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Happy Mother’s Day Little Miss Nanna !!!


My husband went to the stable at 7 pm last evening just to check on all the goats and lo and behold, Nanna had become a mother. He ran to the house to alert me. My heart was pounding with excitement!  Wow, there was a new baby in our stable!! The tiny baby was clean and dry and up on it’s tiny hooves. We were not able to witness this birth or the labor. Nanna kept this , pretty much under wraps. She wanted to deliver in her own way with privacy and she was successful. We estimate the time of birth between 6 and 6:30 pm last evening. The little baby was dry and clean and so was the birthing area. Nanna had cleaned everything up.

I have to say it was so strange to look at my Little Miss Nanna and realized that an event had changed her, and had changed her forever. She was no longer the silly little girl who bounced about the stable and teased me when it was time to get back into her box. On our morning feed, I kissed her tummy as usual and said “hej little baby”. I rubbed her sides and her tummy as she munched away on her breakfast. She was hungry and had seconds. I didn’t object, after all she was eating for at least two. I was happy to fill her tray up with more grain.

Oh the sight of my Little Miss Nanna with her own new baby, brought tears to my eyes. The beauty of the baby, watching my silly girl now a mother, hearing all her chit-chat with her baby , I saw her in all her glory. This never gets old and each birth is a brand new experience.

OMG my Boston born mother made this for us when I was growing up! Yummy

Little Miss Nanna and her new baby !!!

Imagine, after just one hour and this baby is standing on tiny yet strong legs. What a cutie!!

Imagine, after just one hour and this baby is standing on tiny yet strong legs. What a cutie!!

Little Miss Nanna seems to be as amazed at the sight of her new baby as we are

Little Miss Nanna seems to be as amazed at the sight of her new baby as we are !

Baby looks lovingly at mommy!

Baby looks lovingly at mommy!

Little Miss Nanna seems really happy

Little Miss Nanna seems really happy

These little babies need to be born with a GPS or a tiny map to the MILK !

These little babies need to be born with a GPS or a tiny map to the MILK !

Little Miss Nanna is really a mountain goat and loves to climb and be up high. I wondered how she would manage being a low-lander like the other goats. She has given up her high shelf but still enjoys the ledge.

Little Miss Nanna is really a mountain goat and loves to climb and be up high. I wondered how she would manage being a low-lander like the other goats. She has given up her high shelf but still enjoys the ledge.
Just look at that strong little neck holding up that cute head. Wow!

Just look at that strong little neck holding up that cute head. Wow!

Such a good mommy

Such a good mommy

Here is the newest addition to our Gullringstorp herd

Here is the newest addition to our Gullringstorp herd

WE were alsways so happy that Little Miss Nanna had a really nice size box. All of  sudden with that tiny new baby, her box seemed enormous! I made a little nest for her and her baby.

We were always so happy that Little Miss Nanna had a really nice size box. All of sudden with that tiny new baby in it, her box seemed enormous! I made a little nest for her and her baby.

This is a new experience for Little Miss Nanna; to lay on the floor of her box. Glad she can do it!

This is a new experience for Little Miss Nanna; to lay on the floor of her box. Glad she can do it!

Little Miss Nanna is a very attentive new mother. She talks to her baby constantly and cleans and nibbles her baby continuously

Little Miss Nanna is a very attentive new mother. She talks to her baby constantly and cleans and nibbles her baby continuously

Here was our attempt at a nest for this new family

Here was our attempt at a nest for this new family

Little Miss Nanna attending to her baby

Little Miss Nanna attending to her baby

It was difficult to leave and head back to the house. I was so full of emotions that I could have stayed there watch this new family all night. My husband was touched also by this beautiful scene. We were both so very proud of Little Miss Nanna. She was going to be such a good mother.

Just as we almost came to the front door, we saw we had  visitor:

Our neighbor's cats always seem to like to visit. This little one has been in our stable and on the front doorstep when we open the front door and now here she sits. She looks like she was just waiting for us to come home. I wish she was ours.

Our neighbor’s cats always seem to like to visit. This little one has been in our stable and on the front doorstep when we open the front door and now here she sits.                                                                                 She looks like she was just waiting for us to come home. I ‘m glad we get to enjoy her , even though she is not ours

 

Welcome back for more updates on our newest little family.

4 responses

  1. Right in time for mother’s day. I think she planned it.

    May 13, 2012 at 17:21

    • Hej Shianwrites!
      You might be right. She’s a crafty little goat! She is a great mother so far and her baby is so darn cute and tiny!

      May 13, 2012 at 17:56

  2. Happy Mothers Day Nanna… what a cute baby you have 🙂

    May 14, 2012 at 00:54

    • Hej Seasonsgirl!
      Thanks! Check back for baby updates!
      I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!

      May 14, 2012 at 13:20

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