Saturday, July 05, 2008
It's a Girl!
After going into labor at 2AM because of all the crazy neighbors fireworks a baby girl was born at 8:05AM this morning. EXCEPT... it wasn't BossyToes! BossyToes is still pregnant so the contest is still on. The new doeling was born to Bridie. She wasn't due until next week but was stressed out last night and I noticed her bag was getting huge right before my eyes. I went out at midnight and saw her ligaments were gone and she was in early stage of labor. I come in shower, put on my pj's (cause we all know I am in pj's with a wet head whenever anything is born around here) and grab the birthing bag, a book, diet lime Pepsi and a lantern. I spent the night reading to Bridie though I don't think she liked my book. She didn't want me touching her at all for most of the night. When it started getting daylight and her contractions starting getting closer and stronger she changed her mind. In fact she suddenly decided she wanted to be a lap goat! She tried her best to sit in my lap and put her head on my shoulder. I tried to take a picture but with a goat in my lap its hard to hold the camera just right.
After a short time of hard labor of which Bridie did really well for her first timeWe had a 6lb 11oz baby girl! Mom and baby are doing fine. After a short rest they both were up standing. Mom had some molasses water and grain while baby nursed. Now they are both sleeping. Thats where I am headed. First a shower then a nap.