Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mews Flash! Coco had her babies!



The kitten stork arrived today! Coco said she was ready! So on day 63, not day 64, she became the proud mother of 4 little bebbehs!



Her labor began about 4:20am today, Tuesday April 14th. She had a very easy delivery, with only about having the first three kittens about 15 minutes apart and then needed a rest and the last one arrived after 30 minutes.

They all were nursing within an hour, and safe and secure in the kittening tent...so I had to go off to work. That was hard, but Coco is an experienced mom and I only worried a little, but was eager to get back home tonight to check on everyone!


The babies are a bit small, but are nursing vigorously. Kittens usually weigh between 90-100 grams (about 3 ounces) at birth, but since they were a day early, they are smaller; the tiniest one is 55 grams (she is brown tabby); the next one is 59 grams (he is a red tabby); the next kitten weighed in at 79 grams (a brown tabby and white boy) and the big one of the bunch is another red tabby boy, tipping the scales at 82 grams.


They should gain 10-15 grams each day, and I weigh them twice a day, which helps spot one that may not be eating as well, long before it is in any danger. I have never had to hand feed them, but will feel better when I see these little ones gaining nicely each day.

My petsitter's kids always pick out nicknames for the kittens, and they told me today they are thinking of Flowers, since it's springtime! So without further ado...here are the first photos of the new arrivals!

46 comments:

  1. Congratulations Coco! Your babies are all beautiful and you are too!

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  2. Oh my! It looks like my Giggles is da father. Is da Meowmie going to ask for child support?

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  3. Congratulations to Coco on her beautiful babies. The Japanese have a saying about "being born small to grow big" so we think these little ones will thrive and "blossom!"

    Tommy, The Girls and #1

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  4. wow coco! yoo iz mommeh! yoo makes me prouds!

    -tes

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  5. MAZEL TOV! We send good wishes for a healthy litter, a well rested Coco and Teri and Congrads to their future owners.

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  6. Congratulations, Coco! Your kittens are absolutely precious. I can only imagine what hard work it was to bring them into this world. I have much respect for you, my dear!

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  7. Kristynn, Tommy & TeddyApril 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    We're so excited!! Congrats Coco!! We can't wait to meet them in June!!

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  8. How precious! I hope they all continue to grow and thrive! Looks like Coco is a good Mommy!

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  9. Congratulations, Coco! Your bebbehs are very beautiful!

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  10. Oh, just look at those cute little bebbehs! Good job, Coco!

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  11. What wonderful news, Coco! I guess this means that I'll be Cat President for a while seeing as you have your paws full...

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  12. Congratulations Coco!!! What beautiful babies you have!! I can't wait to hear more about them!

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  13. Oh concats Coco, they are all darling!

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  14. Congratulations Coco! What a beautiful bunch of babies. I can't wait to see their progress.

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  15. Ahhhh. So sweet. Congrats Coco.

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  16. Congrats to all of you. What a bunch! We're looking forward to some kitty adventures.

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  17. O, Mommy Coco, what a beautiful bunch of babies you haded.
    Love & Purrs,
    KC

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  18. What cute adorable babies! Many concatulashuns to Coco. All the best :)

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  19. Concatulations Coco, what sweet babies yoo haf!

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  20. Congratulations, Coco! Your kittens are precious.

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  21. Aren't newborn kittens just the best thing in the whole world? So tiny, sweet, and helpless. They grow so fast.

    Yes... I have been in a state of avoidance with my blogging. I'm going to try to change that... try writing about things that are totally unrelated to the people and events that are creating this ball of tension inside me. I think I shall become shallow and superficial for a while. =)

    Take care of yourself and those beautiful babies! (And mamma cat, too!)♥

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  22. Congratulations to Coco!!!! What cute kits!!!

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  23. concatulations! they are beautiful babies!!!!

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  24. Congratulations. Those kittens are just so sweet...
    --Jasper

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  25. What a beautiful family. Congratulations!

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  26. Congratulations on the new arrivals! We're looking forward to reading more about them.

    Charlemagne and Tamar

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  27. Congratulations, Coco. You have beautify babies!

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  28. We have been so busy but we were thinking about you, came over to check and what a great surprise!
    The kittens are adorable
    congratulations to all of you.
    Coco is a wonderful mommie kitty.
    How absolutely adorable and wonderful.

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  29. concatulations coco! what beautiful babies!

    y2k

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  30. Congratulashons on the byootiful babees! We look forward to heering wat there names will be.

    I love flower names, myself!

    Jasmine

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  31. Congratulations, Coco! Your babies are absolutely beautiful

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  32. Congrats ta Coco! Oh, they are SO cute... Have fun chossing names.

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  33. Wel done Coco - the babies are adorable. Welcome to the World little ones.

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  34. happy "purrth" day, indeed, to those little ones! may they live long an' happy lives in furrever homes where they are pampurred and appurriciated!!

    good job, mama coco!

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  35. You look like a very contented mummycat Coco,and why not with such lovely babies !

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  36. Thanks soooo much to all our catblogosphere friends for stopping by and leave your Congrats and sweet comments. This post has gotten the most comments of any Curlz and Swirlz post so far...not surprising as who doesn't just love kittens, but also tells me what a nice bunch of following friends we have now and I love reading all your comments, just about as much as I love snuzzling baby kittens!

    WarmFelines from Teri

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  37. oh concatulashuns Coco!! dey is soh purrtee! Cant wait ta knoh dehr nayms!

    Luv,
    Daisy May Daffodil
    n da Furry Mews Gang.

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  38. Oh Coco!! The babies are beautiful!! We will so enjoy watching them grow up! Congratulations!
    Your FL furiends,
    and Maverick

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  39. Congratulations! Your babies are beautiful. We wish you all lots of health and happiness:)

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  40. congrats coco and teri...so tiny....

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  41. Concatulations!
    Love
    Uncle Mo
    the Purries from Purrchance To Dream

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  42. Them is da cutest curly kitties ever! Concatulations!

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  43. That is so exciting and I am glad they are all healthy and nursing! This made my day! I can't wait to see more pictures of the kittens with mama!

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  44. I adore looking at Baby kittens they are soooo adoooooorable!!!

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  45. Congrats, Coco! I LUVED being a mommy! My beans called me the oober mom.... whateffur that means!

    I still live with some of my kids- two daughters, Gabby and Tat.

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