She is due April 25th!!!
For those that don't know the backstory; I purchased her last February as a yearling (never freshened) at 13 months old. She was the second goat we ever bought. We did a driveway breeding the day we picked her up. I *thought* she was preggo as she gained a bit of weight and *looked* pregnant to me, but never started building an udder; and I had zero experience so who knows. I dewormed all my girls with Ivomec Plus, when she *would have* been about 2 months along... after I had read a few places that is was safe for pregnant does. Well I later read other places that it WASN'T safe, and that even "safe" drugs can cause abortions or re-absorptions. So I think she actually was, but just reabsorbed it because 150 days came and went and no udder, no babies. The breeder offered a free rebreeding, but September comes along and I am already taking all my other girls to a different breeder, so I just take Ghiselle with the rest of the girls there.
Well earlier in the year she had cut her lip and it got infected and infected her lymph node on the same side. (It's not CL we were under the care of a very good vet and had it flushed and tested). So the lymph node is swollen and she is on and off antibiotics. While she is at the breeders it gets really large, so we bring her back home and to the vets again, and after we get her back and she has to go in quarantine and back on antibiotics, so I think with all the stress from boarding, vets, and meds, she didn't settle. I knew she didn't she was still coming in heat afterwards. We finally get her lymph node all cleared up and take her BACK to the breeders in November for a third try. She has easily detectable heats and we were able to do a driveway breeding and bring her right back home all in a few hours.
AND NOW SHE HAS AN UDDER!!!!! YAY! I had a feeling she was, as she is definitely getting fatter, and her girly parts looked puffy like my other does that just had kids, but I didn't want to count my goats before they hatched! I AM SO EXCITED!!!
AND SHE IS EXACTLY TWO YEARS OLD TODAY!!! IT'S HER BIRTHDAY!!!
First Start of her FF (First Freshener) Udder: How it turned out (beautiful!) :