Cria birthing is one of my favourite times of the year. It also comes with a frisson of both excitement and anxiety. Familiarity with numbers of births can help reduce the anxiety but at least for me doesn’t lessen the excitement.
As you wait for the expected – active inactivity – it is a lovely time for herd watching. Alpacas can be great time wasters.
If you are in the middle of cria-watch yourself, I hope you are in the right place at the right time and enjoy the excitement without too much anxiety.