I have been sharing Kame’s gravid moment since November. It was originally published in 6 parts…but here, I decided to re-post it in 5 parts.
This one was first published at Polychrome Interest on August 22, 2009.
Finally…after a long roller coaster ride…this will be the last post of the nesting series …I have big grin on my face…grin of happiness.
2 days ago, Kame had calmed down again…you know, not digging anymore. Things were back to normal again. But something miraculous happened last night.
I went to bed at 11.30, and as usual, Kame slept under her table and Kroten slept next to me. Somewhere in the middle of the night, Kame woke up and started making all the noise a turtle can make. So I put her inside her tank again…I was clueless to what had just happened.
When I woke up in the morning…I saw an incredible thing lying on the floor next to Kame’s table. It was a white egg shell covered with yolk. The yolk was scattered all around my room. I screamed calling my mom “mom…Kame has laid her egg…Kame has laid her egg” I felt soooo happppyyyy……
I took the picture and kissed Kame. I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t see the process because she laid her single egg while I was sleeping, but my happiness overcome that disappointment…now I don’t have to worry anymore
Thank you Allah for lifting 1 burden out of my shoulder, now I need to concentrate on the other burden.
But that was not the last post
On September 10, 2009, I posted the last part of Kame’s gravid moment on my blog, Polychrome Interest.
Somewhere around 1 am…the electricity went out. I was so furious because I can’t go back to sleep. Around 2 am, I still unable to fall asleep due to extreme heat.
As my religion said “Every bad thing always has its good side“
And IT DOES!!!!
Somewhere around 2 am…Kame, who was sleeping next to my bed started farting…that’s weird!! was my first thought.
She started snorting over and over again. I turned on the flashlight and realized that she was struggling to let her egg out.
She moved a few centimeters away from her bed…and she looked painful. I can’t watch her in that state. I love her so much I can’t bare seeing her in pain. I pray to God she’ll be okay.
Then I moved her into the water…and hoping it’ll be easier for her. And it did
Not long after that, less than 5 minutes, I turned on the light (The electricity had turned on again) and saw an egg inside her tank
I didn’t see the process directly step by step coz I don’t want her to get annoyed by the light (both lamp and flashlight) and decided not to let the egg out.
So I let her labor in the dark. As much as I want to see the whole process…but her safety comes first. I’m happy just to be able to see the 1st few minutes of her struggle
It might not be the best way to labor…but 1 egg at a time is way better than no egg at all which is the sign of egg-bind.
I got the picture of her egg now this time, it’s not broken
This is the last of my re-post series
I hope everyone likes the story.
This might sound funny, I kept the egg in my fridge for a month (more or less) because I wanted to show it to my brothers and I had hard time throwing it away…But I finally threw it.