Saturday, July 11, 2009

A year ago at this time....

....we were trying to figure out how to accomodate two adults on a very small, uncomfortable, delapidated fold-out sleeper chair. Ben was sleeping in his hospital crib. We were crammed into one half of a shared room in the pediatric ward at the NYU Medical Center.

You see, a year ago today, Ben received his cochlear implant.

I didn't start this blog until several months later, so I never posted the story of Surgery Day. And I'm not going to do it now, either, because it's late and we have another big day tomorrow. We're in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, at the biannual Northeast Cochlear Implant Convention. Ben spent much of the day in an on-site daycare while Neil and I went to informational sessions. We'll do the same for half of tomorrow, and then drive to New York City. On Monday we have Ben's one year follow-up appointments at NYU. Hard to believe. What a year. What a crazy, beautiful year.

I love you, Ben. You have brought immeasurable joy into my life.


Connor's Mom said...

Happy one year CI anniversary!

Thanks, Julia, for sharing him with us.


leah said...

Happy 1 year "hearing birthday!" Have fun at the conference in Massachusetts!

Charlotte said...

And I got mine 5 days later!!

Happy anniversary Ben

he's cute! you write wonderful blog.


Madeline said...

And that means it's been about a year and a week since I got to meet Ben!! :) I'm so glad everything is going so well with the CI and I'm amazed at how fast he's growing up!! Hope to see you guys soon!!

Lucas'Mommy said...

WoW! 1 year already! How exciting! Hope you had a great time in Sturbridge! Wish we could have been there!