Bella is such a good mom. She pulled TONS of fur and made a big fluffy nest!
|Bella in with her new kits|
|My first peek at the babies. I'm always THRILLED when I see those pink, squirmy little kits.|
I have really been looking forward to having more BABIES around, so it has been so fun having these little guys, all my mothering instincts are definitely kicking in.... LOL!
|Sweet baby cuddled up in my hand|
So... what I'm going (try) to do... every day from day 1 to day 30 of these little babies lives, I'm going to take a photo of them. I think it will be neat for ya'll (and me!) to see how quick they grow and the different stages of the first 4 weeks. I'll put them next to a dollar bill to give you some perspective of how big they are.
So, here we are: Day 1 (only a few hours after birth)
You wouldn't believe how WIGGLY a few-hour-old baby can be, but ohhh my, yes! Sorry about the not-so-great pictures. They'll just have to do, though! Those babies sure have a lot of wiggle in 'em.
And these were taken this morning... Day 2! You can already see the teeniest bit of white fuzz coming...
|See that fuzz? :)|
Here is all four in their nest this morning:
With this litter I'm trying the "method" where you take the nest box out and only give it to the mom twice a day, morning and night, for her to nurse. This way I don't have to worry about the babies getting cold in these MN winters! I'm keeping their nest box in the milk room where it is heated and Bella is doing a great job of nursing them when I put them back. It's so nice cuz I don't have to worry about finding frozen babies... why didn't I think of this sooner?!?!?
Haylie gets a nest box today... looking forward to more babies. Right now I'm just dreaming about FOUR nest boxes full of babies on the counter! =) ahhh.... ;)
Stay tuned! Coming soon... Day 3!