Thursday, April 01, 2010

One HUGE baby!

Well, it turns out that instead of having twins at 6lbs each, Brida decided to go for a mega baby at 10.5 lbs!

I knew she was in labour last night and this morning at 4:30 when I got up, her water bag was hanging out. After an hour and a half and no lamb, my dad came out and helped me and we pulled him out. One leg was back but even when I got both of those in place, his head was enormous. My dad had to push back on the perineum while I pulled on the legs. In the end, I was pulling for all I was worth and even when his head was out, it was still work to get the shoulders out. But he was full of spunk and squirming around as soon as he was born. you can see that Zeus was right into his job, too.

We helped dry him off, trimmed his cord and weighed him. And of course, brought him in the house to show everyone.

I think my Dad rather enjoyed being a part of the whole process.

So, now when will Draga deliver?!


Laura said...

exciting! said...

wow such great pictures! the one of dad holding the lamb is frame-worthy. I loved the vid, too. the way Zeus is right in there all protectively is so cute.

Sarahstottle said...

Wow, I can't believe you had to pull with all your might! What would have happened if there was no one to help her? He's so cute! I loved the video

sheila said...

Andrea, I want to get chickens. Can you give me some tips? Types, how to do the hut, etc? Oh, and how much labour are they? My dh is not really into this, he thinks they will be noisy and too much work. Is he right?

sheila said...

Hey, thanks for the comments. I relayed them to dh, who is almost going along with it all, which, I have to confess, worries me. Does he know something I don't? Will I, the constant fickle-hearted, regret getting chickens?

Oh, and don't know if you read the other comments, but my friend in Ontario is now egging me on!