(by Bryan Ackerman) My Parents are Deaf I grew up in a deaf home. I went with my parents to deaf parties and Gallaudet homecoming games. I learned sign language…but not much; my parents could read lips phenomenally (chalk that up to their brilliance and not learning sign language themselves until their teen years!), so… Continue reading Why I Want Cochlear Implants for my Son
So a lot has happened since my last post…this will be a very informative update on Asher and all of us. Asher is now 7.5 months and doing wonderfully, he is growing healthy and lights up the room. He has been very sick through the winter with countless viruses but fought them off like a… Continue reading Update on Asher
It was 2am and the house was quiet as I rocked my fevered son, his skin was so hot and he laid in my arms looking at me moaning small moans. As I rocked him I looked back in his eyes, reassuring him “mommy is here, all will be okay” I couldn’t help but think… Continue reading Everything is going to be okay
Time has been moving along so fast. Having a family of 5 during the holidays really makes life buzz by. A lot of great things have happened, we want to update you all on it! Although Asher is deaf, here in the state if Maryland we are required to do a trial period of hearing… Continue reading What’s a Cochlear Implant?
When I was young and single, I would go on long distance runs alone. While I would run, I would play little motivational “games” in my mind to keep me moving longer. For instance, I’d make up landmarks like “just make it to the next street corner and push hard”… leading to “okay, now to… Continue reading Reaching for Hope
Its been 3 weeks since we learned Asher is deaf. We decided to take the three weeks to let family and friends know about the diagnosis, and for us to let it sink in. After a short time, the initial emotion of the news settled and we continued on with our beautiful children. Things have… Continue reading The World Is Yours
On September 1st, 2017 at 9:38pm we welcomed our third bundle of joy, Asher Bryan Ackerman, into the world. He made his entrance quickly and uneventfully, which I was grateful for! He was perfect! He cried a little but mostly he was just wide eyed and observant from the moment he came out. I remember… Continue reading Baby Asher’s Diagnosis