A new family member

We have a new family member, this time a little human – our baby daughter Ellinor was born on October 29th. She is our long wanted rainbow baby.

It was a very stressful and risky pregnancy and delivery, but now we are fine and settling. And she is a little healthy baby girl.
Our cats are our family, our friends and fur babies.
Jocke and I thought carefully how to introduce Ellinor to our cats, and how to make them still feel as important as always. They are like Ellie’s older siblings. We should not neglect them. And we do not.

The cats have never shown any animosity at all, just curiosity, towards the baby since we came home with her from the hospital.

They understood she is a helpless and fragile baby of some kind; they sit close to her but do not pile on her or touch her – thet keep the safe distance and are very careful around her.

Leroy, the king of our family he is, took on a role of Ellie’s main protector. He is always close and is checking on her.

A few visitors we had he gave them a – “I am watching you” look and stayed always between them and the baby. He was more trusting with our friends he knows really well from before and has closer connection with (they were cat sitting for example when we were away).

I miss Jossan a lot. She was an amazing mom to her little ones and my best friend. I wish she were here with me now. I have her in my heart always. I cannot write about her without crying.

That is life – a tremendous joy this year after a shattering loss last year. We share our days and feelings with our cats as always.

We hope to give oceans of love and security to our daughter. And she will get to grow among the best cats ever and I hope they will get a lot of joy from having her in their lives, as she will from them.

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6 comments on “A new family member

  1. Dear Jelena,

    Many warm congratulations with the birth of your lovely daughter Ellinor! May she grow up safely, loved by her parents and surrounded with the love of such great cats…

    Hugs, love to you all!

    Godelieve

    ‘Choircats cattery’

  2. Dear Jelena and Jocke (and Siamese uncles and aunts),

    congratulations to the birth of your very cute daughter Elinor. The lucky child will grow up in a Siamese pile by the looks of it. I am sure you will be as good of a human parents as your Jossan was a cat mama. All the best
    Christine

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