I finally did it! I kidded on Tuesday. After a looooonnnnggg gestation of 155 days and a looonnnnngggg labor of 6 hours, I had two healthy babies - a buck and a doe. Both are large kids since I like to keep them in me until the last possible moment. This made labor pretty hard and not much fun for me or the farmer. The buck who was out first was the bigger of the two. He was slow to get into the birth canal because one of his front legs was back and the other was tucked into his cheek. This made a pretty hugemungous blob to try to pass out the ol' pooter. Luckily the buck made so much room by the time he finally came out that the doe shot out before I even had a chance to lay down. The farmer is bottle feeding both kids and they are doing great!
The buck "Prince Charming" is on the left. The doe "Cinderella" is on the right.
Here is a close-up of Cinderella. Notice her lovely white slippers on her front feet.
I will be having babies this week. Gestation day 150 is April 10th. I traditionally have had my babies between day 150 and 156. The farmer is hoping Ruby and I will both kid on Saturday (she has all sorts of funny hopes -- silly farmer!). I am already pretty uncomfortable and have started whining to whomever walks by about my swollen ankles and weird food cravings and aching back. I'll keep y'all posted about the baby progress!