This time they still thought she had hearing loss and at first I was pretty upset about it. They mentioned hearing aids and I just lost it. I sat in my car after the appointment and cried. They referred us to Children's hospital in Little Rock and the day we were supposed to go - it came a huge snow. So we re-scheduled and it snowed a foot on that day! ha! By then I was almost 9 months pregnant so we put it off until today.
I was also so blessed because the audiologist we met with is the daughter of one of my professor's from OBU. They are an amazing family with five BEAUTIFUL daughters - and I've connected with a couple of them through my blog so it was nice to just have that connection.
It was a long day today. We drove 3 hours both ways and the testing took a couple of hours. They are still concerned she has hearing loss. She is not deaf and she clearly can talk and sing pretty well! (Actually she talks 24/7 - NON STOP at home!) We are going back next month for her to be tested under sedation so we can get a completely accurate reading and then we will know if we need hearing aids or speech therapy or both.
I just had a total peace today and wasn't upset at all. Actually Scott and I were walking out of the hospital and we saw several small children there with special needs and we both just started crying. I kept thinking about Friday's post and all the prayer requests and how so many people have REAL problems. PERSPECTIVE. We are so blessed and this is a tiny little obstacle. I think it might even be something God will use in Harper's life. (She could have loss from either ear infections of the meds she was on in the NICU or both).
Hillary's house before we left town. Hillary is one of my best friends and she just had Sadie. I was so thrilled that we had baby girls together. They are exactly 4 weeks apart. Doesn't Hollis look huge compared to Sadie? I hope these two can be good friends! Sadie is just precious!