Thursday, August 2, 2007

EEEHAW! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Celeste is 34 days pregnant. Russ, our vet, just left after ultrasounding her. I was holding on to her head and neck and he's got the probe up there (somewhere), while he's looking at the little camera on his headband. She's squirming a little, I'm getting nervous holding this 200 pound alpaca, and he asks if I want to see..... Just tell me and get this over, she's not going to stand much longer. Actually he then took a picture and told me one of the little dots was the embryo. Guess I have to believe him. He said it's really cool to see the little heart beating.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Ariana, the other girl, isn't far enough along for him to ultrasound really (21 days) but he took a look anyway and thinks maybe he saw something. We drew blood from her to do a progesterone test. Should know in a few days. The sample will go to Michigan State in Lansing, just 30 miles or so down the road.

5 comments:

Marianne said...

Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glorious Hats said...

Congratulations. Isn't it amazing how these animals become so special. Even our cows that do not get nor want near so much human attention are special and followed closely. Birthing time is wondrous and scary and happy all at one. Enjoy the pregnancy.
Jane

skiingweaver said...

Hooray! Congratulations to the Alpaca Granny-to-be! :) Is this your first alpaca baby to be? How exciting!

Knitted Gems said...

How exciting - Congrats!

Gammy aka Peggy said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Just what we wanted.

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