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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Happy 2nd Birthday!

March 4th was Kayla's 2nd birthday!! Holy Guacamole!! On Friday night- we celebrated her birthday with Mema and Deda and on Saturday we invited more of Jerry's family over to celebrate with us.  There were several kids there and Kayla didn't really play with them, but she played around them or watched them play.  She isn't used to kids, and I really wish I knew how to get her there.  I want her to be excited to play with other kids... I just don't know how.  Anyway- she had a great time.  She started opening her gifts... which she really isn't in to... I had to beg her to stay with me and dive into her gifts... she kept leaving though.  She did get some great gifts from all the wonderful people at her party. However, her favorite gifts were the two bags of Cheetos!! Crazy girl!! She had a great time and I thank all who were able to come to her party!!

Her favorite part of both celebrations was when we sang happy birthday to her.  She LOVES that song apparently.  She watched a video (like 50x) of some kids singing it to one of my friends... and then she started singing it last night.. it was adorable!!

Kayla LOVES to sing and dance.  She is obsessed with music.  We now have to bring down her stereo every day for her to listen to her kid CD (another gift from her bday) ALL DAY LONG!  She loves Wheels on the Bus, ABC song (which she can sing now), and Pop Goes the Weasle.  Her favorite song to sing from a book she has is Rain Rain Go Away...if I beg she will sing the very beginning of Twinkle Twinkle, and of course added to the list of songs to sing, Kayla loves to sing Happy Birthday.. <3  When I go in her room to get her from a nap or in the morning she is always singing and when I walk in she says "take a nap" (her animals take a nap when she gets up- it was the only way I could get her to keep all of her animal friends in the crib instead of taking them all downstairs), and then she says "music"...She so cute!  Sometimes she sings jibber jabber- adorable!- but most of the time she is singing Rain Rain..

She is now to a point where she does not want to go take a nap or go night night- she throws a fit every time.. and says no, no, no, no, no.. you get my drift.  UGH! ha!  She's cute tho... she'll say "snuggle mom" or "snuggle dad"... like that will keep her up a little later.. she's right- we love to snuggle! haha :) then she'll go grab a book and say "mom reread?"... i think she's trying to say Mom will you read...but it sounds like reread.. so cute! She loves Dr. Seuss and Curious George at the moment. :)

We just had her 2 year appt today and she weighed 24lbs.. teeny tiny!  Lily weighed 18lbs.. and she's 7 months! ha This was Kayla's first appt w/o crying when she saw Dr. T.  I was sooo proud of her! Dr. T did a great job at being goofy w/ Kayla so that she started out laughing.  Kayla did cry when the nurse came to do weight and height.. she even got to stand up for both... no clothes off... crazy girl.  Lily was nuts.. completely nuts.. but thats a whole other story! :)

Kayla sounded great, looked great.. just skinny.  Dr. T said the summer was perfect for potty training.. so c'mon summer! :)








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