WOW! What an experience, but unfortunatley I have good
and bad news
Harriet had not been giving signs that she was going to go into labor,but this afternoon, Harriet and I were taking a nap, and when I woke up, I started petting her and she went into contractions! I put her in her room and in her birthing box that she wanted NOTHING to do with anymore, or the birthing cage, so finally I could tell she wanted in my room, so she wandered into my closet and so I picked her up and put blankets down. Then she started giving birth!
I left the room to get my phone in case I needed to call the vet, and she followed me, just cryin, and with part of the baby hanging out of her. We went back in the closet, and I could tell something was wrong, which is why she didnt want me to leave. She had a breeched birth that she could not get out of her. I let her try but then she looked at me in desperation, and so I helped gently remove the baby. Harriet went to work doing her thing, but the kitten never started breathing. The vet said that the oxygen probably was cut off as she was coming out due to the breech, and thats why she died.
I left the baby with her for a little while, per the vet's suggestion, and then out comes three more heathly babies! And Harriet's doing fine, already walking around.
So there's my good news and bad news, I wish the other one would have survied, the coat on her was the most beautiful coat that I had ever seen! And her face look just like Harriet. We kept her with Harriet for a little while, then took her away, Harriet knew she didn't survive. With the other ones, if I pick them up, Harriet gets very motherly and wants me to put them down, but not with the deceased one.
Anyways, a long story, but if you met me in person, you know I can talk forever, so I write a lot too. Thanks again for all of your support. As soon as my best friend/sister-in-law/aunt of Harriet's kittens comes over, I'll have her take pictures with her camera and we'll post them for ya'll to see!
-Thanks again - Tiffany