Saturday, July 26, 2008

Congrats are in Order, Friends!

It's a GIRL, and a BOY, and let's see, another GIRL .... Six little kittens all together!

The kids & I tagged along for an overnight business trip this week .... and upon our return home, there were SCREAMS of joy (mostly Greg) to discover that our family size had doubled while we were away!

I'M A GRANDMA, of sorts -- six times over, as a matter of fact! It was really precious to watch her literally cuddling her kittens with her paws and purring while they nursed. I thought to myself "she's a much more relaxed first-time mother than I ever was"! Two words: nervous wreck. But let's focus on the cat ......

Peanut opted for an under-stated location of simple elegance to deliver -- otherwise known as our basement storage room. To be honest, I was hoping to hold her little paw, feed her ice chips and encourage her through the whole ordeal. (BREATHE, kitty, BREATHE!) But she's independent that way and seized the slim window of opportunity while we were away.

Oh, and Heidi Klum and Nicole Richey have got nothin' on Peanut -- she's got her svelte figure back already, just one day after giving birth.

We'll be accepting flowers and casseroles on behalf of the new mommy, if you're so inclined.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Mason is already on his way over! Congratulations Grandma. Have the kids started naming all of them yet?

Amy W said...

Oh, they are so sweet! Brings back memories of when our momma cat would have her kitties when I was growing up. I can still remember what they smell like! LOL!

Kate said...

Awww, adoreable.....ooooh, MORE fun to be had by ALL!!! :D You keepin em??

Christi said...

Congratulations Peanut! Can't wait to see them, the kids said, "Awwww, how cuuuute!"

SarahJeanie said...

So cute! I can't wait to see more pictures! So, you gonna keep them all????? Congrats to you on being a grandma! You look so young!

JDunn said...

Congrats! Wow, I remember our Cat Lucky's choice of birthing suites-the gravel outside the trailer. Stupid cat-I was gone to camp and heard the grim news. Mom saved most of the kittens from the puppy...I guess we're not ALL born natural mothers like Peanut. :)

Reynie said...

Congrats!! So, so sweet! Those little babies are just adorable!