OK, normally I go out around 9pm to check on the goats. Since the first kid was born I've been checking to see if he needed a sweater. Then unless something seems off at 9pm I don't check until 5am. Well tonight I checked them around 6 then fell asleep on the couch watching Dexter, lol. I woke up at around midnight and realized I hadn't checked the goats. I rolled over and told myself he'd been fine all day and not to worry about it. But I just felt guilty and like I neeeeded to go check on him to make sure he wasn't shivering. I get bundled up, open the front door and hear a goat crying.
So, I run to the barn, open the stall door and Thyme is down pushing with a bubble present with a foot and a nose visible. Just one foot. I gave her some time to work on it and it was obvious she was making no progress so I popped the bubble, let her try again, and nothing moved from where it was. So i stripped off my coat and took off my rubber "prevent teen suicide" and "Just Ten" bracelets and went in. This baby was HUGE and only had the one leg and his head forward. I spent a good 10 minutes up to my elbow fishing around for the other leg between contractions and getting doused in amniotic fluid (I reek. I will be going in to take a shower asap). I was finally able to get Hulk Baby back in and turned enough to get both feet and nose where they needed to be. I let her push but this kid's massive head was still wedged in her pelvis so I grabbed a towel to give myself some grip and when she pushed i pulled and she screamed and I pulled and PLOP! Soaking wet massive baby with huge huge ears in my lap! He got daddy's colour but not daddy's ears, that is for sure, haha!!
So once I toweled him off and discovered he was a he I set him in front of her and she was all about the mommy business. Unlike Rosemary there was not a seconds hesitation, this was her baby and she knew what she needed to do. She was already pushing him toward her udder while she was still laying down. He nursed the first time while she was still laying on her side catching her breath. he was on his feet within 10 minutes. I tried to take Rosemary and Sage out but Thyme started to holler and scream and it was clearly freaking out baby so I decided to go ahead and leave them together since she didn't seem to be having any trouble bonding with her kid.
Once I got all the important stuff done (baby dry, umbilical treated, mom given a drench and a lot of warm water, etc) I ran to get the camera and got out and after one picture my batteries died so I came in to recharge them, get myself some coffee, warm up, and spread the news. She had not passed the placenta yet, though, so I was kinda getting nervous. But of course as soon as i got out there with charged batteries to get pictures of baby she started to pass it. So I had to crop that out of a bunch of the pictures, ewww. So here he is, massive gigantorkid.