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.

I'm Growing, I'm Growing!

Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers

7 months old

We are still in the slump- stupid eating slump!!  She even added to the mix when she vomited a bunch (one time) on Wednesday!  That totally freaked me out.  But she never had a fever, nor acted sick, wasn't crying, so I'm assuming it was reflux.. went down the wrong tube..? She even ate a jar and a quarter of banana's after!

So we are guessing how much she'll take each time.  Sometimes she'll want to stop at 1 oz.. other times she'll take 5 oz.  Most of the time she'll take 3 or 4 oz.  So we just feed her more times through out the day now.  She has not taken 6 oz in a week and a half.  And she seems to do better in her chair or other device.  Weird.......But we are wasting a lot of formula bc we never know how much she'll eat.  It's frustrating!  When does this slump thing end?  When will she just eat.. and continue to do well with it?

Other than the whole eating issues- she is still learning how to do new things.  She is almost 7 months old (Oct. 4). She is getting better and better with sitting up.  She only needs one pillow behind her- she often likes to bring things to her mouth and tends to lay back at the same time.  And if she decides she is done, it's rather quick, and she throws herself back in one of her hissy fits!! Other than that, and a few side falls.... she sits up nicely for  a long time.  She must have a toy IN FRONT of her.. if it's on the side.. she is too! haha  On Wednesday she rolled over from back to belly for the first time.  I missed it, but thank goodness my mother-in-law is amazing! :) She taped it for me!! And in the pictures with the phone- she was talking to NINA who just returned from China .. her and papa went to China for a vacation- and K was excited to hear her!:)

Please pray for the newest addition to our CDH Family- Baby Andrew!! And for baby Jaime to get healthy so he and his mom can leave the hospital!!


Liz and Shane said...

I love the video. She is so cute doing the rolly pollie. Shane is so happy to see you are Yankee fans.
I am sorry Kayla is still in a easting slump. I hope it gets better. I remember Nayeli gave us a hard time. Sometimes she would eat great then other times it was a struggle. She still does it sometimes.



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