Update from mom: This morning while lying awake in bed, I noticed something somewhat unusual in Jada's behaviour...now I know our little Cheekybums to be quite the athlete with her constant twists, turns, kicks and summersaults, but this morning she seemed to have reached a new milestone in her unborn little life.
I asked Lesley to feel if he could figure out what exactly it is she was doing. At first he thought it was just her kicking, but I knew it couldn't be as her kicks has become increasingly stronger over the last couple of weeks and THIS just seemed like continuous jerking or mild hopping movements. We were so amazed at this new trick Jada seemed to have learned and when the jerking still didn't stop after few minutes I realised our baby was having the hiccups!!
It is such a blessing to experience our angel growing and developing at such a rapid pace - it's like she's already here...with us. Just goes to show how fast time really passes and how quick they actually grow up once they're born. As parents, we are already mighty proud of little Jada - not only is she a healthy, growing, beautiful and happy little girl...but a true gift from God promising to bring us many joys once she's finally here!!!
Love Mom & Dad
Thursday, March 18, 2010
HEY EVERYONE! I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME SINCE YOU LAST HEARD FROM ME, BUT WITH OUR RECENT VISIT TO CAPE TOWN (HAVING TO MAKE TIME FOR EVERY FAMILY MEMBER AND FRIEND POSSIBLE), COUSIN MATTHEW'S CHRISTIANING, HAVING FUN WITH COUSIN DEANDRE, MOM CELEBRATING HER 25TH BIRTHDAY AND FINALLY GETTING THE WORK TRANSFER TO CAPE TOWN SHE AND DAD'S BEEN PRAYING FOR...WELL LET'S JUST SAY THERE'S BEEN ALLOT OF EXCITEMENT GOING AROUND...BUT IT'S ALWAYS EXCITING CHATTING TO YOU ALL, SO I MADE SURE TO GIVE YOU THE UPDATE I PROMISED :-)
Morning of March 02 2010: TODAY MOM AND DAD ONCE AGAIN SEES DOC (NOT OUR OWN) FOR MY SECOND TRIMESTER FETAL ASESSMENT TO MAKE SURE MY GROWTH, HEARTBEAT, BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND BONE STRUCTURE ARE ALL STILL IN TIP TOP SHAPE SINCE MY FIRST TRIMESTER ASSESSMENT A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. AS WITH ALL THE OTHER TIMES BEFORE, DOC IS VERY PLEASED WITH MY DEVELOPMENT. SHE SAYS IT LOOKS LIKE I'LL BE INHERITING MY MOM'S TALLNESS AND BY THE POSSITIVE AND VERY ADVANCED GROWTH OF MY BRAIN, SHE SAYS I SEEM TO BE QUITE INTELECTUAL TOO - WHICH MOM SAYS DEFINITELY COMES FROM DAD. MOM AND DAD'S CONCLUSION: I'LL BE AN INTELLEGENT MODEL! HAHA...THEY ARE JOKING OFCAUSE AS DAD'S ALREADY MADE UP HIS MIND THAT I'LL BE A PHOTOGRAPHER...WHATEVER THAT IS - DAD SURE SEEMS TO LOVE DOING IT VERY MUCH!
RIGHT NOW I WEIGH ABOUT 554g - JUST MORE THAN A SMALL PACK OF SUGAR, MY LENGH IS ABOUT 27cm - A TEENY BIT SHORTHER THAN YOUR STANDARD SIZED, CLASSROOM RULER AND MOST OF MY VITAL ORGANS ARE ALREADY IN THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING. I CAN ALSO HEAR MANY (NOW FAMILIAR) SOUNDS INCLUDIND THE NEIGHBORS' SILLY JACK RUSSEL WHO JUST WILL NOT STOP BARKING - THIS REALLY IRRITATES MOM I CAN TELL, ALSO I CAN HEAR THE LOUD THUNDER ROARING OUTSIDE MOST NIGHTS (LET'S FACE IT, THIS IS PREORIA) AND OFCAUSE THE SOUND I LOVE MOST - WHEN MOM AND DAD TALKS TO ME OR TO EACHOTHER AND WHEN MOM PUTS ON CELINE DION AND SINGS ALONG AT THE TOP OF HER LUNGS! I HAVE SUCH A LOVELY FAMILY AND I CANNOT WAIT TO FINALLY MEET THEM...UNTILL THEN I'M QUITE HAPPY JUST TO SNUGGLE UP IN MOM'S FAST GROWING BELLY!!!
NITY NITE - LOVE JADA!