Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cochlear Implant fundraiser

We had our 2nd annual bake sale to raise awareness for Cochlear Implants. It was such a hot hot day. Some of the people remembered us from last year and were running to get their favorite baked good. Mommy and I can bake some really yummy desserts. Some of the people in Delaware call whoppie pies, gobs. They were a big seller again. We didn't have too much left over this year. One man that owns a catering business actually would like my Mommy to bake for his events if he has them on the weekends. How exciting since this is really Mommy's dream to own her own bakery.

After the bake sale we spent time in the pool. Mommom says that swimming and deafness is the worst combination. Just think about it, I always want to go to the other end of the pool and I am much faster on the outside of the pool and I can't hear anyone tell me to not go to the deep end. So, they are trying to get my attention and it just doesn't work well at all. Especially cause they are usually in the water and have to jump out really fast to get me before I jump in at the wrong place. Soon I will get special batteries so that I can hear when I am near water. That will be such a big help for whomever is watching me. I read lips really well but I have to be close to you to do this, so again swimming and deafness are like oil and water!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Guess What ,,, Guess What ,,, Guess What,,,,

Mommy told me a big surprise today.......................

I will give you a hint..................................

Saturday, June 19, 2010

4 year old check up 6-18-10

My Mommy says when I have a birthday that means I have to go for a check up. I am not keen on going to any type of Dr and I am sure you all can understand where I am coming from. Mom and I went on Friday morning and we had a very nice pediatrician. I am 29 pounds and 36 1/2" tall. They said that means I am in the 9th percentile in weight and 12 percentile in height. I gained 2 lbs from last year and 2 1/2" taller. I had my eyes checked and at 4 years old you are supposed to get your hearing checked. I didn't have to do that, um wonder why? Probably because my ears are bionic and I can hear like superwoman. I got two shots and only cried a little bit cause I didn't want to scare the other babies in the Dr's office. Mommy is sooo busy baking this week and finding lots of freezers for the baked goods. We are doing the 2nd annual Morgan's Magical Ears bake sale. We send the money we make to the Cochlear Awareness Foundation. I will show you pictures after the bake sale so you can see what our stand looks like. Mommy bakes so much that I am the official egg cracker now. I don't even get any shells in the batter!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Visit to CHOP on 6/15/10

Daddy and I had a special visit this morning to Philadelphia. We had an 8:00 appt with a booth test and mapping. I tested 25 decibels in the booth and the mapping only needed to be tweaked. They were so proud of how far I have come in the past 3 weeks. I then spent an hour in speech. I surprised them also. They said that I was testing at 4 to 5 months post activation instead of a short 4 1/2 weeks. I am working very very hard though. I now don't mind as much when I have to take my old ear off to listen. Carmen at CHOP also tested the two electrodes that were no longer working and found that they are indeed working again. She didn't turn them back on just yet. they want to watch and see next time I go. Mommy takes me to Theraplay on Mondays. My therapist is working so hard in learning everything she can to make this new ear transition really fast. On Monday night they told Mommy I did so well and scored 90% accuracy in speech recognition. My special prize was not just one but THREE bottles of glittery nail polish! I am such a girlie girl.

I am finishing up my first year of mainstream preschool at Pennview. I have had such a great experience there. I had an awesome teacher that learned everything she could about a deaf child. I am the schools first CI kiddo. I also had a fantastic teacher from the IU that worked very hard making sure I wasn't missing a trick. I want to thank every person that has helped me become the outgoing girl I have become this year. I am no longer a toddler but have grown into a big girl. I am ready for summer and spending lots of time with my friends at Auntie Gails.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday to Morgan!

May 31, 2010-HAPPY BIRTHDAY MORGAN! Mommy and Daddy love you so much!
Some days I can't believe you are 4 alreadys...other days it seems like you should be turning 14. I can't believe all that you have been through in your short 4 years. You have accomplised so much, and I can't begin to tell you how proud I am of you. You have faced everything head-on and have done it with such grace, and have always come out on top! You are the strongest little girl I know and I couldn't have asked for a better daughter! I hope you had a GREAT Birthday Morgie!