Friday, 6 May 2011

Baby News!

We are over the moon to announce that last night at 6pm Nichole gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl. As it was late it was a difficult birth, but thanks to our friends and neighbours Dina and Calum - she was delivered safely.

Despite the constant "cria watch" over the last two weeks, with excitement over the slightest yawning, rolling, head rubbing, Iain and I were absent for the birth. Typical! I was training on the mainland and Iain was in hospital for 6 hours while he had some minor Day Surgery. Of course, Nichole chose this as the perfect time to go into labour. Luckily, Iain's mum was on alert and called in Dina and Calum who are expert sheep farmers.

In the end there was only one name that would do for the christening of our new herd member - Dinah - of course! Mum and daughter spent last night snuggled up in the barn - but today Dinah has been testing her legs and running rings round the rest of the herd! She is just perfect!


  1. Hi Iain & Ann, Congratulations - a lovely girl! Well done. Shirley & Robbie

  2. Lovely photos! Brilliant news too!

  3. Congratulations on your lovely new arrival....just perfect....indeed. Glad to hear she eventually arrived safe and sound....Jayne

  4. Great news - at least you missed all the angst of the birth itself!