Originally Posted by sssmith
thecowgirlranda~ that's a very nice gesture, but unfortunately I don't have marestare... I wish I did! I just went in to clean up her stall AGAIN, and I was going to pet her belly, and the heiffer acted like she was going to bite me! She has never bitten or kicked, only threatened when I was feeling her udders... but tonight she's moody... I can relate I guess...
As for the alarm clock... well, I hate to admit it, but when Im exhausted like Ihave been the past few weeks, alarms do me no good... I think I get up, walk across the room, and turn it off in my sleep... I never remember doing it the next morning though :) Now, if a kid coughs, IM UP... but since the boys arent here this weekend my maternal clock has gone to OFF :)
LOL, I do the exact same thing! After a few nights of foal watch.....alarms can beep and carry on all they want -- won't make a dent in my snores. I have no idea how they turn themselves off. <grin>
I think you will be safe to get some sleep. To me, her bag looks like a bag that is going to fill all the way and be normal. And her bag doesn't look quite full full
yet. I would be willing to bet money that she will wax and drip milk the day of her birth. I've helped hundreds of births.....and your mare is telling me (my username should have been MareMidwifeWhisperer. LOL!) that tonight isn't that night. Just set your alarm (or two alarms) for one check in the middle of the night....and hope you hear it. Lol
But, you know your mare best. I would hate for you to go through all this and then miss it. I'm just trying to explain what I see. Good luck!!