Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Faith comes from hearing, and hearing comes from the Word of God."

"Faith comes from hearing, and hearing comes from the Word of God."
Romans 10:17
Our son can hear.

When I pulled out my phone to video tape Hunter's first few moments with his hearing aids in place, we were warned by Hunter's Audiologist that most of the time, babies don't have an outward, visible response to sound when their hearing aids are placed. She said that sometimes they get over-stimulate and cry but hardly ever do you see an obvious change... it's more of a gradual process as they get used to new sounds.

She was just as amazed as we were ....

And I'm SO glad I had my phone!
His eyes opened wide, his body stilled, his breathing steadied, and he listened.... really listened. 
It turns out, we're pretty funny!
We spent Hunter's first day of hearing by making lots of noises... and singing lots of songs!
Hunter started Sound Therapy today... we aren't wasting any time introducing sound to him, labeling various noises, and getting excited about the smallest of daily sounds. He's been alert and very aware of who is around him and where sound is coming from... it's been amazing to watch him take in so much in just one day!
Knowing for a fact, that for the very first time Hunter is hearing every single sound is an overwhelming feeling.... and if it is for me, I know it is for him. He's handling it so perfectly and we are so proud of him!
Our biggest prayer now is that Hunter's language will start to develop quickly. He is completely caught up, developmentally and his only delay right now is speech. He's a quick learner and with his big sister around, I just know he'll be a chatter-box soon enough :-)
I'm ready to hear this boys voice now!
Our son can hear.
And God is so good.

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