Monday, March 11, 2013

First kids of 2013 (Pessa's)

Yesterday was a beautiful, warm day.  A perfect day to stand around in the barn waiting for kids.  Pessa took her time but it was worth the wait.  I think this was her 6th kidding so she's a pro at this now.  I videoed the first birth if you'd like to watch it.  First to make a showing was a doeling.
This was our first experience with quadruplets.  Unfortunately the 4th kid was stillborn.  It was a girl.  The second and third were little boys.  One of the boys was very lethargic for most of the day and couldn't stand up or nurse.  I wrapped him in a towel and tried giving him some colostrum from a bottle but he wasn't interested.  I held him in my lap for about an hour in the warm sunshine because he was shivering.  I really didn't think he was going to make it.  By evening he was standing and nursing and this morning he is doing just fine.  To be honest, I'm having a hard time telling the boys apart so I may be calling Paul, Simon and Simon, Paul.  The little girl's name is Carly.  She's a real beauty and looks more like her daddy than mom.
The boys look more like Pessa.  I think this one is Simon.
And this one is Paul, the boy that was so weak yesterday (I think).  I guess I need to study the boys more closely to see the differences. 
Luti isn't due till the end of the month so we have a little less than 3 weeks to give these little guys all the attention.  We're looking forward to drinking goat's milk again.


  1. So, Paul, Simon and Carly.... I'm thinking I sense a theme... If you gave them the chance I bet they could make sweet music together.

  2. Hey, I thought I had all girls but I saw 1 stretching out instead of squatting so now I have a boy and 5 girls....still having to hold the little black one.....was Missy ,Prissy, its Marshal,Prissy& one to band.....Mike...p.s...nice ears on those babies...

  3. Yup Laura, you're right about the theme. Shows my age, doesn't it?

  4. Oh! You have babies! They are so beautiful! I love Carly's markings.
    Polly is first over here and she's due April 1st, so I still have a little while to wait. I'm so ready for kids-especially after seeing yours.
    They picked a perfect day to come.
    Wow! Quadruplets! I'm sorry about number 4.
    Enjoy snuggling them!