Special deliveryfor Imbali couple

2017-07-26 06:01
PHOTO: SuppliedWelcoming the new-born baby are (back, from left) MMC Nursery Sister Thandiwe Nzimande and MMC Nursing Services manager Sister Raksha Govender with proud father Mthoko Ntuli, baby Snakhokonke and her mother Khumbu Madonda Ntuli.

PHOTO: SuppliedWelcoming the new-born baby are (back, from left) MMC Nursery Sister Thandiwe Nzimande and MMC Nursing Services manager Sister Raksha Govender with proud father Mthoko Ntuli, baby Snakhokonke and her mother Khumbu Madonda Ntuli.

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IMBALI residents Mthoko Ntuli and Khumbu Madonda Ntuli were recently blessed with a big “bouncing baby girl” delivered at Midlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital.

Her arrival marked a rare occurrence in that she weighed a whopping 5,38kg, with a length of 60cm. Snakhokonke’s mother, Khumbu, said she was excited by the birth of her second child regardless of her size.

She said during her pregnancy she could feel that Snakhokonke was a hefty bundle because she would struggle when waking up in the mornings.

The mother said she was shocked when she was told on the day of Snakhokonke’s birth that the new arrival would be 5,38kg because on her last pre-natal appointment with the doctor it was said the baby would weigh about 3,5kg.

“So we bought clothes anticipating that our baby would be 3,5 kilos. We’ve since had to return all those clothes to get her ones that would fit,” she said.

Ntuli said her baby wears clothes normal made for three-month-old babies and size-two nappies, which are usually worn by babies who are three months or older.

“It’s a shocker considering that my baby is only a week old.”

The mother said she is elated by her bundle of joy because she was born without diabetes or other weight-related health complications.

“She is very heavy but I’m getting used to it,” Ntuli said when asked about how she manages to nurse her new-born and take strolls with her.

She said Snakhokonke’s father is very happy about the newest member of the family. Snakhokonke loosely translates to “we have it all” — a name which was given to the new-born by her grandmother.

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