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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Father's Day Delight

Father's day was a great day- Kayla was a monster but only when she was tired... she did not want to sleep so she would cry any time her eyes would start to close. It was stressful- but as the day progressed she got better little by little. However Jerry enjoyed the sliders grill pan and the picture frame of Kayla and the many faces she makes for Father's Day. He also enjoyed the card that Kayla made him- the hand print was tricky but we got it down. Kayla is doing great. She still eats any where between 3.5-6 oz. It all depends on what she wants.. and I'm still learning to be ok with that. I feel like she should be eating the 6oz all the time... but she likes to switch it up on me. She gets about 25oz a day... and she is still on the 24cal formula. We have a doctor's appt on Friday- hoping they'll reduce it to 22cal. Kayla is finding her voice and sometimes gets surprised she has one. She also is starting to love her jumper and the outdoors. When she is crabby because she has to burp.. all we have to do is go outside and she is at ease. :) She also rolls over from time to time- not every time, in fact she doesn't even like tummy time every time! :) She loves it when I tell her to say "mamamamama" or "dadadadadadadada"... or anything like that.. she just laughs!! It's so cute. On Wednesday I am finally done with work.. I will then have the whole summer with her. Yay! :) I'm super excited to be done and to be with her all the time. As for July 15- I have emailed everyone at school and told them all about this. And I got a HUGE response so I went and bought 150 blue envelopes and I will use the generic letter that was posted on Sofia's blog and letters for cdh for them to put into the envelope. I also have at least one newspaper willing to do a story about this for us. I've contacted 5 local newspapers/stations in hopes that someone will do a story about the 15th and about CDH. So far, only one reply... the newspaper I work for. :) Either way it works well. If there is anything specific I should say in this newspaper please comment and let me know! I have fixed the comment section- apparently I am not allowed to have a cute backgroud- i have to stick with the origonal. Oh well..
Daddy and Kayla after an exhausting day....:) We had a great bbq with our dads! However- we were very tired- and went to bed at 9 p.m.!! Kayla reaching for the camera- what she does w/ EVERYTHING and then brings it right to her mouth!! She EATS everything!! It's cute! But now I really have to make sure her toys are sanitized.
I dressed Kayla in her Yankee uniform yesterday, for Father's Day.. She seems happy in it!! haha (Sorry Papa- Kayla's loves the Yanks-! )


Laurie said...

Nice pics, Kate! We had a great time yesterday and the cupcakes were delicious! :)



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