This little one's heart rate is staying around 160ish, and he/she is measuring exactly on schedule. This pregnancy reminds me so, so much of my pregnancy with Ayden. Ayden was so laid back; his pregnancy was very easy. Collen wasn't a tough pregnancy, but he was different in the womb. His heart rate stayed in the 140s - 150s, and he was always very active. When I saw this little one on the 1st trimester screening ultrasound, it was like seeing Ayden all over again. He/she was very still....just hanging out while the tech was measuring. Ayden was the exact same way. Collen was jumping all over the place when I saw him at the same appointment! :) We'll see if this one continues to stay similar to big brother.
In other news in the Jones household.....one member of our little family has experienced a huge transformation! You have all met Sinatra, our fat cat. Well, Sinatra needed some grooming done...badly! I am usually very good about staying on top of his grooming...brushing him and cutting out mattes (he has longer hair). Normally, he is pretty compliant, but lately, his hair has just gotten out of control. I've done my best with it, but it was beyond what I trusted myself wish. And I sure wasn't about to put that 23lb cat in a bath tub. So, we got him set up with a different vet (we hadn't taken him to ours in about 2 years because each time we did, they would barely work with him because he was so skiddish. So, we would just get lectured about his weight....yeah...we know he's fat. We only feed him 1/2 cup of food a day....and we can't make the cat exercise), got him updated on his shots, and we scheduled a grooming session for him. Because of his nature (he tends to bite when agitated), we chose to have him sedated for the grooming. This was a good choice because he needed to be bathed and then shaved to get out the mattes. He was none too happy when he woke up, but I bet it feels better for him to have his skin breathe!
Here is Sinatra before:
Beautiful coat of silky, thick (shedding) hair
And here is Sinatra after the shave:
It took him a little while to get his balance. I think the sedation - and the fact that half his tail was shaved - threw him off kilter. He looks so cute; although, I'm pretty sure his ego isn't liking it too much. He keeps looking at me like, "Why did you do this to me? I am so embarrassed! My rolls are showing!" He's been pretty out of it since yesterday, but he is eating and drinking, so I know he's okay. The grooming and shave was pretty reasonable in price, so I think this is something we will continue to do. He is not able to clean himself like he should, and with 2 little ones soon-to-be running around, I know I won't be able to tackle it like I used to.
Have any of you ever had your cat shaved?? This was certainly a first for us!