Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Me and My Space - Postponed due to a VERY long Birth!!

Sorry -
Sorry I am so late today, and Sorry that today's planned (in my head) post for Me and My Space just didn't get done - you see I spent ALL night Monday night in the goat pen. Yep... all night. Paintbrush went into labor about 10PM... was in labor all night.... she was having big trouble. As soon as the Vet was open they came out, and found the problem. The first baby was breech and stuck. VERY Stuck. So Stuck we thought that Paint was going to have to have a C-section. But after one more try... and "knowing" that after that long that baby was probably not alive... we got the baby out. BUT IT WAS ALIVE!!! And the next two were healthy as well! Yes... we had three babies! Well.. Paintbrush had three babies, but I felt like I had them too!! Long night..... Then a long day -

After the vet tech left... I realized that Paint was not letting them eat! So I tried and tried to "help" them... but couldn't all alone. Can't hold Mom and help babies... so I made a bottle and tried that... nope they didn't want that - they wanted MOM!

So Hubby came home early - and at 5pm we were finally getting the babies to eat! Success!! All three got a good healthy meal! And now that the pressure is off of Mom, she is letting them eat freely. Whew....

But me and my brain... we were mush. Couldn't function. And my adorable sweet Hubby... he even let me sleep late this morning... Not that I should have as I now have to fit two days of things on my list done today :0)

Ok... I tried to get a few photos - two of them were ready and adorable. But that first little one, well... he is looking better this morning and I'll get shots for Animal Crackers of him. But how about some smiles for the other two. Hubby says these are some of the prettiest kids our goats have had...

So there were two boys.. and one girl....
Here is the girl!
She is a stunning red little girl.... we named her Scarlet :0)
And the little boy.....
Yes... I named him Rhett :0) He is super friendly and very confident!
And their tiny little brother... Well I had to name him Ashley - I so kept hoping that there was a fourth .. another girl... oh well... the three make a great Gone with the Wind package! Sorry they are still a mess in the photos.. born in the dirt -

I'll have more and better photos for Animal Crackers on Saturday - and sorry that we all missed Me and My Space this week. But common... it was worth it wasn't it?

Hugs and-

17 comments:

Donna said...

Oh yeah...it was worth it. They are just too darn cute. Between the donkeys, goats and dogs, I am not sure who is cuter. I love them all!!! Thank you for posting pictures.

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE Congrats!!!! They are very adorable!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more baby pics on Saturday!!!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

Karen McAlpine said...

So glad everything came out well! Cute little babies!

NanaBeth said...

Absolutely and they are real lookers for sure!Congratulations.hope you can get some rest now!

Jo said...

Oh what a bonus Michelle, Animal Crackers on a Wednesday too!!! So glad they are all fine and they are so cute. Take care and get some sleep you deserve it. Hugs Jo x

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh Michelle... this was so worth waiting for, huh? Thhey are adorable... just so cute, cute, cute and I can't wait for Saturday!

Linda w said...

They are adorable Michelle. I am so glad that everything worked it.

stamping on...

Kirsten Alicia said...

Never a dull moment for you, is there??!! :) The babies are VERY cute & I'm so glad the birth went well in the end. Hope you get a good night's sleep tonight.

Dee in N.H. said...

Awwww! How sweet! Glad paintbrush decided she would let them eat! The are adorable! Can't wait to see little Ashley!

Helen said...

We don't mind watching some more cute baby goats in between instead of your space. Glad that in the end everything worked out great and looking forward to Animal crackers on Saturday. Hugs!

LORRAINEB said...

That had to be very frightening. I am SO GLAD this had a happy ending. They are all so beautiful!

Carol Dee said...

Poor Mamma goat. What a long hard labor, so happy to hear that all three are doing well. I am looking forward to seeing the all on Animal Crakers. hugs...

Sheri said...

Congratulations Mom! They are darling!

Rufus said...

Congrats to both Mama's! Paintbrush will share that title with you, won't she? Can't wait till Sat. pictures!!
R/

Lucy said...

definitely worth it! they are adorable :)

Anne said...

Congrats on the new additions to your critter family! I'd say that it was definitely worth missing your 'me and my space' post for the pix of the little darlings! Hopefully Paintbrush is doing well after such a traumatic birthing experience!

smd46 said...

How rare is having triplets? Wow!@!!Poor poor paintbrush, she must be so sore. Love to all. Congrats!