Thursday, February 7, 2008

Waiting for the cow to pop

This is one of those post-counseling, one-foot-in-front-of-the-other, the-bread-goes-inside-the-bag kind of days... you know... just enough motivation to get out of my jammies and straight into sweat pants. Screw the make up. I have managed to feign just a little productivity, though, so I've got that going for me. Well, that and a great (long) phone call with Miss Wendy... Thanks, Love! You so totally rock! ;)

Now, on to the NEWS at hand...

Bossy the Beautiful Bovine is due to have her next calf on or about Wednesday the 13th! She looks like she's about to pop any second based on her, um, symptoms... I swear, her udder is so full it makes my breasts hurt just remembering what it feels like when your body is getting ready to be the sole source of food for a growing little body... GAH! Been there, DONE WITH that...

Her last calf had a very sad ending and we are so ready for a healthy, bouncy little black and white baby. I'm glad to see Bossy looks like she's ready and able to welcome her fuzzy little bundle of joy. Ahhhh... babies...

Still, though, better her than ME!

I'm very contented with the fact that my babies are old enough to reach the bunny crackers and juice boxes on their own without the need for me to excrete anything from my person, thank you very much. :)

Stay tuned for pics and play-by-play upon the bouncing baby bovine's arrival!

Peace in the pasture, Y'all.


Wendy said...

It was great to talk to you, too!

Hope things go well for Bossy.

Anonymous said...

Guess I'm going to be a great grandma again. I didn't know! WOW. Hope it all goes well this time. YEA. That will be good for you. That kind of stuff always brings smiles and happiness to the whole family.
Mom/Grandma/"Great Grandma"

Angelina said...

How exciting!!!

I hope her baby comes out robust and that mom and baby remain in good health. Oh, her poor poor udders!

I'm super happy to be done excreting milk for babies too. I enjoyed having my baby (I mean, not the giving birth part, but having my baby experience) and I enjoyed breast feeding while in the middle of it but not once since my boy was weaned have I longed for a return to those days.

It's wonderful to be done with babies myself yet be free to enjoy everyone elses...including the bovine variety. May we come visit when she's born?

Angeleen said...

Angelina, Bossy and I thank you for your well-wishes.

The poor girl is currently sequestered in the barn as insurance against her having the baby outside at night in the cold and/or rain. She doesn't seem to mind too much, though, especially since it means she gets an entire bale of hay to herself without competition for a single mouthful. :)

And, to answer your question... of COURSE you can come visit when the baby arrives!

I will, naturally, keep you, um, POSTED!

(I can't believe I just said that... ok, yes I can. I'm THAT much of a dork.)

Lisa said...

Oh, oh...can we come too? The girls would love to see an itty bitty calf (and your girls too).

Angeleen said...

Lisa, you just pack up your Pixies and come on over!!

Grace has been asking for your girls to visit. :)