YEEEEE! sounds like she's getting closer!!! Change is a great indicator that she's getting closer! How exciting!
I KNOW! I'm so excited! I'm sure she'll just stop progressing now, just so I can never sleep again. I've added at 1:30-2 am text to my mom to my routine to check on Don't. It's not time for me to move myself and the kids into her barn, but we're getting closer. lol
I left a note on the barn door for my sister with "Signs to look for." I'm getting frustrated because she said she saw it, but didn't read it. I'm trying to come up with a tactful way of telling her she really needs to read it because she clearly doesn't know what to look for. Her updates consist of, "She's still eating, so I don't think you need to worry tonight."
She's been around the animals a lot, but when something has a baby, she's kind of the one who just shows up when Mom or I say the animal is in labor and watches the final stages. She knows our dogs almost always quit eating, so she thinks Don't will definitely stop eating, too. If she DOES stop eating, that's a good indicator, but she might not stop soon enough and that seems to be all my sis is looking for! I know she's thinking, "You've never seen a horse foal before, either, so I know just as much as you," but she KNOWS I've been researching nonstop for months and she hasn't, so I wish she'd just swallow her pride and consider that MAYBE I know a tiny bit more about this particular thing than her. Big sisters are difficult.
(To clarify, I'm 31 years old and she is 35 lmao... We're not kids with some weird sibling rivalry. She knows more than me about other things, but when it comes to the animals, I just know THEM better. I spend more time with them, despite not living there, and I connect with them better.) Uuuuuuugh! (To be fair, I ended the list of things to look for with "legs coming out of vagina," but that was just to make her laugh.) lmao