Monday, December 19, 2005

Our first baby!

Well, it's been a long day, but very exciting. Carmella (a combination of Carl and Melinda) was born between 11:15 and 12:30 today...I was on a conference call, and when it was over went out to check on Minnie and there the baby was, on the ground with all the girls standing over her and nudging her. I took her in the barn and started drying her off, called Kim in the house, and naturally, got the answering machine! When I tried again, he came running and we started drying her off with the hair dryer and doing all the things that the book says to do! She was pretty alert and active and was standing within a few minutes and looking for the "milk machine" within an hour. We had the vet come out and checked her out (since we are so new to this) and he says she looks fine. She weighed 13.10. So we weigh her tomorrow and if she is gaining weight he seems to think everything is ok. The big question was if she was nursing, which she seems to be doing fine (really cute with a milk mustache)! She is the same color as Minnie, even though her father (Bossman) is light fawn. Can't wait for everyone to see her! She is so fluffy! She is really cute!!

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