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

Rock and Roll

QUESTION FOR ANYONE AND EVERYONE- does your blogger NOT update your blogs?? I know my CDH Family blog rarely shows that I have updated, which I have... several days ago.. and my CDH blogs and family blogs rarely show that they have been updated..?? How do I fix that?

I can't believe how big my little girl is getting. Just the other day I complained to Jerry that she was never going to crawl.. she was never going to move! I was so frustrated that she wasn't doing it yet, (i'm very impatient) and no, she still isn't crawling... but she wants to! :) She does more now than she ever has. She will finally let us put her on her tummy - however, it she puts her knees and hands out first.. rocks up in that position back and forth for about a minute, and then flops on her belly. From there she proceeds to roll over onto her back, and then roll right back to her tummy. I did film it... she did it for 5 min while I filmed, her and I got sick of holding the camera, and I quit, but she certainly did not. I decided the video is only cute for me and Jer.. so I won't bore you with that. Just know K is starting to rock and roll.. literally! lol!! So crawling does seem to be somewhere in the near future. :) Phew!

Despite all the "hupla" on Baby Einstein, we still let her watch. She loves it! She gets very excited and laughs- and sadly won't pay attention to anything else. Just tonight, I thought she wanted a binky- so I brought one out to her, held it in front of her face for her to reach out and grab- she leaned over to the side and peered around the binky like I was totally all in her way.. !! Jeez!! Grandma stopped over as well, so I brought K out to see her in the kitchen. Well silly me, her show was still on. K still got excited to see Grandma but once the excitement was over, she rested her head on my shoulder (I thought she was cuddling...) LOL NO!! She was laying on my shoulder because she could see the TV and watch the rest of her show! Silly girl!!

I think she is teething again- how long does it take for these dang teeth to come thru!! My goodness- it seems like she has been teething since she was 4 months old!!

Tomorrow- her first h1n1!! I'm happy she is finally able to get it.. but scared all the same. I was the same way with the flu shot! So it has nothing to do with the fact it's the h1n1 and it's all new.. it's just I'm scared of the fever and her being in pain like she was with the flu shot! :( She was miserable!!

I'm also nervous with all the shots she'll be receiving in the next couple of weeks. I mean it just seems like so many.. tomorrow is h1n1, dec. 1 is 2nd RSV shot, dec. 18- I don't know if there are shots there or not- for the 9th month wellness?? Are there?? If not- she'll at least be receiving the second dose of h1n1 around then... just so many shots!! :( poor girl!

Anyway - here are some cute pics of her- :)

A sad face bc I had the camera and she didn't!!

out for a little walk today! :)

Now Jerry is silly- he was there behind her holding her! But he photo-shopped himself out! Just don't want anyone to think I'd leave her on a high stump and walk away to take a pic! She is sturdy, but not that sturdy!

Enjoying the outdoors! :)

A pic from our Niagara Falls trip! :) We had a blast!!

Our best friends went with us- and this was Courtney saving me... lol! :)

Since the cutest girl in the world couldn't come along, we brought her a t-shirt.. says "Someone in who loves me went to Niagara Falls and brought me back this t-shirt." :) hehe

Wishing all well! :)



Anonymous said...

Kate - first, that picture of K on the stump is ADORABLE! That should totally be your Christmas card! very clever of Jerry to photo shop it! 2nd - Ryan was 9 months old before he crawled... then he RAN a month later... watch what you wish for! 3rd - we loved Baby Einstein, too (Colleen still does). I think people are morons if they really thought that their kids would be geniuses after watching it. Basically, it gave me 10 minutes to take a shower - that's the genius of it! Good luck with the shots!

Sands Family said...

LOL!!! What Beth said! YES!! ha ha-- except we are Baby Genius over here..and yes, my kid is a freakin' genius, Beth..she's the exception! LOL!!!!!! It helps when I am the only parent there, and the baby is having her usual crying fit..and Alaina needs attention... Baby Genius to the rescue!

And yes- I love the pic of K on the stump-- AWESOME. But don't let Beth talk you into using it as a Christmas Card-- she's just bragging cuz she already took care of her's! LOL

H1N1... I found a shirt that said "I Survived the Wine Flu"...with pics of wine on it...I want it!



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