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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18 months

On Sept. 15 Kayla had her 18 month check up - last shot appt until she is 4!! (aside from flu shot) We were told that our Dr. in Syracuse said that Kayla will not get the RSV shot- I'm a little scared but I know she is strong.. just makes me nervous to not have that protection.

Kayla weighed 21 lbs 8 oz.. she gained a pound in a month!! Jeez louise kid!! She sounded good and everything else was well.   She got her chicken pox vaccination and her flu shot.  Now Jer and I need to get our flu shot- guess I should call our doctor here sometime soon!

Kayla is talking a lot now!  She says a lot of words but some of them are hard to understand because she doesn't pronounce the b's or p's.  She says doggie and kitty cat very well.  She also knows a lot of animal sounds and just recently has shown Jer and I that she knows a few letters in the alphabet.  She is a smart girl! :) She has come a long way since her evaluation this summer.  Which I don't know if I mentioned but she did not qualify for speech therapy- and since July- she has grown soooooooo much!

She is still hard to feed.. one day she'll devour a grilled cheese sandwich but the next day she'll shove it away!! I waste a lot of food w/ this girl!! I do give her pediasure and just recently bought her some vitamins to help her thru this winter season.

I go back to work on the 4th of October- am I excited.. no.. but I can't wait to see some co-workers.  I miss the adult talk.. and their company!  Losing this post-baby weight I gained w/ Lily is proving to be quite tough as well.  I'm getting a little discouraged but hopefully it'll start disappearing soon!

Good luck to all through the cold and flu season- I know we all hate this time of the year!!

Kayla is saying "Hi Lily" 

Kayla reading to herself :)

She loves to play :)


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