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Jessica versus the Hiccups Jessica | My Life 07 MAR 2011

It is disarmingly cute when Jessica gets the hiccups, particularly when she was still in her tiny, fit in one hand growth stage. The hiccups literally shake her whole little body, leaving her wide-eyed and rather confused, if not to say more than a little bit uncomfortable.

This particular video was shot on her last day in hospital after her nearly two month long stay in the NICU, with Daddy visiting Mommy and baby in their private little room for the official sleepover ordeal. Needless to say, while Mommy was entertaining herself by watching 7de Laan (again), daddy had to do something to entertain himself! ;)

Homecoming Princess Jessica | My Life 29 DEC 2010

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.

Hello world - or should that be kitty?

My beautiful daughter is currently sitting around 42 centimetres long and weighs in at just over the 2.5 kg mark, though this varies as she tends to lose a little, gain a little now that she is almost exclusively feeding on the breast.

And yes, her hair is still red.

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Jessica and the Nipple Jessica | My Life 16 DEC 2010

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, unplugged from almost all sensors and drips and now focussing entirely on bonding with mommy and daddy, picking up weight and learning to breast feed.

And to think, she was only meant to come out of Chantelle’s tummy in a month’s time!

I've got my eye on you!

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