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December 2010 Archive (33 posts)

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Photo Gallery: Mom and Dad Meet Jessica (2010-12-31) | Granny and Grandpa Lotter visiting with little Jessie Lotter at home for the very first time! (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Cat in a Cupboard | Seriously, these cats never cease to amuse me. This time it is Achilles who once again makes a grab at the spotlight, cranking up the cuteness by picking an aerial sleeping spot in my man room cupboard. Comfy! Seriously. How can you not love this little guy! ... (My Life)
Photo Gallery: Jessica is Finally Home! (2010-12-30) | Finally, finally, finally - Jessica has been released from hospital and is coming home to us for the very first time! :) (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Photo Gallery: Jessica's Final Day in NICU (2010-12-29) | Well, she couldn't stay there forever - finally, finally, after a month and a half, Jessica was released from the NICU and allowed to come home! :) (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Homecoming Princess | I guess I have been pretty quiet on the Jessica front in terms of the blog lately, but that is mainly because nothing big has been happening and everything has been pretty much status quo, smooth sailing if you know what I mean. My beautiful daughter ... (Jessica | My Life)
Photo Gallery: The Nursery Pre-Jessica (2010-12-28) | Chantelle and I hard at working getting the Nursery ready for Jessica's arrival from the hospital. (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Christmas 2010 | Can't say that the Christmas period has been all that fantastic this year, considering the fact that I'm working straight through and the number of associated public holidays are nothing more than scraps here and there, never mind the fact that Chantelle is spending each ... (My Life)
End Carriage | Judging by the photographic evidence below, Achilles must keep quite a nice and clean butt. Or at least it must be pretty soft and cushy, become by the looks of it, Olympus can't get enough of resting his tired head over there! One question remains though. ... (My Life)
Photo Gallery: Christmas Lunch (2010-12-25) | Mom and Dad hosted us, the rest of the Lotter Clan and even the Montgomery Clan, as we enjoyed a lazy Christmas lunch on a beautiful Summer's day, complete with lengthy swim in the inviting pool! (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Photo Gallery: Christmas Eve (2010-12-24) | Christmas Eve 2010 was spend in the company of the Lotter Clan, enjoying a quiet supper and present-filled evening at Claire and Riley's Newlands pad. (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Claw-bearing Whirlwind of Death | Being a claw-bearing whirlwind of death is tiring work you know. When I'm not out hunting any living thing that moves, or ripping out chunks of my brother Olympus' flesh, or bringing in my freshy bloody bird kills to annoy my humans, I enjoy stretching ... (My Life)
Fierce Winds | Strong, strong winds buffeted Gordon's Bay for most of last week, wreaking a fair bit of damage in the process. From great big canvas signs completely blown away to big metal road signs folded over in half, nothing was left untouched. If you had just ... (My Life)
Jessica versus the Aqueous Cream | Having enjoyed her bath (well possibly enjoyed it), next up is Jessica versus the Aqueous cream as Chantelle does her best to smear it all over that tiny little body! (Jessica)
Ubuntu and My Canon LiDE 100 Scanner | At last, I've finally gotten my Canon LiDE 100 Scanner to operate under Ubuntu thanks to the excellent work from the outstanding SANE and some dedicated forum answer masters. One of the reasons for my little scanner not getting as much action over the course of ... (Personal Musings)
Jessica Getting Soaped Up | Bath time is a rather soapy affair for little Jessica and mommy Chantelle - while Daddy stays firmly stuck in the wings, trying to get as much info into his thick skull so that he can handle the job next time around! (Jessica)
Jessica Getting Her Hair Washed | Captured another video moment for the fans out there, this time of the oh so professional Mommy showing me how one washes a red head baby girl's hair. Needless to say, I didn't pick up on all that much considering I was far to busy ... (Jessica)
Jessica being Niggly | It is about time we shared our little one with you, so here is the very first video footage ever taken of our little dribble monster. It is aptly entitled "Jessica being Niggly in the NICU". Enjoy! (And you will. Because she's so cute. Not because ... (Jessica)
Photo Gallery: Wind Damage (2010-12-16) | Man, I really, really hate the wind that blows here in Gordon's Bay during the Summer. (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Jessica and the Nipple | Can you believe that little Jessica has been with us for a whole month now already? Although still "incarcerated" at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the fabulous Kuils River NetCare hospital, our little dribble monster is doing exceedingly well, outside of the danger zone, ... (Jessica | My Life)
Touchwork's Year-end: Kalk Bay to Simon's Town | When I started here at Touchwork two years ago, I joined up just in time to make the big Spintelligent (of which Touchwork was then still a part) year-end function which involved the hiring of a bus, taking it all the way through to Darling, ... (My Life)
Jessica's Footprints | We received a nice little surprise the other day. As Chantelle strolled into the NICU for her daily visit, one of the nurses presented to her... a little page with Jessica's inked footprints on it! Okay, you can squeal in glee now. Aren't they too cute? ... (Jessica)
Spud on a Date | Things are a little tough with Chantelle and myself living apart at the moment, so last Friday was pretty cool in that we set aside a little alone time and after visiting with Jessica in the hospital, I whisked my wife away and off we ... (My Life)
Photo Gallery: Jessica in NICU Weeks 5 and 6 (2010-12-13) | Week 5 and 6 for little premmie Jessica Lotter in the NICU at the Kuilsriver Medi-clinic hospital. (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Jessica's Journey Home - Week 3 | The third week of Jessica's fight back has now come and gone, and our little Martian dribble monster came through with flying colours! Taking in exclusively Mommy's Steri and Stumpie breast milk at last, little Jessica has already been taken off the drip and is now ... (Jessica | My Life)
Happy 30th Birthday Chantelle! | 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 ... (My Life)
Photo Gallery: Jessica in NICU Week 4 (2010-12-06) | Jessica cooped up for Week 4 in the NICU at the Kuilsriver Medi-Clinic Hospital. (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Photo Gallery: Chantelle Birthday Spur Supper (2010-12-06) | A good way of celebrating Chantelle's birthday is of course a night out at Spur with the family. (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Rocking Chair: Space for Two? | Although we haven't gotten around to setting up and beautifying Jessica's baby room just yet, we do at least have all the furniture in place, you know, the big things like the compactum and cot, and of course the all important rocking chair which will ... (My Life)
Photo Gallery: Chantelle Birthday Cake and Tea (2010-12-05) | The best thing about Chantelle's birthday when it rolls around every year, is that 9 out of 10 times you are guaranteed some pretty sweet cake and treats! (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Photo Gallery: Funakoshi Karate Grading (2010-12-04) | I achieved my Purple Belt under the Funakoshi Karate International South Africa style in December, at the grading held at the friendly little Mondeor Eco-School in Somerset West. It was a good grading and I was pleased with my performance, which always makes receiving your ... (My Life | Photo Gallery)
Sick in the Dark | I'm hoping this weekend goes down a lot better than the last. What a horrible, horrible weekend it was. It started off pleasant enough come Friday though, with our daily visit to little Jessica at the Kuilsriver NICU, followed by my suggestion that I braai ... (My Life)
Jessica’s Journey Home – Week 2 | Jessica's second week in the NICU at Netcare Kuilsriver (21 - 27 November) was a bit of a mixed bag, though definitely with far more positives than negatives. Chantelle continued her recuperation at home, with me looking after her - and of course playing chauffeur ... (Jessica | My Life)
Photo Gallery: Touchwork Christmas Lunch Simon's Town (2010-12-01) | For our 2010 year end function, Touchwork organized a trip through to Simonstown from Kalk Bay via the water taxi, where we enjoyed a fantastic lunch on a fantastic day out! (My Life | Photo Gallery)
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