Pregnant mouse, confused human
I've got a strange situation here. I'll give a bit of background info... My BIL has snakes. He bought some feeders, two didn't get eaten, so he was keeping them until the snakes were hungry. They were both males. One was picking on the other, the smaller one was getting weaker because the other one wouldn't let him eat. We seperated them, and got the weaker one's strength up. We named him Maximus. Anyways, my sister I guess felt sorry for him and decided that he needed a girlfriend, so one day she came home with a female. She put them together on January 28th, and decided that they could live together, despite being told that they would continually breed, not good for the female (Jezebel). On March 1st, Jezebel had 9 babies. My sister's cat was growing more and more curious, so the mice moved to my room after a few days. I figured that Maxi had already mated with Jezebel again, so it was pointless to seperate them at that point, and he was helping with the babies, I swear, he even tried to help nurse them sometimes. After 21 days, I took the babies and Maxi away from Jezebel, who looked very pregnant. I figured that if she had mated shortly after giving birth, the babies were due any day now, and I know how stressful back-to-back litters are on the mom, so I didn't want her overwhelmed with two litters at the same time. The babies weaned just fine, for the first few days, I gave them oatmeal soaked in KMR, and they were onto solids in no time. I know it was early to wean them, but I did what I thought was best for the mom.
Anyways, it is now April 25th, and no babies. Jezebel still looks pregnant, last week I know I felt a baby (there were probably more, but i felt one for sure). I just don't know what to do. I was planning on waiting for Jezebel to have this litter, and after they were weaned, she would be introduced to Esmeralda, and they would eventually be roommates. At this point, it would seem that Jezebel is not pregnant, because its been too long, even if she didn't get pregnant until the day I took maxi away. But I just looked at her, and her nipples are very pronounced, and she's got a big round belly. I just held her, and her belly feels harder, less squishy, and I swear I felt babies moving in there! But its been so long! I don't care about the babies, really, I just care about her. The babies will all be snake food, anyways. They aren't good pets. I handled the first litter pretty much from birth, but they are still mean. Two died naturally, pretty early on, probably from inbreeding and all, so I don't want them to be pets because I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a pet, even a mouse, and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I'm worried about Jezebel, but I don't want to stress her out too much, I don't want to handle her too much, but at the same time, I need to handle her to make sure she's still okay. Any ideas?
4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora