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post #121 of 207 Old 07-11-2010, 10:32 PM
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wooo drastic change in the bag! And her belly is definitely sporting the "V"! Babies on the horizon! Yay I can't wait for pictures!


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post #122 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 12:13 AM
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Her strange udder makes things harder to tell! (like looking for the nipples to change themself) but you can definitely tell the udder is fuller! :)
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post #123 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 12:43 AM
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My mini mare is ready!

First of all, she's had crusty wax on her teets since Friday.

Second, her vulva looks slightly relaxed but not completely yet....

Third, she looks to be in dropped position.

Fourth, tonight when I went to check on her around 10 she was in the docile gelding's stall! She never goes in there unless she wants protection from whatever. So we moved her to the aisleway for tonight so if she foals we'll have easier access to her and no one will step on her (our horses have pasture access from their stalls).

I'm so excited! I'll post pics tomorrow.
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post #124 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 07:53 PM
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I had a big change in Izzy yesterday. Her milk went from clear and sticky to white and sticky! I also tasted it and it was sweet! (I just had too after reading on the Internet about it going from salty to bland to sweet!).

Something else I was reading somewhere struck a bell too. I found a forum post somewhere that spoke about the mucous plug looking like "streaks of butter" and I was like OMG, Izzy had that a couple of days ago! I didn't recognize it as the plug because the only photo I had seen of one looked like a blob of pink mucous. So can the mucous plug look like streaks of butter inside the vulva? Because if so, I've seen that!

I'm very excited and I hope she's finally close! Any thoughts on the how soon she could foal since the milk is now white and sweet? She actually had droplets last night on both nipples, but alas, no foal yet!
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post #125 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 07:58 PM
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YAY! A baby soon!

Sonya's milk went white a couple days before foaling. I didn't get to see her mucous plug so can't help you there, sorry. She also got droplets of milk around that time too. She started leaking A LOT of milk 2 hours before she started foaling.
Do you have new pics since these changes?

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post #126 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 08:21 PM
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The photos near the bottom of page 13 were taken yesterday morning. You can see a little drop of whitish milk. But as the day went on, it became more pronounced and 2am last night, she has sticky globs of white drying milk on both nipples. I could extract a bit and it was definitely white instead of the previous clear. Yay!

But today the nipples don't really show wax, and I really don't want to milk her again because I don't want to encourage the milk to leak if it is colostrum. But I had been checking her twice a day for like a month and I was so excited to finally get white, sticky, sweet milk!

The udder is really, really tight too.

So I don't have new photos since yesterday morning, and last time I looked nothing was new, but if I find anything exciting later, I can get photos.

Thank you guys for your input! Maybe tonight will be the night!
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post #127 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 08:49 PM
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I'm soooo glad I didn't miss Izzy's baby while I had my internet messed up. She knew and waited for me *lol* Sounds like it will be tonight though!! Fingers crossed, come on Izzy!


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post #128 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 09:23 PM
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Sounds like you'll have a foal very soon!
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post #129 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 11:14 PM
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I really do hope it's tonight, or at the very least the next day or two. If this keeps dragging on, I will just throw up my hands and give up, lol!

I've really tried to do things right, feed her right, give her a nice big foaling area, bought several bales of straw. I check her frequently. Pick up poop twice a day. I've read 4 books on foals and foaling. I'm really trying here, but she needs to at least meet me halfway!

PS. No photo worthy changes this evening. She really has a "V" belly though! But still a wide load when viewed from behind.
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post #130 of 207 Old 07-12-2010, 11:42 PM
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I'm checking this thread first thing tomorrow and we better have a baby!!!

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