Nymeria and Summer

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Summer and Nymeria at only hours old

Birth

No matter how many books, or blogs you read, videos you watch, or people that you talk to,  you don’t know what birth is like until its witnessed first hand.  There are so many things to worry about like milk fever and ketosis, and when it starts to happen is the baby facing the right way.  All the diseases that I learned about in Animal Science class that week were running through my head, and I was convinced that all the kids had white muscle disease.  This is when a baby is born and they look healthy, but they can’t get up.  This happens because of a deficiency in selenium.  I was absolutely terrified, good thing everything turned out great.  Two beautiful healthy kids, one boy and one girl. The birth was quick, easy and fairly quiet, nothing to worry about, but at the same time I think I lost ten years from my life from stress.