Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bella and I would like you to meet....





FERNANDO! (I think I will be calling him Freddie)
Is this one handsome little dude or what?



Oh my he is soooo cute, LOL all of them are. I won't go into the details, but it was a long hard birth for poor Bella. And until just a few minutes ago I was thinking I was going to be staying home a lot more than normal... I thought I was going to have to bottle feed this one. Poor Bella was so sore, well is still so sore. That we had to tie her up to let him feed last night, and again this morning. But she is now letting him eat for short periods on his own now. Her milk bag was so full and hurt so bad it will take time for that to go away and things be normal, so we will still keep a close eye on Bella and Fernando. And Doc will be out sometime tomorrow to check on both of them.
Ok, so Daddy is our Spot Jack... my smiling donkey on the left. We have had three from this Jack... two dark browns and now a grey dun... so much for his spots passing down. But hey healthy is all that really matters!
Of course Dad has his photo taken with each baby the morning they are born. Bella was still a bit nervous, but she is such a sweet donkey it was all ok with her.
This photo is to show off Freddie's legs... I don't know how well you can see, but oh my! He has the most gorgeous bracelets on all four legs! Usually they may have a couple here and there, but this little guy has at least 7 or 8 on each leg!
I didn't show any of the photos from the middle of night birth... Hubby just doesn't like those... but I had to show off the gang at the Maternity Window. They were all so curious, and concerned about their friend Bella. I love Diego's head on Lacey's rear end on the far left.... Hey it was about 2:30am... he was tired... heck we were all tired!
Hope this brought a smile, I am grinning from ear to ear.... until I pass out! But first I am going to go out and check on things. Hope you have a great Sunday -
HUGS and-

35 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh Mummy Bella he is a beauty you must be a very proud mummy!! I can't get the Abba song out of my head now and I will be humming Fernando in my head all night. Hope you all get a good nights sleep tonight. Sue :o)

Stitchinwitch said...

He is absolutely adorable. Congratulations to Bella and Daddy. I hope Bella is much better soon poor girl

christina d said...

What a great looking little boy he is. After the cow causing a ruckus yesterday, I'm glad it went well for her. Congrats!!!

Dayna said...

He is so cute. Congratulations.

Rach said...

whooo hoo
congratulations on the arrival of Fernando, and what a handsome donkey he is...so so gorgeous, glad to hear that all went well give Bella a big hug from me oh and Fernando...hugs rachxxx

Heidi said...

Ohhhhhhh I just want to come an cuddle him - he is so cute. Congratulation with the beautiful baby. I love to watch the photos.And what a beautiful name!

Hugs from
Heidi

catt871 said...

Oh man, can they get ANY cuter?????? Freddie is adorable!!!!! Congrats!!!!! Thanks for keeping us all posted!!!

sheffsue said...

Isn't he just the cutest!

Sue x

Fink said...

Hope everything goes well for the new family! He is a cutie!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Yeah ... I bet you're as proud as mama is! I bet she's also glad to get that overwith, cause baby ... she was bustin at the seams.

Congrats to both of ya!

Donalda's Blog said...

He is just adorable dear. I can see why you are so proud dear. He is just precious. So glad all is okay now. Love your photo's dear

Justine said...

Yeah Congratulations Mama Bella. I love his hair do and of course I love that they both have Italian names.
Congrats from Sicily ;o)

Kathy ~~~ said...

Oh my goodness, he is adorable. My dh's name is Fernando. Wait until I tell him there is a donkey named Fernando. Hey, since we never had boys, I named a goat after him:-) Some of Fernando's (Anglo)friends called him Fred...I couldn't figure out where they got Fred from, so it's funny you are calling the little guy Freddie.
How do you get Fred out of Fernando?
Love your sight.

papersunshine said...

Congrats! That is so great he is finally here and healthy. He looks just like his Momma and she is so pretty. I know you are relieved. Welcome Fernando!

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Oh my God, I really love Fernando! How cute is he? Just saw the pics on your blog and I'm sooo happy that Bella finally gave birth to cute Freddie =)

Hugs
Jay Jay

Donkey Lovin' Woman said...

Like I said yesterday, there is nothing in the world cuter than a fuzzy baby mini donkey! Fernando is a cutie pie in the biggest way. I just adore the way their cute little foreheads are so fluffy fuzzy and he does have beautiful leg bars. Part of the reason I own the mule I do is because of her leg bars that are like his. Awwww, I wish I could pick him up and love on him. It’s been too long since I’ve snuggled my face into the sweet fuzzy forehead of a baby mini donkey. Congrats to you and Bella and may you all get the rest you deserve!

ribenaruby said...

Glad all is well. The little one is so cute,loved following the blog and congratulations to the proud parents.

dawnmarieg said...

What a bonnie bairn!!!Hope mammy is doing ok and you all get some rest. Congratulations.xxxxx

retiredheather said...

What a beautie. Thanks for sharing the photos and all the info. I`m glad all is well with both.
Heather

Heidi said...

Michelle- OMG he is beautiful. I was so excited when I opened and saw this (been gone all day) that DH and my son had to come and see him. So we have some comments:
1. You have a cute little ass (LOL!)
2. Are the baby donkeys always born with the tuft of fur on the top of the head (almost a fashionable hairstyle I might add!)
3. How big is a newborn donkey?
Yeah I know, lots of questions from me... but hey, when you bring in the entire family and share then you gotta be in the know. Oh- and give Bella a hug for me, she did a beautiful job- glad to hear she is better. Thanks for sharing baby news!

LaVerne said...

Congratulations! We were just talking about the newborn today at the Scrapbook Haus and were awaiting pictures...what a prize!
I have been checking the posts every morning and this was worth all the wait...sooo cute.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Michelle, Fernando is gorgeous and love his little bracelets. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us and I do hope Bella is well and both mother and baby are doing well. Love and Hugs, Nikki x

NanaBeth said...

He is just gorgeous. You must be so proud. Give Bella a big hug for me please!

Shary said...

Freddie is soooo cute, I bet he is lovely to cuddle, all fluffy. Well done Bella, hope she gets some rest now and you too of course.
Gorgeous!! TFS.

Cynde said...

Michelle you said you hoped it brought a smile....I was smileing so hard my cheeks hurt, all the while reading the blog and looking at the pictures. He is sooooo adorable. I love the fuzzy tuft, they all get! Love his name...Fernando.. I know a man with that name and the name he goes by is Sandy...so go figure!
Bella sweet Bella made it thru safely...thank goodness. Such a beautiful baby! Your husband looks so cute holding the babies always. I love how it gives a reference as to there real size. Love how all are waiting at the maternity window to make sure all is well also...it's just too darn cute! There is probably one in the group that would jump right in there and tell her how to do everything the right way too! LOL
Congratulations!!! Thanks for the sweet inspiration! Cynde

debby4000 said...

Congratulations isn't he so cute.

Happy Crafter said...

Congratulations Bella and well done. A big WELCOME to Fernando he is so cute well worth the waiting for :)
Val xxx

Leanne said...

Awwww,congratulations on the birth of Freddie, he looks absolutely gorgeous!! Well done Bella!
My children adore donkeys (they are 4 and 2) and absolutely love looking at your pictures. Will show these when they get in from school/nursery later.
Leanne
xx

tyrymom29 said...

awwwww so cute!!

Heather "Hev" said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww MUM I want one!!

Welcome to the world Fernando :) Giv e Bella a hug for me when she is up to it!!

ink'n'rubba said...

Congratulations! and welcome to Freddie, and gentle hugs for Bella, being sore down there is not nice! I hope you manage to get some rest too. hugs, annie x

Dawny P said...

Awww how adorable is he!!!! Oh Michelle he is just the sweetest lil fella. Hope his mamma is doing ok = sounds like she had a rough ride there, poor girl. But I bet she thinks he's worth it (like we all do!!). Hugs all round xxxx

Ila said...

Oh My!! He is just he Cutest!!! Congratulations!...Hugs, Ila

Kirsten said...

Hooray!! A big welcome to Fernando, he is gorgeous! Huge hugs to Bella. Kirsten.

Bubbles said...

Wow what a little cutie, congratulations on your latest addition!
Joanne x