Hey guys! I've been watching other people's waiting threads, and I was going to wait a little longer to start mine, but yesterday I felt Tillys babies kicking! It was so cool!
Tilly is a 13 month old ( she'll be 14-15 months when she kidds) Nigerian dwarf. if she got bred the first day she went in with the buck ( she was there for 2 weeks) March 27th is day 150 for her, so we are getting closer!
She's started her udder a couple weeks ago, its so cute! I'll get pictures when I can : )
These are from today. She is not shaved, so her udder is hard to see, its just a handful. She's definitely getting round. On the ultrasound we saw 2 maybe 3, and I definitely felt them moving just now. Its so cool and kind of weird.
I am! Also very anxious as we don't have their barn built yet . Going to have a place for her by the time she kidds if its that last thing I do! She is our first kidding, so we don't have any colostrum in case things go badly with Tilly. I do have a couple goat friends I will check in with to see if they have any.
Is it normal for their ligaments to start softening a few weeks early? She isn't due for 3 more weeks, but yesterday I thought hers felt a little soft. I'll check again this morning.
I've never been shown how to check ligaments, so I hope I'm doing it right.
Edit: I checked again and they are not loose by any means, but just a little softer than the others.
Her udder is growing too! It's so exciting!
Exactly 3 weeks till day 145. Not very visible in the pictures, but shes definitely got a good handful of udder there. Do I need to shave her udder before she kidds? Will it affect nursing or milking? She's getting round!