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Cats, Cats and more Cats | Are you Surprised? | Uprising at Home

Well friends, are you any more  surprised than I am that I'm posting about cats again? no? good! Truly my crazy cat lady card was given to me quite sometime ago, so no need to sign me up. We found out that Waffles was pregnant about a month after my mom had come down to visit us. My cats are never allowed outside but somehow Waffles found an opportunity during that visit and got out. Needless to say the next day was filled with lots of tears and me and Ryan frantically scouring our neighborhood for her. Thankfully our neighbor helped us find her and she was unscathed. Well three-ish weeks go by and waffles starts to look slightly more chunky, 5 weeks go by and I knew she was pregnant. I was never planning on her having kittens, three is a healthy number of cats to have without people thinking you are utterly insane. Thankfully after her X-ray we were only going to be expecting two, not the 6 that Ryan was having panic attacks about, mostly because he knew I wouldn't want to give any of them up! After that vet visit we were told we had 24-48 hours to go before she was to give birth. Well two weeks later and me thinking that she was going to stay pregnant forever, she layed down next to me while I was opening up my laptop and started to have contractions. Yay!/OMG/THIS IS IT/AHHH!  Within two hours she successfully gave birth to a baby boy and a baby girl. She had a little trouble with baby boy since he was breached but baby girl came out just fine. Waffles has been an amazing mommy and I still think when she looks at me she's psychically telling me that she can't believe she's a mommy. Despite them not being planned they are of course, adorable and I am so thrilled to have more babies in the family. It's always been my dream to have a mom and dad cat and their babies grow up together in our home, and even though Nizmo is the surrogate father, we're going to be one LARGE happy cat family!

Our baby girl has the dark nose and gray coloring and baby boy has the beauty mark and looks exactly like his momma. 

Our baby girl has the dark nose and gray coloring and baby boy has the beauty mark and looks exactly like his momma. 

She's still adjusting to motherhood and always gives me this look when I call her a mommy haha!

Uprising at Home

I've been thinking of writing personal blogs for some time now. What's always held me back is that little voice in the back of your mind that thinks,"Why would anyone want to read your blog?" Well, i've decided to tell that voice to cram it. Like most bloggers out there, I'm sure they've had their own insecurities and doubts but yet they have moved on. So with that said, I really don't have much information to share haha. I mostly want to take the time for my clients/future clients to get to know me and for friends and family to get a glimpse into our life, since we are on the other side of the country after all! Well, to start off with, it's FALL! Now, you may be thinking to yourself "A white girl? drinking coffee? wearing boots? its 85 degrees outside?" YES, I am BASIC. Yes YOU are a little yourself too! I must admit, the thought of fall, the sense of it creeping up, the halloween decorations floating around in stores gets me giddy like you would not believe. And of course, I have already started decorating the house and have been burning my favorite fall Bath and Body Works candles! Side note, I could literally write a book on all the reasons I love bath and body works, basic, I know. 

Ok enough early decorations. We're getting ready to head back home to see family, friends and make some new friends next week. I am so excited to head to the beach and watch two people declare their love for each other. Man I'm such a sap! I can't wait it's going to be so much fun! and of course I will be sharing our trip as soon as we're home! Here are some photos from a recent outing with the kids. P.S. if you're sensitive to cuteness I wouldn't continue!