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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Look What I Can Do



If anyone of you has ever watched Mad TV and seen Stewart- then you must say "Look what I can do" the way he does.. cause that is how I'm stating it in the title :)

Anyway- so K is 8 months old today! Woohoo!! :) I love that she is getting older and it seems fast. I know most parents want their babies to be babies forever, but me, I want K to get older because the older she gets, the better her lungs are. So grow baby grow!

Kayla Mae at 8 months old- her Look What I Can Do list...
-sitting up
-on tummy time rocks back and forth like she wants to just go, but can't.. and not on knees, on tummy! weird!
-eats only her cereal will have nothing to do with other food (except prunes!)
-bottle is 5-7oz
-sleeps all night (no more 11 o'clock feeds! woo!)
-laughs when someone else is laughing (only when it's directed towards her)
-doesn't say dadadada or any of those that she is supposed to but screams (playfully) all the time!
-loves it when I sing You are my sunshine (laughs at me)
-loves looking out the window and when someone is in the window to look at outside
-jumps constantly in jumper and loves it!
-chews on everything (ped. said teeth will come soon)
-loves to pick up those puffs things, but gets very angry when I try to put it in her mouth (the ONLY thing she will not allow in her mouth!!)
-LOVES bath time- she gets so excited when you pick her up naked and walk to the bathroom.

I'm sure I'm missing something, but she is a joy to be around! I sometimes get cheek aches because she won't let me stop smiling. Sometimes we end up laughing together and we both can't stop it's so funny!! :) I figure with the eating thing, she is going to go in and out - constantly.  And I think I am ok with that.  Last I knew she weighed 16lbs 10oz.. she has been stuck there for a while, but I don't feel like she is eating bad.. so I'm not worried. K is so happy for a baby who is sheltered. Yes yes, we don't let her do anything (go anywhere!) But I'm so nervous with this H1N1.. which she has yet to get bc around where I live, it's apparently hard to get the vaccination for her age... I call EVERYDAY- do you have it yet?! They must be so sick of me! The rest of us are vaccinated.. so that helps, but she needs to be too!  Everything is just peachy keen right now.

Praying it gets that way for baby Jaime SOON!  And we are praying for baby Andrew's parents! I can't imagine what they are going through right now!

This weekend we (Jer, myself, and our best friends) are going to Niagara falls for a joint 30th birthday! Dave and Jerry are both going to be 30 within a couple months of each other, Nov. 6 is Jer's b-day! :) He isn't excited about 30 but is for Niagara Falls for he has never been.  It will be a great get-a-way! We will miss K tho !! :( Weekends are our special time as we get to spend them with K.. but this weekend she will camp out with Grandma! So K will be very missed, but she loves her grandma so I'm not worried. :)

Here are some pics I have taken and yet to post. Her costume wasn't really a costume, I just didn't buy a costume so her grandpa bought her this PJ lookin thing and it served as a costume for the day.  :) It worked! :)


She will hold her own bottle for a couple oz and then give up. :)

Nina and K - they matched that day but I just realized, you can't tell! lol

the next two were just to show how big she is- plus she loves being naked! (had to put a diaper on) :)


this is pic is of her she was SOOO dang tired- but she fights sleep like crazy! She would not go to bed! Crazy girl!

2 comments:

Liz and Shane said...

K is so beautiful! She is growing so fast. I love at all that she is doing. How cute. K you need to tell Nayeli that she needs to hold her own bottle and her sippy cup. She wants us to do it for her all the time. Show her how it's done!

mcpheekids2 said...

Awww.. i love the part about how your cheeks ache because she won't let you stop smiling! That is so sweet! Kayla is such a doll... I can't wait to meet her in person... some day!

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