Isaac's World

Isaac is Deaf but hears with cochlear implants. He received his first cochlear implant on September 25th, 2006. He received his second cochlear implant on September 10, 2008. This is his journey with sound as told by mommy.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Bubbles and a Haircut

We have a new word....bubbles. Isaac loves playing with bubbles. I let him blow bubbles inside and the dogs go crazy. They jump in the air and try to eat them. Isaac laughs hysterically when they do this. Isaac knows the sign for bubbles, but I was trying to get him to say it. He just recently started making the "b" sound. I kept repeating the word "bubbles" right before I would blow bubbles. Then I let him blow some bubbles and he said "bubu" right before he blew the bubbles! Amazing!

The haircut was actually a few days ago. But this is the first picture I have of him since the ordeal. I say "ordeal" because it was not a fun experience, for Isaac or me. I told the hair dresser to just give him a trim. I thought nothing of it when she got the clippers out first. Until now, they have just trimmed his hair with scissors. I thought maybe she was just going to trim around his ears first. Well...she went straight up the back of his head with the clippers! I gasped very loudly! She asked if it was too short. What was I supposed to say...yes? I mean she couldn't glue his hair back on. I told her it was a little shorter than I wanted, but that his hair would grow back. Another challenge we have when cutting his hair is that I have to take the implant off. It is really hard to comfort Isaac in these situations because I have to hold his head still so he doesn't get hurt and it is really hard to sign when I am doing this. I am hoping this gets easier as time goes on because Isaac got a mouthful of hair and started screaming. At the end, he got a lollipop so life was perfect afterwards. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know! He is a cutie pie no matter how short his hair.

Other news on the CI front: cell phone success! When Ian calls from work I usually put the cell phone up to Isaac's speech processor and let Ian talk to Isaac. Usually, Isaac will just make the sign for phone and hand it back to me. But yesterday, Isaac made the sign for "dad" when Ian was talking to him. I didn't tell him dad was on the phone! It brought tears to my eyes. Without the implant, this never would have been possible. Parents talk to their kids on the phone all the time and knowing that Isaac doesn't have to miss out on this is just incredible.


Anonymous MomtoToes said...

Oh my gosh! I have to check your blog more frequently.

Isaac is doing SO well!

I love that he hears Daddy on the phone. That brough tears to my eyes!

He is such a smart and amazing little guy. :D

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed by his fast progress, what a little smarty man! He's absolutely adorable, one of the cutest little boys I've ever seen. You should enter him the Kelly and Regis beautiful baby contest, the deadline is tomorrow though so hurry!

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In many ways he is sooo like Tom, who also loves lollipops and bubbles but is dubious about haircuts.
Tom's mum xx

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, my little sister has a CI and a few days ago i talked to her on the phone without anyone on the other end to assist her, it was wonderful, she received the CI at three and we didn't decide to go oral until she was five, a year after this decision she could tell me with perfect clarity that she, Jay, and I would build a snowman when we went to colorado in march and that Mommy and Daddy would take pictures, I know that your son wil progress wonderfully and congratlatons on his phone success.

9:31 PM  

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