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post #1 of 29
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I think my kitty knows I am pregnant... He lays on my stomach all the time now... Anyone experience this?
post #2 of 29
How sweet that is. No need for an introduction to the new baby, they will already know each other.
post #3 of 29
Awe, that is sweet!

While I was pregnant with my son, I had a foster in my care named Kitty and she'd always lay right next to my stomach or as near as possible.
post #4 of 29
Gosh, yes! Both my sister and I were shucking cats off of us the whole time we each were pregnant! It's not like you don't have enough trouble getting out of a recliner or off the couch (or out of the floor, or off the potty... ) without a couple of 10lb paperweights who don't want to leave! Not to mention, you oh so need that extra warmth!

And it doesn't end when the baby gets here (especially if you do the "blanket intros"); oh no, you will probably have a nursing/bottle feeding buddy too!
post #5 of 29
"Shucking cats"? I find it amazing just how intuitive cats really are!
post #6 of 29
in animals are aware when earthquakes and bad weather are coming. it sounds crazy but this often happen. documented events...
post #7 of 29
I have no doubt that they can hear the heart beat of the baby. Cat's love heartbeats.

It also doesn't surprise me that they'd want to be in on the cuddles when nursing is going on. Probably, a good oportunity to have some quality cuddling time with the cats so they don't feel jealous about your divided attention.

I mean you're stuck sitting down nursing for 1/2 hour every few hours. Why not encourage the cats to have a cat nap next to you during the process. Company, right?
post #8 of 29
My granddaughter's cat rubbed and cuddled my daughter's belly from the time she started showing her pregnancy. He would sit on the couch during nursing and give kitty loves to the baby's little feet. He slept under her crib, and now that she is walking, he watches over her. They nap together on the couch, and she will hold his tail sometimes. I would not want to be the one that to be any kind of threat to her, Cotton is a huge cat, and he could do plenty of damage. He has growled at a neighbor for getting too close to her. He loves "his" baby, and plays with her now tht she is big enough to play. They toss toys around. It is sooo cute to see them together.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by Fred&Nermal View Post
I have no doubt that they can hear the heart beat of the baby. Cat's love heartbeats.
I think that sums it up - also the baby's heartbeat is faster, closer to a cats own heartbeat. Hearing it through your tummy probably reminds them of when they were tiny and nursing and hearing their own mother's heartbeat
post #10 of 29
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Yeah Forest is so cute... If I am on the laptop - sort of lying down he squeezes himself between my laptop and my face. And his littel scrawny pokey legs walking all over until he finds a confortable spot. I then have to lift my head over him to continue doing what I am doing online. I beg my hubby to call him off but noooo he starts cracking up, and cooing at Forest. Even while sleeping in bed he squeezes himself as close as possible to the belly... Geeze he thinks he is the Mommy
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Fred&Nermal View Post
I have no doubt that they can hear the heart beat of the baby. Cat's love heartbeats.

It also doesn't surprise me that they'd want to be in on the cuddles when nursing is going on. Probably, a good oportunity to have some quality cuddling time with the cats so they don't feel jealous about your divided attention.

I mean you're stuck sitting down nursing for 1/2 hour every few hours. Why not encourage the cats to have a cat nap next to you during the process. Company, right?
That's exactly what I did when breastfeeding. My sweet Siamese Susie was always included and sat in my lap while I breastfed so she never felt pushed out or replaced. She also was very tolerant of our daughter and never once bit or scratched the baby.

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My granddaughter's cat rubbed and cuddled my daughter's belly from the time she started showing her pregnancy. He would sit on the couch during nursing and give kitty loves to the baby's little feet. He slept under her crib, and now that she is walking, he watches over her. They nap together on the couch, and she will hold his tail sometimes. I would not want to be the one that to be any kind of threat to her, Cotton is a huge cat, and he could do plenty of damage. He has growled at a neighbor for getting too close to her. He loves "his" baby, and plays with her now tht she is big enough to play. They toss toys around. It is sooo cute to see them together.
My sweet Siamese was the same with our daughter. She could be quite nasty to people but she was extremely tolerant of Jennifer. She never ever bit or scratched Jennifer even when she probably deserved it.
post #12 of 29
That's so interesting. I bet the baby can feel them purring.
post #13 of 29
Yes...my cat definitely knows that I am pregnant...because she is soo gentle around my stomach ...she use to always jump on my stomach while I was laying down and now she definitely doesn't jump on me...she goes around my stomach and lays up near my neck
post #14 of 29
This is my RB baby Oreo when I was pregnant with my oldest son....



(Notice the baby monitor already set up. I was was being induced the very next day)
post #15 of 29
Nope, never been pregnant and Kitters is my baby so...
But it's so sweet that your kitty does that! May not be so sweet when you are bigger and don't want a big cat on your belly!
post #16 of 29
Awww this is such a sweet thread!
post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
Forest already loves the baby... I think it's pretty cool that most cats do detect something in the belly... They are all of sudden extra gentle and they want to sit on the belly to nest it - I suppose... It's cute - it makes me laugh
post #18 of 29
very cute!

Maybe when I get pregnant I'll have cats hanging all over me......i love their warmth
post #19 of 29
My Stewie is usually a real monster. He never liked to be cuddled or be petted. He only spent time sleeping with dan. I was his main target in all his assults and he never ever listened to me. what a snot!
Now that I am 17 weeks pregnant, he is just the sweetest thing to me. he spends all day sleeping with me, he watched tv with me in my bed, on the couch he lays by my legs and lets me pet him. Follows me around the house and has a hard time letting me get out the door for work. He is a very very sweet now. He doesnt climb on my belly but will lay cuddled up beside it....maybe its nice and warm.
post #20 of 29
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I am 17 weeks pregnat too I am due September 10th
post #21 of 29
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I am 17 weeks pregnat too I am due September 10th
Im due September 11th!
AWESOME!!!
post #22 of 29
I posted a little bit ago that my adopted SIL is delivering tonight. She came over about 2 weeks ago for dinner and the cats would not leave her alone. They wanted to lay across her stomach the entire time she was there. I'm very grateful that she likes cats.

Congratulations!!
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
"Shucking cats"? I find it amazing just how intuitive cats really are!

Well, I have lived in Alabama for 30 years!


And the breastfeeding company is kinda nice, until you have the lanolin + LH white (shedding!) cat + hungry baby... Or go to pump and realize that a rotten cat has chewed holes in the tubing ...But it is sweet when they sit on the arm of the chair and give the baby kitty kisses on top of her head ...

One of the funniest things was the reaction we got when we brought her home from the hospital- it ranged from "Oh yeah, smelled that before" to the looks of "Cute baby, see? (lick lick). When's she going home? I want my lap back" (that took about 3 weeks to go away ) to "WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? ACKKKKKK! IT MAKES NOISE! LOUD NOISE! ACK!" (that would be Smoochie, who didn't get to see the nieces and nephews when they were little ).

Speaking of Siamese and kids, my parents are always telling me stories of their Siamese, who would let me sit on him when I was a baby, and stick my fingers in his ears up to my knuckles, and fingers in the eyes (all the while I am saying "Earrr...Noseee..." LOL ), and he just sat there and ate it up .
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
I posted a little bit ago that my adopted SIL is delivering tonight. She came over about 2 weeks ago for dinner and the cats would not leave her alone. They wanted to lay across her stomach the entire time she was there. I'm very grateful that she likes cats.

Congratulations!!

I haven't seen that one yet- have prayed for a safe delivery and a healthy baby .
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by EricaNicole View Post
Im due September 11th!
AWESOME!!!


Congrats ladies ....time will fly by before you know it...I can't believe that I only have 5 weeks left now...I remember back at 17 weeks...




When do you find out the gender??
post #26 of 29
I remember when I was about 8, my auntie was pregnant with my cousin. Their cat would always lie on my aunts tummy and would not leave her alone.

When my cousin was born, she was in the room at the back of the house asleep in her cot and a fox came in through the french doors. My aunt heard a noise and went out into the room to find the cat fending off the fox and standing right in front of the cot as if to protect my cousin!
post #27 of 29
Wow. Neat Story!



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Congrats ladies ....time will fly by before you know it...I can't believe that I only have 5 weeks left now...I remember back at 17 weeks...




When do you find out the gender??
Well, I had had our baby by the date you are at now , but we found out after we asked the doctor and nurses in the delivery room! They assumed we knew, and my doctor forgot that we were waiting so it would be a surprise! I'm sitting up in the stirrups saying "Well?!? Is it a boy or a girl?" as they were doing her scores . They all turned around and stared for a second, then one of the nurses said "You mean you don't know?" and then they all turned back around to look at her and check so they could tell us- they were so focused on everything else since she was early, they didn't know either !

Isn't it usually at 26 weeks when they can tell you the gender pretty confidently?
post #28 of 29
I have heard of other experiences just the same, and honestly not surprised. Animals are much more intuitive to this .........
post #29 of 29
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Wow. Neat Story!





Well, I had had our baby by the date you are at now , but we found out after we asked the doctor and nurses in the delivery room! They assumed we knew, and my doctor forgot that we were waiting so it would be a surprise! I'm sitting up in the stirrups saying "Well?!? Is it a boy or a girl?" as they were doing her scores . They all turned around and stared for a second, then one of the nurses said "You mean you don't know?" and then they all turned back around to look at her and check so they could tell us- they were so focused on everything else since she was early, they didn't know either !

Isn't it usually at 26 weeks when they can tell you the gender pretty confidently?



We actually found out the gender at about 17 weeks....and it was confirmed again at 26 weeks...but most places will schedule an ultrasound around 20 weeks or soo....so you might find out soon
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