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One Year of Progress measured in Footprints Jessica | My Life 21 NOV 2011

For Jessica’s 1st birthday party Chantelle came up with the idea of incorporating Jessica’s little footprints the hospital did for us at a month old as part of the thank you card. And seeing as she is now a year old, it made perfect sense to take a new set of footprints and then contrast the two next to one another!

After the first failed attempt at using a commercial baby footprint kit from Mr Price Home, Chantelle did what any other conscientious mommy would do, grabbing Jessica and dumping her feet straight into some (baby-safe) yellow paint.

The new, yellow prints where then handed over to me on my arrival home from work one evening, where I was tasked in digitizing and converting them such as to get the appearance similar to our original black ink on white paper prints.

A couple of minutes with my trusty scanner and some old fashioned Photoshop manipulation, I produced the goods, and then it was back to the cutting board as Chantelle fashioned the front of the oversized thank you card.

Back to me came the cut and paste job, where again I got to sit down with the scanner and Photoshop, ending up with this (which Chantelle then went and pasted on colorful cardboard backing, to be handed out at the big birthday bash):

And that my friends, is just how much our little Jessica grew in one year.

Impressive, no? :)

Baby Jessica and Her Baby Elephant Feet Jessica 18 JAN 2011

As you can see from the photo above, with Mommy Chantelle holding foot and card together while Daddy Craig furiously snaps away in the hopes of capturing a half decent photo before Jessie is squirming around again, our little dark red head girl is growing quite nicely – in both weight, length and size! :)

Just a month in since those footprint impressions were made, and my little dribble monster floppy has elephant-sized feet compared to back then!


Jessica’s Footprints Jessica 14 DEC 2010

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? ;)

That picture is to scale. And you wonder why I treat my daughter like a fragile little champagne glass…