Hearing Loss Update

Cait is now 13 months old and is doing very well with her hearing aids. She is still going in for 3 month evaluations and hearing loss is holding steady at mild/moderate range. Cutting her molars made wearing the hearing aids a bit challenging and there were many fights between her & I over it but we have compromised. I ordered her a few organic cotton pilot caps from Hannah Andersson and she loves them. She now asks to wear her hearing aids and loves to listen to things.

She has weekly therapy with a teacher from the Clarke School. Caitlyn loves her teacher and we get a good session in every week. We have learned that my little girl is very determined to do as she please. Now that she is walking around and getting into things she hears the word no quite often and danger but of course like any normal kid she does ignore me!

We started making a list of the words that she understands and it is over 30 words, I am so very proud of her. She can probaly say 10 words too.

Now if only I could get her to nap and stop throwing food this house would be a whole lot less stressful!

We are making appointments for her to have a CT Scan done at CHOP and possibly the genetic testing. I doubt they will find anything on either test but I think we should do it just to be on the safe side.


Lately I have had a few people ask me why I have been so distant, and constantly being asked "what's wrong?" well, there really isn't anything wrong. I have been busy with my own little world for a few weeks and trying to adapt to all the changes.

Just after new years I was told the news I had been expecting for a few months -- you have 60 - 90 days to find a new job. It really didn't shock me and maybe it hasn't even hit me yet. I simply don't know.

Taking care of Cait has become my full time job. I am always trying to teach her new things and try to keep her from throwing tantrums. She has become such a different person over the past week, it is hard to believe she is 13 months old. Last weekend she climbed up on the couch all on her own, sat down, and started to watch a movie. She looked so grown-up. When Quang started talking she gave him a dirty look cause it was interrupting the movie. I know, we are bad parents for letting her watch House of Flying Daggers but she really loved it. During one of the scenes she started waving her hand around pretending she was in the movie. She even started tapping her hand on the couch to the beat of the drum. While she was doing this her dad looked at her and she looked down at her own hand tapping and looked at it like it was alien to her. We both cracked up and she got all offended. I guess you had to be there on that one.

I am still quite pissed at Kiddie Academy and their lack of response. We called them earlier in the week and they didn't get back to us again. I called yesterday and finally got someone on the phone... still a few more weeks till an opening. I am about ready to say screw them. Need to look in the Audubon area if I get the position I interviewed for earlier today. Hopefully they wont be dicks and have openings and if not have the decency to call us back.

Miss Caitie Cait has stopped napping during her regular times. I am lucky if she naps for 45 min in the morning and that is it for the day. It is exhausting chasing after her all day long. Oh, she is getting her 4th molar in. She now has 12 teeth! Maybe once it is all the way though she will be in a better mood and sleep more. We are done with the morning bottle and only have a few days left on the night bottle. I want to be 100% done by 14 months. This should be easy to accomplish. She feeds herself with a fork and has amazing eye hand coordination.

Get this. She has started asking for us to put her hearing aids in!!! Of course she wants the hat on too but hey, whatever works. I go pick up her new molds tomorrow morning in Pottstown. Maybe it will make them more comfortable for her to wear.

I am tired and hungry. write more later.

The duck is still tasty!

Why always the toilet paper?

What is the fascination with toilet paper?

And dragging it through the house...

More pics!

Thanks, Susan.

1. If you had to choose one vice in exclusion of all others what would it be?

I just sat here for 5 minutes just trying to narrow it down to 1, no luck. Yup, I'm bad.

2. If you could change one specific thing about the world what would it be?

Gotta agree with Susan on Ignorance.

3. Name the cartoon character you identify with the most.

Pinky and the Brain... the Brain of course!!

4. If you could live one day in your life over again which one would it be?

Dec 20th, 2005.
It was such a blur and I was lonely in labor and delivery.

5. If you could go back in history and spend a day with one person who would it be?

Grandma Moses

6. What is the one thing you lost, sold or threw away that you wish you could have back?

My mind.

7. What is your one most important contribution to this world?

Ummm, I'll get back with you on this one.

8. What is your one hidden talent that nearly no one knows about?

*wink* *wink* wouldn't you like to know.

9. What is your most cherished possession?

Spanky the stuffed cat

10. What one person influenced your life the most when growing up?

My cat, Whiskey. I didn't like many people.

11. What one word describes you better than any other?


First snow of the year

She wasn't quite sure what to think of it... pretty cold out too.

Happy New Year!

Party on!

Sooooo, Caitlyn is now a whole year old and feels as though she can do grown-up things like hang out at a club and count down to the new year. Girlfriend certainly loves to be in large crowds and meet up with her many friends. I have a feeling she will be a little social butterfly when she gets older. I'll just have to let her know that Mommy has seen and done many things and will NOT allow her to do the same! Her Daddy used to visit this club and he seems to think he was the man back then. I'll have to dig up an old pic and post it sometime soon. Oh and don't ever get him going on his dancing skills!

A chair the perfect size and color!

Playing so well together:

Time to shake the boo-tay again!

We GOT IT!! This toy has been driving me crazy, sold out everywhere... finally found one and it was on sale! What luck. She loves the Zebra though.

There are so many comments I could make about the picute above but it is a new year and I am trying to behave! :-)

Christmas... with the whole rash incident I forgot to post

About Christmas!

This will mostly be pictures since I am getting tired and would rather forget that this was the first day of the stupid rash.

Even on christmas day the cat is still being chased