Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wow, hearing kids can really hear!!


I want to expand on the Krull Family's post since I had the opportunity to babysit my little 20month old nephew today. What a little dumplin'. Ethan is a hearing child, and since both of my kids are deaf and wore hearing aids at this age, I was reminded how well babies can hear when their ears work! I was changing his diaper and he was lying on the changing table, Brook was off playing not visible at all. She dropped a toy and w/out blinking an eye, he says "uh, oh". He heard that! Also I noticed how low they had the volume of their tv yet it held his attention when Dora was on. My kids didn't even watch tv until they had their cochlear implants. Brook took really good care of him and when he went down for a nap, she waited all of 5 min before she started asking if she could wake him. I even came out of the bathroom once to see her holding the baby monitor (which is a video monitor, you can see him in his crib) and she was shanking it. I asked her to please stop before she breaks it and she says "why is that not waking him up?" Bless her heart, she actually thought she could wake him by shaking the monitor. Oh but we had fun!!

4 comments:

Laura's medical journey said...

aw kids do the funniest things eh! :D x

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

that is so sweet. Andrew thinks that whoever we are talking to on my cell is on video phone- because i have their picture.

Hassell said...

How sweet! I love this photo soooo much. Brooke is very loving with Ethan. I loved reading what you wrote. Can't wait to talk to you tomorrow to see what all you did! He had me so busy I couldn't really talk on the phone any at all this evening... I know your in bed right now! and guess what, I'm about to be too! Thanks again for watching him...I hope Brooke will come back again soon.

leahlefler said...

Brook is definitely the "little mama!" Too funny that she thought shaking the video monitor would shake the actual baby to wake him up!