Sunday, September 21, 2008

Very slow response!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry to keep you waiting for so long. The stork brought our blurpy girl on Friday, Sept. 5th, but the stork didn't bring her to the house. Mom and Dad had to go get her. It was kind of rough because Mom was gone for days and we missed her so much. Fortunately, we had the grandmas here to keep us company while she was gone. Then one day Mom came home, but there was no blurpy girl! It turns out she's ok though. Something happened and she was very yellow and had to stay more time in the hospital (2 extra days). They let mom stay the first extra day, but not the second. Oh, and Mom says the yellow was caused by a very big bruise on the baby's head from a long and sort of difficult birth. But everyone is ok now and we've all been home together since the 9th.

The grandmas stayed for awhile after that and then they left and we've been trying to settle into a routine. Mom has been terrible about helping us blog, but we are forgiving her because it seems all she does is feed the blurpy girl (they had some trouble with that at first too, but it's worked out now), try to sleep, and try to sneak in loving with us when she can. There was one point where she didn't even shower for days! So we are forgiving her.

Harlie had a tough adjustment at first. I moved right into my role of big brother and like to check on the baby when she's sleeping (but I know not to get in the cradle with her!) and sit next to Mom on the arm of the couch when it's feeding time, but Harlie was upset at first and wouldn't go near the baby or Mom and just kept close to Dad and the Grandmas. But within a few days, everything was back to normal, and she's back to sleeping on Mom at night, which she hasn't been able to do since before Mom got huge, and she seems to like the smell of the baby now.

It will still probably be a few days before we can come around and visit other blogs, but we wanted to make sure to finally update. Sorry it took us so long, but if we can be patient with Mom, hopefully you can too! So without further ado... here are some pictures!

Abigail Elizabeth
Born September 5, 2008
8 pounds, 3oz, 20 inches long

Here's Harlie getting her first look. Moments later her tail was puffed up and she went under the bed. It's hard to tell here, but there is a kitty face embroidered on the baby's hat!

Here she is with our Dad. There are kitties and bunnies on her shirt.
Here she is strengthening her neck and back muscles!

Here she is wearing another kitty shirt!

Hopefully we'll be around more soon! Lots of purrs and love to all of you in the blogosphere!

Purrs,
Mattingly

31 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Congratulations, and Welcome to the world, Abigail! You sure are adorable!

Lone Star Purrs said...

Concatulations!!! She is beautiful! Momma loves the name.
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

The Crew said...

Oh, oh...Mom's eyes are leaking! Welcome Abigail and congratz to the new family. We're so glad to hear everyone is OK 'cause we were getting worried about the stork birdie getting lost! How beautiful she is, and she shares her middle name with our Blurpy.

Mattingly, I just knew you'd step into your role as older brother. That's the way you are. Harlie dear, try to relax. Everything will be fine.

Love,
Tipper

Daisy said...

Congratulations on your new baby! She is very beautiful.

Camie's Kitties said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl. She is very beautiful. We hope you teach her early how to be a proper cat slave.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

whatloknows said...

Awww! Congwats on der furbaby.

Oh nos, beanbaby, wight?

Wes dont have anys of dos things round here yet, but tink beans are talking bout ones.

i tink they is cute. dey likes to sleeps like we dos.

wlk crew.

jenianddean said...

Congratulations on the new baby girl. She's a beauty. We're glad you guys got used to her quickly. Hopefully it won't be long before she's learning how to give you treats and pets!
--Jasper

Niko and Cloud said...

Concatulations on the new blurpy girl!
-Niko and Cloud

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what a cutie. The blurpy not the dad's knees. :)

Congratulations!

The Cat Realm said...

Oh, for one of those hairless things she is cute... Congratulations!!!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, she's really cute fur haffing no furs. Dem blurpy's smell good, most of da time...

Tiger Lily said...

Congratulations! Your new blurpy girl is very cute!! We are glad our Mom has not brought one home for us though :)

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Kimo and Sabi said...

Wooo hooo! concatulations on da arrival of yer little blurp! Now . . . we must do something about da bunny on her shirt. It should be a KITTY! You MUST teach her early!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Congratulations on the new baby!!!

The Meezers said...

concatulations and HAPPY LATE PURRFDAY ABIGAIL!!!!

sorry, we didn't mean to yell and wake up the blurpy girl.

Fat Eric said...

Congratulations on your new blurpy!

We have missed you, Mattingly and Harlie!

Lux said...

Abigail is so very pretty - congratulations on the new sister! :)

Shadow / Molly said...

Concatulations on the alien blurpy bean. We gotted ours in June and we still don't know what to bout it...

Derby said...

Concatulations on your blurpy girl Abigail. Glad everything is good now and all are home.

brandi said...

yes, Concatulations on the new blurby sister!

Try to make your mama post a little. We understands she is going to be VERY busy, but don't forget us! We need pictures of all of you!

ML said...

Congratulations, she is a cutie pie.

Katie said...

Congratulations on your new baby! It's good to hear she is doing well after a bumpy start - she looks absolutely adorable! I'm sure Harlie will warm up to her - she's just something new and strange right now! :P

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Congratulations! I'm sorry you had a rough start with her, but we're sure it is smooth sailing from here on out.

She is adorable!!!

Quasi said...

Concatulations on your blurpy girl! I'm sure you'll all be in a comfortable routine soon and you'll be able to blog more. I've never heard of a yellow kitten before.

Derby said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Shilgiah the Cat said...

My mom says when there is a baby bean in the house it is sometimes hard for cats to get blogging time. Tommy and I thought we would stop by to say we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we miss you all.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

My mom says when there is a baby bean in the house it is sometimes hard for cats to get blogging time. Tommy and I thought we would stop by to say we hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we miss you all.

jenianddean said...

Baby's first Christmas! Merry Christmas! We hope Santa brought you everything you wished for,
--Jasper, Josie, Huggy Bear and Maggie

Fat Eric said...

Happy New Year!

Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy New Year 2009! Any new photos of da blurp?

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