I don’t feel like it is mundane or pointless, but I lack perspective in this situation.
My 8 month old, Henry, has an unknown degree of hearing loss. He’s visually impaired too, and is in fact registered with our state’s deaf-blind collaborative. He has further testing coming up to determine his degree of loss in both.
Normally, he does not respond to any sounds. I have been pretty convinced he was totally deaf. But in the last week or so, he has seemed to notice a couple high-pitched sounds- like his eyes will widen or he will turn his head, and he seems to dance to music a little bit.
Then, today, I was playing with him and decided to grab my husband’s finger cymbals off the coffee table. I rang them together and he laughed!! I handed him one, and did it again, and he laughed again! I took a video for my husband and then clipped it and put on youtube to send to others. I thought I’d share it here too, because who doesn’t love laughing babies?
This has been a hellish week and it was cool to see my son do something I thought he’d never do.