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Lone Star Family

Dallas, Texas
Our son Kemper was born profoundly deaf due to a flawed Connexin 26 gene. In January of 2010 he received bilateral cochlear implants at the age of 9 months. We enjoy hearing about and talking to others that have taken the cochlear implant journey.
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Cochlear Implant Activation!! by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here we are again!   Kendall had her cochlear implant activation on February 27th, two weeks after her surgery .We made it a family affair and brought her brother K ... Read on »
Cochlear Implant surgery - check! by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well the time has finally come and gone. Kendall had her cochlear implant surgery on February 12th . (She's kept us so busy since, I'm just getting around to blogging about ... Read on »
Hearing birthday #4 by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness February 11th we celebrated Kemper's 4th hearing birthday! We like to take this day every year to thank our family, friends, doctors, therapists, teachers, and all th ... Read on »
Sedated ABR/ MRI by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness When Kendall was 6 months old she had her last hearing tests to verify her degree of hearing loss. During these tests they looked at her brain activity to see any reacti ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Christmas by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I know I'm about 3-4 months late but oh well this is my memory book and I can't go without documenting, especially since it was Kendall's first Thanksgiving and Christ ... Read on »
Halloween 2013 by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness oh yes we did. I've always loved Halloween.It means meeting up with friends and family, getting dressed up as your favorite characters, and getting lots of ca ... Read on »
Pumpkin Patch 2013 by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My priceless pumpkins Kemper- 2009 This years trip to the Pumpkin Patch was bitter sweet.  We got to take Kendall to her first yet last  visit to the Owens Pumpkin ... Read on »
Hearing aids round two by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness  Well the time has come for Kendall to get her set of expensive chew toys   a.k.a hearing aids. I'll admit I wasn't as excited to get Kendall's aids as I was for her ... Read on »
Introducing Kendall Jane by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here are some of the pictures and birth announcement from Kendall's newborn shoot when she was just twelve days old. ... Read on »
Heartbroken Part 2 by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 6/24/2013  I didn't mention this in Kendall's birth story post, but while she was in the hospital she failed her new born hearing screens. Four weeks later she fail ... Read on »
Kendall's birthday by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The day has arrived!Kendall's birthday  May 28, 2013   Ready to go to the hospital. Our very last picture as a family of three! The plan towards the end of my ... Read on »
Before we became FOUR by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness                                            Time to catch up, better late than never!!  I decided to get some last pictures as a family of three before Kendall ... Read on »
Tummy Tracker 39 weeks by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Belly Button in or out: sunken hole, not cute at the moment. My Linea nigra also showed up after I gave birth too. So weird how you can't see it while I'm pregnant. Thi ... Read on »
Tummy Tracker 37-38 weeks by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 05/17/13 Belly Button in or out:  flat. K told me that my belly button is not supposed to look like that, it's supposed to look like his. This week: I another visit ... Read on »
Tummy Tracker 35-36 weeks by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Belly Button in or out:  flat This week: The wonderful ladies at my work threw a baby shower for my friend/coworker Katie and I. We are both expecting our second baby ... Read on »
Tummy tracker 33-34 Weeks by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 4/16/13Belly Button in or out:  flat This week:  Had a visit to my OB. She increased my Procardia dose due to my sustained contractions. Checked my cervix and I am dila ... Read on »
Tummy Tracker 31-32 by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Belly Button in or out:  flat This week:  Celebrated my "Baby K's" 4th birthday!! He had the best time. My sugars were running a little higher this week so I didn't get ... Read on »
Happy 4th Birthday!!! by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness   You weigh about 34lbs.  You are tall for your age, so it makes you look like a skinny little thing. ( Don't worry mommy an Daddy were the same way)  You wear ... Read on »
Tummy Tracker 29-30 by Lone Star Family Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 3/22/13 Belly Button in or out:  flat This week: Had another sonogram with the specialist to measure my cervix. Everything looked great and my cervix is measu ... Read on »