I jumped into my boots and hurried to the field. I found a little fawn boy in the sternal position already. He was shivering so ran to the barn to get some towels to dry him off a bit and warm him up. What a cute little guy and I was so thrilled. A healthy baby with no fuss and need of assistance being born! I waited until Naomi passed her placenta which only took her about 15 minutes after I arrived home, then picked up her little boy and she followed me back to the barn where I could work on drying him up. It was a cold fall day here in Oregon and the hardest part of the little guy's birth was warming him up. But three jackets later and a hot water bottle next to him under a towel as he napped, he finally stopped shivering. He figured out nursing quickly and has nice straight legs and very bright eyed as he looks about. What a sweet boy. Naomi and Olivier did a great job. Now the hard part is to figure out a good name for our newest addition.
I will be up a couple of times during the night I'm sure. I always do even with no issues. The over-protective worrier in me needs to put my eyeballs on these new babies every couple of hours or more if there seems to be an issue. I won't fully stop worrying for a day or two until I see all the normal things going on and know that mom and baby are fully bonded and can find each other easily. But there still feels like a big weight has been lifted to know that the pot finally boiled and I'm done with cria watch until next year.
|It's A Boy! Naomi and Olivier's baby is born.|