Unfortunately birth order was impossible to determine in a c-section – just trying to wake them all up takes up all the concentration, but here are individual shots. Boys first:
This is Captain, the larger of the two boys. He is identifiable by the “semi-colon” on top of his head.
The other boy is Skipper. Skipper has a half collar (nn the proper side!) with a point. He is the smaller of the two boys by an ounce, not too big a distinction at this age.
Then there are the five girls:
First is “Jib” named for her triangular sail shaped scarf. She is a slightly darker brindle.
The other dark girl is Naomi, who has a zig-zag marking on the back of her neck. She is named for Naomi James , the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.
Grace O’Malley is named for a famous female Irish pirate. She is the only one with a wide blaze that goes over the top of her head.
Jessica Watson is named for a 16 year old Australian girl who was the youngest female to circumnavigate the globe. She also has a half-collar on the proper side … bonus!
And last is Jenny – taken from the word Genoa – another name for a Jib sail. She has a 3/4 collar and a line going towards her back.
All seem to be doing well. I’ve split the litter now because Jade seemed a little overwhelmed by the entire brood after the c-section, and everyone seems to be full and content.
Me, well its the typical lack of sleep and burning eyes…..