~Nadine's Boys Born ~ Day 154

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by tremayne, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. tremayne

    tremayne New Member

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    Feb 7, 2008
    We reached day 150 today with my daughter's Alpine, Nadine.

    Nadine's acting fat and happy, and not in any major hurry for kid(s?).

    Visiting the ewes:
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    My daughter will out of town for an FFA competition Friday and Saturday. We'd love it if Nadine would either kid tomorrow, or cross her legs and hang on until Meredith gets back. It's getting very exciting and more than a little scary. :GAAH:

    This is how our big girl looked late this afternoon:
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    I love her face. :love: [​IMG]

    Enough with the pictures, already. Back to the buffet:
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    Anna
     
  2. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    she looks close! but her udder might fill in a bit more
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    do you have a "before" pic of her rear legs? she almost looks posty which means birth is soon.
     
  4. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    That was what I was thinking too, Stacey - and she has dropped - I hope she has them Thursday for you.
     
  5. tremayne

    tremayne New Member

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    Feb 7, 2008
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    You know, I was wondering about her legs, too. When she heaved herself up on the stands, she was super clumsy. Now mind you, Nadine is not a dainty deerlike creature.

    She has kind of awful feet and legs, but she looked even more awkward than usual. Oh, my gosh, it would be terrific if she kidded today or tonight before my daughter has to leave Friday a.m. :leap:

    Here's a pic of her earlier in her pregnancy:
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    It took a lot of effort for the big girl to stand up last might, too. She's still so agreeable and doesn't really look miserable. She just won't let me feel for babies, though. I think she knows how much I want to and that's her way of being contrary. :GAAH:

    Ooooh, maybe baby Alpines today. :wahoo:

    Anna
     
  6. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    I hope she has does for you!! :leap:
     
  7. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150


    :ROFL: :ROFL:


    that's too funny


    looks like we're in a race! kabooki hasn't gone yet either
     
  8. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    Hope she goes before your daughter leaves. Good Luck.
     
  9. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

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    Jan 7, 2009
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    Hope she has those kids soon!!!! :horse:
     
  10. sdshoars

    sdshoars New Member

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    Nov 21, 2008
    Elko, Nevada
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    do you have babies yet??? how i want to see little nadine babies...
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    yes I agree,,,she is looking really posty there..... getting really close ....but I pray ...she will wait ....just enough ..so your daughter will get back.... :hug: :pray:
     
  12. tremayne

    tremayne New Member

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    Feb 7, 2008
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    My daughter checked Nadine before she left school. No change.

    We'll be back out there to feed after 5 (Pacific time). I've got the kidding kit at the school (which is where Nadine lives. We can't keep livestock where we live.) I'm prepared for a long night waiting, but she may not kid tonight. Who knows? :scratch:

    I just don't want her to be alone, in case she has trouble. Most women my age get antsy waiting for grandchildren. Not me, I wait for baby goats. :roll:

    I did crochet kid sweaters for them, though. Hee-hee. :greengrin: What a goober, eh? :oops:

    Anna
     
  13. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    oooh! hope you get to see her have that uneventful kidding! its fun to see the newborns.
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    your not a goober.....your just a caring goat momma.....and there is nothing wrong with that... in my book... :wink: :greengrin:
     
  15. tremayne

    tremayne New Member

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    Feb 7, 2008
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    No babies yet. My daughter (Meredith) and I were out at the school farm last night penning Nadine in the barn area of her quarters. We laid fresh straw and have a plastic barrel for the kid(s) ready to set up.

    My daughter's mind is made up -- Nadine will wait until she gets back from the FFA trip. A stubborn 16 year-old is not a force to be reckoned with. :roll:

    My husband checked this morning, still no babies. Maybe Meredith and Nadine struck a deal. :wink:

    I'm hoping Nadine waits, even though I'm anxious for babies. :dance: Hopefully :girl: :girl:

    Anna
     
  16. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    oh boy she hasnt kidded yet - darn! Well I hope she kids easily and with at least one doe :)
     
  17. tremayne

    tremayne New Member

    217
    Feb 7, 2008
    Re: Taking Her Sweet Time~Day 150

    I thought she would kid last night. She was acting shy, and Nadine is never shy. We had her up on the stand and the kid(s) were moving -- a lot. She actually let me feel for them. That was amazing. :love:

    She would pause, gaze out into the air, then go back to eating. That was just different. She also didn't want to leave her stall, which for a very curious girl like Nadine, was unusual. Peeing and pooping a lot, udder is a little more full. Ligaments are still there, but lower. Happy and agreeable, as per Nadine. :sun:

    So the wait continues. I also hope for a smooth labor, easy birth and does :girl: :girl:

    Thanks, everybody, for the support and empathy. Goat Spot folks are the best! :applaud:

    Anna
     
  18. sdshoars

    sdshoars New Member

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    Nov 21, 2008
    Elko, Nevada
    Re: ~Nadine's Taking Her Sweet Time~

    come on nadine!!!!!!! you're making everyone wait, and you need to have your babies!!!
     
  19. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Re: ~Nadine's Taking Her Sweet Time~

    How is Nadine this morning?
     
  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: ~Nadine's Taking Her Sweet Time~

    Any babies yet?