Finally! Heres the story.......Yesterday around 10am I touched Ladys ligaments the same ones I feel about 50 times a day and they were GONE! Her udder had ballooned up like crazy. I still don't know what I was thinking every other time I thought she was in labor, but anyway she was stretching every 10 minutes so I assumed those were contractions. I came in told the hubs that this time I'm 110% sure she's in labor. I tried to do some things in the house but couldn't so I ran outside and started cleaning the barn and the pen. I brought out my birthing bag and waited. Around 6 pm I had lost my wits. I had babies hatching in the coop that needed to be moved to the ground, my goat was in labor and my girls + a friend were on their way home from volleyball practice and I needed to feed them! I started having a forever hot flash. I'm thinking it was more like high blood pressure from anxiety since it caused a headache but who knows. Everyones home I run get some pizza, eat, do my chores and go back to the barn and wait. I chat back and forth with my goat mentor/Carolyn about how long this all should last and what to expect and why did I drink beer to calm my nerves because now I'm sleepy! Between 10pm and 11pm there was the goo she had told me about. I looked insane jumping up and down in my driveway, high fivin' the girls, and squealing like an idiot. This is the moment the hubs finally realizes it's happening!!!! I went to bed at 12:30 set my alarm and got back up at 3:30 went to check, not much going on, went back to bed and woke up again at 7am! I could have died that I slept that late. I rush outside and there is a good bit of goo. I let all the chickens out walk the dog and start the coffee and then I sat in the barn drinking coffee for the next two hours while Mrs. Lady labored.
First thing I want to say is why did I choose to look like a bum this morning. The video would be soo much better if I looked a little less homeless :/ Ok back to the story, so we have some serious goo and about 9am she's streaming and then it's in the hay. My little one, my oldest and the hubs are in the barn watching Lady lay her head on my lap, sniff at my face, and try to drink my coffee. She was such a love this morning. The father in law shows up to take my little one for the night so everyone leaves the barn we have decided it will be awhile (NOT)! The second they step out Lady lays down next to my stool and starts pushing. I get up gather the towels, bulb syringe, and yell out the door she's pushing. So here comes the hubs, the wee child leaves and the big one goes in to work out. Within 10 minutes her water breaks and I start to see the baby's feet. It was awesome and scary all at the same time! She pushes and I see two feet no head I start to freak out and think about going in and then I see the little tounge and nose :) It was moving and I was soo thrilled that it was alive! Lady screams and pushes the hubs says to help her, I pull a little, I didn't want to pull too hard. I finally got a good hold on both hooves and out came the baby. It was like every ding dang video I have watched on YouTube but it was really happening in my barn this time it was AWESOME!!!!!!
So I'm sure all my blog buddies are super excited that I won't be talking goat birth for awhile. I did get a little annoying ;) And I would like to thank Mamabear, Kristin, Queensacres, Peggy, and last but not least Carolyn for all the great advise and for putting up with all my questions. I feel like I'm giving an award speech LOL!!!! But seriously I appreciate everyones advise and encouragement. I'm BEAT and going to bed!
Oh and Little guy is no longer wearing his pink camo sweater that his two legged mommy made. It was really cold and rainy when he was born but warmed up this afternoon. He also thought it was itchy and girly. Wait until he gets his collar. I was hoping for a girl so I bought a pink and a purple one ;)