Another free birth happened at Rainbow Love Farm today. It was so free and unassisted and wild that we didn't even realize it had occured until after the event. Lizzy the guinea pig birthed three babes. I only managed to get a photo of one as the others were still shy. It amazes me that they're born fully furred and mobile.
It prompted me to get a photo of the rooster, Rocket Boy. He's been busy procreating too. Two hens are clucky and sitting on seventeen eggs at the moment. I think it's only about four days till they're ready according to Rain's Chook chart. Another free birthing or I should say free hatching to look forward to.
And all that's got me thinking about my own free birth of little Tui four months ago. I'm going to write about her birth soon so stay tuned.
She is four months old today. Wow time has flown. She's grown from a little helpless babe into a big smiling babe. She's starting to get that nice chubby look they get before they mobilize. And she smiles and laughs all day. (when she's awake that is.) Yesterday, a mother asked me how often she sleeps during the day. And I must have appeared really daft because at first my face went totally blank. I have no idea. Even though she is in the sling all day still, so in body contact and I am aware of when she is asleep and when she wakes I have no idea how many sleeps she has. Like beast feeding; it's an all day event! She sleeps and feeds as she needs to and it was good to realise that I can now parent in the way I want without even mentally registering the normal parenting mores. Like how is the baby sleeping, eating, putting on weight etc. It felt very freeing.