Friday, July 07, 2006

We have kittens

the little fighter with Brittany
momma before babies came
Momma with all 4 baby kittens
Brittany and I noticed that Blue was acting a little different this afternoon. A bit more lovey than normal. Soon after she started labor. Within 3 1/2 hours we had 4 cute new kittens. I have to be honest and say that it was a bit gross to watch. Kind of like a car accident...you have to look even if you really don't want to. I'm glad we were there for her. The little one that Brittany is holding was the last one born and it's feet and tail were sticking out for a good 10 minutes and the sack was already broken. We helped get her out. We were so scared that she wouldn't live because she just laid there. She had a hard time breathing and it was apparent that she had taken in fluid. We cleaned her up and massaged her to give her stimulation. After several minutes she was doing much better and now momma kitty is taking good care of her as well as her siblings. The 2 gray ones were born first, then the 2 lighter ones. I had a dream 2 weeks ago that she was going to have 4 babies. I so love to be right. I can't wait to see them get a bit bigger and develop their personalities. Kitties are so fun!
In other news, The power went out here for a few hours and I got to looking at my keyboard and saw how dirty it was, so I took advantage of the lack of power and gave it a good scrubbing. You'd be surprised how gross they can get. Stop reading and look down at yours...I bet it's dirty...unless you're the only one who uses it. I have 8 people touching mine....really gross, honest!
I took Brittany to the doctor for a check up. She is now 29 weeks and doing great. Her doctor has decided to refer her to a group of high risk doctors so that the baby has all he needs when he is born to get prepared for surgery. I think this is a good plan since that doctor has only delivered one baby with gastroschisis. I want my grandson to have the best chance possible. My consultation appointment with the surgeon for my breast biopsy is on Monday morning and Brittany's next ultrasound is Tuesday, so I will be updating as I know things, so stay tuned! :o)

7 comments:

September said...

Congrats on the kittens! I too love kittens, after having 8 Siamese kittens about 17 years ago. It was SO much fun! LOL I'm glad a special team will be on hand for Grandson George, that's great news. Keep your chin up, sweetheart, it's all going to be fine with you. Love you much.

Joni said...

I love kitties & puppies -- while they are cute & fun and enjoy just lying there being held. Thanks for the updates on Brittany and Baby. You guys are in our prayers.

Rhona said...

Lots going on in your house at the moment. The kittens are gorgeous, love little kittens! Glad to hear Brittany will be looked after by the specialists and you'll both be in our prayers. I'll be thinking of you on Monday, stay positive!

Jen said...

Wow, what a gorgous cat. What kind is she? Glad you were able to be there for the mamma. Sorry to hear about your DIL, high risk specialists are the ones to go with, coming from someone who had 3 high risk pregnancies.

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations on all the new additions to the family...they are truly spectacular! AND good luck at the Dr. on Mon...I'll be thinking about you!

Coleen said...

Hey there! Okay, there are 2 kittens that are sort of orange color. Which one is the runt? Anyway, what time is the appointment and is someone going with you????? Call me!

Chris said...

Sweet Sweet Sweet....How does the new pup do with them??
A smart Dr. is one that always knows when he should refer you on....That should ease the stress a lot. They will also be able to answer ALL the questions. Let us know about both appointments...