It's a pretty newsy day around her, actually, because I also have to report that Cate had surgery today. She had tubes put in her ears and tonsils/adenoids removed. Her speech therapist had a good thought a few weeks ago that her speech might be impeded by a hearing problem. We had her hearing checked and discovered that Cate does (did?) indeed have some significant hearing loss. The loss was due to fluid in her inner ear, however, so the tubes option should clear things up quite a bit. We're hopeful.