Daily Archives: Monday 06/12/2010

Jessica’s Journey Home – Week 3 Jessica | My Life 06 DEC 2010

The third week of Jessica’s fight back has now come and gone, and our little Martian dribble monster came through with flying colours!

Jessica examining her new enclosed confines

Taking in exclusively Mommy’s Steri and Stumpie breast milk at last, little Jessica has already been taken off the drip and is now receiving her feeding in timed intervals, in order to simulate real life conditions as well as to exercise her hunger reflexes. As it is, my little girl is packing on the weight, averaging a good 40 to 50 grams extra each day, meaning that she is now over the 1.8 kg mark and well on her way to that magic 2.2 kg number.

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Happy 30th Birthday Chantelle! My Life 06 DEC 2010

So it is Chantelle’s 30th birthday today, not the best day of the week to celebrate one’s birthday I know, but hey, what can one do about it after all?

Originally, the plan was to go big – hire a spit braai king, fire up the music and have a proper party befitting a 30th celebration… which of course didn’t quite happen thanks to the rather unexpected events over these last couple of weeks.

Though, as the time has quickly passed since Jessie’s unexpected arrival 3 weeks ago, Chantelle’s recovery has been far quicker than what anyone could have imagined and so it was late last week that I suggested to her that we slap something together to celebrate her birthday on the weekend preceding the actual day after all, in lieu of the cancelled big bash.

Chantelle proudly standing in front of her handiwork!

Which of course translated to a Saturday of frantic ingredient shopping, loads of baking and of course, accelerated gardening and house spring cleaning.

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