... she's growing and growing.. both physically and mentally. It's a joy to observe this little girl taking more and more control over her life.
Doing sports (handball), playing with friends in the street and at school. She's claiming her own life more and more.
Same with CI.. It's no longer something for her that's just there without hardly noticing it, it's becoming more and more a tool that she is getting to know..
Not just thinking about where to put it, but also controlling the software is becoming part of her. (Changing to another program when sounds are loud..)
The BTE's are now on the ear almost all the time. She even played handball with the BTE's on the ear last Monday, showing that she is confident that they do not fall off AND more importantly that she knows she has someone to put it back.
She still can't do it herself. With her hair in the way, she hasn't figured out how to do it.. (Even though I think the main reason is... She doesn't have the patience to try & learn.... There's someone else around that can do it for her..)
Some days ago she came in and announced that her friend helped her to put the CI on the ear... the plug in the ear... meaning that Lotte is secure with the knowledge that someone at school can help her..
(We still have to show the teachers how it's done... )
Thursday, 24 March 2011
While sitting at the kitchen table downstairs, we heard Lotte singing upstairs.. out loud.. "Baby Baby"...
Fresh out of the shower, putting her clothes on, she was singing out loud..
We went upstairs in order to catch our diva on video.... just in time.
She just put on her T-shirt (with the CI's on the shoulders) and entered the hearing world...
Btw.. She speaks Norwegian at the beginning "Det regner kjøttboller", sings "Baby Baby" and when out of view says in Dutch to me "Zo, ik ben klaar met douchen" ("There, I've finished showering.")
- 2012-08: Grade 5
- 2011-08: Grade 4
- 2011-03: BTE's on the ear
- 2010-08: Grade 3
- 2009-08: Grade 2
- 2008-08: Mainstream School (6y. old)
- 2006-10: All-hearing Kindergarten (4y. old)
- 2004-11-22: CI activated (27 m. old)
- 2004-10-04: Bi-lateral CI (26 m. old)
- 2003-08: Deaf/HOH/CI Pre-school/"DEAF" Kindergarten (12m. old)
- 2003-07: HA's fitted (11 m. old)
- 2003-06: Diagnosed deaf. Start sign-language (10m. old)
- 2002-11: Suspicion loss of hearing (4 m. old)
- 2002-08: Born - A fierce LION