Thursday, September 29, 2011

Alice has delivered

Alice has surprised me by delivering a day earlier than her estimated due date. I checked her at 1:30pm this afternoon and found 4 babies, a lot of mess and 4 uneaten placentas. One of the babies was dead, and the others didn't look as strong as I'd like to see.

We cleaned up the (bright pink) birth suite and settled them back in with some clean bedding, fresh veg and a big bottle of water. At a quick glance it appears that we have two girls and 1 surviving boy (the still born was also a boy). I'll leave them for a few hours now to settle in with mum, and to let Alice adjust to her new mother-role. And hopefully they'll be looking a lot better this evening.

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