I have updates I need to write about for O, including an awesome lesson and a terribly naughty thing, but if I put both P's updates and O's updates all together it would be WAAAAY too long. Therefore I decided to split them up, and focus on P for tonight, since her updates a little more, erm... time sensitive.
She is at day 314 (or well, day 315 in a few hours!). We are rapidly closing in on day 320, which is when the foal is considered full-term and past the premature mark. She won't go before then, which is great, because at the beginning of the month I was holding my breath a little!
These photos were taken a few days ago. You can see how decidedly pointy her belly was that day!
Today she is rounder, but the baby has moved back some:
Interesting too to see where her pattern of dapples stops - right where the outline of the foal is!
Her vulva is relaxing, and her tailhead is getting significantly mushier every day.
|Gratuitous hooha shot|
Her udder has been growingly slowly every day, always a little bigger. There is no fluid that can be expressed yet, but that's not a biggie - her milk will come in as we get closer.
The most significant change in the past few days is the fact that she suddenly got WHOA studdish. One of the other mares has been in flaming heat, and P went NUTS over her, huffing and nickering and arching her neck. She licked and nibbled the mare all over (they were sharing a fenceline), sniffed under her tail, did the flehmen response, and even went so far as to grab her crest and make a few hops like she was going to mount her from the other side of the fence! All this sluttiness also brought O into heat - P doesn't seem interested in her beyond a few huffs and nickers, but remember this, because it will come into play in the next post.
Every day, we get a little bit closer! I'd say she goes within the next 3 weeks. Maybe even two weeks!
Yesterday also marked the one year anniversary since I went to go retrieve her from her leasing-gone-wrong situation. Never again....