I feel like the worst shepherdess ever, but we weren't expecting lambs for at least another three weeks. Four ewes were put in with the ram around Thanksgiving and taken out after New Year's (they like to celebrate the holidays together). Gestation is five months, typically giving us lambs in May. Evidently CoCo was primed and ready!
CoCo and her lamb are currently in the barn, under a heat light and enjoying the solitude. They'll stay inside for 3-4 days for several reasons: they will bond to each other; the lamb will nurse better; CoCo will become adjusted to motherhood; and I can make sure they are both healthy.
And of course, I can visit the new mother as often as possible to babysit!