Ok - false alarm, I dont think it was her calling. Maybe my mind playing tricks on me, or the TV.. hubby left it on when he fell asleep on the couch.
So, right after I posted last night, I went back up with Willow and went to sleep. I was up the night before with Willow for a bit rubbing tummies, so didnt get much sleep then. Which is why I didnt go to work yesterday. But NOT what I told them - LOL - I couldnt imagine the ribbing I'd get if they knew I stayed home cuz of my cat! I'm a design engineer and work with a bunch of guys... yeah, not exactly cat people. And I know that's not the rule or the exception. But it just so happens that way...
Anyway, around 2 this morning, I woke up to Willow scratching around in her box. Shortly after that she jumped upon the bed with me. I noticed she was having a WAY lot of discharge now. And if I thought it was discharge earlier, this was unmistakable. Without all the boringness, she delivered #1 at 3:25. It was perfect. She had been digging around in her covered box, but happened to lean against the one side and it tipped over. (I had lifted it earlier to see what was going on and when I put it back it wasnt snug with the bottom) Anyway, it worked out perfect, cuz she still had her box and her shelter, and I could see. Which I'm glad I was there! It was funny because after #1 was born she walked in circles to find him
he looks EXACTLY like her. Blends in well!
#2 came WAY fast. Born ten minutes later at 3:35. This is the [seemingly] black one with the tiny strip on the top of his head.
#3 didnt come until 4:05 and he just plopped on out. Like I said, his cord seemed to rip, and one of the reasons I was there for her. After she got him all cleaned up I moved him onto the kitten side (with the heating pad) and after a bit of him scooting around, I noticed blood where he was laying. So paged hubby on the intercom and he came up to help me tie it off. The little bugger was so squirly I could tie the thread while holding him! Number 3 may have a TINY bit of white... kinda hard to tell, but it looks a little light in a spot on his shoulder.
#4 was born at 4:53. She didnt lick his face right away, so I wiped it clean for her. Also she didnt sever his cord. I'm not sure if she birthed her placenta all the way with this one until after. I waited a good bit, then when she was cleaning herself off, I tied it off and cut it. After that she did eat the placenta.
There ya have it! So I'm pretty sure with the tiny bit of red I can see with the white around #4's eye, that she's a girl. And I'm pretty sure the two orange are boys. #2 has me stumped. I cant wait til morning - morning to get a better look at him/her to see if I see any red.
I have posted in another thread about my concern of whether or not Willow was a homo-red, as she has that tiny pea-sized black spot between her shoulder blades.
#1 is a PIG - nursing, nursing, nursing. The other's arent very good trackers yet
Anyway --- I'm so tired now
But cant fall asleep. Gotta get my kids up for school here in a bit, and call off myself , cuz there is no way I'm making it through this day on 3 hours rest... not at work anyway.
Willow is still in her birthbox with her kiddies (hehehe - kitties
) I'm going to wait to move her a little while. I think maybe she's done (I have felt her tummy on the one side, dont feel anything, but she still looks big
Dont tell her I told you that
) ...but just in case, she seems content for now.
Oh, I forgot to mention, #3 seems to have mackeral tabby stripes. Willow doesnt show tabby on her body, only on her extremities. I havent noticed any on #1 - the pig.
The wait it over! Yeah!!!!!!