I just realized I used the wrong date when I calculated how far along she was in my last post! She is at 300 days today!
She is getting so big. There are two doors to the stall she sleeps in, and we have stopped taking her through the smaller one because she won't fit! She waddles around and spends all day eating. Apparently, she does still have some energy, because she managed to work up a few little hops today when I was out exercising her. I think she was excited about the warm weather (almost 70°!). She sure looked funny bouncing around with her big belly!
Her udders are firm, and I can squirt out a clear, watery fluid. Is this normal for a mare with a month to go? I know there is no "normal" for a mare in foal, but I can't help but worry that she will end up popping sooner than planed...or maybe I am just getting paranoid?
Just for fun, I was planning on buying some pH and calcium testing strips for when she gets closer. I have done some research and most people say it is fairly accurate. Obviously, I would not be relying solely on what the strips say, but I figure it won't hurt to add one more thing to the very long list of signs to watch for. Also it will be a fun thing to experiment with and test while waiting. Has anyone had any experience with pH or calcium testing? Can I just use the pool test strips from Wal-mart?
I have also decided to add a poll, since we have hit the 300-day, almost-one-month mark. What do you guys think? Will it be a filly or colt?
And I do believe you can use the strips from Walmart,I've heard that as long as they show ph and calcium they'll work.