Somehow, on February 22, 2017, I stumbled on a live feed of April, the giraffe, who was about to give birth.
At any minute they said....
They fucking lied!
Every day I keep the feed up
shit I'm STILL waiting.
This just documents my journey into giraffe hell.
**NOTE** - I'll update this daily until she finally gives birth or I end up on an episode of Dr. Phil. God, please don't let that happen.
This is the shit that kills me. She straightens that tail - not arching - straightening! My heart starts pounding, I dig in, ready for my payday - then nope. It's like a perpetual game of PSYCH! I can't take much more of this. I need therapy.
The end is so fucking close I can taste it. (Not a reference to the posting above - that's disgusting...you all know what I mean.)
Seriously - the only way this will be okay if it goes on much longer - is if Ace Ventura drops out of her crotch and we find out it's been an animatronic giraffe this whole time and it's a publicity stunt for Ace Ventura 3. That would be epic and I could appreciate it. Right now - I'm not appreciating anything.
Dear Diary -
and then there were three....
The day finally arrived!
We finally have a baby giraffe!
Yes, I know, 5 other zoos have had baby giraffes during the time I have waited for this one, but I didn't watch any of them. I was holding out for April. Of course, back in February I didn't know it would ACTUALLY be in April. I freaking worked hard for this one!
Thankfully my husband wakes up at stupid:thirty in the morning to go to the gym and he awoke to tons of messages telling him to get me up, lol. (It was about 4:20am here in Los Angeles) Amazingly, I had just woken up about 4am and checked the feed then went back to sleep - right before it happened (of course).
What a crazy journey it has been though. The ups and downs, sleepless nights and all the time spent watching and waiting. While it was indeed maddening, it was madness with a lot of love.
But, it's finally over. I can have my life back. I'm not really sure what life is like from here on out. How do I just go on now? One thing is for certain - I am done with live cams - no more of that shit!
Thank you to all of you who followed along with this mess I got myself into, looking back at Facebook a year from now will be entertaining at least.
As far as a name goes - if it's a girl she should be named Patience - because goddamn if we didn't all freaking need it!
Congrats to Animal Adventure Park, April, and all the #Aprilviewcrew - We did it! ;)