Well......today she was acting almost normal, just panting some and pawing at the ground. But now (11pm) she's obviously inching closer. Panting, up & down, stretching, yawning, making little grunty noises. Her poops and back-end-body-structure have changed. Went to check on her a few minutes ago, and she just stood there at the fence, wanting me to scratch her head. Aww
I sure hope she goes tonight...I don't want to miss it, but I gotta sleep! Not sure if I should catch a quick nap, or continue nesting on her behalf....just made muffins for my kids, who all want to be woken up for the big event, and will undoubtedly need a snack, lol.
We have had sheep for two years. Our first lambing was a tradegy we had no idea the ewe was pregnant. So after she had her lamb in early january we asumed our other ewe was pregnant. So we thought she was at the same stage as the first ewe...WRONG! Mammy made us wait three months. The vet even said she would have her lamb the next day. Nope she decided to lamb a huge ewe lamb two weeks ago. Lily is everything on our farm and my 4h lamb. See how they drive you crazy This was her yesterday. It was her first day outside and she met dad, the chickens, and the ducks.
Triplets Two boys and a girl, unless their newborn-wrinkled-ness tricked me. Mama did great, once she got serious, the whole thing went from grunting-and-goo to finished in a couple hours. !! I did help a little bit with the first one - he was BIG! and she was having a hard time.
Then another big boy, then a little surprise girl came squirting out. I'll weigh them if I think of it tonight. Seems she was bred to an alpine, since they all look just like her. Maybe slightly different markings.
Clem was so mellow, she didn't even mind that all seven of us were in the barn with her (me, DH, five kids). So exciting! Now we get to field questions like "Mom, do people have udders?" and "Ewww! Why is she licking the baby's bottom?" LOL!
So glad we got to watch the whole thing, and that she had them in the middle of the day. Now I can sleep