Penelope has started showing signs of kidding soon. Her udder has bagged up a bit, she is producing milk, but it is not firm, as udders usually get when birthing is imminent. Also, the muscles of her pelvis have opened up a bit. You can see where I feel her spine, just behind her hip bones. When she is in early labor, the muscles here will dish out noticeably.
21 January 2009
We woke up to a gorgeous morning. Perfect snowflakes fell gently all night and dusted everything with a delicate blanket of ice crystals. We ourselves, awoke with a bright feeling of hope, after hearing Obama's inaugural speech. It is a new feeling for me to hear my president speak, with eloquence and complexity, about issues that deeply concern me. Obama, and the movement that his candidacy has inspired, has awoken in me the first genuine feelings of pride in America, and in being an American. And especially, hope in the realization of the truly revolutionary ideals of the Constitution.