Millie started hollering about 2pm this afternoon and at 6pm finally started pushing. The first kid born was a buck who weighed in at a whopping 3.8lbs! He was on his feet and nursing in no time and Millie was wonderfully attentive to him.
She eventually started pushing on the second kid, but all we could see was a single foot. After noting the lack of progress I tried a tentative feel and found a foot back. I straightened that out but unfortunately that wasn't enough. So I finally put a whole hand in but couldn't find a head. I could not tell which way the kid was facing and as she had been in labor for 90 minutes at that point I tried calling my goat mentor. When I couldn't reach her I called the vet. The vet said she was on her way but she was at least an hour out. I eventually got in contact with my mentor who arrived before the vet and went to work getting the kid turned. He had his head back over his shoulder. Sarah managed to get him out around 8pm, just as the vet was pulling into the driveway. He was a strapping 2.7lb boy with markings very much like his sire. Unfortunately he did not survive the long wait to be born.
Through out the ordeal, Millie remained attentive to her first kid. He has nursed several times and is already trying to jump around.