It's almost time. Ann was very uncomfortable at this point; up and down, up and down, standing, pacing. She has shown the first signs that kidding is near. Now we wait. I wished there was something I could do to help her out, but she's done this before and knew what was best (1:25:44 PM).
I see feet and a nose (2:24:49 PM)!
Baby on the way! (2:26:08 PM)
Wriggling its way out, and looks healthy (2:27:08 PM).
Bleeting and starting to look for Mama (2:28:47 PM)
Let the clean-up begin (2:33:01 PM)
I stuck around for a while after the hard part was done to make sure the doeling nursed, and that Ann was in good shape, but then I had to leave for a doctor's appointment (nothing serious, just follow-up with the endocrinologist for my thyroid issues - that's a whole other blog, or maybe it should be). I left Mama and baby in the very capable hands of my brother and 4-year-old nephew who were the first ones to meet the new kid on the block!
Ah, finally home from the doctor's and Mama and baby are doing great! Still a little wobbly, but cute as a button and taking her first steps in this crazy little thing called life (5:09:51 PM).
"This being born stuff is tiring business! It's time for a nap" (5:18:33 PM).