Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Star is Born

She finally did it. After 361 days of pregnancy, Edna Mae broke the rules and delivered her cria at 8:45 this evening. In honor of the late hour, we have named her Eve. HER!!! Yes, a girl!

I was watching Steven Colbert and falling asleep, when I decided to go take one last round of the pastures and then go to bed. As soon as I saw Edna, I knew she was in trouble. The head was out and the cria was trying to clear her airways. Both feet were out, but one leg was wrapped over the head. So in I went. I had to break the water, which sprayed all over me and my feet. Straitened out the leg, and then started to pull. It took awhile, but Eve seems healthy and robust, and is now nursing. Yayyyyyyyyyyyy, she really was pregnant. Baby weighs about 16 pounds.


5 comments:

  1. Oh...I am so happy for Edna Mae (and you) that this is over. Eve is dark in color AND born at night, so you have chosen the perfect name for her. Is that the usual weight for a cria born after this many days of a pregnancy?

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  2. Lucky for Edna Mae that your esp was working and you chose to go check instead just go to bed!!!! How cute is Eve?!?!? Perfect name!!

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  3. wow, wow, wow! eve is precious! good thing you checked on edna mae one more time before bed...☺...congratulations!

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  4. isn't that instinct the Good Lord gave us wonderful? Good thing for Edna Mae your's was up and running last nite. What a Woman you are doing all the mid-wifey chores Congratulations to all, can't wait to see pictures

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