We are done kidding. Of course Peewee saved the best for last. She had an unplanned first pregnancy and was quite overdue at 157 days. She was acting a little strangely last night and then on the 5:00 AM she was squatting as if to pee- a sign of a breech pregnancy. By 6 she had a broken bag but still no contractions. On exam her cervix was still quite tight. I waited another 30 minutes (and consulted my book) but still nothing. So I went in again and was able to feel a butt and then leg which kicked (so still alive!) and another leg. Not entirely sure if they belonged to the same kid I turned them back out into the vagina and with a few more tries and pulls was able to deliver. This frank breech was a gold and black buckskin doeling and she did well. With no contractions still, I went in again and this time it was a footling breech that I was able to pull out with some difficulty since it was hard to get any traction. This was a gold and black buckskin buckling with white frosted ears. I felt again inside and did not feel further kids but about 10 minutes later Peewee pushed out a kid still inside its full bag. This one was normally positioned. This was a gold and black buckskin doeling with white frosted ears. All are now dried and have nursed. Peewee is shaky but standing and caring for them. She did receive a penicillin dose but has not delivered her placenta yet. So with that dramatic finish, kidding is over and now lambing will begin!
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