2019 babies ( Ragtag )

Dave ♂

DOB: 04 May 2019
Mother: Dana
Father: unknown

Daria survives and now Dana has another baby this time and it’s a boy – I called Dave and I think so far he has lived up to his name as one brave and healthy baby, probably a bit too spunky for his mum to handle and to make her job more demanding is that her daughter Daria seems to be away hanging around with her uncle Taggy in Bossy’s troop all the time she hardly does what most other yearling girls at her age do – that is, to help babysitting their younger baby siblings !

The first time I met Dave – he’s already a looker then !

Not as cute as Dopey he is still remarkable though !


Meet baby Dave 🙂

Regardless, Dave so far has done very well – he is one cute-looking boy with a protruding umbilicus – or more precisely a paraumbilical hernia which in humans should regress over time and I suspect the same should happen with Dave too !

My belly button sticks out a bit but it’s okay !


Doddy

DOB: 25 May 2019
Mother: Lubby
Father: unknown

Another boy from Lubby. This is her 4th boy in a row now, poor Lubby. All her boys look different so it’s likely that they all have different fathers ! Doddy is going to be a hard boy to wean as I seem to see him more often than other babies crying bloody murder !


My first encounter  with Dobby 🙂


Weaning is coming !


More and more !


Until no one cares about his crying anymore !


Ada

DOB: 01 June 2019
Mother: Annie
Father: unknown

A new heir finally. is she Stumpy’s girl ? I am not sure  but it’s a rule that only an alpha could mate with the matriarch……


My first encounter with Ada…


Does she look like Stumpy?


Delilah

DOB: 05 June, 2019
Mother: Dasha
Father: unknown

Dahlia ‘s baby sister, that’s all we really know about her.


My first encounter with  the new baby on a rainy day….


What a beautiful she has become…..


Duke

DOB: 13 June 2019
Mother: Dama
Father: unknown

Dama has a boy following a girl ( Dakota ) this year. Sweet-looking baby, he’s the cutest baby born to Annie’s troop in 2019.


My first encounter with Duke….


And we gradually get to know him more…..


Alina

DOB: 04 July 2019
Mother: Alma
Father: Stumpy

I am pretty sure this is Stumpy’s girl ! Born to high-ranking mum Alma, this baby girl is going to have an easy life ahead !


My first proper encounter with Alma’s new baby…..


Alina is not as cute as her brother Stompy, what do you think ?


All the babies in Annie’s troop are doing well !

2019 babies ( Löwina )

Pete ♂

DOB: 17 April 2019
Mother: Pepper
Father : Likely to be Leo

Pete is the first baby born to Löwina’s troop this year. He is also the first baby born to new mum Pepper too. Pepper has quite a fiery personality and she is obsessed with safely for her son. So far she has remained suspicious of everyone around her, even her own members from the same troop if they dare approach her baby son. She would lash out at anyone trying to get too close to him !

Mum pepper ( left holding Pete ) – she is someone you don’t want to mess with !

But Pete is naturally one curious boy – he is just waiting for the opportunity !

Pete is a lively little boy on the rare occasions when mum cut him some slack. I am pretty sure he is more capable than what his mum makes him appear to be…

But Pepper just makes him nurse all the time !


Meet baby Pete !


Naomi

DOB: 25 May 2019
Mother: Donna
Father: unknown

Another beautiful girl from Donna ! She looks a bit like her sister Demi but with a longer face. Donna is a good mum and rears good, independent babies who don’t seem to fret for milk all the time !


Adorable Naomi learning to walk…..


Isn’t she beautiful ?


See how good she is now on her own !

2019 babies ( Nora )

Celessa

DOB: 03 may 2019
Mother: Nora
Father: Bruce

Celessa is named in memory of her late sister Cessa who lived for only 2 months back in 2017. Cessa probably was one of the cutest girls that year and she stole a lot of our viewers’ hearts as her mum Nora wasn’t exactly very motherly towards her in the beginning 🙁 but she just disappeared when things began to look up for her, how sad 🙁

The late Cessa with mum Nora, taken when the latter had finally warmed up to her…

I was really overjoyed to see Nora has given birth to a girl this year and what’s even more ecstatic is that this little baby girl is almost a spitting image of Cessa – it’s like she has come back from heaven !

Celessa at about 2 weeks old…

Her face is a bit longer than Cessa’s but they have the same eyes and nose I think 🙂

Celessa so far seems to be doing well with mum Nora. Perhaps after 3 kids, Nora, the young matriarch has settled down to her combined role as a leader and a mother well. She could be still a bit rough at times but that is nowhere near what she had done to Cessa. Hopefully she will keep it this way 🙂

Nora is definitely a lot nicer to her daughter this time round !

Ok, she could be a bit overbearing at times !


Celessa’s first proper debut – the day I finally learnt she’s a girl !


She is quite a handful, isn’t she ?


Flynn

DOB: 22 May 2019
Mother: Dora
Father: unknown

A really lesser known baby in Nora’s troop as we often only get a brief glimpse of this lil boy. He is doing well so far.


That’s the longest clip we have of him !


What a cute baby he is though!


Bethe ♀ ✝😢

DOB: 25 May 2019
DOD: was spotted gravely ill on 07 July 2019 and she has never been seen since…..
Mother: Norma
Father: unknown

All Norma’s babies have wide-set eyes and they do look a bit different from other babies. Bethe is no exception to this rule but she does look a bit off to me in addition hence I was suspecting that she could have some underlying chromosomal abnormalities that may run in their family.


My first encounter with Bethe…..


Could she have a NHL version of Trisomy 21 ?


Bethe’s last hours with mum…..


Elyse

DOB: 20 June 2019
Mother: Estel
Father: unknown

Essie’s baby sister but unlike her, she is very shy and we only get a glimpse of her from time to time only.


My first encounter with Elyse …..


So we finally have some reasonably long and decent clip of Elyse 🙂


She really is seldom seen not with her mum by her side, unlike Essie who is a real tomboy and is out doing things exploring on her own….


Anica

DOB: 25 June 2019
Mother: Audrey
Father: unknown

Audrey’s first baby. A  cute girl and not too shy at all.


She was born not long ago then…..


She was finally named in  this episode…


Oh yes, she’s grown and is one lively little girl now !

2019 babies ( SH )

Asher ( Ash )

DOB: 30 April 2019
Mother: Sophia
Father: unknown

Asher ( Ash ) is a miracle baby to her mother Sophia who was sterilized with laparoscoipic tubectomy back in 2016. I thought Ava, her girl born in summer 2016 would be her last baby ever but then nature has its way to stage a comeback and it was a pleasant surprise to me to find her nursing a baby out of the blue 3 years following a procedure that should have stripped her of fertility for life !

That’s how I found Asher the first time – at first I thought Sophia was holding someone else’s baby !

Ava, born in 2016 was once thought to be Sophia’s last baby ever….

Sophia has beaten tubectomy. A case of nature triumphing over men.


Ash, the miracle baby 🙂

Don’t let her mum’s overprotectiveness fool you, Ash is no milk bar addict – he is in fact a spunky little baby. He could accomplish more and a whole lot more than his age would suggest. He’s been seen climbing treetops at least 10 metres high at a tender age of 8 weeks ! I consider him to be one of the most advanced babies I’ve ever seen !

Yes, indeed Ash is no couch potato at all !


He certainly is one of the best, if not the best there !


Bobette ♀ ✝😢

DOB: 01 June 2019
DOD: around the 1st week of July, 2019. She only lived for about 5 weeks……
Mother: Martha
Father: unknown

I thought I met Martha for the very first time in late 2016 when I first laid eyes on Button, her baby born in 2016 who was probably one of the cutest babies in Monkey Hill. Little did I know that I had actually met her at least 3 years back, well before I began to turn filming the monkeys in Monkey Hill as a habit. The point is, not only Martha is a seasoned mum she’s already quite old and is teetering towards the end of her reproductive life as we speak now in 2019.

Button was so cute, wasn’t he ? He’s now three years old and is still doing well as we speak !

Bobbin disappeared when he just turned 6 months old 🙁

Her last baby Bobbin, born in 2017 disappeared around December that year and was presumed dead. She skipped a year in 2017 and just as I thought she would do so again this year she surprised me with Bobette. And what a pleasant surprise this lil baby is as she begins to look more and more like Bobbin each time I see her. It certainly feels like Bobbin has come back again 🙂

Yes, that tiny thing clinging on Martha’s back is Bobette. She’s no more than a day’s old then !

She’s one of the smallest baby this season. I suspect she’s a preemie too !

Bobette, nurse more to grow strong ! She’s going to become pretty like mum with those long eyelashes !

But nursing is tiring too. Bobette has to take a few naps during one feeding session 🙂

Bobette is filling out a bit. She’s looking increasingly like Bobbin with those huge haunting eyes !

Stay strong, Bobette !


That’s how I met Bobette the first time 🙂


The first time I knew she’s a girl 🙂


Bobette so we have finally settled a name for you !


Teeny ♀

DOB: 01 Aug 2019
Mother: Tina
Father: unknown

Another tiny baby from Tina. She’s way off the centile chart and I suspect her stunted growth has everything to do with Tina who can’t produce enough milk herself. Teeny has learnt to forage for herself from a very early age more than any other babies we have seen, except her brother Tiny so I suspect Tina’s lactation problem has been an on-going problem for at least a few years now. Teeny is super sweet and she doesn’t seem to complain, she just goes about quietly to try to find food for herself, sometimes covering a great distance too. She is one stoic lil baby 😢


That’s how I first met Tina’s new baby. She must be already a week old then.


and it’s quite evident that she just isn’t growing normally like other babies are.


and she is way off the centile chart !


she is just a tiny baby, still the size of a newborn at 4months old.😰