Waiting for first lambs: worse than being pregnant?

faegood

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We have movement! Lucy, whose calculated dates run from today through Sunday, had the same swollen but still folded vulva yesterday that she’s had for the last couple weeks. We got caught in the barn in a thunderstorm, and Lucy spent the whole time gently rocking and picking up her feet. She looks - thoughtful, maybe?

Today, all vulva folds are GONE! One smooth swollen expanse- even her butt wrinkles (good band name) are gone. She’s a fat tailed sheep and HATES having her tail lifted, so no photos. Nipples are bigger, much firmer, and udder is filling.

We are TOTALLY going to have lambs.
 

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We have movement! Lucy, whose calculated dates run from today through Sunday, had the same swollen but still folded vulva yesterday that she’s had for the last couple weeks. We got caught in the barn in a thunderstorm, and Lucy spent the whole time gently rocking and picking up her feet. She looks - thoughtful, maybe?

Today, all vulva folds are GONE! One smooth swollen expanse- even her butt wrinkles (good band name) are gone. She’s a fat tailed sheep and HATES having her tail lifted, so no photos. Nipples are bigger, much firmer, and udder is filling.

We are TOTALLY going to have lambs.
It’s HAPPENING! :) Keep us updated! Fingers crossed for easy birth.
 

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Wait 'til the udder looks like a balloon, the teats pointed, and the ewe waddling like a duck....than you're there .

I think I looked a lot more than thoughtful when labour hit......more like horrified. But relax, generally ewes cope remarkably well and are able to do the whole thing without any help.

Try to see as much of the birth(s) as you can, then you will know what new lamb life looks like.....but YouTube is great fro getting a good idea.

Good Luck.
 
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