hi all, willow had her kittens 4 days early. She started labour at 9.30 at night,just as i was going to bed to read before going to sleep. My daughter called me into her room as willow had settled into a tiny box and had had a cpl of contractions. We moved her into a bigger box and sat and waited,she had her 1st kitten at 10.30 but needed help as she was to big to get her head down to bite the cord so i helped out and gently held the kitten and severed the cord with my nails and then gave her to willow to clean up. she cleaned him up and passed the after birth which she ate,the kitten was a tiny black and white boy. she had the next kitten at 11.00 which was breech and again had to sever the cord and had to get the kitten breathing,this one was grey and white and bigger and is a girl. she passed the after birth but did not eat it so removed it. kitten number 3 was born at midnight,i helped out again and she laid on her back to help me out. she had another black and white which was the biggest so far,she passed the after birth and settled down to feed her babys. we waited half an hour and then both went to bed. At 3.25 my daughter rang me saying willow was pushing again and in trouble so i ran to the bedroom and found out willow had had a 4th kitten which she gave birth to on my daughters head! my daughter felt something on her head and when she felt her hair there was a new born kitten on the pillow! this one is a tabby torti like willow and is a girl. willow was crying so checked on her and she had a 5th kitten which was huge,she was too tired to break the cord and clean so did that for her,this kitten was grey with white stripes and is a boy. so 5 kittens in total and all doing well they are nick named 1st kitten,mouse 70grms when born black with white strip round neck eyes still closed. 2nd kitten,trouper 100grms when born white and grey one eye opened at 3 days old and second nearly open. 3rd kitten,star 120grms black with white star on nose and white socks,one eye opened at 3 days and second nearl opened. 4th kitten,splodge 75grms black brown ginger and white tabby torti.eyes still closed 5th kitten, oz 135 grms grey tabby with white stripes.both eyes open at 6 days old. All kittens and wilow are doing well.