Thursday 21/03/91 – A New Born Baby

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town, knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone, so she could track Hughan’s progress.

This morning I picked up a friend and her little boy, who is hearing impaired, for tea. When we got home to the house Hughan went and got the baskets with all the noise making toys in it.

We had a very good session with the boys.

In the afternoon we went to our play group. A friend of mine was breastfeeding her baby.

Hughan was very interested in the goings-on!

Hughan played well with the others and is trying hard to communicate.

Our bedtime story was about a new born baby. The book was given to Vil by a friend of mine, before Hughan was born.

The book is about the mummy going to the hospital, coming home, mummy feeding the baby and the family.

Hughan showed great interest.

(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )

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