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    11-29-2007, 03:31 PM
Fetus Development

Hello all you fellow foal-awaiters. I, too, am among you having one due May 30. I, of course, have been doing research although it is not our first baby though it's our first baby in five years. I found this website that shows the develpment of the fetus in the womb. I found it extremely interesting. I track it often. Tell me what you think about it.

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    11-29-2007, 03:40 PM
That was really neat. My baby is between the size of a beagle and a lamb. It is neat to get a feel for what is going on in that belly :)
    11-29-2007, 03:56 PM
Mine is the size of a rabbit. I am so excited about this whole process. If you find any interesting sites, send them my way.
    11-29-2007, 04:38 PM
Green Broke
Aww wow, thanks for that. Mine is between a lamb and a german shepherd.
You're right AK, it is nice to know whats going on in those bellies. Helps us to understand more. I can tell now there are going to be lots of foal pics going around the board next year.....
    12-03-2007, 01:42 AM
I can't wait to take baby pictures and share them! The first several months have flown by, but I think things are going to move at a snails pace now that we are coming up on the final months.

We should definitely share any good sites or book titles that we come across...the reading might be the only thing to help the time pass :)

I say we all take some pregnant belly shots when they get a really big for fun while we wait for baby pics :) Our girl is so dainty anyway, that her belly is already apparent even at 7 months. In just a little while she should have quite a belly.

We are also planning to do a "foal shower" with my friends, just for fun because it is our first baby... Anyone else have fun little plans? I know it is sort of cheesy, but it should be fun.

Have any of you guys experienced any hormonal changes in your girls? Ours is getting so bratty in a cute way. At feeding time she gets positively worked up stomping her feet, whinnying, and tossing her head. She also has developed the fun habit of stopping with the beginner lesson student who rides her once a week, and refusing to walk any further. She doesn't pin her ears or act hostile, but just stomps alternating feet when they try to get her to move out. I have to lead her out from the ground to get her going again...it is really funny (poor kid). She is also getting really bossy with the geldings :)
    12-03-2007, 09:35 AM
Green Broke
I'll take some later today. Megs belly is definatley big.
I had our vet out on friday, just to give her a general health check, make sure she was doing ok etc.
All is well thank goodness. He gave her a rectal exam. Baby was asleep, so he said I'll give it a gentle nudge to wake it. Aww I was nearly crying, I saw her belly shift, it was amazing.
    12-03-2007, 10:14 PM
I will take some this weekend...I never get home from work before dark :( (gets dark by 4:00pm) this time of year. YUK!!
    01-22-2008, 02:06 PM
Green Broke
Aww 6 weeks and 6 days to go approx! And going by the chart foal is approx size of a German Shepherd!!!

Can't wait!!
    02-03-2008, 08:53 PM
They had something similar in an issue of Horse Illustrated last year. I'm sure I still have it. I would check it frequently to see how big my baby was.

Thanks for posting this. In case I lost my HI issue with this, I am glad to be able to access it.
    02-18-2008, 04:45 PM
Our baby now looks like a foal! Eight weeks to go - I cannot wait.

I planned on taking belly photos long ago, but just did the other day.

Photo at about 2 months:

Photos from this weekend. I know her long coat makes it hard to tell, but I am surprise that she does not look bigger for how far along she is. :)

You have about 2 weeks left right?? How is Meg doing?

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