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post #121 of 222 Old 03-15-2010, 11:44 AM
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Got a PM from Indy- no baby yet, storm knocked out her internet... also scared Frejya to death. Hopefully she calms down now and the foal can make it into the world soooooon!!

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post #122 of 222 Old 03-15-2010, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for being slow to update everyone! We had a huge storm blow through the other night and it knocked out my internet tower. I've had no internet until this morning. Boy we sure forget how much we rely on this technology until it's gone!!

Freyja's fine. No baby yet. I was so sure that she was getting ready the other night, but when the storm him she got really upset and spooky in her stall, and since then she hasn't been giving me any indication anything more is happening. Absolutely nothing! Not even laying down very much yesterday and today, so I just don't know anymore. Starting to question if I am imagining the whole thing *lol* Her udder is still super full and tight, but she's gotten all clenched up around her vulva now, so I really don't know what to think on her. She has these weird big depressions up over her hip bones that showed up on thursday, like in front of them, above her flank, practically in her back. Tealamutt reassures me they are normal :) But nothing else has changed. The baby is still kicking like mad when she eats and drinks, so I know it's fine.

Wait wait wait wait wait *sigh* I wish I was a person blessed with greater patience than I possess!


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And here I was thinking that you were just having too much fun playing with a new baby. Maybe she decided to let it bake a little longer after that storm. Prayers sent.
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she reminds me of one of our arabians two summers ago. Poor dear went 3 weeks over her due date (we AI so we knew the day exactly) and was miserable in a 100 degree heat wave. She was fully bagged up the whole time, baby dropped waaaaay low so she had those depressions infront of her hips like you're talking about and would just stand at the feed bin looking so miserable. Her eyes were so dull. She finally went when a big storm came and knocked the heat down a notch, next morning there was a very cute and feisty colt running around. Fingers crossed Freyja is just being stubborn like that mare- she'll go sooner or later!
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Tealamutt - poor Freyja has got to be miserable.

Update for today, (est day 341, tomorrow is her "official" due date)

Only one single solitary thing has changed for her. This evening as of 10 pm we have wax!! This is the first time it's shown up. Not sure if it's been there before though and dislodged, because she has been dripping milk whenever she lays down. But here's to hoping that means the poor girl will have that godzilla baby out of her soon!


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Tealamutt - poor Freyja has got to be miserable.

Update for today, (est day 341, tomorrow is her "official" due date)

Only one single solitary thing has changed for her. This evening as of 10 pm we have wax!! This is the first time it's shown up. Not sure if it's been there before though and dislodged, because she has been dripping milk whenever she lays down. But here's to hoping that means the poor girl will have that godzilla baby out of her soon!
Woot!! Come on baby!!! :) Hopefully that means Freyja's gonna have him/her soon!

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post #127 of 222 Old 03-17-2010, 01:49 AM
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If you really want her to foal soon just leave overnight and don't check on her and she will have foal waiting for you when you get back.

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LOL! Aint that the truth.

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If you really want her to foal soon just leave overnight and don't check on her and she will have foal waiting for you when you get back.

Haha, you don't know how VERY tempting that is! If I wasn't so worried about her having potential problems with this enormous baby, that is exactly what I'd do!

As of today, her udder has been on leaky faucet mode all day, even when she's just standing grazing. Up until now it has only leaked when she has laid down and had pressure on it. It's actually not as tight and full as it has been, due to the dripping. I had half a fear she would drip out all her colostrum, but my vet said she will continue to make more colostrum up until time of birth, so no concerns about it being "wasted". She's had sweaty sides all day, but it's also the warmest day we have had so far outside so I'm not attributing ALL that to discomfort. This morning she refused to leave her stall, even after everyone else was outside. She just kept turning around and going back in. So I let her stay in and left her on her own in there for a few hours. When I came back to try to put her out again she was quite eager to get out with everyone else, I guess she got bored and lonely without the other horses. *lol*

Today is her "official" due date, assuming she was bred on her foal heat she's on day 342 today. I know Tealamutt has been rooting for a St Paddy's day baby! My best friend is staying over tonight and will be helping me out on baby watch so I can get some rest hopefully, that is if Freyja doesn't foal tonight! *lol* This friend isn't experienced with foaling mares, but she has helped me whelp every litter of puppies I've ever raised, and she's an ER nurse so she is helpful to have around at such times!

So, we will see what we will see!


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post #130 of 222 Old 03-17-2010, 04:05 PM
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oh my goodness i hope she goes tonight and considering she is all leaky i'm having a feeling she might. and that would be totally awesome!


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