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Chrissy's Babies Are Here

post #1 of 20
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So today started out normal. Chrissy was not in labor when I left the house this morning at 8. She was still fat and happy. She has a nice little nest set up in a cozy warm bathroom. We got home about 315 and Adam asked if he could let her out. I told him yes...he opened the door and I saw her poke her head out and I asked him, Is she still pregnant and he said yes, she was still fat...so as the door swings open more he says OH MY GOD...I knew then she had had kittens or started to...I went down the stairs and could see just a little bit of fur in her nest...the blankets were a mess in more ways than one...one tabby kitten in the nest...she meowed at me in her sweet way and I looked down at her...and what should I see...but baby feet sticking out of her bottom # - / baby was obviously breech. I checked the kitten in the nest, he was completely dry so Chrissy had been trying to birth the second kitten for awhile...it was birthed from the chest down, shoulders and forearms and head were still inside. The umbilical cord was detached. I knew this kitten was already dead as it could only have suffocated with no umbilical cord. I tried to gently pull the kitten out 2-3 times...she cried everytime I tried so off to the vet we went...We arrived at 4:00. The vet removed the kitten from her body and it was in fact not surviving. An x-ray was done and we discovered there were 4 more kittens waiting to be born...all in the breech position. After that we put her living baby back with her to suckle and to stimulate contractions. Baby #3 (living baby #2) was born shortly after, a silver tabby and he came breech...the vet had to help him out too. We waited for over an hour for another baby. They administered oxytocin to get her labor going again...after every birth it stalled because of the breechness (new word). We gave her 20 minutes with no births before a c-section was decided. Babies 4-6 were born a gray/white kitty who looks like Mommy, a black and white kitty and another tabby. Babies are doing fantastic. Mom is still recovering from the anesthesia...so we are bottle feeding at least through the night...but the babies are suckling good. Chrissy is still out of it...she looks pretty raggedy...she weighed 9.5 lbs before the births...and 7 after.

Since Chrissy's name is short for Christmas we are giving her baby Christmas names. The silver tabby is Tinsel, and the gray/white is Angel...the other three are yet unnamed...they all weigh between 3-4 ozs...I call Tinsel mouth also...he is the most outraged by his circumstances...everyone else is pretty quiet.









post #2 of 20
Congratulations!! They are adorable!
post #3 of 20
Aw, so cute! Congrats on the kitties
post #4 of 20
Aww!!!
Look at the little things! So cute!
Sorry about the loss of the second born
Manyfor momma and the others!
post #5 of 20
Very beautiful! Congrats!
post #6 of 20
Are these pedigree kittens or mixed? Interesting to get a silver tabby from a mix
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Are these pedigree kittens or mixed? Interesting to get a silver tabby from a mix
Mixed...she is just a shelter rescue...a little gray and white kitty herself...
post #8 of 20
Awwww, they're SO cute! Congratulations!
post #9 of 20
they are so cute
post #10 of 20
Thank goodness you came home when you did and were able to get her to a vet quickly - you must have been so close to losing her and all the kittens. They are so sweet - what about Holly and Ivy as two more names if there are two girls?
post #11 of 20
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So the official list:

Silver Tabby =Tinsel
Black/White= Bow
Gray/White= Angel
2 Dark Tabbies= Noel and Cookie...

all belong to little Christmas AKA Chrissy...no idea on sex...will check as they get bigger.

post #12 of 20
Your "silver" tabby is a Blue Tabby But I still like the Tinsel name

and your dark tabbys are Brown Tabbys

So you have a Black/White, Blue/White, Blue McTabby, and 2 Brown McTabbys
post #13 of 20
Congrats!! They are absolutely adorable!!
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Your "silver" tabby is a Blue Tabby But I still like the Tinsel name

and your dark tabbys are Brown Tabbys

So you have a Black/White, Blue/White, Blue McTabby, and 2 Brown McTabbys
The brown tabbies I knew were brown..just gray on the mind...I would have called the blue/silver tabby a gray tabby...the vet told me he was a silver tabby???
post #15 of 20
Vet must need glasses He does have a silver looking cast, but he's not a silver tabby. Silver is white undercoat with black stripes/spots
post #16 of 20
I don't care what color they are... I think they are absolutely adorable!

I can't wait to watch them grow!
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Racemom17 View Post
So the official list:

Silver Tabby =Tinsel
Black/White= Bow
Gray/White= Angel
2 Dark Tabbies= Noel and Cookie...

all belong to little Christmas AKA Chrissy...no idea on sex...will check as they get bigger.

What ever color they are , they are adorable, I love the names too
post #18 of 20
They are so adorable. I love their names. Congratulations. Sorry to here about #2
post #19 of 20
Gorgeous little things! And the names are great.
post #20 of 20
Already thinking of adopting another one. as Boots is a super snuggler. but Spazz he's Dad is more I'm a Man's cat. and Spazz will just not give up going out. grrr. anyway Gratz..... AngelBoots
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