Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Sunday, August 18, 2013 9:58 AM
Last night at 11:20 PM, Candy became a first freshener and pushed this beautiful little doeling into the world. Twenty minutes later, she was latched on tight to her mom's teat. Way to go little one!
Candy had a relatively short and light labor,about 2-1/2 hours from plug loss to birth with only about 20 minutes of hard labor and pushing. The birth itself was a little difficult and Candy is a bit swollen and irritated this morning. But that will right itself in a few days time. I'm happy to report that both are doing just fine. Happy and healthy.
Which calls for a family portrait - Baby, Mom, and Grandma!
Now I just need to figure out a name for her. She's a beautiful chocolate brown with frosting on her ears and nose, a white tip on her tail, and one little white spot on her side. I have one name in mind, but I'm still thinking about others before I decide. Don't want to jinx it by changing her name after the fact. That's supposedly bad luck.
For now, I'm just happy that the first birth is out of the way. Three more to go!