June 20th 2009 8:05 am
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On Friday, June 12 I gave birth to 5 darling babies. My Mom was going through Major Anxiety imagining all the things that could go wrong w/ labor & birthing. To spare her making a fool out of herself w/ all her surgical supplies, baby bottles, cup of coffee, lifeline to the vet & all, I decided to trick her.
She had read that I would stop eating when I was going to go into labor, but I didn't. I jumped up & ate right before she went to bed, then when I knew she was good & asleep, I pushed out all 5 kittens w/ in a two hr period.
I was cleaning my still wet babies when Nick (our big human brother) came in to check on me. He yelled upstairs for Mom & she & Dad came crashing down the stairs to see for themselves.
True enough, I had it handled. I had everyone snuggled up nursing contently & I was calm, cool & collected. Not Mom though...even though it was VERY late, she text messaged everyone, wouldn't stop talking to me, & got on the computer to see if I had done it right. She even let the neighbor come over gaze at us all.
I'm a young mommy so that's part of what worried my Mom, even the vet told her that I would be fine. My Mom doesn't always listen though. She was SURE I would need her to help pull out stuck babies, deliver the placenta, cut the cords, rub unresponsive babies etc. Sigh...she needs a hobby.
Although it was pretty cool that she was spoon feeding me while I was nursing my new babies. I really was tired & my Mom says every new mom deserves breakfast in bed.
I made her look pretty silly though by being so self-sufficient. I am a GREAT mommy! I am constantly feeding them (and boy does my figure show it!), I keep them super clean & I am patient when they all start screaming & fighting w/ each other for prime real estate on my tummy. Who knew that newborn kittens could be so vocal & violent?
Mom & Dad say that I'm going in for surgery in 3 more weeks & that the babies are staying w/ me until they are 10 weeks old.
I don't know how I'm going to handle them leaving, I'm certain my Mom will have done hours of research by then to see what to expect. There will probably be a post or two on the forums...I don't know why she has to embarrass me so much!