I delivered my first llama cria a few hours ago!! So scary and exciting. I am here all by myself since my DH is on the road until May 1st. And the baby wasn't due for another week so I was not quite prepared. I did have an alpaca owner friend on the phone helping with advice after the cria was actually born. Everything went pretty okay. I gently pulled her out because she was in the canal for so long and I was concerned about her not being able to take a deep breath. But she's breathing fine and on her feet. Had a bit of a challenge getting her dried off and body temp up to normal. They are normally born in the morning but she was born around 6 pm. And she's having trouble nursing and I don't think the dam has much milk so we may have to do some colostrum supplement in the morning. Plus the dam hasn't passed her placenta yet. Looks like she's tired and uncomfortable. Poor thing. If it doesn't pass by morning we'll get an injection that'll help her out. I'm exhausted so will add photos tomorrow. One down...and now I have 8 alpaca cria due between June & September. I'll be a pro by the end of the year. Happy Birthday Josefina!!!