Yesterday morning I took Maya to my vet. The whole night she was restless and digging in her box. She was ready to deliver, but she had no contractions. There are 2 kittens born by caesarean and I had her spayed at the same time. Since Maya has had enough litters and I do not want her to have such a heavy pregnancy again. I actually thought that no kittens would survive, because I didn’t felt any movement and it took so long. So I was very surprised when the vet told me that she had two kittens and they both are doing well! But I will keep an eye on moms and her kittens, because you never know. It’s still a big surgery. Maya got one male kitten with a short tail, same length as a Major and small curl at the end and one female kitten with a long tail. What a great combination! The male weighed 119 grams at birth and the female 101 grams. Beautiful weights. Only the male has some trouble finding a good nipple, so I keep my fingers crossed. Only last night - after I had fed him myself - he drank from one of Maya’s nipples for the first time. I hope he continues to eat himself otherwise I need to feed him myself temporarily. Yes, these last few days were very stressful for Maya and also for me, but I'm very relieved and hope that everything continues to go well. Here are a few pictures of Mom and the kittens. I did not photograph them separately yet, because I do not want to give Maya too much stress for now. But new pictures of the kittens separately will follow soon.
13 November 2009
I am so nervous…. Besides Maya, Macy and Mia are pregnant too. This time it’s very obvious. Their nipples are big and pink. I am so afraid that I can’t handle so many kittens! I tried and tried to get the females pregnant, but every time it failed. So I was sure that one or more of my female cats couldn’t get pregnant (anymore). Never thought that this time they all got pregnant at once. So it will be very busy these coming months. I hope I can handle it, since I have a fulltime job. Of course I am happy that they are fertile, but I am scarred that it will be too much to handle…. So I keep my fingers crossed that they all will have a small litter. But the most important thing is that everything goes well and that they are healthy.
24 October 2009
Maya is definitely pregnant. Now her nipples are big and pink and she is getting so big! I hope that she gets a small litter of 3 kittens…. But if she is this big already, I want be surprised if she gets a big litter… She will be due around November, 25th.
More about our cats/kitten(s) you can read in my diary.