Saturday, June 26, 2010

SweetPea Babies - PeachFuzz

SweetPea had 2 little doelings but Baby#1 didn't live. SweetPea had been pushing for hours and nothing, so we thought we should put on the gloves and feel around. Then, a bubble started coming, which is good, but the bubble broke, two hooves were sticking out, and we started pulling and trying to get SweetPea to push, took a few minutes to get Baby#1 out. She was a beautiful light gold but she never took a breath. We will never know if that was due to our interference, inexperience, or she died a few hours beforehand.


Baby#2, PeachFuzz, came fast once the bubble appeared and she is just fine. Thank you Lord for several reasons but most importantly that SweetPea has a baby to mother.

Last year, when SweetPea had a C-section, she also had two little doelings but the first one that the Vet pulled out was light gold, she took a couple of breaths and then turned blue and died. The second one, black Gabbi, was just fine. When SweetPea woke up from the drugs, she didn't recognize Gabbi as being her daughter, so we had to bottle raise Gabbi.

For a few months, I've been thinking if SweetPea had a little girl it would be cute to name her SweetTea but now I don't know, seems like a mouthful to go from SweetPea to SweetTea, I'd be so tongue tied. PeachFuzz?
MoonFire "Pappy" is the BabyDaddy
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our birthing season ended with -
4 bucklings = Grits, Clarence, Beaufort, and Bordeaux
7 doelings = Pixie, Chamonix, Lucy, B'Udder, Pie, PeachFuzz, and one deceased
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"our bedroom is being used for a nursery, and we're out camping on shelves again, somebody call Social Services"
Chamonix and Pixie

13 comments:

Sandy said...

oh, sorry to hear about baby #1...as for naming baby #2 sweet tea...go for it...you need some sweet tea to go with all of those apples (appal) =o)

陳芳 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................

IsobelleGoLightly said...

So sorry about Sweet Pea's first doe. Doe #2 is precious! I love the photo of Sweet Pea with her eyes closed while snuffling her baby!

Louise said...

I'm so sorry that Sweet Pea lost her first little doe. Doe#2 is just beautiful, a real Golden Girl. There you go, name her after one of the Girls.

Flartus said...

Oh, I'm so thankful Sweet Pea is ok! So sad about Goldie's sister...but now we get to see Sweet Pea being a loving mom. Goldie's a lucky little girl.

Mahala said...

So glad that Sweet Pea gets to be a mother after carrying those babies for so long. She and baby look very happy. Quite a productive season you've had!

Dot said...

So happy Sweet Pea & her baby are OK. All of the babies are darling & hope the Mamas & you & Mike can get some rest today! Congratulations to all.
Dot

Mom L said...

I think the Goddess of Goats thought SweetPea would do best with one child to love and raise, since she was too young to understand it all last year. Your babies are all so gorgeous - such beautiful colors.

Nancy in Iowa

Foothills Poultry said...

SweetPea looks so happy to have the little one. Sorry she lost the first.

~~Matt~~

Wrensong Farm said...

How sad :( I'm glad that SweetPea has one baby to keep her happy though, and she is a beauty!

Snappy Di said...

Wonderful that you were there to assist or she may have lost both.

DI

Tina said...

Sorry to hear about Baby #1, so sad, made me cry. I would be no good for things like that....glad that mom and Baby # 2 are doing well. The pictures are priceless. She is so cute, and Sweet Pea will be a great mom. Love the other two on the shelves, too funny.

goatgirl said...

I am so sorry about the first baby. I know that is heartbreaking but your assistance probably didn't have anything to do with it and by helping her you were able to save the second one. It sounds like labor wasn't progressing and the baby died before it could get out.
Lucky to have all those does born. I need a red one in my herd. Too bad you are so far away.