As I approach my 2 month activation annivirsary, I reflect in awe at the amount of progress I have made in such a relatively short amount of time. Last night I was able to hear the delightful sound of a baby’s laughter. I nearly melted. Sound is becoming more and more clear each day.
Music continues to be a source of obsessive fascination. I had no idea how intricately detailed it is. Live music is my very favorite listening pleasure right now. I am able to hear all the individual instruments and voices. Being able to watch musicians perform live is incredible because I can watch and match up each of the individual sounds I hear with the person producing it and watch it all flow in collective harmony. It nearly takes my breath away. You can expect to see me at a lot of summer concerts.
My kids continue to deal with the fallout of having a mom who is starting to hear. I have discovered that I really HATE the sound of kids fighting!!!!! All those years of blissful ignorance… I am starting to be able to hear things people say without reading their lips, it is the strangest thing! I have caught my kids, on numerous occasions, saying bad words or mean comments. I love the shocked look on their faces when I call them out on it!
I have found that the word “what?” and “huh?” No longer consume 90% of my vocabulary. I find myself not having to work nearly as hard to understand what people are saying. I love that I am starting to hear things that people say to me in public. I don’t feel so guilty all the time for seeming like a snob when people say things and I appear to be ignoring them.