are AWESOME! She is speaking so well! I can barely get two to three words from Aiden. And her "cookie" is perfect! that hard /c/ sound is hard for little ones! YAY AVA!!!! I'm doing the happy dance for her (and you all) here in Ohio! ; )

  2. I just found your blog. Our oldest daughter is 8 and wears bi-lateral cochlear implants. She is doing amazingly well. We are so proud of her. Our daughter struggled for the longest time mastering the K sound and would always call cookies "tooties" :-) I hope Ava will continue making great progress. I just put up a video of our daughter speaking on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Hello.
    This is my first time to your blog...and story.
    I have twin girls, born 5 months early @ 23 weeks.
    One of my daughters last her hearing to some of the medicines they used to save her life as a preemie.

    She has profound hearing loss in an BAER but severe in a behavioral booth. She was just diagnosed with AN {Auditory Neuropathy}. She currently wears bilateral hearing aids but our team is very much discussing a CI.

    Has it worked well for your family?
    Would you change anything?
    Any suggestions?

    Thank you