I've obviously got my blog set to the wrong time zone... kittens were born on Thursday early morning and not Weds! Not sure how to fix that, will have a poke about in Blogger in a bit.
I love the transformation newborn kittens take from being damp, limp, ratlike things that hardly look alive to fat fluffy little sausages with bulging bellies a mere few hours later. And they are huge already! Look at their weight gain in just a little over 24 hours... kittens grow awfully fast!
Day 2 105g
Day 2 113g
Day 2 120g, the porker!
Day 2 86g
Day 2 104g- another porker!
Day 2 96g
Day 2 89g
I will be keeping an especial eye on kittens 4 and 6 to make sure they are OK but they look ok, nice round tummies and feeding well. They should ideally double their birthweight in a week. As for gender, last year I sexed the kittens at birth and was correct, but this year? Oh I'm just not sure! At birth I thought we had four boys and three girls, then yesterday morning I thought we had two girls and five boys, then in the evening four girls and three boys. This morning I thought four girls and three boys too, but it was different kittens *thunks head on desk* So basically, I have no idea!!! Number one is definitely a girl, numbers 2 and 3 definitely boys (I think!) and 5 is a girl but the other three keep being visited by the sex change fairy.
Indigo has been driving me bonkers this morning trying to move the kittens- and I was going to set up alternative nests today as well. She beat me to it! We had another battle of wills today over her moving her kittens to a most unsuitable place which I THOUGHT I had made inaccessible. Of course now I've set up alternative dens for her she won't look at them...