Hey all. About a year ago I found a kitten on a walking trail in the middle of the country. We hadn't gotten her fixed yet, but she got let outside a while ago. We'd noticed her getting larger but weren't sure if she was just gaining weight or if she was pregnant. Apparently she was pregnant, as I found her babies today. I hadn't really seen her for the past two days, though I was sure she was inside somewhere. I finally saw her today drinking in the kitchen, much smaller than she had been. She had a bit of blood on her behind and seemed very tired. She led me to the kittens after a bit. There are three of them, and they seem to be okay. However two of the three have no umbilical cords and seem more active. The larger one still has an umbilical cord and seems less active than the other two. Is it possible that the two with no cords were born before the third kit? The mom seems active and attentive to them, so I'm not terribly worried, just curious about the cord. Other than giving mom kitten food, is there anything I should be doing for her? She's in a lower traffic area that is a bit darker. We plan to have her fixed as soon as possible.
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