Sunday, January 31, 2010

Coco and her "Sweethearts" Update


Sorry for the lapse in mews about Coco and her kittens, but I was a bit anxious about the tiny black kittens chances and was pretty much focused on him (oh, and watching movies to pass the time up in the "kitten" nursery aka my bedroom). But finally Saturday, he had a day where he gained 9 grams instead of 2 to 5 grams and I think he will be fine!

Kittens should gain about 10 to 15 grams a day and when they were born, they weighed from 52 to 80 grams, with the little black one being the smallest. While everyone else was gaining the 10 grams a day, he was only gaining 5 grams and I could see the others growing before my eyes.

But I was very fortunate to have 3 1/2 days off work and made sure during the day that every 30 minutes or so, I would make sure he was nursing, even waking up in the night a couple of times to "attach" him to a nipple. He is strong and eager, and finally today he gained 21 grams in 24 hours, so I think we are over the 72 hour worry hump.


Our pet sitter's kids always pick out nicknames for the kittens (remember Bluberrie, Blackberry, and Razzberry?). Well, these kittens were born so close to February that they picked Valentine names--Cupid, Valentino, Cassanova, Amore' and Love Bug. Love Bug is the brown tabby and white; Amore' the black and white, Cupid the tiny black kitten and Valentino & Cassanova the two red tabby boys. (In both photos, Love Bug is under all his brothers!)

Here's a short movie of them nursing, with Cupid right up there in front!

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14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update. We are so glad to hear that little Cupid is gaining more weight! #1 remembers how anxiously she watched every gramme we gained when we were born (and we all weighed around 100gr at birth!)

    Purrs,
    Tama-Chan's kittens

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  2. So glad all the babies are doing well=good job Coco and Coco's Mom!!...Sweet family!!..purrs...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  3. Adorable..to cute for words. Hope the black is doing better. Keep us posted with new pics. Have a great day.

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  4. I'm purring extra hard for the black kitten...well because I'm biased! They are all adorable.

    Purrs to momma Coco!

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  5. I'm so glad the black kitten is doing better. Coco, you are a good mom!

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  6. Oh my goodness, she has had her kittens. They are so wonderful. You are such a great care giver to the little black one. It will be fun to watch them grow.

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  7. The sure are a bunch of cuties!!!

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  8. So glad little Cupid made it!! I am partial to black kitties too LOL. Thanks for the update!

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  9. Such cuties! We're glad the babies are doing well and Coco is a wonderful mommy!

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  10. Oh Teri I am so happy for all of you that babbies and mommy Coco is doing so well. Does she have a little ouchie on her back foot?
    Such precious cargo and colorful too! Glad you had such quality time while you were home...little Cupid should be a Braveheart!

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  11. Oh these pictures and the video make me laugh. they are so adorable tiny little boys. Sweeeeet little silly faces. Mommie looks quite pleased and I am sure she appreciated your assistance this week-end

    headbonkies for a great day in kittenland!

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  12. So glad little black Cupid is doing well! They are all just adorable. I'm becoming quite smitten with Cornish Rex kitties now between yours & Misses Peach! Maybe some day I'll get a chance to rescue one! ~ Jill

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  13. They are all so cute. And we're so glad Cupid is doing well :-)

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  14. so glad the little Cupid is ok. Is there anything sweeter than a kitten? I don't think so.

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