Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New Hearing Aids and a New Bible

Yesterday Harper had an appointment with a new audiologist and she also got new hearing aids!!! 

We have always travelled to Little Rock for our appointments which is 3.5 hours away so it's so nice that we have a new Arkansas Children's Hospital in our area so we can drive 30 minutes for appointments.  Our new hospital is beautiful too!  We saw a new audiologist who went to the same college as me and we have a lot of mutual friends so that was a nice surprise.  She was VERY nice and we really liked her! 

Harper had to test out her new hearing aids.  We had to get them set up for her school FM system also.  Harper got her last pair of hearing aids three years ago.  Three years is about the time period they are good for.  Harper is SO excited because she also got a new thing she can wear that syncs up with her iPad and goes directly to her hearing aids so she doesn't need headphones.  It also has a microphone that I can wear and talk directly to her.  I love that she is SO excited about all her stuff.  

She had to get new molds made and she is getting silver glitter molds! This summer has been tough on her ears because it's so hot and humid and she sweats a lot (especially doing running club on 90 degree days) and the hearing aids trap moisture in her ear so they get wet and smelly and irritated.  

I didn't take an up close picture but her new hearing aids are a pretty blue that she picked out.  How grown up does she look? She has come a long way since the little toddler that hated the hearing aids and would take them off and hide them all over the place.  Or the little toddler that made me a nervous wreck trying to get her to test in the hearing booth.  Now she's grown up and mature and takes great care of all her hearing aid stuff.  

When she got finished with her appointment I took her out to lunch.  She kept saying "This is the best day".  I so rarely get any time alone with just her.  Or with Hollis.  So it's very special when I do.  I love that she will open up and just talk to me about everything.  

Her favorite treat is a macaron so I took her to get a few also.  Alchemy Macarons just opened in Rogers so we were excited! 

Harper's hearing has been holding steady and we are so thankful.  She is doing so great in school and things are just in a good place for her.  I feel like middle school and junior high will bring changes for her but I'm so grateful for the strides she has made.  I love to encourage parents who are just starting on this journey and offer any information or help that I can.  Here are some links to posts I have written on this journey if they can be helpful. 


If you head over to my Instagram today - I'm going to be giving away FOUR copies of the new NIV Journal the Word Bible for Women by Zondervan! It's a beautiful Bible that has a lot of room for note taking or journaling.  It is one you are going to want for sure! It comes out next month but you can pre-order it now! It would be an amazing gift for someone in your life or for yourself! 

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