Thanks Indyhorse! Yes, I am very excited! (I posted an update on the old thread) A naive mare question.....
But basically, I had the Dr. out Tuesday to do shots and teeth and had him check her again, and viola, this time he felt a foal!!! He thinks she is about 5 months along, although the more I think about it, she has to be at least 5 1/2 months I would think, because I bought her at brought her home at the end of October, around the 18th I believe it was. It probably wasn't too much earlier than mid-October when she got pregnant though because when he examined her for the first time in early November, he didn't think she was in foal.
He was actually a bit doubtful that she needed to be checked again, but said he could recheck if I wanted him too, so I said yes, if it wouldn't be too much trouble, it would be good to know for sure. So then he palpated her, got a little grin, and exclaimed "there's a foal."
So wow, I am super duper excited!
He just kind of cautioned me to give her some grain with the alfalfa so she would get some phosphorous too, because alfalfa is high in calcium, but I was too excited and airheaded to really ask the right questions. I could always call him I suppose, but he probably already thinks I'm a little obsessive!
He did say to just feed "grain" with the alfalfa and not mare/foal grain because they would give even more protein which she doesn't need with the alfalfa. We really can't get good grass hay around here, except for Bermuda, which alot of people seem to like, except my vet doesn't feel it has much nutrition to it. So I dunno, I'm trying to figure out the right approach.
I think I need to just calm down and don't panic or worry, lol! I am so excited I am not thinking straight.