Sunday, June 22, 2008

SIX PLUS TWO EQUALS EIGHT

UPDATES: 8.32PM

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This is not a mathematics lesson but you read the answer right. EIGHT! The J Family has increased to EIGHT members today. This is something that I was trying to avoid by wanting to spay her earlier but somehow she got pregnant after missing for 4 days in April this year. Jimmy (1.37am) and Joey (2.08am) came into my life barely few hours ago. Both the twins and mother are in perfect health now. Maybe I should share with you on my experiences and relationship with Mama Jessica. I was the one who helped her to deliver the triplets and she was expecting me to do the same for the twins. Warning: Some photos may be too gross to see!

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Mama Jess was feeling rather restless since Friday night but I was not in to help her out. She waited and waited and waited for me to be free. The whole of Saturday morning and evening, I was not free too. Again, she waited for me. When I came back from my dinner around midnight, there she was at the door waiting for me again. Before I could even sit down comfortably to check my mails, she was calling out loudly for me continuously. As I stood up and followed her, she led me to the delivery box which I had prepared for her since last week.

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I got my surgical gloves on immediately and gave her some strokes on the tummy. She was purring and panting at the same time. Not long later, something pinkish peeped out. Surprisingly, her amniotic fluid (water bubble) should have been spurt out but I hardly see a lot. It could be due to her licking all the time.

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Jimmy was the first one to be out at 1.37am. I got panicked when I saw a black tail coming out first and it was not moving. I kept on stroking Mama Jess’s tummy to ease her tension. With one loud cry, Jimmy was out and moving. I was relieved. Mama Jess cleaned up Jimmy and bit off his umbilical cord.

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Joey was born minutes later at 2.08am. She came out real fast but she was an in active one compared to Jimmy. Mama Jess spent longer time cleaning her up as she was still panting away from the delivery.

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I checked her tummy and found that there were no more kittens inside. I waited for awhile to double confirm before shifting them into a new and cleaner box. Here is a video clip of Mama Jess cleaning up Joey.

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Special Bonus Photos of Mama Jess, Jimmy and Joey: Taken at 5.00am

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44 comments:

Daisy said...

Congratulations! The new babies are very, very beautiful! Welcome to the world Jimmy and Joey.

Mo said...

Aw Criz, there was nothing gross there! Such beautiful images you have shared with us.
Like Daisy said - Welcome to the world Jimmy and Joey!

Can't wait to watch them grow up to be wild wonderful Criz Cats!

cheers,
Not The Mama
and the purries from
Purrchance To Dream

Marilynn said...

Congratulations to everyone! They are beautiful twins and so lucky to be born to Mamma Jess and in your household, huh?

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs...

Marilynn, Grace & Company

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Congratulations on the arrival of two new Js. What an exciting day you have all had.

We hope Mama Jess and the 2 little cuties are doing well.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! There is nothing gross about these beautiful babies!!!!

::Hi Jimmy...Hi Joey...WELCOME TO THE WORLD!!!::

Are they boys or girls??? Thank you so much for sharing their pictures!!! Mama Jess looks so content!!!

HotMBC said...

ConCATulations Mama Jessica! The babies are so beautiful! Welcome to the cat blogosphere (and the world) Jimmy and Joey!
Purrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi and the rest of the Hotties

Beezer said...
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Beezer said...

Congratulations to the new Mama! And to her Daddy too. New kittens are such a joy.
Happy Birthday little Jimmy and Joey.

Quasi said...

Con-catulations to you and the proud mom. And to Jimmy and Joey, may all nine of your lives be filled with love and wonder!

Your Friend,
Quasi

P.S. To Jimmy and Joey... when you get just a little older, make sure your human reads the "Advice to Kittens" chapter to you from The World Is Your Litter Box... it contains some VERY GOOD IDEAS for kittens.

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Congratulations to Momma Jess! You make a wonderful momma! Your babies are darling!

{{{HUGS}}}

Laila

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Congratulations! We can't wait to watch the little fuzzies grow up. Purrs & hugs!

Tiger Lily said...

Congratulations to Mom Jess! Welcome to the world and the Cat Blogosphere Jimmy and Joey!!

Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Criz, how sweet! Jimmy and Joey are so beautiful, and so is Mamma Jess. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful moment with us, and congratulations to you all!

Sharolyn, Rocky
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Congratulations on the new babies! I can't wait until they are old enough to have their little heads licked!

Alasandra said...

What cute babies. We are pleased to meet you Jimmy & Joey. Congrats Momma Jessica. ~Socks, S & C

ML said...

Oh, Criz, it is so touching how Mama Jess waited for you. That picture of her before giving birth is so sweet.
Nothing gross at all, just wonderous pictures of new life. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.
Kittens! Yay. And they are gorgeous. We can't wait to watch the two newest "J"'s grow.
And remember, these auctions and raffle are so Mama Jess and Baby Janice can get that special surgery. Eight is enough!!!!
*Hugs*, ML

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

BEBHEES BEBHEES such sweet tiny new babies!
conCATulations to momma Jess and to you Criz. Happy and healthy now we need to make sure that she rests and has no more kitten duty.
Thank you for sharing this tender event with us in your photo montage.
Love from Miss Peach

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Happy Birthday Kittens!! Welcome to the world. Concatulations Mama Jess! Your babies are absolutely beautiful!!

Asta said...

What a wondewful post!!!
Congwatulations to the MamaJess , Jimmy and Joey awe gowgeous..and what a gweat Mommi!!!!!
Thank you fow showing us...have a wondewful life little twins
smoochie welcome kisses
ASTA

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Team Tabby said...

Congratulations to the J Family on the birth of the new kits, Jimmy & Joey!

Mindy & Moe

Alexi said...

Concatulations to Mama Jess! Happy Puurthday Jimmy and Joey! We hope that you will have a great life with your fambly.

Gattina said...

Congratulations !! How sweet ! The pictures are great ! and Mamma was purring while giving birth, humans don't do that, lol !

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, the babies are beautiful! Welcome to the world Jimmy and Joey...

Karen Jo said...

Welcome to the world, Jimmy and Joey! The pictures are wonderful, nothing gross about them. I look forward to seeing the newest members of the J family grow.

felinesopher said...

Catgrats grandfather Criz:) wow, the more the merrier... now you have many members of J at your home!

btw, how did you manage to take pics & make video while you're helping mama J to deliver her newborn kitties?

-meaouwy troops-

goldenshade said...

That was a wonderful post!! Congrats!

Welcome Jimmy and Joey!!!!!

Purrs, Goldie and Shade

Ana said...

Congratulations to the new little ones! Newborn kitties are so sweet! I am excited to see your progress over the next few months, Jimmy and Joey!

Sassy Kat said...

Congrats on the newest to your family. They sure are tiny sweeties. It will be fun watching Jimmy and Joey grow.
xoxoxo,
Sassy & Momo

Parker said...

Jimmy and Joey are very cute!
Welcome to the world little ones!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Congratulations on the two new arrivals! :) The babies are adorable! :)

Victor Tabbycat said...

Concatulations, Momma Jess an all! Lovely new kittens! I hope the big kits aren't jealous.

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Ohmigosh, that's wonderful!! Congratulations!

Tracymom: I've helped deliver kittens before too, and isn't it one of the most wonderful experiences you could ever go through? It's amazing how much cats appreciate human help during the birthing process (or so I've been lead to believe). And even if the mother is a first-time mother, it's amazing how her instincts kick in and show her what to do. I'm so glad that Jessica waited for you (what a sweet, sweet gesture), as she obviously loves you so much. :) Congratulations!

Ruis said...

Congratulations, Mama Jess and Criz!!

Welcome Jimmy and Joey, I look forward to see you grow up to two wonderful cats!

Gentle hugs to the Jess and the babies,
~Ruis

PS - nothing gross, beautiful photos, Criz!!

Mr. Echo said...

Dat wuz intresting to see! I dont remember a thing about beein that littel. Beeforr long thay will be runnin evrywhare!

Moki said...

Oh they are so cute! We tried to stop by earlier but have been having problems with our internet connection since yesterday afternoon. We are so thrilled to see these little ones enter the world!!!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sounds like you and Momma Jess both had a loonngg night.

Welcome to the world, Jimmy & Joey, and concats to everyone.

Tara said...

OMCAT! What a wonderful family!

Tara

Mickey said...

Welcome Jimmy & Joey :)
You were born into a wonderful family!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Katie & Da Katz said...

Mazeltov!! Whats a big tummy fur jus two babees! Hey Jimmy and Joey Welcume to da world!!

Katie Too

katztales said...

You're a great cat midwife! Welcome Jimmy and Joey - and gosh isn't that Mama Jess a little tart :-) time to start counting when she's no longer nursing but not too late to be in heat and in the bushes with a feisty tailed tom again...

Tybalt said...

Congratulations, Mama Jess! Your new twins are beautiful. Purrs!

Deana said...

Criz I cannot believe it. I thought she might be pregnant but it seems so soon! A proud papa again! They are darling and much luck and love to the little mama.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Criz, those photos are anything but gross! They are adorable! And it is so sweet that Mama Jessica trusts you so much to help her with such an important event! Momma is grinning ear to ear since looking at them!
Congratulations Mama Jessica on your newest furbabies Jimmy and Joey!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and "Grinning Momma Jan" :)

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