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Jessica versus the Hiccups

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.

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! :)

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 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.

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 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 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 taking this oh so professional video footage! :P

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!

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, 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!

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