Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hope took her first vacation this past weekend! On Friday afternoon Hope got packed up with all of her equipment and headed to Indianapolis with Daddy, Mommy and Grandpa Robinson. This is the longest car trip Hope has ever taken.
On Saturday we all headed over the Riley Children’s Hospital for their annual NICU family reunion. Hope got to see several of the doctors and nurses that took such good care of her shortly after she was born.

Hope with Daddy & Mommy at the NICU reunion

Nurse Deb!

Dr. Allen!

On Sunday morning Hope visited the church that Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa R and Grandma R often went to when they were in Indianapolis. This church is MUCH bigger than the church she normally goes to and the pipe organ was MUCH louder so we took her cochlear implant off for much of the service.

After the long drive home Hope was exhausted and so very happy to stretch out in her own bed. She fell sound asleep the minute she got home. All in all it was a very successful trip!

On another note – Hope has continued to travel to U of M for regular cochlear programming appointments. They have continued to increase the volume on her implant as she continues to adjust to sounds. She seems to enjoy hearing sounds although she continues to try to pull the implant coil off of her head. She loves to pull it off and laugh when someone puts it back on 