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Hey everyone, I haven't been on much, but hopefully I can start getting on here more when things settle down. We've been busy working on our home, and the everyday stuff has really kept us busy.

Snow White is our baby, we adore her <even though she's mean to the other goats!>.
Our first goat, and this is her 5th pregnancy.
She has had twins 2x, single 1x, and last year she had triplets. Last 2 kidding's have been HUGE babies.

She has 7 weeks left and she is already HUGE. Very comparable to a week before she was due last time!

Her udder never did shrink back up completely this last time around, but I can definitely tell it's starting to take some form.
She still trudges along, still bullies everyone.

This is her belly/udder a week before she kidded her triplets:


This is her belly/udder as of yesterday & 7 weeks before she is due!



2 days before she kidded last time


And this was yesterday...




Please tell me it's hay, and not all baby lol my friends keep freaking me out saying she'll have quads! Noooo.... decent sized <not monster sized!> twins would be great!
 

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Wow, she looks like she is getting ready to pop!

Do you have most of the house done now?
Everyone keeps telling me she isn't carrying twins, she is carrying a whole herd in there :eek::help:

We're getting there on the house. Just little things we've been taking our time doing a little here and there. I was photographing a couple of horse sales, so I had to put everything on hold while I was doing that.
We did get carpet in and brought everything in from the storage pod, of course it's been real fun trying to organize and put things away lol as soon as I get it a little more organized I'll get pics :)

Biggest things we have left to do is to make a cabinet for the water heater, and paint the bathrooms, a little painting left to do in the kitchen <new cabinets and wall by the sink>.
 

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That is good. It is hard to continually work on the house. I know. The house we bought needs new flooring in every room and all rooms need to be painted and light fixtures updated (some are not working right). All the light switches and outlets are the originals so those are being changed out too.
 

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Oh wow, :eek: I see what you mean! If that was me I would want (getting to do it is another thing) to have an ultra sound done, just so I would know. Not that I could afford one, but I would want one...lol Hope all are born healthy and strong!:D
 

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Thanks! Geesh, I wish I could have an ultrasound done, but don't think I could afford it, especially having the vet come out here. it will just have to be a surprise.
I admit I am definitely worried! She had a 13lb single in 2012, and it was a lot of work getting that baby out! Last time she did fine, but we did help pull the 11lb. doe kid.

She eats a lot of clover/grass hay, but only gets 1lb. of grain a day. I usually increase grain now since it's cold weather, but I'm worried about big babies, so I'm not sure what to do.
Oh, Snow White, you never cease to amaze me silly girl!

She's such a sweetie, she is very 'motherly' to my 7yo daughter, and has been since we got her 3 1/2 years ago. My daughter will crawl around and act like she is a baby goat, and Snow White will follow her around, rub/love on her, and she will warn the other goats away if they get too close. ♥♥♥
 

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Praying that you only get trips.. I dont think ive ever seen a doe that big that far out! Honestly, id be prepared for 4 or 5- just to be safe. Yikes!
LOL your not helping the anxiety of this goat mom, haha!!! I think I will faint if she has more than 3! I thought I'd faint last time lol Her doeling last time was HUGE, she looked a week older than the 2 bucklings!
 

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:eek: WHOA!!!! :eek: She's definitely got a whole herd in there!! I'd be ready to induce her if she goes down in the remaining 6-7 weeks... we almost had to induce one of our does last year before kidding triplets, as she got so huge for so long that she didn't want to move anymore! I think we may have to do that this year, as she looks about like Snow White now, and is already not wanting to go outside! She only has 3 1/2 weeks though...

Best of luck with Snow White! I would say she has 4....
 

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Oh my. She is huge!!! I say 4-5 :D
 

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she's so cute!!! we had a chicken named Snow White. That hen had attitude, but we loved her!

she's so cute...she looks like a white minivan! I hope she has an easy time kidding this time around. cant' wait to see baby pictures!
 

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Thanks everyone! Okay, twins...we are thinking twins....not a whole herd, right....right? lol Ideally, that would be great. But I'm thinking possible triplets, but still hoping for twins!

She has right at 6 weeks left. She's slowed down a little bit, but not too much. I added BOSS to her feed last week, and plan to start giving her some calcium tablets in a couple of weeks. She loves those things.
 

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Is there something wrong with quads/ a lot of babies in general??
I don't think there's anything wrong with them exactly, it's just that quads are a lot for a mother to feed and take care of. :)

And poor girl! She's unbelievably huge!
 

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Is there something wrong with quads/ a lot of babies in general??
Yeah, there is. It takes one helluva mother who milks like crazy to raise quads, not to mention the toll quads take on a doe during pregnancy. In most cases you are looking at raising at least one on a bottle, and I hate bottle babies!
 
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