Da na nana na na DA!!!
First up, we have Lilly.
Lilly, due June 22nd, is receiving the "Totally Hiding It" award. This picture, taken March 2nd, shows a tiny belly, which is pretty much what Lilly is showing today.
No folks, she's not letting on any secrets here! However, her udder is enlarging, and there are other signs, so Lilly is definitely with child. She just doesn't want to brag about it!
Next up, Minerva!
Back in March, we could see it, but it wasn't too obvious. But now:
Hello babies!!! Sometimes it looks like they're standing up in there, I swear. But that's not the most exciting part, folks. The most exciting part is this:
|Try and look past the hair|
Hello udder development!!! She has a month to go, and her udder is very large already, especially for a first freshner! I have high hopes that she will be an ace milker, but only time will tell.
For her good work on the baby front, we give Minerva the "Ace Baby Maker" award AND the "Ace Udder Maker" award! Congratulations, Minerva!
Next up, in the "Is She, or Isn't She?" category is Cleo!
If you remember, Cleo seemed to have a miscarriage back in mid-March. However, she's seeming to pop all of a sudden, and her udder seems to be developing.
|Little round belly|
And now to bring it down a little. In the category of "Pbbbbbbllllttt", we have Dulcinea.
Dulcinea looked pregnant. Dulcinea's udder seemed to be developing. Dulcinea's "plug" seemed to fall out. But with Dulcinea due in 2 weeks, I can clearly state she is not pregnant. Shame, shame. About 3 weeks ago, Dulci's shape changed; she thinned out, her teats shrank. She gives all signs of not being pregnant at this point, and that's what I think is going on. I don't know what happened, but there doesn't seem to be a Dulci baby coming any time soon. So for that, Dulci gets the "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire" Award. I'd also like to give her a secondary award, "What the Hell is Up with Your Color?", because she's supposed to be a BLACK goat, and her color is completely crap lately (I think the flash washed her out a little bit here, though. She's not THAT bad. But she's not THAT good, either). Yes, I sneak in minerals in her feed. Yes, I forced copper down her throat. Still she's browning out. That girl is going to drive me to drink, yes she is.
Next up, we have the "Would you Please Just Pop Already?" category. In it is SaraCat:
SarahCat has a whole bundle o' babies in there, but she's not wanting them to come out. Ever.
Ok, I lie. We have no idea when the babies were made, so we have no idea when she's due. We're thinking soon. We're getting impatient. We want kittens!!! (ahem) SarahCat is therefore presented the "Get On With It" award. I can only hope it will be soon.
And last, but definitely not least, we have the "Alternative Birth" award to give to Louise!
Louise is technically not the mama of her baby. In fact, she hatched an egg that I found in my pocket and gave to her, only because I felt bad that she was broody in an empty nest. Louise stuck with it, and hatched this little black baby out of a green egg. Interesting genetics going on there.
Louise is an EXCELLENT mother, and is very attentive to her child. Congratulations, Louise!
And that's it for today, folks! Tune in next time to see what develops!