Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We're Expecting!!!

Can you believe it? We are expecting 7 multiple births!

O.K. I know you are just as shocked as we are!

I mean for me to be over 50, oh my! What gossip there will be! They will be thinking that I was trying to compete for the octuplets! Who knows, there might be a surprise one there somewhere! I would go down in history of the oldest mother to have that many at once!

O.K. now that I have your mouth dropping on the floor, I have to admit that you don't have to worry about me. My body isn't quite up to it, much less hubby to be able to keep up the pace! hee hee

Remember our honeymoon couple from January? Elmer and Ivy have decided to start a family!






I discovered 7 eggs when I went over to feed them some corn.




Elmer was there in the straw next to the house, but Ivy was off having a grand old time while she left Elmer to babysit. lol He finally decided enough was enough and went off to find Ivy to scold her! They are so funny! Just hopefully they will make it to full term before something eats them. I read online that the incubation period is 35 days, so we shall see if I have something to report to you in a little over a month from now. I thought about messing around with them and adding some colorful Easter eggs in their nest,



but if Elmer is scolding Ivy now, can you imagine how he would blame her with running around with another duck? I can hear him now. "Ivy, you've got some esplainin' to do!"



Ohh Ohh.....Busted!


9 comments:

studioGypsy said...

oh my WORD! that is just too funny and sweet and whoohoooo for you!! and elmer and ivy! ;) can't wait to see what happens! ;) xoxo

Michelle said...

what fun! can't wait to see the little hatchlings toddling about. Keep us posted!

morningDove said...

oh UU i love that your duckies are going to be parents. before long you will be able to watch the cutest little ducklings enjoying life. how ever will be protect them?

Patty Skypants said...

Congratulations! How will they protect them if there is snow??

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Wanda UU,

You quack me up! LOL
Elmer and Ivy sure were busy! They had to keep warm somehow. LOL
Can't wait to see the little darlings.

Hugs

needlewings said...

So how many of you want to trade fibers for ducks? There's a "bill" in it for you or more if you wish! lol In fact we are now up to 11 eggs!!! Will have to see what happens tomorrow. Ivy can lay up to 16 eggs and on average lays one a day.
Patty, hopefully we won't have snow as it will be about 35 days before they hatch. We may have to screen in the porch to keep preditors away.

Sweet Somethings by Lois said...

Isn't this just ducky?
Congratulations!
Have a great weekend.
Lois

callmelacie said...

This is so funny, what a great post. It will be so fun to see your post when those little ones to come into the world. You'll have fun picking out all those names...Congrats to the happy couple!

needlewings said...

ha ha, I am hoping I get more posts, maybe I will drop little duckling on everyone's door step! lol We are up to 14 eggs now and counting.