Saturday, March 2, 2013

It's Happening!

Francis in is labor. She is oozing signs of discharge, having contractions. I have two friends coming over, and hopefully (fingers crossed) Yeshiva driving up in her pickup from Common Sense. I am ready, but nervous. This is Francie's first pregnancy, things could go wrong. She is small, the buck was larger, the chances of it going well are 50/50. But I have friends on the way, an expert on hand, and I am lighting a candle now. Save a prayer if you got any. There are goatlings on the horizon!

21 Comments:

Blogger Kris said...

I am sendng good healthy baby goat wishes your way!! I hope she has an easy labor and healthy happy kids. Don't worry too much though. More times than not, they are able to do it all theirselves. I did have to pull my first fresheners first kid out last Sat. Good thing I was there to help. The 2nd kid, a doeling, just slid right on out a few minutes later. She did good. I'm sure Francis will too. Can't wait to see baby pics soon!

March 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I am sendng good healthy baby goat wishes your way!! I hope she has an easy labor and healthy happy kids. Don't worry too much though. More times than not, they are able to do it all theirselves. I did have to pull my first fresheners first kid out last Sat. Good thing I was there to help. The 2nd kid, a doeling, just slid right on out a few minutes later. She did good. I'm sure Francis will too. Can't wait to see baby pics soon!

March 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Elaine Parker said...

Good luck!
May I suggest "Maddie" (short for Madness; ie March Maddness) as the kid's name?

March 2, 2013 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger aerogramme said...

can't wait for the cute pictures

March 2, 2013 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger goatgirl said...

It will be fine.....the odds of that are way better than 50/50. Most goats have their kids without any help.

March 2, 2013 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger barbsbirds13 said...

Bless Ms. Francis, may all go well. Saying prayers for her, you, the crew. Fortitude for what may be a long night. Go, Jenna!

March 2, 2013 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger J.D. Collins said...

Prayers rising for Mom, kid(s), and everyone involved in the delivery. May the babe find the straw warm, the milk tender, and the hay sweet.

March 2, 2013 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Prayers being said for you all. May the new mamacita have an easy delivery.

March 3, 2013 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Peacemom said...

Wishing good farm mojo coming your way, Jenna! I'm sure the babes will be adorable, and hoping Francis fairs well. As a mother, I wish an easy delivery because the other kind aren't any fun for anyone! Can't wait to see some pictures. ~Vonnie

March 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Best wishes to you both!

March 3, 2013 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger kwdiving said...

Our best wishes to you and Frances for a safe and speedy delivery.

March 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger dazy.mae said...

Awesome. You have a busy day ahead. Post a pic when you can. Babies are adorable no matter what. I look forward to reading about the birth experience later. I will blow warm thoughts your way. I'm glad you have help on the way. A few heads put together are usually better than one. Either way enjoy this "first" moment for you and Francis.

March 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM  
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March 3, 2013 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!! I just lit 2 candles in case it's twins. Good luck & keep us updated.

March 3, 2013 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

I sure hope all went well yesterday

March 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

Waiting for photos. Our Boer meat goats usually have no problems. Noticed a cow away from the herd and now she is lying down. Calf on the way?
From the Phony Farm.

March 3, 2013 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

Good luck, Jenn ~ keep us informed. I'm lighting 2 candles in case it's twins.

March 3, 2013 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Pamela AKA Aurora said...

Lit a candle on Brigit's altar for you, mama and the kids. She's a great patroness of livestock. Fingers crossed.

March 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

this is Brigit's farm, too. Thank you for putting in the good word.

March 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Brenda London said...

my friends with cows now breed their holstein heifers to Jersey bulls for the first calves, just so that they will have fewer issues with size. This is fairly new as I remember vividly the problems some first time heifers had when calving (holstein heifers to holstein bulls, both very big), one large bull calf even had to be pulled out with a tractor. the mom lived, calf died and boy that was stressful for all, heifer and farm folks alike. So, I am wondering if goat breeding now encourages breeding using smaller breed bucks for first time moms? (especially considering goats usually have twins and triplets?) I have no experience in breeding goats so I am just wondering. Good luck . I have helped pull out many a calf back in the day of big first time births, stressful but usually a good outcome all around, even with twin holstein births.

March 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger From the Country Farm said...

Congrats to you! I just had kids born last night! twin bucklings! Exciting times!

March 3, 2013 at 3:02 PM  

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