June 28, 2010
Welcome to the World Little Peanut!
It's an exciting day here at the farm!! The first alpaca baby of the year was finally born. Our beautiful yet stubborn Lil took 371 days to present us with this wee one. That's a really, really long time. She was actually due back on June 2nd so that will give you an idea of how late she actually was.
We've had a few births here on the farm, but those mommas have always hid far, far away when it became time to deliver and I've missed them. I would leave the barn, come back later and poof! magic baby appearance.
Today was our lucky day. Lil decided to deliver right in front of us. Yippee!
After a brief trip to the library and post office we came home to find Lil in labor. It didn't take long for a little nose to appear. That little nose was wiggling and you could see it breathing. Soooo cute!
Not exactly the way you want those little babies to show up though. The front legs should really have been there too.
We gave her a few more minutes, but soon realized she was going to need just a little bit of help. Jim lubed up and in he went. Um, ewww. I was a good girl and didn't get a bit squeamish while he found the legs kind of folded up by the head. He wiggled them out and not long after out popped baby.
Kind of gooey, but such a cute little thing!
We dried him off and soon enough he figured out how to sit up and then stand.
He doesn't have a name yet, but in the meantime he's just little peanut.
Here's a little video I uploaded that shows him learning to walk.
Posted by Stephani at 6/28/2010 08:21:00 PM