As you can tell by the last picture Mom was happy to see me go and baby was done with the pictures taking. She has nursed which is fantastic. Here is a trick I use here with Camelid Crias (Llama Babies) so I know if the bowels are moving - I use a large knee band aid and stick it to the babies bottom. Really it is attached to the hair on either side of their privates. Then if I miss the event I can check the band aid when I do my checks and see what is there or not there. It is a great way to be well ahead of any eating or eliminating issues. Unlike sheep and goats who require butt licking from the Mother to get them nursing Llamas and Alpacas do not have this Mothering Pattern. I had only two Llama Mothers who would pulled it off so their babies I would not leave until I had seen it with my own two tired eyes.
So back to the house I go, set the alarm clock, lay on the couch in my barn clothes and back out in two!!!
Was it worth the wait to see her??