Kayla Mae Olmstead

Kayla was born with Left-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (LCDH). When she was born she was in the NICU for a total of 55 days. She reherniated two years later, had her repair surgery in May 2011 and spent 11 days in hospital recovering. She is a tough little girl and we are truly blessed to have her here.

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First trip back to Syracuse-

Charlie was talking to Kayla- and she is totally paying attention- He's like "Kayla look over there.." and Kayla says- "What.. I don't see it Charlie. I can only see from my hand to your mirror!"
AWWW.... Charlie is like- Mom get me away from this crying baby!
This has nothing to do with our trip to see Charlie and his rents- this was just a cute pic I took of Kayla being peaceful in her swing! :)
So today was our first trip back to Syracuse. We had a follow up appt that was apparently a mistake. The docs did an EKG on Kayla and checked her lungs and heart rate- they couldn't understand why they brought her in for this... as the note from the NICU said that she did not need a follow up. Jerry and I still didn't mind as we like the reassurance we get from the docs.
Kayla weighs 10lbs 4oz now- they weighed her with a new dry diaper - but that isn't how they usually do it- and she weighed 10lbs 6oz.. so Jerry and I took two oz off. She'll get weighed again on Friday from the lady who comes to my house to check Kayla... hopefully she will still show weight gain.
The docs said Kayla sounded great- Jerry and I were very pleased to hear this.
Lately- Kayla has this new thing she does- it's so not cute! :) She will be so content in your arms- after a good NORMAL cry- she'll get her binky in and act like she is about to fall asleep- and just when you stop starring at her- she goes BALISTIC! She throws her arms around, straightens her legs so stiff- and there is no soothing her- she goes NUTS! Her cry makes you want to cry because you have no idea what she needs now- you know it's not hunger, or her diaper- she had her binky in her mouth- so you know it's not that she just wants that- it's soo weird! So we put her in her vibrating chair and wrap her up tight- and then she'll take her binky and face her towards the TV and then be completely fine- SO WEIRD! The cry FREAKS me right out- but she eventually calms down- no idea why- and I don't really want her watching TV- I heard they can develop ADD from it- and she just loves the lights- so Jerry and I bought her baby einstein video for 3 +mo. and hope she'll at least get something out of it... if anyone has any ideas of how to calm her when she goes nuts- feel free to share! :)
Today we got to visit Charlie and his mother- unfortunately his father had to work- so we didn't get to see him- but we were so happy to see how well Charlie was doing. He is so BIG! He looks huge compared to Kayla- I couldn't believe it! He is sooo darn cute too- he def. has a manly cry! haha it's adorable! I also finally got pics of the two together where neither are crying- but they aren't too good at looking at the camera- haha! Charlie is doing great- he brings his hands together, holds his head up with ease, and eats like a freakin pro! I couldn't believe it- he sucked his bottle down in minutes! So Charlies parents- we can't wait to see all three of u.. Patty- thanks for lunch and letting us invite ourselves over! :) haha


Maxton's Mommy said...

Kayla is just so cute! I love looking at pictures of her because she was born one day after Max, so it kinda gives me insight into what he might be doing. :-) Charlie does look like he isn't too pleased with her crying :-) I hope little Kayla continues to do great!

Fer said...

Kayla is so cute!!!!! Loved the pictures!

Angela said...

Maybe she started crying because Charlie was squishing her head!! ha ha Alaina used to do the stiff, screamy cry for no reason... She did the whole scream, scream, scream- mouth open but not breathing, not breathing, NOT BREATHING, PLEASE TAKE A BREATH-- SCREEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMmmmmmmmmm!!! LOL Wait until she get's older when she just throws herself backwards and you aren't ready for it. Alaina has whacked her head on the change table several times, almost made me fall while holding her, whacked her head on the wall as I was holding her, and banged her head on the coffee table... that opens up a whole new scream fest! LOL Enjoy Kate!!! :)

Liz and Shane said...

Kayla is so cute! Nayeli used to cry like that because she had really bad gas. Nothing would soothe her except holding her upward and swaying her. I got the sleepy wrap for Nayeli after I saw Carter in it. It has helped during her witchy hour. She likes it.

Meghan said...

Julian had many crazy cry episodes and I couldn't figure out why. She might have gas or she might just be cranky. Julian still throws fits but at least now you can tell what his reason is. He usually wants something he isn't suppose to have...like my cell phone or the cord sticking out of the wall!!! Babies jeeeeez!! Kayla is ADORABLE!! I am glad she is doing well!!! CUTENESS:)



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