Millie's due date is June 9th but like last year she started losing her mucous plug a few weeks ago so I am guessing that she will kid early again with twins just like she did last year. Last year we were out in the pen with her just two hours before she kidded and so no signs of labor whatsoever.
We discovered that she had kidded when the children went outside to play and Bekah came running back into the house yelling, "Millie had her babies!" I corrected her and said, "No Millie, is going to have babies." Boy was I wrong! I didn't know then that Nigerians average a 145 day gestation cycle and was still working off a 150 day cycle so with her kidding on day 142 was a complete shock.
This year I plan to start penning her up at night on day 140 and by day 142 she will be spending all of her time in the kidding stall unless I can be there to supervise pasture time. We have had cool enough temperatures this spring that even the slightest breeze up here on our little ridge can quickly chill a newborn.
Update on Bekah: Bekah is doing just fine after the second surgery with very little pain. She has managed to work the bandaging down so more of her thumb is free although she is so good with her left hand she really hasn't tried to use it to grip anything yet. Her next doctor appointment is the 1st of June.