Hi fellow cat lovers I need help!! I have a lovely little girl cat, Crumpet, that was left with me. I've only ever had tom cats so bringing up a girl is all new too me and now she is pregnant for the second time... I've been reading lots of threads and advice on the internet but thought I might have a go at singing out for help from some experts - all of you!! So I'll explain Crumpet's situation: as I said she was left with me and a few weeks later he belly kept growing...and growing! she gave birth to 3 gorgeous kittens in december but sadly only one survived The vet explained it because mum was very young and a didn't know what she is was doing. Nor did I! The little one that did survive though is a happy healthy kitty now and has a lovely new home in the country with a good friend of mine. I had her all booked and ready to the vets to be de-sexed but crumpet had other ideas and bolted out the door the day she saw the cat cage and didn't come back for a few nights. This causing me to miss the vets appointment and end up with her PREGNANT again!! I am big on responisble pet ownership and having had four tom cats in my young 30 years I've always had my boys de-sexed so please no (or not too many!) mean comments about not getting her fixed - it tried!! So, the time has gone on and from memory I think she is close to around 60ish days from when she ran off. The babies and kicking and moving lots inside her beautiful belly but naturally I am worried something will happen to her kittens again? From what I read been a second time mum will go in her favor too. My concerns are that I just don't know when she will go into labor?! She really didn't nest much at all last time and had her litter in the middle of my bed!! We've taken her temp for the past 3 days - day 1 37.8, day 2 37.6 but today it was back up at 38.2! She was scratching around behind the couch this morning too but now she's just back to laying in the middle of the lounge room where she has been for the past week? Her nipples are out and very pink and when I give them a little sqeeze I think there's a tiny bit of milk? Last time i did catch her when she had a show and that happened only a few hours before she had the kittens. She didn't labor for long at all last time - I was at the shops when she had the first one but the second and third were born within half an hour of each. I'm all ready this time with heat pads, dental floss (in case I had to tie cords), heaps of towels and lots of premium kitten food for mum but now I really need some help and advising when she may just go into labor!! She isn't eating a lot, she'll just lay in the middle of the floor sleeping, wonder out for a bite every couple of hours and come back to the middle of the floor. she is quite happy to have pats and cuddles though. Another question for all the cat experts out there - should my other boy cat bother her at the fragile time? I would have thought yes (he is fixed though so he's not the daddy!) but as i said, last time she had her babies in the middle of my bed and when i got home and saw it all taking place my boy cat was on the bed with her sleeping! (typical man!). I would have thought she'd want him far away but it did not faze her. Well I think I've ranted on long enough !! I have uploaded some pics of crumpet and her belly hoping someone might be able to help? She is naturally a small little cat though and she wouldnt even be 2 years old yet. I can see the little babies kicking and squirming and I'm sure we could only see this right before she went into labor last time?? Any help and advice is truely appreciated from this worried wanna-be aussie midwife!! Ps: I also read somewhere cats wont have their babies if it is cold?? Well I'm in southern australia and very cold is an understatment!!