Welcoming... 2 little Whiss copies... =]

Discussion in 'Birth Announcements' started by lesserweevil, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    :clap: :leap: :hi5:

    :birthday:

    etc etc etc

    Embarrassed to say that my camera ran out of battery half way through the birth...

    should i start by telling what she had, or by telling the long story? *ponders* Okay okay I'll TELL!!!

    :kidred: :kidred:

    does that make sense? Is that like, amazing, or is it, like, amazing???

    Oh and, they both have lovely teeth. I suppose that's what happens when you're born 10 days late, isn't it, little ones?

    They chose the snowiest day of February to be born on... well it wasn't SUPPOSED to snow. I went out at 0230 and there was no snow. Woke up at 0800 (my bro did the 0500 check) ...and there were 2 inches on the ground!!!

    No babies... no goo. No nothing, in fact. I had seen her have contractions the previous night... just a few, off and on, mostly off, but occasionally on. This morning she was squatting to pee - but not. Pooping about every 5 minutes, she's got to have some kind of prize to be the holder of the poopiest-goat-record.

    ima post this before my computer spazzes... and then continue
     
  2. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Ok so... to continue!!!

    From about 1015 I sat with her... watching her squat, watching her lie down and chew her cud and groan and chew her cud some more. Finally I lost my patience, at about 1130 I copied the vet's actions, lubed up and felt for her cervix. Holy cow it was entirely open, and there was a sack, complete with little feet, behind it. But she was not going into labour, despite the few contractions, and I was like "wth???"

    So I phoned the vet to ask his advice - whether to go in, burst the sack and deliver the babies, or wait, or what?

    He asked me whether I had ever experienced milk fever in an animal at birthing. I said... no, but I had heard about it. He suggested that I inject her with 100ccs of calciject (if it was 30-3 suspension, and 1/2 calciject 1/2 water if it was 40-3 suspension) and then drop into the clinic to pick up some oxytocin to help her contract... and if she hadnt kidded 1 hour from then, to go in and deliver the babies anyway, as they HAD to be born.

    So... I trundled back off to the barn, armed myself with a massive 10ml syringe (ya I know, not very large, but heh, I dont DO 100cc injections!!!) and started injecting Whisper with the solution. Thankfully I keep an unopened bottle of calciject in case of emergencies!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 injections in... she SCREAMED

    I stopped. I was like O.O wth did it hurt THAT much??? turned around, and saw a sack protruding out of her hind end. No goo. Just a sack, like, filled with water. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    so I obviously investigated, she leapt to her feet, and I found 2 rather large hooves. So I pulled on one, which, to me, is a fairly obvious thing to do when you find a big hoof staring you in the face. haha After lots of squealing on Whisper's part, a few pushes, and me tugging gently but forcefully on the hoof, a nose came into view. It took a while for her to actually give birth, i didnt want to rush it... I was just gently pulling as she contracted, and easing my fingers around the nose to help open her up a bit - oh, and wiping the nose off with a towel, too.

    And then, VOILA! A baby slid gracefully into my arms and I deposited it on a towel and helped her dry it off - and discovered it was a giiirl!!!

    I then phoned my brother... who appeared to tell everyone in the entire neighbourhood that Whisper was kidding... who all flocked up to the barn to observe
     

  3. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    It's a good thing that Whisper has absolutely no fear of people/observers/children/everything.

    let's see... we had...

    my brother, his wife, his 3 children
    the other 3 children who are homeschooling with his children
    (so that's 6 kids aged 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12)
    my dad
    my mum
    my brother in law
    and i THINK that's all? What, 11 people OTHER than me all crammed into a 2metre square kidding pen with a goat and her newborn baby and lots of goo? hahahahahahha

    Anyway, she started cleaning off the little girl - which Jessica announced should be named Snowball or something because of the weather. I suggested Icicle, kind of half-heartedly, which she and Ritchie pounced on and so... that's her name now...

    Then she squawked again and out came another sack... and then the start of a 3rd sack, inside which you could see a little hoof. I had a towel all ready to catch the baby on to avoid it landing in the piles of poop she had made ready for the birth... and then she proceeded to lie down.

    OUT came the baby's head and a hoof, inside the sack. So I popped the sack, started cleaning off the face and realised there was only one hoof. So I let my brother continue to clean off the little nose (while warding off millions of children at the same time) while I took off my coat and prepared to investigate...

    The other foot was WAY back but I managed to get it... and gently slid Whisper's other daughter into the world. Smaller than the first, but still a decent size.

    I must say, they are goooorgeoooouuuuus!!!! I do love baby goats!

    I had to get 'em sitting down to drink from Whisper - her udder is so MASSIVE they cant find the teats otherwise, ahhahahha. And they kept choking because there was so much milk... didnt even make a dent in one side by feeding both of them! YIKES! She could like, raise an army...

    My dad then helpfully suggested from the other side of the pen "Ricicle and Frosties!!!" which the kids obviously pounced on.

    So now they are named Icicle and Frostie... and Frostie has a blue string tied around her neck to identify her for now :) hehe.

    I oughta take out some scales and weigh them... etc. I'm so happy she had them safely. And obviously, ecstatic that they are does!!!

    And obviously I'm going to have to source photographs, I know I know I KNOW!!!

    LW
     
  4. Nubiansrus1

    Nubiansrus1 New Member

    395
    Sep 2, 2009
    Congrats. Yes you must get pics. I live for pics of others kids while I wait for mine lol
     
  5. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    YAY! So happy to hear she FINALLY had them! What a great story! I cannot wait to see pics of the new little girls!
     
  6. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Congrats on the new ones, my kidding season began yesterday, now I have a few days off 'till the fun begins again.
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    sweetness!! congrats Katie thats awesome, so glad it went well and not badly. Two girls to boot what an awesome Daddy goat ;)
     
  8. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Yaaay Whiss, :kidred: :kidred: that's just awesome! Happiness abound-a wonderful story about all the events and the observers. :wink:
     
  9. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    oo I love them!

    oh and I milked out TWO LITRES (3.5 pints) of colostrum from just ONE side of her udder - and I didn't even milk it out completely! I've frozen it for future emergencies :)

    Whissy keeps tripping over kids and every time she does, they go WAAAAAAAAAAAHHH! at the top of their lungs, so funny.

    Oh and my new vet is great. He called me just an hour or so ago to see how it was going with Whisper and to make sure she was okay - he said he was driving past our place and could stop by to see her if she was still in troubles. But thankfully I was able to tell him everything had gone well - but it was good of him to call!!!

    I have a FEW pics on my camera - before it died - that I will upload now.

    LW
     
  10. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    wow sounds like an awesome vet!

    congrats on the kids, hope to see them soon.....:D
     
  11. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    ok here are a couple of pics... including the weather!!!

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    and little Icicle (no pics of Frostie yet!):

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  12. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Well jeez it's about time!

    Congrats!! :) She just needed to bake those girls a little longer to get them just right!
     
  13. lissablack

    lissablack New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Great news! I didn't have anything to add other than hope, but I've been following this every day, and I'm really glad things turned out so well! Hooray!

    Jan
     
  14. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Awe, happy mommy and baby! Are those blue eyes? :love:
     
  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    beautiful pics....and what a cutie.... :love: :greengrin:
     
  16. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    CONGRATULATIONS X 2!!!

    I am so glad to hear that all went well and Whis is doing good...Need to see more baby pics too!
     
  17. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    cute kids-but you can keep that icky snow stuff i've had my fill of cold and snow and ice for awhile.
     
  18. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    I put more baby pics in the photographic section =]

    and no, their eyes are not blue. They might be bluish tinged but that always goes away in a few days and then their eyes are golden.

    Whisper just LOVES em... she keeps tripping over them and whenever she does, they go "meep!!!" and then, Frosties is hysterical, when I scratch her back just above her tail, she falls over *giggles*

    it's like *tickle* *fall* *tickle* *fall* *meep!*

    =]

    LW
     
  19. Gumtree

    Gumtree Lurking Aussie

    585
    Aug 15, 2009
    S.E. Qld Australia
    congratulations....they're sooo cute....
    glad she decided to have them :stars: :stars: :stars:
     
  20. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    Congrats!!!!!! 2 girls YAY!!!!!

    Your story was great... I'm glad all went well! All of those kids around reminds me of when my daughter (4) first saw kids being born.... she walked around telling everyone that baby goats "POP" out of their mommy's butt!!! :ROFL: :slapfloor: It was priceless.