Thursday, March 10, 2011

lila rocked it.

so the surgery went great...lila rocked it. i mean, she was grumpy because she had to skip breakfast(this is of utmost importance every morning...an unacceptable breakfast can ruin her whole morning. it's happened, people.)

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 i, on the other hand, needed ice chips and a sierra mist because i started feeling sick in the waiting room. but i didn't cry or anything. you'd think i was having the surgery done...but no, empathetic pains, i suppose. ha.
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she enjoyed the gas(no IV's to "go under") and had a hard time waking from it as you can see in the video. she still had cotton balls in her ears, so i don't know how much she  was able to hear.
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(and OMG, i'm enjoying this Iphone more than i thought...the pictures alone, amazing)

she pulled the cotton balls out of her ears promptly on the way home. she was eating cheerios in the back seat and i think the crunching noise scared her a couple times. she was getting angry with them.

so ya, grumpy child which is to be expected today... taking a forever nap right now. just trying to let her sleep off the crazy day.

she's responding great to our voice, but still has the habit of using sign language when she really wants something. so i'm sure this will be a little bit of a process showing her how to use her voice to get what she wants. we'll be doing some therapy. and don't worry, i bought flash cards. funny, she's learning "first words" at 2 and 1/2 years old. but the world is a better place because of flash cards, i'm convinced. they work. and she'll have her words in no time, i hope.
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side note: she woke up from her nap and is clapping to the beat of a song. i have never seen this before. she has rhythm! so fun!

thanks for all your prayers and your sweet words on the last post. i obviously have the best readers ever.

we are taking it one day at a time and i've decided i'm not beating myself up over all of this. takes the energy away from helping lila anyway...

pause the music on the bottom of the blog because this video has music. booya.

Untitled from jami nato on Vimeo.

60 comments:

  1. Yay baby girl! Yay! I'm so glad it went good, we were thinking about ya! Flash cards are amazing, both our kids used them.

    IPHONE? Love it, when we get super close - after you come to MI to take my families pictures because I said so.... I'll start sending you totally inappropriate photos with mine, and maybe a nasty text or two..because that's how much I love my friends.

    xo

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  2. video.......and i am crying. how sweet. i can't wait to read about new daily discoveries of hearing and using words. soo thankful all went well and wish you all the best. such a precious family!

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  3. i teared up at the sidenote of her clapping and you never seeing that before. so happy for you and lila and so happy everything went well!!

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  4. Could she be any cuter? I mean, really. And her sleepy face when waking up from surgery. Adorable. Just wait for all the good things she'll be hearing and saying very soon. ~Be blessed.

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  5. so glad lila did well! yay for hearing right!!

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  6. yay! :) glad all went well. she will do great. ashlyn has her first cochlear implant eval on 3/28. if all goes well, surgery slated for may. excited for when she will dance to a beat, too.

    love from ca! :)

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  7. Glad the surgery went well! I bet that girl will be talkin´up a storm in no time! Not to get all "annoying mom with all the advice" on you but I am gonna go all "annoying mom with all the advice" on you for just a sec....Do you guys have a Scottish Rite locally? In a formal life I was a Speech Pathologist (at least I have a Master´s Degree that says so) and I worked at a Scottish Rite with Childhood Language patients. Therapy is free...donation based and you can get one on one amazing therapy from a Speech Pathologist. Just sayin. Might wanna hook it up if you have one. Ok, wow. Maybe I shoudl have sent you an email.

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  8. ok, that video made me cry. you're not fighting fair, jami. so happy for all of you!

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  9. Praise God it went well! I am excited to hear the stories of her many words and the things she can understand now!!

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  10. My 20 month old daughter just had tubes put in her ears. She doesn't have any speech issues but had terrible ear infections and was overall quite cranky. Two weeks out I'd have to say her disposition has improved significantly. Yay!

    Lila's wake up process was SO much better than my daughters. She screamed and thrashed for 40-50 minutes and my husband wasn't with me. Awful!

    My kids are also Asian-Caucasian (3 yo boy, 1 yo girl). I am expecting my 3rd any day now.

    I think I found your blog through "lassoing the moon" which I found through my cousin's blog (they live in Kansas City and lost a baby last fall).

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  11. so happy to hear that it went well. It is terrifying as a parent to watch, but they bounce back quick. Hugs!! :)

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  12. oh yay! best news! so glad that everything went well with miss L! she couldn't be cuter--and now she is going to experience everything in a whole new way! how fantabulous!

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  13. Modern technology,AH-MAZING!

    Hugs and kisses...

    Now that she has the beat let's make sure to keep her off the pole in the future. :)

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  14. jami, thank you so much for updating us. i am so happy to hear lila is doing well. what a trooper! and you guys too. love you guys!

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  15. YAY!!! I'm so happy I can hardly stand it! I love the part of her clapping the rhythm! And carissa totally knows what she's talking about... she was an awesome speech path.

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  16. yay, lila! she'll be jabbering non-stop soon enough!

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  17. Yaaaay! I have been stalking my google reader all day waiting for news... so glad it went well! Enjoy the chattering!! :)

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  18. So glad it went so well!! Praying for the road ahead...she's pretty lucky to have such a great mom! :)

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  19. I am so glad to read she is doing well!

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  20. Tears of joy for that sweet little baby girl!! So glad she had a successful surgery!! So excited to read about so many more firsts for her!!! Keep clappin little mama....for we are all clappin with ya!! Yeah!!! :)

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  21. so happy to hear things went well! she will be talking up a storm in no time!

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  22. sweet baby girl! So glad to hear that everything is good and looking forward for exciting things to come for your girl!

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  23. Yea! So excited for Lila!
    She looked like she was in awe of all of the noise around her! It's going to be a whole new world for her now. How fun! So glad the day went so well... You guys were all so brave :).
    Love you,
    Jenn

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  24. Oh that video made me cry! So excited to see how she blossoms from here out!

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  25. that's so great that everything went well. YAY i'm so happy she'll have her hearing. that's hecca funny that she scared herself with the crunching of the cheerios. i guess we take some things for granted, eh?

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  26. of course she rocked it. look who her momma is. thanks for sharing - i'm so glad all went well!

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  27. she is going to be pumping up the jams in no time. and if you beat yourself up for one second more for not 'catching' what ever it is you were supposed to catch.. i will come to KC and beat you down myself. don't tempt me. ;) okay tempt me. that kind of sounds fun. ;)

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  28. Yeah for Lila!

    There was a cute Asian dude at the next table tonight at church. I thought about flirting and then marrying him so that I could have a cute Asian husband like you and Anderson. And then I remembered I was wearing rain shoes and am MOVING TO KANSAS so I ignored him. Normal comment for your blog.

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  29. Jami, don't worry. Kids are like sponges; she will catch up. The same thing happened to my brother. My mom felt like something was wrong with my brother's ears but everyone, including various doctor's, said he was fine. People told her that he was a boy, he was the third child, and that my sister and I talked for him. She even had to argue with the ENT Dr. to give him tubes -I guess tubes were considered a last ditch effort back then. The ENT said his hearing was like being under water as well. My brother was 4 years old when the doctor's finally put tubes in his ears. He had a lot of catching up to do but he caught up and turned out totally normal . I mentioned your experience with Lila to my mom because it was so similar and my mom wanted me to tell you that it is important to put her in speech and to always trust your motherly instinct because it is always right. Push for what you know. You are a GREAT mama!! We will keep Lila in our prayers.

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  30. good girl lila!! :). give her a squeeze for me. Oh, and I have a bagillion flash cards if you want more. ha! (also, fyi...sorry i didnt text you back- my phone died and now i can't find the charger. ha!)

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  31. God is so good! So glad everything went well...can't wait to watch Lila's progress! She'll be talkin your ear off in no time! ;)

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  32. Yeah!! Chatty Cathy in no time :).

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  33. Ok, so your video may or may not have made me teary. You're an awesome mum. I can tell :)
    Glad it went well and excited for her and you all for the amazing hearing times to come!

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  34. praise the lord!
    get that girl some beyonce in her ears!

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  35. I was just telling a friend about your blog and babies yesterday- logged on this morning and am crying just viewing the photos. So happy for little miss- she's a brave girl. I'm a video editor and make family videos for...families- and I love your work on this one :) Nice job Mama!

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  36. Sweet girl!! So glad it went well. Keep us updated on new things she is hearing! We take Caleb in today to check his ears bc he has had fluid every time we take him to the Dr. and like 4 ear infections. booo baby ear troubles

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  37. sweet girl! so glad all went well with the surgery!

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  38. So glad her surgery went so well! Can't wait to hear stories of how she won't shut up soon! ;)

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  39. So happy to hear that sweet Lila (and you!) made it through the surgery okay! The video is too precious.

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  40. what a sweet video. how amazing for her to be able to hear correctly!

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  41. jami. this is great. i'm soo excited for you guys and watching lia discover things. hoping it brings such sweet joy!! (proud of you for not beating yourself up!!!)

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  42. God bless her! I'm so happy that everything went well! Praise the Lord! Y'all are wonderful parents! She will thank you for this one day! Can't wait to hear the stories about what all she responds too! SO FUN!

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  43. Glad to hear she made it through like a champ! Now she'll be talking your ears off soon. Her older brothers had better prepare to be annoyed. Ha!!

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  44. i'm just sitting here crying during the video when she's waking up and hearing your voices. what a precious gift to know that she hears you clearly. i'm so glad it all went well!

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  45. It's a beautiful thing...a mother's love! You made me cry! Good to hear everything went well and ready to read new blog posts about Lila's new adventures. You are an amazing mom covered by God's grace.

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  46. So thrilled for you guys! I thought/prayed for you several times yesterday. Isn't He so good???

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  47. yay for lila. so happy for you guys.

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  48. Good to hear everything went well. My little man recently had surgery...nothing too serious...in January and it's hard on us mommies.

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  49. So glad that it went well and her dance side is coming out! How wonderful!

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  50. I'm so glad that everything went well.

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  51. i already told you that i'm happy for you guys! but i really just wanted to know if all of those pics are from your phone?!?!

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  52. I hope you all enjoy the newness together!!

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  53. Yay Jami and Lila! so glad to hear it went so well! :)

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  54. I'm so happy that everything went well with Lila!

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  55. this was so sweet. loved the video at the end. I can not wait to see how she grows from this...bet she has mad dancing skillz now!

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  56. Aww, so sweet! And so happy Lila is doing better :) You are a good momma! Sending positive vibes to the Nato Family :)

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  57. Great news that everything went well for Lila.

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  58. so thankful beautiful girl's surgery went well! i love reading your family's adventures and think you are an AWESOME mom. thanks for sharing the 50 great things to say to your kids. it's printed out and motivating me daily:)

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