Monday, August 8, 2011

We have a new baby!

Leave it to Lacey to want to have her baby in the middle of the day! Yep... a few minutes before noon Hubby came in telling me to grab my shoes and camera that Lacey was in labor. By 12:15 baby Gabrielle was standing!

Now I have really struggled whether or not show "birthing photos", I have had request. And finally decided that they really are a miracle.  So I decided to go for it. If you would rather not see them, then just enjoy this top photo... and then I'll show more on Saturday all fluffy and cute.


Lacey does really well. And is a super Mom. Seriously from start to baby standing was about 15 minutes!


 We don't "help" unless there is danger. But we don't like it when they insist on giving birth in a not so clean place. Here Hubby is making sure that her nose is up and not shoved into the "dirt".
Sack has broke and now we are making sure that the baby is breathing on her own.. yep... and kicking too! She is ready to get going!
Now Hubby is making sure that the cord has broke clean, and all is well.... this is also where he peeked to see if we had a boy or girl :0)
Now Mom and baby are bonding. Then we get in there and bond :0)
And on her own standing just under 15 minutes... by 20-30 minutes she was having her first meal :0)
 Stunning little girl - Long super model legs - and love them long ears too! Saturday I'll show off more photos! Hope you enjoyed :0) It really is a miracle and blessing to be there during such an amazing thing!

HUGS and-

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing ALL of the photos...It truly is a miracle, and I'm glad I got a chance to "participate". The picture of mom and baby was precious!

NanaBeth said...

WTG Lacie-what a pro!I loved all the pictures-it is such a reaffirmation of life.Your new little girl has some super model qualities going on-is that why you named her Garielle?She is going to be gorgeous!

LORRAINEB said...

Congratulations. I am so glad mom and baby are doing well. THANK YOU for posting the birthing photos. Not gross at all. It's really beautiful and for me, a privilege to see. I don't have a donkey and where I live, not likely I will. So, you my dear, are the next best thing to having one of my own. Gabrielle is gorgeous. The things your husband did.....mine would have passed out - lol. He couldn't even watch. I once had a cat deliver her kittens in my bed. Brand new mattress by the way but thanks to towels, the bed was fine. She was laying down between us and I was rubbing her tummy. Felt alot of activity and I said, I think she's going to have the kittens tonight. No sooner did I say that and she meowed and out came a baby. When I tell you my husband ran down 13 steps in seconds to get away from that, I'm not kidding. I don't think I've ever seen him move that fast. I loved it. I still have one of the kittens, Daisy, and she's a healthy 17 years old. My cats were here because the woman who lived behind me never took care of them. No spaying or neutering, no medical attention, no living indoors. She put one bowl of food out for 20 to 25 cats! We couldn't stand it so we fed them, we let some live indoors, and the others had my garage which was set up like a hotel for cats. We lived on a dead end street, no traffic, and they didn't wander away. I just couldn't have all those cats living in my house since I already had pets. We spent a fortune because of that lady but it was worth every penny. At one time I had 2 sisters delivery 5 kittens each and they were in my bedroom closet. It was the best! The hard part was having to part with them. Eventually we were able to have them all spayed and neutered so we didn't have any more kittens. Some people should not have pets.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

congrats! enjoy her!

Di said...

Great photos....we have had a number of baby donkeys born at our house....and have never had the good fortune of being able to see one born! Thanks for sharing your photos! Gabrielle is beautiful! Can't wait to see more photos of her on Saturday!

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous Michelle, such a beautiful thing to happen, and they dont seem to mind do they,no screaming out "dear God" or anything, they just get on with business....amazing..thanks for the photos really enjoyed them...look forward to Saturday.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Rufus said...

Thanks for the pic's! Gabrielle is gonna be gorgeous...Lacey is a pro isn't she!
R/

Redlady said...

Thanks for showing us all the photos of your beautiful new baby Gabrielle.
The miracle of life is amazing isn't it and so glad you let us be a part of it?
God bless your new little one and God bless you and your hubby for allowing us to share with you.
Hilda

Vicky said...

Thank You for sharing your beautiful pictures. I am glad you did the miracle of life is a wonderful thing to see.
Congratulations on your new arrival. Gabrielle, is soo cute, love those ears.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing event. The miracle of birth is so humbling. Looking forward to Saturday and some more pictures. I check out your blog every day but really look forward to Saturdays and your sharing all your beautiful furry children. Ann Lind

okienurse said...

Awesome baby girl! Loved seeing her born! You rock Michelle!

Marie said...

Congrats to the new little sweetie. Wonderful to be able to take part in the birth as not many people have the chance to do that IRL.
Love n hugs
Marie

Janna Werner said...

wow this is so impressive and lovely! Thanks so much for sharing, Michelle! Janna

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing them Michelle. Gabrielle is beautiful, can't get over the length of those ears & legs!!

vilini said...

most beautiful baby

Helen said...

Thanks for sharing; it was really great to see the birth. Good luck with your new cute baby girl.

Heidi Brawley said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW those pics are great!! Thanks for sharing with us!! What a cutie yall have there!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

Linda w said...

Wow! The first thing I saw were those ears. She is such a gorgeous girl. Thank you for sharing all of the pics with everyone. My grand kids enjoy seeing all of your family.

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TA Carbone said...

just beautiful. amazing how mother nature takes place

Hugs
TA