Posted By Elaine on March 15, 2013
The boys were getting their stuff together for an experiment in Science and Jacob came running in. “Mom!, I think Ruth is having her babies!” I was surprised by this because number 1, I wasn’t sure she was even pregnant and 2, if she was pregnant she wasn’t due till the next day. Just caught me off guard. We ran out and she was cleaning up a baby!
A few minutes later one of my dog clients showed up for her appointment. Fortunatly she lives up the road and I was able to attend to Ruth before starting on the dog. We moved her and her baby to the stall in the barn and I got her some molasses water.
I was almost finished with my dog when Jacob called from the barn telling me to come quick because Ruth was having another baby and something was wrong. When I got there sure enough there was another one and there were legs kicking frantically but no head! On her next contraction I helped her get him out and got him breathing. Really glad the boys were doing their Math in the barn! I really thought she was only having a single because again…I didn’t really believe she was pregnant. Surprise!
So because it was National Pi Day we decided to name them after famous Mathematicians.
The girl is named Emmy after Emmy Noether. Albert Einstein said that she was “the most significant creative mathematical genius produced since women gained access to higher education”. Pretty high praise. So we had to name the little boy Albert after the man himself.
I have 3 more due today and one on the 25th if she is pregnant so stay tuned.
Y’all come back now!