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My mini getting his morning "caffeine" on 🤣

Chinese Beijing Roast Duck #chineseculture #roast duck #chinese food

Afraid i’m not her real grandson...What should i do? #meme #Chinese #Internet #amusing #funnychild

Autumn
(@justafreckledmomma)

25 Days 3 Hours Ago

I wouldn’t be the person I am today without this little boy. I wouldn’t know everything I know about allergies and asthma and raising a deaf child... I wouldn’t have to think 5 meals ahead and check the weather forecast before planning outings outside the house.... I wouldn’t have to think about making sure interpreters are at doctors appointments or making sure his nurse made it to school before dropping him off.... I wouldn’t be constantly running a long mental check list of everything I have to do to keep him safe and healthy.... I wouldn’t know medical codes better than customer service reps... I wouldn’t know how to read labels and substitute recipes to make safe alternatives. But most of all, I wouldn’t know the unwavering tender hearted indescribable bond a mother has with her son. The bond between mother and son is unlike any other. And even as I say that I feel the need to clarify, that just because it’s different than the mother/daughter bond... different is not better or deeper or more impactful. It’s just different. And I’m thankful, despite all of the tears, stress, and exhaustion, that I have been able to experience this. 💞

China top actress 2018 Dilraba #Chinese #Chinastars #Chinesebeauty

Ega Sintalega
(@egasintalega)

28 Days 17 Hours Ago

Day 0 : menggunakan alat bantu dengar. 18 januari 2019. 13 bulan kurang 2 hari. Ini adalah hari penting untuk kami sekeluarga, karena taqi anak kami untuk pertama kalinya bisa mendengar alam semesta. Sehingga pembelajaran bicara nya dimulai hari ini. Kita bisa bicara karena kita mendengar. Tuli adalah takdir dari Allah. Tapi menjadi bisa bicara adalah pilihan org tua nya. . . Semoga Allah mudahkan ujian ini, proses ini, aamiin ya Allah. . . #deafbaby #anaktuli #tunarungu #deaftoddler

Chinese style photograph10 #Chinese #Chinatrends #Chinaclassic

Elizabeth Smith
(@mrslizsmith86)

2019-01-07 10:23:00

Selah is bilingual in American Sign Language and Gambian Sign Language! First video, she is signing in GSL, stubborn. In the 2nd video she is signing, sorry. #selahivy #lovethiskid #deaftoddler #signlanguage

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2018-12-12 17:59:08

Hadlee had her very first Christmas concert at school, complete with Santa and fun crafts and activities. This girl is a champ, she was exhausted after a morning at school followed by a CHOP appointment, but she had so much fun and even got within a foot of Santa this year😂 (getting braver!) I cannot say enough good things about Schreiber Pediatrics. They are an incredible group of people (therapists, volunteers, parents, kids, the whole lot!) We have been so blessed with this place. Thankful we get the opportunity to be a part of this community. @schreiberforkids #hadleejune #deaftoddler #cochlearimplant #cochlearamericas

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2018-12-01 18:06:39

Love this family of mine so much. You are so loved Miss Hadlee June💞🎂 (Also, LOL at her signing “water” while we are singing 😂. Like stop singing and get me water please🤪) #hadleejune #cochlearamericas #cochlearimplant #deaftoddler

Jess
(@je.ma.rod)

2018-11-10 16:21:08

Headband & Unicorn wrap from @earsuspenders for the win! Luna has been wearing out these cords so fast pulling on them and throwing them on the floor. This wrap will definitely help keep them from wearing out so fast. #cochlearimplantjourney #kidswithhearingloss #cochleargirl #cochlearimplant #keepingthefaith #lunasjourneytohearing #deaftoddler

Kiri Adamson
(@kiri_adamson)

2018-11-03 22:45:06

Where there is adventure and water, you will always find this boy! . . . . #waterbaby #adventure #doesntstop #myson #deaftoddler #water #plant4bowden #bringonsummer

Kiri Adamson
(@kiri_adamson)

2018-11-02 04:31:56

My little superstar graduated to Goldfish tonight! Torpedos here we come! . I swear that was just a little something in my eye - not tears from this proud mamma........!! . . . #soproud #ididshedatear #goldfish #tadpoles #slippingthroughmyfingers #swimming #auslan #deaftoddler

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2018-11-01 10:51:33

Her singing is my FAVORITE!! She’s been randomly breaking out “Twinkle Twinkle” throughout the day like a little tick and it’s so cute! So so thankful to hear this little voice sing songs and listen to music 😍🎶 #cochlearimplant #deaftoddler #cochlearamericas #hadleejune

Sasha Jean
(@sashajean33)

2018-10-25 08:54:25

Hayrides of danger, pumpkin picking, cookies, and more! Because in the fall, you do fall things! 🍁 🍂 🍁 #deaftoddler #pumpkinpatch #hayride #fallinohio #seasonalactivities #seasons

Kiri Adamson
(@kiri_adamson)

2018-10-22 01:26:11

Sunday afternoon was pretty perfect ❤️ . . . #beach #southaustralian #veteranswife #ptsd #mentalhealth #toddlerlife #livingourbestlife #auslan #deaftoddler

Jess
(@je.ma.rod)

2018-10-20 09:56:57

When you want to hold them all and can’t, so you put the food where it belongs 😂 . . #cochlearimplantjourney #kidswithhearingloss #cochleargirl #cochlearimplant #lunasjourneytohearing #deaftoddler #donutlover #donutforthewin

Demelza
(@littlefrugibird_)

2018-10-18 09:35:15

Charlotte loves her @readwithphonics app, the voices are very clear and the font is easy to read. 💖 Thinking of getting her a cheap tablet of her own.

Kiri Adamson
(@kiri_adamson)

2018-10-17 22:20:04

Hey friends! Thought it was time to do a little introduction . My name is Kiri and I am a wife of a veteran who has suffered from PTSD for 6 years now. We have a son who is 3.5 and he’s incredible. He has a moderate hearing loss but it doesn’t change his positive outlook! . These last two years have been the most difficult; trials I never saw coming and honestly what has sometimes felt like compete and utter wilderness, oh and a toddler in the mix! . But this season has also been the most incredible as I’ve learnt to draw deeper into my relationship with Jesus, hope is restored, surrounded by comfort and peace and experiencing unwavering joy! . I have a deep desire for authentic community, for sharing my story to give others hope, and for sharing the love of the One who created me and loves me deeply . If you haven’t realised, I’ve also fallen in love with these little bottles of magic - essential oils! My desire is to share knowledge and education for people to bring wellness, abundance and freedom for their families . I hope this page brings a smile to your face! You are truly loved friend . . . #veteranswife #toddlerlife #essentialoils #youngliving #abundance #freedom #christian #hopestirrer #raiseyourfrequency #blessed #auslan #deaftoddler

Jess
(@je.ma.rod)

2018-10-13 10:35:49

Little Luna 🌙 I hope you stay happy and sweet like this forever. . . #kidswithhearingloss #deafgirl #deaftoddler #lunasjourney #aslforbabies #aslforkids #asl

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2018-10-03 17:07:33

New wall for a new season. I drew this to help Austin and Hadlee learn the alphabet and also as a reminder to me to study and put my heart into learning even more of this beautiful language 💞🤟🏼#asl #signlanguage #deaftoddler

Akio Maroon
(@akiomaroon)

2018-08-21 06:26:41

Throw back to 1yr old #sweetbabyella practicing her ASL numbers with her provincial school branch educator. We've come so far since this video was filmed and I couldn't be prouder of her and more grateful for the deaf community.

Brandis Hulett
(@lilacdup)

2018-08-17 09:54:12

First day back at Pre-K. Someone is quite happy to see his friends again!! We had his 2nd cochlear implant activated yesterday and things are going wonderfully. He’s already turned to my voice with just the new one on and the dogs barking are still hilarious. Love my resilient little man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #emanuelsyndrome #deaftoddler #cochlearimplantkids #bilateralcochlearimplants #rarechromo #lildumpling #mar15mamas #3yearsold #nonverbal #nonmobile #disabledandcute #differentlyabled #4eyedpride #toddlersinglasses

Demelza
(@littlefrugibird_)

2018-08-12 11:43:33

Watching the ducks. I love bridge pictures x

ushermom
(@_ushermom_)

2018-08-11 14:18:38

Het duurt ‘s ochtends altijd even voor J zijn CI’s op wil. Ik zet ze nooit zomaar op, en al helemaal niet als hij het niet wil. Zonder is namelijk ook prima. Ik blijf het wel steeds vragen, wil je je oortjes op? Zonder CI’s op praat Jackson wel gewoon, ook al hoort hij zichzelf dan niet. Wij praten terug en ondersteunen met gebaren. Heel vroeg in de ochtend laat ik mijn stem wel eens achterwege omdat ik zelf dan nog een beetje wakker moet worden. Hoe de situatie ook is, communiceren lukt altijd en dat is een veilig gevoel. Ik denk/hoop ook voor hem. Nog ouders van jonge kinderen met CI’s voor wie dit herkenbaar is? ——>> uk version below I never just put the CI’s on his head. I always ask first: do you want your ears? In the morning it always takes a while before he agrees, and that’s perfectly fine. When Jackson is not wearing his implants, he still speaks to us, even though he cannot hear himself. We speak back and support our speech with sign language. When it’s really early and I am not quite awake yet, I prefer to just sign. Whatever the situation is, we always manage to communicate and that’s a very comfortable feeling. I think/hope Jackson feels the same way. Any other parents with young CI kids who share this experience? #cochlearimplant #cikids #cochlearimplantkids #deafkids #deaftoddler #lifewithjackson #doofkind #mijnkindisdoof #gebarentaal #ngt #nmt #signlanguage #communication #doof #communicatie #magicears #bionicears

Akio Maroon
(@akiomaroon)

2018-07-30 05:32:00

Every week until shes no longer gives enthusiastic consent to wear her #hearingaids we perform Sunday maintenance: disassemble her hearing aids into all it parts, clean and preform at home maintenance to help keep her hearings in optimal working conditions, adjust the length of her tubes, and add them to a drying beaker to remove an condensation, check and replace her batteries, tighten all the tiny screws then reassemble and test. As a first time parent of a deaf infant this process was wrought with anxiety and fear of losing or breaking one of the tiny parts but two years in and I now find process therapeutic. I do it with love and care knowing that she will likely have a great hearing week filled with #asl, her laughter, repeating new words in her deaf voice and dancing which is her favorite. Happy Monday brought to you by a prepared Sunday #sweetbabyella

Akio Maroon
(@akiomaroon)

2018-07-19 07:33:50

For all the ways she celebrates her sister's success, dancing by far is her favorite. #sweetbabyella #deafculture #deaftoddler #disabilitypride #deaf #livesimply

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-07-10 12:02:16

Mothering in the Movement mom Akio Maroon sums up our film’s raison d’être in one beautiful post (below). Revolutionary love, indeed. ✊🏾❤️🙏🏾 #motheringinthemovement ・・・ Repost @akiomaroon Black.Girl.Joy My whole life I've been taught to fight for freedom, for my rights to exist and to live a life worthy of the freedom fighters before me. Through school I've been taught the queen's English and a colonized history rewritten for and by men to make themselves great in the afterlife. But in times like these when Black joy has been criminalized and demonized. When Black laughter is deemed too rowdy for public space and Black dance too vulgar for the human race. Everything about Blackness is being comprised, categorized, policed, confined, stolen and repackaged; But not today. Today I'm taking a mental health day, a Black mental health day, where my only focus is on Black Joy: how to harness it, maintain it, and protect it. I wish there were more days like these. BMHDays that would be paid for by the state as reconciliation for all the Black bloodshed and hate. Photographer: @humanfreq Documentary: @motheringinthemovement #lovelikebutterflies #sweetbabyella #summer #summertime #toddler #toddlerlife #deafculture #deaftoddler #toronto #the6ix #blackgirlmagic #toddleradventures #torontolife #toddlerfashion #blacklove #blackhair #natrualhair #afro #frobabies #toddlersofinstagram #toronto_insta #microfashion #blackgirljoy #joy #happy #motheringinthemovement #blackmotherhood #blackgirl #tpphotooftheday

Our film’s raison d’être summed up by one incredible mother 🙏🏾❤️ #repost @akiomaroon ・・・ Black.Girl.Joy My whole life I've been taught to fight for freedom, for my rights to exist and to live a life worthy of the freedom fighters before me. Through school I've been taught the queen's English and a colonized history rewritten for and by men to make themselves great in the afterlife. But in times like these when Black joy has been criminalized and demonized. When Black laughter is deemed too rowdy for public space and Black dance too vulgar for the human race. Everything about Blackness is being comprised, categorized, policed, confined, stolen and repackaged; But not today. Today I'm taking a mental health day, a Black mental health day, where my only focus is on Black Joy: how to harness it, maintain it, and protect it. I wish there were more days like these. BMHDays that would be paid for by the state as reconciliation for all the Black bloodshed and hate. Photographer: @humanfreq Documentary: @motheringinthemovement #lovelikebutterflies #sweetbabyella #summer #summertime #toddler #toddlerlife #deafculture #deaftoddler #toronto #the6ix #blackgirlmagic #toddleradventures #torontolife #toddlerfashion #blacklove #blackhair #natrualhair #afro #frobabies #toddlersofinstagram #toronto_insta #microfashion #blackgirljoy #joy #happy #motheringinthemovement #blackmotherhood #blackgirl #tpphotooftheday

Akio Maroon
(@akiomaroon)

2018-07-10 11:56:06

Black.Girl.Joy My whole life I've been taught to fight for freedom, for my rights to exist and to live a life worthy of the freedom fighters before me. Through school I've been taught the queen's English and a colonized history rewritten for and by men to make themselves great in the afterlife. But in times like these when Black joy has been criminalized and demonized. When Black laughter is deemed too rowdy for public space and Black dance too vulgar for the human race. Everything about Blackness is being compromised, categorized, policed, confined, stolen and repackaged; But not today. Today I'm taking a mental health day, a Black mental health day, where my only focus is on Black Joy: how to harness it, maintain it, and protect it. I wish there were more days like these. BMHDays that would be paid for by the state as reconciliation for all the Black bloodshed and hate. Photographer: @humanfreq Documentary: @motheringinthemovement #lovelikebutterflies #sweetbabyella #summer #summertime #toddler #toddlerlife #deafculture #deaftoddler #toronto #the6ix #blackgirlmagic #toddleradventures #torontolife #toddlerfashion #blacklove #blackhair #natrualhair #afro #frobabies #toddlersofinstagram #toronto_insta #microfashion #blackgirljoy #joy #happy #motheringinthemovement #blackmotherhood #blackgirl #tpphotooftheday

Brandis Hulett
(@lilacdup)

2018-06-07 08:06:10

Grandma and K are enjoying some screen time lol. . . . . . . #lildumpling #grandma #emanuelsyndrome #3yearsold #cochlearimplant #deaftoddler

Sasha Jean
(@sashajean33)

2018-05-24 06:16:03

I’m obviously not the slightest bit biased, but I’m pretty sure I have one of the cutest kids on the face of this planet. 🌏 #4goingon14 #shesgotstyle #twochokersarebetterthanone #hearingaidsarejustanotheraccessory #deaftoddler #schooldays #snacktime

CSD
(@csdeagles)

2018-03-25 22:49:22

Laura T. Petersen, CSD’s Early Intervention Education Consultant, and Michelle Tompkins, a retired CSD Early Childhood Education specialist, together share an Early Start website that CSD created, geared for teachers working with Deaf children. Topics include recommendations for the first six home visits, information on assessments, language & social development. This workshop was presented at the 2018 Cal-Ed Conference in Sacramento. #csdthat #csdece #earlyintervention #caledorg2018 #caledorg #deafed #deafbabies #deaftoddler #earlychildhoodeducation #csdcore #outreach

Ashlee Rose
(@loveashleerose)

2018-03-16 14:53:07

Happy Friday!! . . Look at this adorable photo and sweet post by @haspdblog!!😍 . . #deaf #hardofhearing #hearingloss #hearingaids #hear #deaftoddler #parentinggoals #phonak #repost @haspdblog with @get_repost ・・・ No matter what, little one, I hope you know you can do anything you put your mind to! Love this shirt from @loveashleerose Thanks so much, lady!! #icanandiwill #loveashleyrose #toddlerhearingaids #babyhearingaids #youcanaccomplishanything #youlldogreatthings #babymodel #hearinglossadvocate #phonak #phonakhearo #hearinglosswontstopme #hearingaidssportsandpuppydogsblog

Today is national cochlear implants day. When a parent decides to implant their child it’s a big decision, but we are so so glad we took the jump and went for it. James loves hearing with his new ears!! Even more than he loves stickers on faces. 👂🏼💞 #cochlearimplants #deaftoddler

ushermom
(@_ushermom_)

2018-02-25 11:47:00

Hooray for the bionic ears, it’s international cochlear implant day! I remember I was so afraid of these devices being on his head and now it’s strange to see him without them. Still very thankful for the technology being available to us and the team at UZA that did and still does a great job. Jackson will start school in a few months, regular school with hearing kids. A huge challenge, but he’s eager to learn and ready for the next step. • • • • • #internationalcochlearimplantday #cochlearimplant #cochlearimplantkids #cikids #medel #uza #bionicears #magicears #deafkids #deaftoddler #toddlerwithci #tooradtoobesad #yesican

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2018-02-25 05:39:42

Happy National Cochlear Implant Day! If you’re like us, you probably never heard about CIs before you met someone who needed them. If you’re still unsure about what they are exactly or how they work, never hesitate to ask questions! We love to spread knowledge and awareness and look forward to the day when Cochlear Implants are as understood as glasses, prosthetics or other common medical necessities. We are so thankful for this amazing technology that gives our Hadlee girl the chance to hear and speak 👂🗣🤟🏼 #deaftoddler #cochlearimplantday #cochlearamerica #cochlearimplant #hadleejune #hadleehears

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2018-01-26 11:57:05

This little firecracker had her 1-year post activation testing done today at CHOP and although the day didn’t go as smoothly as anticipated (thanks to a faulty alarm mixed with Philly traffic), she continued to amaze everyone with how great she’s doing. The test is a government issued scantron test to determine where she falls in relation to her hearing peers aged 2-3 (so she’s being tested against typically developing kids, most of whom are older than her.) Hadlee not only tested on par with those peers with her speaking and listening, but on the high side of average! So proud of all of the hard work she put in to get to this point. We will still continue with therapies and keep a close eye on how her speech progresses because listening and speaking is always going to be something that she will need to work harder on than those without hearing loss. But for now, we keep going forward and celebrate every victory! We have officially been cleared to only have to go to CHOP for speech and audiology every 6 months instead of every 3 (yay!) We’ve come a long way from the days of wondering whether Hadlee would ever be able to hear or speak. Thanking God for showing his mercies at every turn in the road and showing us a first-hand miracle. Especially thankful for blessing us with this extra special little soul. She’s the best gift I never knew I needed 💞 Thank you all for reading and following our story, I think the Lord has big plans for this sweet chick, I’m so lucky to be her momma 🐣 #cochlearimplant #cochlearamerica #deaftoddler #hadleejune #hadleehears

Kiri Adamson
(@kiri_adamson)

2018-01-23 03:34:04

Why do I use oils and why have I changed what we use in the house??? 'Know better, do better!' . . . #learningauslan #deaftoddler #communication #younglivingoils

Lexis Krieg
(@lexisworks)

2018-01-18 10:02:49

Sometimes I forget just how hard Josie works every day, processing sound and learning to listen and speak well. We're having some quiet time (read Josie refuses to wear her processors ) this morning watching the Trolls movie. I absolutely love the colors and graphics in this movie so I'm taking this opportunity to sketch. #cochlearkids #hearingloss #deaftoddler #cochlearimplant #sahmlife #sahm #denvermom #sketchbook #trollsinspired #drawings

Michelle
(@xomichelles_world)

2018-01-16 11:11:14

Just submitted my first ASL video to my professor. I think I restarted 100 times before I got it right. Was totally shaking 😂. Be kind you guys, It’s not perfect, but I’m learning ASL for my beautiful deaf daughter! Any feedback is greatly appreciated! 😘

Wishing my momma would bring me back to the roller coasters. This is boring 😂

Another face painting sesh 🧚🏽‍♀️🧜🏽‍♀️

Ashley Bethel
(@ashlibby)

2018-01-10 19:26:02

Crazy baby. Messy house. Blurry video. But light and dark:) #deafkid #asl #deaftoddler

Model behavior

ushermom
(@_ushermom_)

2017-12-13 11:36:24

Big morning! We visited a special daycare for deaf and hearing impaired children. I’ve been looking forward to this step, so curious to see how Jackson would interact with the other kids, and the caregivers that use sign language. He was a bit distant at first, normal I guess, just wanted to play with all the cars and trains, chatting along the way. But soon he was painting a Christmas angel with the other kids, playing with the play doh and decorating the Christmas tree. Sat down for snacktime, sharing his apple with a new friend. He high fived the caregivers on his way out so I guess we will be back soon. • • • • • #specialneedskids #deafkids #cochlearimplantkids #toddlerwithci #specialdaycare #mydeafson #deaftoddler #signlanguage #momlife #ushermom

ushermom
(@_ushermom_)

2017-12-04 12:37:25

There will always be people looking at Jackson implants and that’s fine, I don’t mind. But I rather have them asking about it than just stare. It was remarkable that in Bali the people were curious but also very interested. Of course a little blond guy with blue eyes is quite the attraction over there, but the things on his head raised a lot of eyebrows. People came to us and asked very politely, almost apologetically, what is was. And it was not just the Balinese, a lot of Australians came up to us as well but they knew perfectly well that Jackson was wearing Cochlear Implants. It was after all an Australian professor, Graeme Clark, that invented the first Cochlear implant. Nice to see and hear that the Aussies are so proud of this invention. Travelling is about meeting new people and sharing experiences, so happy to have had Jackson with us. • • • • • #cochlearimplant #cochlearimplantkids #deafkids #deafkidsrock #cikids #deaftoddler #toddlerwithci #travel #bali #indonesia #newpeople #newexperiences #dontbeafraidtoask #graemeclark #australiansdoitbetter @cochlear_global

ushermom
(@_ushermom_)

2017-11-04 02:54:22

During our morning walk. Taking time to stop and sing and sign a song to him. He is talking so much right now, it’s hard to keep focussing on sign language. But it has helped him come so far, we need to keep doing it. People ask us why, because our son can hear now right? With his cochlear implants Jackson is still hearing impaired. And without them he is still deaf. Verbal communication is important and will help him further is this world, but signing will allow him to communicate at all times, with his peers, in his own language. We should treasure that. • • • • • #cochlearimplant #cochlearimplantkids #deafkids #deafkidsrock #deafculture #deaftoddler #instamom #instatoddler #signlanguage #signformom #deafpride #morningwalk #autumn

Autumn
(@justafreckledmomma)

2017-11-03 16:42:45

Our own resident dare devil says “go” 😍😆🙌🏻 #deaftoddler #cochlear #cochlearimplant #krillinfenrir #almost2 #4montholdears

Autumn
(@justafreckledmomma)

2017-10-23 10:52:11

We have the best speech therapist who always plans fun crafts and activities each week that we can include Aayla in. This month has been all about Halloween and today we made spiders with Oreos and pretzels and a pumpkin craft. #speechtherapy #craftday #toddlerslearning #deaftoddler #ittsybittsyspider #halloween

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2017-10-20 16:16:32

It's been a LONG day starting with a 6am drive to Philly for 3 separate CHOP appointments. But this girl rocked it, honestly she is my hero. I was awed by her resilience and positive demeanor despite being put through a ringer of tests and being poked and prodded. She has the silliest personality and her main goal is to make everyone around her laugh, and boy does she succeed. The audiologist and speech therapist had amazing things to say about her, and I think I'll save all of the details for a blog post ((I know I almost forgot I had one too 🙈)) For now, my sweet girl is tucked in to bed and I'll be surprised if my eyes can stay open past 8:30 tonight 😴

Sasha Jean
(@sashajean33)

2017-10-11 06:01:58

What a difference a year makes! "Though she be but little, she is fierce." #mommysgirl #deaftoddler #blondehairandbabyblues

Yay for this clip! #deaftoddler #mayaandmiguel #pbskids #asl

Is this kid real? Train track and city built! - - - #futurebuilder #deaftoddler

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2017-09-09 07:07:23

Sweet girl learned her emotions and how to display them. Her surprised face is my favorite 😂 (also excuse the shiner, someone was too excited to see the fish and tripped 🙈)

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2017-09-06 07:16:58

Missing the warm summer sun today☀️

Sasha Jean
(@sashajean33)

2017-08-30 11:05:50

Waking through Meijer and my kid stops and demands that I take her picture with the mannequins. She wears that damn tutu and ballet slippers every chance she gets. #littlegirlbigpersonality #deaftoddler

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2017-08-04 08:07:56

Love this sweet, sun-kissed little girl. Here's a short clip of her showing off a few of her many words (sorry for the awful quality, she likes to watch herself while filming 😂)

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2017-07-02 16:29:48

This little water babe of mine 😍😍😍 Water really does seem to be her happy place. What a beautiful evening for a boat ride 🐟🚤

Lindsey Nelson
(@runningmom1115)

2017-06-23 13:40:44

Deaf kid mom problems...Evie's implant went missing at the park today 😱 Luckily, we found it attached to the railing! Moms of kiddos with cochlear implants, how do you get them to tell you when they come off?? She gets so busy playing that she doesn't say a word until one of us notices it's gone 🤔 . . . . #cochlearimplant #advancedbionicsbaby #cochlearimplantkids #cochlearimplantsurgery #advancedbionics #deaftoddler

Kelsey Rutt
(@kelseylrutt)

2017-06-06 05:19:20

The bravest 18mo. old I've ever met. This girl is already way cooler than her momma 😂🏄🏽‍♀️

Lucie Herridge
(@lucieandthebump)

2017-03-05 09:13:44

It's been a lovely weekend of celebrating birthdays & hearing birthdays and I'm not quite ready for it to be over yet 😫.. even though we have a jam packed exciting week planned! In other news I have written a little post on my blog all about how I'm feeling on Harry's 2nd hearing birthday if you fancy a bit of Sunday evening reading 💙 ✨👂🏼

Lucie Herridge
(@lucieandthebump)

2017-03-04 09:02:14

It is now 2 years after having your cochlear implants switched on and I couldn't be prouder 😭 You chat away like any other three year old would, you're so confident, friendly and nothing phases you. You love everything a little boy should.. mud, cars, dinosaurs and superheroes⚡️ You're a lipreading expert now, so even when you don't have your implants on you know exactly what we are saying, which is really quite clever. I will never take what you have been given for granted. I cannot imagine a life without your magic ears and the experiences we have had because of them. You are the perfect example of a little miracle and I love you so much! ✨👂🏼Happy 2nd Hearing Birthday Harry my super bionic boy💙

Starting off our day...the end gets me everytime 💓

Lucie Herridge
(@lucieandthebump)

2017-02-05 12:03:44

If you're a new follower and you've ever wondered what those things are on my sons head then today's video over on my YouTube channel is for you! 😊 It's also for anyone wanting to know a little bit more about cochlear implants, what they are, how they work, how little H is getting on now etc etc.. Plus Harry makes a special appearance in the video so that's another reason to watch it! 💙

Emily Ballard
(@emilybballard)

2017-01-24 17:37:01

Today we picked out Vada's cochlear implant devices and officially scheduled her surgery for April 26th. Bilateral implants, 3 hour procedure, and an overnight stay at the hospital...I thought I was handling it pretty well but on the way home everything hit me. I started imagining them administering anesthesia and us having to walk away and leave our baby with a group of practically strangers; I broke into tears because I feel like we've worked so hard to get us here, traveled a significant amount of miles, meanwhile encountering way too many issues/time delays along the way and it's finally happening. I really do trust our entire CI team and most importantly her, very experienced, surgeon because I truly believe they're one of the best in the state but I'm pretty sure all parents can agree that the idea of surgery on your toddler is scary and nerve wracking. We're not 100% sure what the outcome of this surgery is and her reaction may be completely alternative to all of those heartwarming ones you see on YouTube or while scrolling through your Facebook timeline but what we do know is that she is the perfect candidate for implants considering they tested her hearing with her aids, today, and she's getting almost no benefit from them other than that she's getting used to wearing a device in general. BUT I have a feeling once she hears our voices for the first time she'll want to wear them all the time. ☺️ We can only hope for a good outcome and I'll do my best to document and share every bit along the way. P.S. This surgery will not cure Vada's hearing loss and she will ALWAYS be deaf...cochlear implants are simply a tool and we will certainly continue using sign language as our backbone. #cochlearimplants #childrensinplano #calliercenterforcommunicationdisorders #dallastexas #dallastx #planotx #deafculture #deaftoddler #americansignlanguage

Emily Ballard
(@emilybballard)

2017-01-19 16:03:12

Today we had a visit with Dr. St. John (who's seriously the sweetest) and I actually broke down in tears after she told us how proud of us she is concerning Vada's intelligence. She showed us a chart and can you guys believe my baby girl can understand up to 35 signs & signs at least 15 of them herself?! Most 16 month olds can't even say that many words so Vada is ahead, y'all. Being a sahm is challenging, isolating and can even be degrading at times; I miss making my own money so much but when I'm reminded of how far Vada has come because of my commitment to her I regret NOTHING and it makes my lack of sanity (at times) worth it. I, so easily, get down on myself for not being or doing enough because of my anxiety/depression get in the way..not to mention I don't have all the support possible and being told that someone is proud of me means absolutely everything. We have one more CI team meeting on Tuesday and I'm almost positive we will definitely be scheduling her surgery; things are moving so fast and we're traveling more than usual but Vada's worth every bit..still want to move to Plano, though. Lol. #babyvada #childrensinplano #deafculture #deaftoddler #cochlearimplants #hearingloss #connexin26

Lucie Herridge
(@lucieandthebump)

2016-11-21 08:15:57

I've always remained ridiculously positive since this guy right here was diagnosed as profoundly deaf. This photo was when he had no idea what a world with sound was like which is still so strange to think about looking back on it now! 🙉 I hand-on-heart very rarely think about the fact Harry is deaf because he has done so fantastically well with his cochlear implants but lately I'm reminded more than ever that of course even with his magic ears Harry is and always will be a deaf person. Of course it's not a bad thing but with this sudden lack of sleep, him screaming the house down for hours on end (no exaggeration) with him unable to hear us during the wee hours, I'm beginning to think that this is our first proper hurdle. I can't comfort him with my voice, he lashes out in anger because he can't get up at 1am and theres just no reasoning with him. I'm feeling totally overwhelmed and at a loss to why he suddenly won't sleep when he's had no problems before and I just want my happy loving boy back.😣 Probably the sleep deprivation and the fact the flu jab has given me actual flu talking but it's all feeling a bit tough right now and I don't know how to tackle it! #justaphaseiknow

I love all things birthy, deaf/hoh awareness, and breastfeeding. I cam really feel the fire burning when I talk about those things

(@gypsyfrecklez)

2016-10-05 18:02:19

Chicken bowtie pasta with Alfredo sauce, delicious! #leilanisaysinasl #asl #deaf #deafchild #deaftoddler

Josie ☀️
(@midwestprincess7)

2016-07-14 12:12:06

Happy 4th birthday to my sweet baby girl. I love you more than you will ever know ❤️ #sisters #sisterswhosign #deaftoddler #4thbirthday

Phonak Hearing Aids
(@phonak)

2016-05-20 09:52:15

Big sisters are great for #hearingaid duty. Thanks to @sunshinepraises for sharing this sweet video! #lifeison #deaftoddler #phonak #hearinglosswontstopme #deafkidsrock #siblings #showyouraids

(@gypsyfrecklez)

2016-05-25 17:08:52

That's why I don't have nice things. -- "What are you doing? What are you doing?" Mom says Leilani says "Nothing... Leave them! Leave them! Leave them!" "Leave them, leave them there? No, get them off! Off, off, off!" Mom says. "No.....Leave them, leave them!" Leilani says. "why are you making things hard?" *mom crying on bed* L0L #asl #deaf #deaftoddler #hurricaneleilani

Just relaxing on lazy Sunday

Melanie
(@sunshinepraises)

2016-05-08 04:29:15

The force is strong in this one. 6:30am movie choice. I can't quit parenting now. #starwars #deaftoddler #asl

Melanie
(@sunshinepraises)

2016-05-07 14:10:30

Trying something new. #rollerskating #firsts #deaftoddler

Melanie
(@sunshinepraises)

2016-05-07 06:19:36

Big sissy is on #hearingaid duty - #deaftoddler #phonak