Originally Posted by juju112293
OMG I totally forgot about this thread :( I was to caught up in my lil filly!! Sooooo how is momma???? Oh and my mare gave no sign that she was going to foal! No wax, no milk driping, her volva was just as relaxed as it was a week prior! Her bag was not even full all the way! Has your mares bag gotten any bigger? And don't you just love when the baby moves:))) I sure did!
Aww thanks for checking in on us! Don't is doing great. She's SUPER grumpy towards Gus (gelding Tennessee Walker) and Jack (gelded donkey), but she's been super sweet to me. I spent all day at the farm today, most of which was spent with her. I brushed her for about an hour Thursday and again today. The only thing I didn't do was re-braid her tail because my Mom was busy and didn't want me doing that without her in the stall with us. (I don't THINK Don't would kick for that, but as I've said before, she's been a little kicky, and it's not worth the risk.)
Her udder is not full, but it's not empty, either. Mom tried to express milk on Thursday and got nothing. I didn't try today. I just took my daily picture and didn't press my luck. (My hands were cold... lol That's a sure-fire way to get her to threaten to kick you these days, and I can't say I blame her!)
I ordered some maybe baby strips, but I have no idea when they'll get here, plus since we haven't been able to express milk yet, they might not do any good if she's like your mare and just bags up and foals!
Mom called yesterday asking me what color halter she should get for the baby. We both agreed that hot pink would be best since its a girl, but since we really have no idea if its a girl or not, we went with bright green. (They only had blue, black, hot pink, and bright green). I've been researching non-stop in case there are any problems at all during delivery. Our vet is on call and has asked us to call the moment we suspect she's in labor... It takes her 25 minutes to get there if the roads are GOOD, though, so I'm preparing for the worst, just in case. I think I'm driving my mother nuts, but she insists she's thrilled I'm researching so much, in case she's at work and I'm there alone when Don't foals.
Now that I've written a novel... That's about it. No changes, really. No milk, small udder, tight vulva, and round (mostly) belly. She's eating great, drinking fine again, and hasn't changed any habits lately. She's officially due next Friday. My random, inexperienced guess is January 30.
I'm so glad your baby and mamma are doing so well! I'm going to look for more pictures on your thread right now!