Friday, August 21, 2009
The kids have finally arrived!
What a great night. I thought Polly was in the early stages of labor yesterday morning so all day I was watching her. She looked so uncomfortable. Usually she wants me to scratch and dote on her but not yesterday. She just wanted to be alone. At 10 PM she finally started contractions with hardly a noise from her. That went on for little while. I think Adam and his friend James got home around midnight, just in time to watch the births. All of us were fascinated by the whole process. It went about as smoothly as we could have hoped for. The first one, Chaps, came out head first instead of front feet first but that went ok. The second one, Telly, came flying out. The whole time Polly remained pretty quiet. I thought there'd be screaming involved. She did her job cleaning them up after we got the major goop off them and then they figured out how to nurse little by little. They stood up pretty soon after birth but are still a little wobbly today. We saw Chaps take a few little jumps in the air trying out his legs. I love to see them jump. You'll see them too when I get those videos. Everyone is doing well this morning. Too bad they're both little boys. I guess we'll have to find homes for them and it will be hard to say goodbye when that time comes.