Posted at 10:45 a.m. August 8, 2005
J's hearing test is today. He has to be sleep deprived for it.
He woke up at 5:00 a.m., looking for a new diaper and some food. Knocked off his peepee teepee and peed all over himself and his burp cloth during his diaper change. Ate, then puked all over the bed. Many, many times. I was unimpressed.
We let him sleep a little while longer, as we figured it would be torture to keep him up from 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. But he's been back up for a while now, and he's very very tired. He really is trying to go back to sleep. My parents just got here to help us keep little tyke awake until his appointment. They are so good to us!
I think we may give him a bath in a little bit. He hates baths, so that should keep him awake. And fighting with us during bath time should really tucker him out for his appointment. (He'll need to fall asleep while he's there, you see. He needs to be plenty tired.)
I'll try to post an update after his appointment. I hope we will get the results today, but I don't know.
Update posted at 3:46 p.m. August 8, 2005
J can hear! He can hear!! He can hear!!!
Test results show that he has perfect hearing in both ears. So we still don't know why he doesn't startle to loud sounds. The audiologist says best guess is he's just a really laid-back baby. (I say "Wanna come over some time? I think you'll disagree.") But what she meant is that he just doesn't really react to sounds, because they don't really interest or bother him in any way.
But he can hear.
(J is also very happy about his results! Can't you tell?)
Thanks, Paul, for the very cool effect. Me likes!!