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Starting Boo's Countdown To Foaling

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Boo was covered April 16, 18, 20, 2022. Checked in foal May 6, 2022. So day 340 is March 26, 2023 and she's now 296 days in foal. In all the years I've had her, she's gone 340 days exactly and laid down and presented us with a lovely, healthy foal.

She's so big and has such a HUGE amount of room to carry her foal that she never really shows or looks pregnant until she starts getting pretty close to foaling. Tonight I noticed when I went out to feed and blanket that she's actually getting round in her belly and starting to show. At least, she is to ME. I think if you didn't know her, you probably wouldn't notice. I did notice that when I went to do up her belly band on her blanket that the straps don't wrap around as far as they usually do. I gave her belly a pat and told her, "Boo, you're amazing. You're about to foal out here, in a MINUTE and you're just barely starting to show!". She just kind of looked at me like, "Yeah and it's all your fault!". And went right back to hoovering up her dinner. Silly mare!
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Hoorraaayy!! 馃グ馃グ馃グ馃グ馃グ馃グ馃グThe little cutieeeeee!! I would love to see a better picture of the mama too.
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@Dreamcatcher Arabians: As long as Boo & baby are healthy, that's the best news you can have shared with us... Thanks!

So, what day # was it?

Happy for y'all!
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Congrats on the new addition to your horse family!
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OMG that blanket! It's like a swaddle wrap, but for foals! And she's so cute! Congrats!
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Cutie!
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Should be day 337 if I remember.
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@Dreamcatcher Arabians: As long as Boo & baby are healthy, that's the best news you can have shared with us... Thanks!

So, what day # was it?

Happy for y'all!
It was 336.

To answer all the questions in order:

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Early, day 336
Before Midnight
And I spent NO nights on foal watch.
She really didn't look ready to foal when I checked her before bed the night before, she still looked like the big wide U not the long skinny V on her belly, teats were not really straight down, hardly any wax and she hadn't elongated as long on her vulva as she usually did and she hadn't turned bright red. So, I thought I had a couple more nights. What I didn't really take into consideration was, the 'yotes were out howling all night and the base was doing artillery practice very early in the morning, to the point where they were shaking the ground. It probably felt like really loud, close thunder. Maybe she thought there was a big storm coming and she better get it over with. Dunno, but she laid down about 8:30 a.m. and out popped that little girl! By 9 she was up and she was drinking by 10 and bouncing around by 11 and hasn't stopped since. :D
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Darling little foal but a serious let down on pics, dreamcatcher - 馃榿
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I agree with @Chevaux everybody needs loads of foal pics!! There is not any " too much pictures" while young foals are concerned ;) ;)
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I'll try to remedy the pics soon. We've been working all day getting the foaling stall all set up because we've had storms coming and needed to get the stall matted, bedded and lots of straw down. Also needed to hang tarps, this barn isn't nearly as generous for size as our old place and Boo is really not happy with everyone being able to be close to her little one. She's been very much, "He's looking at my BABY!" "HEY YOU! ****** OFF!" And being very militant about things so we decided to give her some privacy curtains. Been working rather than being able to be full time photographers. This little filly is a little LOVE BUG. Very friendly, right from the jump.
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Mama after-care is important, too. Don't want Boo uptight during the initial output period of the colostrum.

@Dreamcatcher Arabians: Take care of yourself, too!
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What a darling!
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Great pics - now that鈥檚 more like it, dreamcatcher 馃榿
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Adorable! Congratulations on the new baby and so glad mama is doing well!
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Baby girl is saying 'look at me... I'm so cute'... & she is!
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