A friend commented that I've been off the blogging wagon. True enough.
I originally started this a blog to talk about the issues of raising a child who is hard of hearing but Miles has made such progress that it is almost a non-issue.
That is, if you don't count the trips to the audiologist, the worry over ear wax and ear infections, IEP's and inattentive Special Ed Departments. But, really, it has been smooth sailing. Miles is starting to be very aware of pronouncing his "s" sound and is working so hard. He is almost 95% intelligible by strangers and his vocabulary is coming along nicely.
So I guess now I get to turn this into another blog about how wonderful my family is.
I have been surprised by how much of a boy Miles is turning into. These days, he is all about setting things on fire and putting them out, making things explode and shoot out. We recently went to a birthday party at Pump It Up (a party venue that has inflatable jumpy houses, slides and other entertainment.) While the girls were all about the slides, the boys were all about these air cannons that were there. The cannons were air powered and shot out these Nerf type balls that wouldn't cause any damage if one were hit. Miles would have spent the entire two hours in there. We finally convinced him to give the slides a try and, after some trepidation, he was hooked.
He is also all about the roller coasters. We went to Disneyland this spring and he made his mama's heart sing by taking quickly to the "big" roller coasters. Now that he is 40 inches tall, he can ride on Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain. He had no fear. I was amused to see that it was rides like Roger Rabbit that freaked him out.