Sunday, June 27, 2010

welcome, tito!

we have a brand new baby duck...
♥ tito ♥
(short for patito, or "little duck" en español)
he or she hatched this afternoon
and we all got to watch.

last night, the egg looked like this:

by this afternoon, it was "zipped"
(that's when the duckling makes a line of cracks
in a circle around the top of the egg)

then...

i got the brooding box all ready
and marian moved him

look how tiny!

all tucked in...

11 comments:

Dianne said...

congrats to you again!!!! Baby Tito is adorable.

Kelly at Chatelaine Ranch said...

Welcome Tito!! What a tiny precious duckling!

annielnb said...

Oh Catie!!! He's absolutely adorable!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Emily said...

This is just so cool! How amazing for your children to witness. Welcome Tito!

Anonymous said...

Oh so preciou!!!! Congrats to a wonderful mother. :)
xoxoxo
Diane

MA said...

Tito!
( or Squeak, as I suggested:) )
Welcome to the family. You couldn't have picked a better place to hatch! There is more love in your new home than you could ever hold in your little wings. Your new Momma is a gem and all your sibs, downy or not, are pure delight too! As they say.....
Lucky Ducky!

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Awww, what a lucky duck....to be loved by you and yours. PRECIOUS!

moondiva said...

How is Pip taking this new addition? Lucky Ducky!!!!!

sewmuchwhimsy said...

Oh Pip has a sister!!!!!!!! She is precious. xooxo Gretchen

rich said...

So cute...and so needy. We were up all night long with these little ones...every hour on the hour. Our children slept more than these ducklings. Yawn...zzz!

Rebecca said...

Welcome to the world, Tito! Wonderful pictures...I especially love Marian's sweet fingernail-polished fingers cradling her gently. Hope you all get some sleep soon!

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