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I am a Christ-follower; wife to Chris; and mother to two beautiful daughters, Lilliana and Emmalyn.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Well, I've posted a lot about Em lately, so here's a catch up post on Lilli.

She is amazing! She turned 5 in December and thinks she really is a big girl now! She is a great big sister, loves to play pretend everything, is enjoying her gymnastics lessons, and getting ready for kindergarten in the fall.

(Speaking of, who knew how hard a decision it is to pick a school for your child! I will be so glad when August is here and the decision is made.)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

2nd CI Surgery

Emmalyn had her second surgery on January 25th and it went perfect! No complications at all! Her recovery was much easier this time too. Glad to have those behind us.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Emmalyn's 1st activation appointment was today and it went much better than expected! They were able to activate 8 electrodes which is exactly what we hoped for! She seemed to tolerate it well and even responded to "ah" and "ba-ba-ba" which she has never done on that side before. It will definitely be a long road and it may continue to be challenging because of her ossification, but we are excited to get the process started! We took a great video, but the file is really large, so we need to edit it before trying to upload. Hope to get that up soon.

In other news, it looks like Emmalyn will be having her second CI surgery pretty soon. We did another test on her left ear today and her hearing has continued to decline in that ear. We are a little concerned that she is losing the hearing she has because that ear is also ossifying, so we want to get the implant in as soon as possible.