Monday, March 7, 2011
"J" baby update
I have changed their birthday to Mar 1 as they were bigger, moved around more and their eyes are beginning to have some definition. It is as usual very interesting and lots of watching. I look around my living room and see a pile of blankets, a roll of toilet paper (to make them pee and poop) and a scale. Yes, babies are back in my house. Jamieson is being a perfect kitten. He his weight has been -2g, +12g, and + 10g. You always want a weight gain of about 10g. He has been pooping with little effort on my part. Julia is doing fine though I wish her weight would increase a bit more rapidly:+4g, -2g, +8g. She is pooping well and eating well. It is Jelly Bean I am keeping an eye on. She was a little quieter than usual yesterday and only wanted to suck a few sucks. Later in the day she started having milk come out of her nose when she was drinking. This is a concern because you don't want milk in their lungs. I would hold her at an angle and gently tap her back. Her weight is holding:-2g, +2g and -2 g. I try not to worry but worry is a big part of my job. I went to check on her when I came home from work before I could do anything else so I would know exactly what was going on. She seemed a little brighter and looking better. I keep reminding myself that I had a kitten last summer that had milk come out his nose for a couple of days then was better and never did it again. But..........I still worry. I got up at 2:30 to feed them and was happy to see all were the same as when I went to bed. So every day counts.