Our greatest gift will come on January 25th when Evy's cochlear implants are activated and we get to see her face as she hears our voices for the very first time! We can't wait!
Now that the holidays are about over with, we are definitely realizing that surgery day will be here before we know it... less than 2 weeks! We are excited, nervous, overwhelmed, scared, anxious, hopeful and just about every other emotion a human being can feel. But we know it will all be worth it.
Right now we are extremely focused on making sure that Evy STAYS HEALTHY! Although her surgery date is set, if she gets sick at all between now and then, they will have to postpone surgery until she is healthy again. She has a little bit of a cold right now, and since she is very susceptible to ear infections, we're a little worried! With the cold weather and viruses that are around this time of year, there is little we can do to hide her from it, aside from keeping her in a plastic bubble. (Which I would do if it were possible!) We don't want anything holding us back from our new start, so we ask that everyone keep Evy in their thoughts!
The year 2011 has had it's ups and downs and we have definitely been through a lot! Kyle, the girls and I, are very lucky to have each other and lucky to have an extremely supportive family and great friends! Without all of you, this process would have been much harder on us. Even though we don't get a chance to tell you everyday, we are so very thankful! 2011 was rough, but we have SO many exciting things to look forward to and I just know that 2012 will be OUR year!