Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Baby Lexie

We finally had the first baby goat born for this year, only it isn't a Hidden Haven goat. Sissy is one of the goats I am taking care of for a friend while they try to get moved and work fulltime. Sissy is one of 3 staying here and letting me play midwife. She needed no help in the labor and delivery from me. I did get to clean up the little girl, dry her off and put a nice warm sweater on her. I also got to teach her how to find where the milk comes from and how to latch on and drink. Sissy usually won't let me near her unless I have food but today she trusted me with her baby. She even licked the back of my neck while I was bent over teaching Lexie how to nurse. She wouldn't let me cut the cord though. Each time I tried to get near Lexie with the dental floss to tie the cord and the scissors Sissy would scold me and step inbetween me and Lexie. Had to wait for William to come home to help. So the picture of Lexie still has her cord hanging down. I only took one picture because I was so busy trying to get the little one to drink and get some nourishment before the cold snowy weather hits tonight. Momma and baby are doing fine. Me I am happy because I get some hot, fresh Krispie Kreme donuts! I won a bet. The owner of  Sissy and William didn't believe me when I told we would have goat babies today. We had checked all the goats and none were in labor. Told them it didn't matter what they saw we were going to have goat babies today. I bet them a dollar to a donut and if I won I got Krispie Kreme.... I won! And I will still be going out all during the night to check on the other goats. Its suppose to snow tonight and we all know goats pick bad weather to go into to labor. Maybe I will get a whole dozen donuts!!!!

10 comments:

Mildred said...

How sweet and way to go winning with Krispie Kremes! Glad things went well.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well---how 'bout that? Congrats on the birth of Lexie. She's a cutie.. Love that sweater....

How 'bout Buttons???? Still hasn't delivered???

We got almost NO snow at all from this big system.. It just fizzled...
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

How cute. Hope the others come during daylight hours for you, tho our ewe picked the one night I didn't go down to check her to have her twins last week.

Sincerely Mama said...

mmm, Krispy Kremes! ;-)

I always enjoy your pics and captions -- they make me smile.

Are you making soap these days? I'm about out!

SciFiChick said...

That is the cutest dang picture!

goatpod2 said...

She's cute, haven't had Krispie Kreme donuts in a long time!

Amy

JoyceAnn said...

Awww , Mommy and baby look so content. They should have known better than making a bet with Peggy Dolittle (LOL). Enjoy the doughnuts !
I've already been to the goat pen this morning , everyone was fine , no kids yet. Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog yesterday , I felt better after reading them.

~ Be Blessed ~

amelia said...

LOVE Krispy Kremes!! We can't get them in this neck of the woods any more, I don't know about the rest of Canada.

I love the way you've dressed her in a nice warm sweater, she's so cute.

Corky said...

Congratulation William on a job well done!
It is only because of your good work that you were able to save that doe.
I still can't believe you got it out at all.
Amazing!
That kid was huge.

PEA said...

Oh great, now you have me craving a Krispy Creme donut! lol Lexie is so adorable with her sweater and Sissy is really being a good mommy:-) xoxo