This was the day I took her home (October 10th):
This is her on October 15th:
Labor was short and sweet, both mom and babies seem to be doing great. Sadly, I don't think this was her first time. She seemed well aware of what needed to be done. She cleaned them right up and got to nursing. A bit later I put some lettuce in her bowl across the cage so I could watch her walk. Doesn't seem to be having any problems walking, but thank you so much for letting me know that was something to watch out for! She is currently resting in her igloo while the two babies nurse.
Just because your mom knows what to do doesn't necessarily mean that she's done this before. Neither of our moms had ever given birth before and they got to work on the babies pretty quickly and nursed pretty well.
You need to replace the igloo with some sort of shelter with more ventilation. One of our mom's tried to nurse in an igloo (before we knew better about igloos) and it was not healthy for them. The mom will want to feel like she's enclosed, but if you could get something that has two entrances/exits instead of one that will help tremendously with ventilation.
We had our first vet check up yesterday. They double checked mom and confirmed that everything was well. The babies are both boys so I know they will need to be separated in a couple weeks, sad as that sounds. It's too bad, because they are all SO cute together. The ginger/white boy weighs 4oz and the little tricolor weighs 4.5oz. I'm still trying to think up names for them. I'm SO in love with all of them. I'm not sure how I'm going to give them back up for adoption. Being just the foster momma is so heartbreaking sometimes.