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! :)
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 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.
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!
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 taking this oh so professional video footage! :P
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 I told you that you will :P)
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!
Week 5 and 6 for little premmie Jessica Lotter in the NICU at the Kuilsriver Medi-clinic hospital.
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 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.
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 to ensure that we made the daily trip to hang out with our daughter and most important of all, keep Chantelle to her all important Kangaroo sessions with Jessie.