Cows lick off the baby calves after birth as a way to get them clean and dry. This also gets the blood flowing through the calve and serves a bonding time for the animals. We generally try and give time alone for this process to occur; so we left the lights on in the barn and went to the house to clean up and eat. I came back an hour later and worked with the cow to get a pint of colostrum into each calve. Colostrum is the Cows first milk and passes on everything that the calf is going to need to get his immunity system up and running. Since the little boys were still having trouble standing up for extended amounts of time I milked the cow and gave the calves an old coke bottle of Colostrum, this seemed to have done the trick and when I left for the night they were both up and searching for more of Mom's milk.
They are now just two days old and are jumping around playing in the stall when they are not curled up next to each other asleep. You can't tell the difference unless you look really close one has more white on his navel that his brother. They will both stay in the barn for a little while so I can give their mother extra grain to keep up with milk production so she can keep feeding her bouncing baby boys who tip the scales at 65 pounds a piece!