Thursday, April 26, 2012

Triplets

Right on schedule Buttons went into labor ( April 25 and for once I had it right on the calendar). I kept an eye on her for a couple of hours but when she started pushing but nothing was happening I knew something was wrong. I did a cervix sweep to see if that would help things but after 15 minutes still pushing but nothing. William did a check and found one of the baby goats crossways with the other two trying to get over top of the first one so they were all tangled up. William spent 2 hours untangling the BIG kids and making sure he had the right feet to the right body before helping it down the birth canal and out into the world. The one that was crossways had to be pushed back and turned around. Buttons was a sweetheart and actually listened to us and did what we ask. I know it sounds crazy but when we ask her not to push and try to relax she would stop pushing and just lay real still. When we told her we needed her to push she would brace her feet against the wall and push as hard as she could. After the babies were born I had to suction 2 of them because they had a little fluid in their lungs they were standing trying to nurse. Buttons looked at me and then turned and gave William a kiss. People may think goats aren't smart but I am here to tell you they are very smart, understand what you are saying, and appreciate any help given. Momma and babies are doing great. Buttons is sore after all she has been through so I am making sure she gets pain meds and antibiotics. A few days in their private stall and they will be rested and ready to join the herd. Buttons had 2 boys and 1 girl. No names yet but soon.... I hope.


14 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---what a busy spring you have had, Peggy... Glad you and William were there to help... They are all very cute... I'm sure that Buttons is SORE.... Yipes!!!!

SO--how many total new babies have you had on the Homestead this spring???? Is this a record year????

Congrats...
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth Dixon said...

Wow... what a wonderful thing and so happy you were able to help momma and the babies. Hope all continues to go well.

becky3086 said...

Wow, this is the second post I have seen lately on helping goats have their kids. Do goats ever just produce 'naturally' ? I just wondered since I want a goat but want to be ready.

Terry and Linda said...

Ahh SPRING really is at your place!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

melissa said...

Oh my, Peggy. Triplets, just as you hoped! You amaze me, really. :)

tea4too0 said...

Thrice Blessed! So good to know all went well with the dogs and the goat. Whew! You wear me out just reading about it all. Love the pics and the vultures are just adorable. Have fun and don't over do it. T

TexWisGirl said...

oh that is too sweet! congrats on getting triplets out into the world and for your sweet mama goat!

Maple Lane said...

Fun to have triplets! Hope everyone continues to do very well. Have a nice Friday, Peggy.

goatpod2 said...

Commenting from my kindle fire, congratulations on the triplets! Yes, goats are smart.

Amy

Granny said...

You and William are certainly wonderful caretakers to all your animals. I would loved to have seen her give William the kiss, thanking him. With all those puppies and goat babies I'm sure neither of you lacks for kisses when you're tending the animals.

Your new background is really pretty.

Kelly said...

I love their beautiful ears. Congrats on the new babies!

In Love With Sunflower said...

They are a blessing, I'm sure! I look forward to your new post on this with their names included :D

Would you care to exchange link? Take care! Farida :)

Livin' out loud said...

wow! good job!!

MamaDragon said...

Congratulations, and what beautiful babies! That is so wonderful that you and William were able to help. Poor Buttons, that sounds like a rough labour, I hope she is feeling more like her best self soon, she has sure earned it.