What a beautiful thing to come home to….new life!
As you’ve been reading, I have been out of town for a few days in Chicago, visiting with my daughter Hailey. I’ve been checking in with my husband morning and evening to get the status on Daisy. As of Sunday morning, no “down there” changes for her and no babies.
When I got home, about 4pm, I loved on all the children, unpacked and then went out to see the goats with my son and husband.
There on the straw laid a beautiful little brown/black doe, with amniotic sac still around her. She couldn’t have been there more than 10 minutes or so. Daisy still appeared to be in labor and we were expecting two kids, so we camped out to wait.
Daisy was very comfortable with us all being there, as long as the children were still and quiet. She approached me several times, seeming to need to be pet and comforted.
The children all watched (and winced) as Daisy contracted and passed ‘unattractive’ things. I kept asking the children if they wanted to go and play and have me call them when “it” happened, but no one moved. They didn’t want to miss a thing.
I truly believe that these are the kinds of opportunities that are the best teachers. Nature teaches some of the best lessons.
The baby doe was up and around and began to nurse right away. Daisy continued to contract and we expected another kid.
Although we tried to keep Kirby and Mocha at bay, they were very curious and kept jumping on the children’s backs to see what was happening.
Daisy only passed her afterbirth so we had just one baby girl on April 10. I’ll be looking at the comments to see who guessed the closest!
Welcome “No Name” baby doe!