Monday, March 9, 2009

Ma Belle

I know I haven't posted in a week - Lots to tell but right now we're busy with this little girl.

Belle went into labor yesterday. Jay delivered her first this morning, unfortunately breech and still born. He got her to the Vet. who was able to save one of the two remaining kids. Belle's a bit traumatised, as you would think. Now it's just a matter of getting baby to nurse or we'll be bottle feeding. Come on kid!

21 comments:

Cheryl said...

"Come on Kid" I like that. It's really something that only one of the kids survived out of the litters. Do you call them litters? This baby is as cute as can be. I hope Belle is up to being a mother. It's a hard job, trust me, I know :)

~K~ said...

So cute. My Grandparents had twins every year...I loved going to the farm in anticipation waiting to see when they would be born...

CRUSTYBEEF said...

Mazel TOV DAddies! ANy ideas on names? Congrats Belle!! Hang in there..:)

XOXOXO

Kathy said...

Oh she's so sweet!
How often do goats have triplets? I thought they were pretty much singular birthers.
I'm sorry about the other two -- so hard on you and Jay.

happyone said...

Ah, just too cute for words. :-)

Smocha said...

I don't mean to be a downer, but man, being a farmer is so sad. Did the vet tell you why the mortality rate for baby goats was so high?
Was it the twin factor?

On the other side of the coin...woooo! your life sure is exciting compared to mine :)

I wish I was somewhere else right now, seeing newborn babies.

Luv me

Ace C said...

It's about time you came back. Seems so cool. Good stuff. Glad to see you are back.

meno said...

I was just wondering what was up with you and the livestock. How cute is that baby??!!

She looks just like you!

:)

Golden To Silver Val said...

omg....too cute for words! I'm sure a name will come to you when you start seeing her little personality come out. In the meantime, congratulations Grandpas!!

Mo said...

Come on Kid!!!!

I am glad Belle is doing well. Congratulations to you and Jay.

When you get a chance, come on over to my place and get your lovins.

Jay said...

Congrats! Were you handing out cigars?

That little baby is soooo cute.

Mama Llama said...

What fun, Brad! Congratulations to you both! We're all pulling for The Kid...should call her Billie...

Be well.

Gin said...

Answer from your post on my blog...

If you get a barn, you can sell animals. A house doesn't really do anything yet. It's supposed to sometime in the future tho. I'd buy a farm, a woodshed (then you can sell trees if you want) and then you need a chicken coop too. You can sell chickens then. They have a lot of new houses now.

I'm so excited for you...your baby is adorable. Have you named her yet? Just be really gentle, keep her warm and well fed and she should be fine. I know you're going to be nervous tho...they're so tiny!! :)

Summer said...

OMG. She's beautiful. Such a sweet baby face. How is everyone tonight?

Leann said...

It's good to see you back Brad. The baby is too cute for words. And So Tiny! I'm really glad to hear that the vet was able to save one, but it's sad about the other two also.

Hang in there and enjoy the new baby!

Dear Liza said...

Love these pics...you and Jay are the best.

:)

Boxer said...

Want.

So small and adorable and innocent.

How are they doing? Names?

and, I'm sorry about the one you lost. I hope everyone is doing well.

fiwa said...

Awww! How cute! Congratulations Belle - a fine job for your first time out. Have fun with the little munchkin!

Scarlet said...

Belle is adorable...and a trooper!

Enjoy her!

Grit said...

wow! along with sad news comes lovely news too! may baby belle thrive!

desert dirt diva said...

sorry i'm late to post but congrats on the new baby, and sorry to hear you lost the twin.....