Monday, January 13, 2014

Our babies are here!

It has been awhile since I did a post...this flu really got me this time! After being in bed for 8 days I am finally feeling better.

In my last post I showed our ready to burst Mama Guinea pig that we adopted not knowing she was pregnant. Well she finally popped..and honestly it was like she just popped them out! She had 2 beautiful little babies in less than 10 minutes!

Two is just perfect and we adore them. As soon as they were born they were running around and eating lettuce. So hard to believe these two were born from their Mother. Birth is such a miracle...I am always in awe of a new life.

Birthing babies can be really hard on a Mom as we all know...and they say  1 out of 5 young Mothers will die. So I was really worried about Mama Paisley but she did a wonderful job and did everything just perfectly.

We were able to witness the birth and as I said, it was amazing.

One baby looks like Mom and the other one has more of the coloring of the Dad. The previous owners sent us a picture of the Dad who was elderly and passed away about a month before we got Paisley.

The Dad is the black and white one

The Dad was a shorthair but I was happy both babies are longhair's. I love animals with lots of hair. :)

They both have such different personalities. We are anxious to figure out if they are male or female--it is so hard to tell at this point. I would love it if they are both girls--but if they are boys, or if they are a boy and a girl--Wyatt will be keeping the boys and Chantel will be keeping the girls. The kids are really interested in Guinea pigs and thinking of maybe showing them with 4H.

Of course I have been busy taking their photos--within a couple months they will be as  big as their Mom.

1 day old 

2 days old      

The one that looks like Mama is very sweet. If she is a girl Chantel will name her Penny. She isn't as easy to take photos of because she is dark, and also she cries for her Mama. She is easy to calm though and is really cute.

The other one is brown and white. "He" is a little more independent and doesn't seem as worried about Mama as his sibling. He also nips at me when he has decided he has been held long enough. I guess that is why I think he is a boy.

Chantel is pretty happy with her new babies.

This sickness I have had has really put me behind on all the projects I wish I was doing! I just yesterday got all the Christmas stuff put away. When I was in bed for days you wouldn't even believe how bad this house got. Every dish we owned was dirty and laundry was piled high. The house did not get vacuumed or swept for over a week. If I ever doubted it before, I am definitely the maid in this house. As soon as the house is back in shape I look forward to showing you some new projects I have planned :) 

Thanks for visiting!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They're cute. I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm definitely the maid as well. It gets pretty scary when I'm under the weather.

Lady of the Woods said...

oh god they are adorable! are they easy and sweet pets? never had one. Sorry about your flu but more about the house condition, that would drive me insane....Please take good care of yourself.

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. That is a long time to feel that sick. I am the maid at our house, too. Sad, but true.

I had guinea pigs when I was a kid, too! xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh gosh, sorry to hear you were so sick, glad you are feeling better. Your babies are adorable...3 for the price of one!


Martha's Favorites said...

Love the tea cups and the new babies. Glad you are feeling better. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Oh, they are the sweetest little babies! They seem to love posing for pics, too.

Many years ago, when my husband and I were first married, our first pet together was a beautiful, really long haired, palomino colored guinea pig, Petunia. She was fairly young when we got her, and she grew quickly and was so fat and fluffy. One day, when we got home from work, and there was a second little g. piggy running around in the cage with her. Daisy was a miniature of her mama. It was quite a surprise for us. We had no idea we had brought home a pregnant Petunia.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your babies are darling. There is nothing cutie than a baby.
So sorry that you have been sick. Take care of your self and don't over do or you will be back on bed.

farmhouse-story said...

oh, they are so sweet, sandy:) well, except the biting part-haha! awesome photography, too. no fun feeling bad, glad you are better.

Melanie said...

They are adorable! Love the pictures, so sweet. Sorry to hear that you have been so sick, understanding how you feel as it seems that I am the maid too. I can only inagine what this house would look like if I were down for a few days, it would be a disaster and my child is grown and gone! Rest as much as possible and take care of yourself, we will wait patiently for you.

Grandma Carolee said...

You are a very talented photographer...these pictures are adorable of the new babies...& of Chantel.

I'm so glad you felt up to walking with Janae & me yesterday. Annie was glad, too. She was so excited when we got to your home.

Looking forward to seeing your new projects.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh they are so cute. Sorry you haven't felt well....but I totally know what your house looked like. I am the maid here too!!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh they are adorable! I love hearing about their personalities, and seeing them in the little crib. How cute is that!!!
So sorry to hear you have been so sick. That's a long time to feel that bad... ehhhhh.... Thank goodness you are finally starting to feel better now!


Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Sandy they are just adorable. What cute little faces they have. It is amazing how nature works. Your family and your cute pets make me smile. Hope you feel better soon. I get crazy when I am sick around here too because nothing gets done. I totally can relate. Feel better.

Karen said...

Hi Sandy,
I am sorry to hear that you have been ill. I do understand how moms do everything and I hope that you are feeling much better soon in order to maintain your home again. The guinea pigs are sweet but I love the teacup that they are in!
Have a wonderful week!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Sandy ~ they are sooo adorable! I'm all about fuzzy furry little babies, too. lol I'm glad that they are happy and healthy - and you are too, girl! There's nothing worse than feeling under the weather and watching your house slowly get messier and messier! lol

xoox laurie

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I am also happy you are feeling better. The baby's are so sweet maybe I will get one. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape for spring. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful week.

Burlap Luxe said...

Sandy,crazy cute over here.

Your not turning into those crazy animal card photographers are you now ?
Love, all the cute props for them and what a cute card cover they make.

Love your visiting to my place, and best your beautiful comment that joys my heart.

See you soon :)


Burlap Luxe said...

Ps. Take care of your health, those babies will cheer you I am sure.

Such a unique post here.


Anonymous said...

Sandy, you always have the prettiest posts! You make Guinea pigs look like even more adorable than they are! The teacup and crib shots are fabulous! They are just the cutest!! Congratulations on your new additions! I hope you feel better with each passing day!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I'm glad your feeling better! Those babies are beyond cute!

Amy jo

Fran said...

Those new babies are oh so cute. We have three here at our house and can't get enough of them. I'm so sorry you were sick. I missed your posts. glad you are better though. Keep strong. I have come down with three colds so far this year. Doesn't help I work in a school. So be careful. This is a bad winter for colds.

Cristan said...

These babies are just too cute for words! I love them!

Anne said...

Sandy your photos are so sweet! Love that teacup photo,how did you do that?

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Oh I have heard the flu is horrible this year, so glad you are getting better! Those babies are AMAZING!! I am swooning at them in the teacups, adorable!

Twinkle Terrior said...

what adorable little piggies! they look so sweet ox