Hannah got her first haircut today and my friend/hairdresser Di did it. She looked so cute. Di even put clippies in her hair, which she loves!!! Thanks Di!!!!
Afterwards we went to Carlos O'Kelly's for lunch. (It's a Mexican Food place for those of you who wouldn't have picked that up. The food is okay(for here) and I needed some comfort food. Hannah decided the salsa needed to be right in front of her and she ate most of it. That's my girl!!!!
On Tuesday we had our marathon doctors appointment. Hannah did great with the 3 sets of women doctors that we saw. And she cried every time the men came into the room(5 times), so they never got to see her smiley side. The first group we saw were the audiologists and Hannah sailed through their tests. She has great hearing on her right side. We didn't test her left side, but may try that when she is a little older. The ENT and the plastic surgeon both want a catscan run to see how the bones in her face on the left side developed and also to see what, if any, part of her ear is there. If her middle ear is there, she might be able to get a BAHA hearing aid(attaches to the bone), but we also need to make the decision whether to let her stay as she is,hearing fine out of one side, or do the surgery and have her hear out of both ears. BOth are very valid and would work fine for her. The plastic also told us about 3 different types of ears that they do(one is like a dental implant that has a magnet on the end and you just put on the fake ear to the magnet. So you can take it off whenever you want(and you have to do that to clean them everyday). We saw a geneticist who said that this was a birth defect-not caused by anything her birthmom did and it is not inherited, but they want to check a chromosome to make sure her future kids will be okay. We saw the speech therapist who said we ought to get in contact with the school district to start that whole process and I also want to call the Omaha Hearing School to see what they offer. My friend who had given us the assurance from God early on that we would get Hannah works there and both her older daughters went there, so I want to check it out. We saw the pediatrician, but we mostly talked about China. I had just seen him 2 weeks ago, so I really had no questions-except about her clinging to me. He said that was just the way he wanted it and that the whole thing with dad will come in time. And he should know-he has 2 adopted children from Romania, one from China and he leaves in October to go get his other son from China. He is great to talk to. All in all it was a great visit. Alot of stuff will be done later on, but at least we have some starting points. In about 3 weeks we will have the written report(one report from all of the doctors!!! How great is that!!) and I can actually go back over and see what all was said. It took over 4 hours, so I can't be sure that I got all of the information.
Our relatives from Phoenix were in town this past week, so yesterday afternoon and evening we spent with them. None of them had met Hannah, so it was perfect. She was quite the ham, laughing and smiling, and running around like a maniac. She made me tired just watching her. It was great to see the family. Many we hadn't seen since Beverly's funeral, so this was good. And it was neat, because Aunt Dee was looking at my children and was talking about how much fun Al's dad would have had with these kids. Boy, how I wish his parents were here.
We found out yesterday that my dad is having cataract surgery in October and November(one eye at a time). TO be honest it made me pretty nervous until I talked to my friend Amy today whose grandmother had it done and can see!!! So I guess it is all worth it, but I am so far away that I worry. I want to be there and make it all better. The funny thing about this is mom said that after the surgery he can't lift anything for 5 days. I am sure there is a perfectly reasonable explanation, but it made me laugh.
I am trying to find a time to go home. I would like mom and dad to actually interact with Hannah. When they were here, she was pretty much asleep the whole time and now she is actually fun. So I am looking for a good time, which means Alan has to be in town and have time to take care of the boys(take them to school and leave work just a little bit early. So we will see.
Gotta run and make a bottle. Talk more later!!!