Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Countdown Begins!


Tomorrow, P will officially be 300 days in foal. Can you believe it! I decided to put up a little widget up to count down to her official due date. Remember though that she honestly could safely go anywhere from 320-360 days if she felt like it, so that's merely a suggestion date!

Since you all have been riding along with me on this journey, I want to keep you all as updated as possible on the countdown and any changes in her, especially when she gets close. Anyone have any particular suggestions on this? Somebody suggested putting blippets up on Twitter and then linking them back to the blog, or just posting quickie updates, or? Who has some ideas? For sure I'll be posting updates either way, but I want to keep everyone in the loop!

I also want to start a running pool of guesses as to what the gender, color, and markings of the baby are going to be. Maybe I will give a prize to whoever picks the closest thing! I don't do the whole blogging giveaways thing normally but I might have to make an exception for this. So what's your best guess? What color, gender, and markings do you think my tot will have? (Remember: mom is dark bay and dad is black so we're obviously limited by genetics, we're not going to get a palomino or anything!)

Guess away and get creative!



In terms of development: P's udders are already changing. They've been changing for at least a week now, nice and slow. Every day they're a little bit bigger. They have a long way to go, and they don't have any fluid that is ready to be expressed yet, but they're definitely beginning to fill!


Day 298


In terms of her bump, I haven't seen her out from under a blanket in the daylight in two weeks. It appears to be enormously enormous but it's a bit hard to tell under the layers!

It's still winter death weather here in Texas. Today it got *slightly* warmer, warm enough to melt the ice, but it's still spitting rain. Tomorrow ANOTHER ice storm comes rolling in... awesome. O is now 1.5 weeks off and I'm not sure that I'll get to work her anytime in the next century at this rate. My hope is that on Thursday I'll be able to at least drive her down the road. I *really* want to lunge her first before I stick her between the shafts, but it's just impossible. Everything is thick, slippery mud... won't be lunging for awhile. Hopefully she'll get the fizzies out by running around in the field first... hopefully.


Oh well... if nothing else, at least I got adorable muddy pictures of O, P, and Gerhardt the cat being precious yesterday:





20 comments:

  1. That cat is adorable lol. So excited for the foal - my guess is little dark bay filly w four white socks and a star and snip :)

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  2. So exciting! Yes please on the quick blog post updates. I can't wait to follow along. I'm guessing a dark bay filly with a little stripe on her face and two hind socks.

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  3. So exciting!! My guess is a black bay filly with one hind sock and one front white pastern, a star and a tiny snip.

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  4. Woooo! I love horse births! I'll throw a guess in. How about a little bay colt with two sock and a star!

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  5. That is so exciting :) I'm guessing a dark bay colt with a wide white blaze and three socks.

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  6. Baybeeeeee! That's all I got, sorry!

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    1. We'll just put you down for "bay" then ;)

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  7. Follower - not a bit comment-or but, I'll guess too... big black colt, star and 2 whites... 320 days on the dot

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  8. Delivered on day 346, one black bay colt, small white snip, one white sock on the hind.

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  9. So exciting!!! I'm going to guess a colt, bay, bold white strip on face with at least 2 socks.

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  10. Black filly with perhaps a coronet band marking or two :)

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  11. Black colt with a small star is my guess! Delivered on day 355 :) So exciting!!!!

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  12. Dark bay filly, 2 hind socks with ermine marks, small snip or stripe on face. =) So excited!! Can you do mobile uploads from your phone? Whatever is easiest for you but sure hope we can get the updates when the magic happens!!

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  13. That last picture is so cute. Such a sucker for cats doing adorable things and P's face is great.

    I think day 327 and it'll be a dark bay filly, three socks and a star, snip. Can't WAIT!!

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  14. Bay colt, 3 whites and a star. No idea on time frame.

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  15. Dark bay colt, four whites, two high, two low, star, stripe and snip. Day 331. :)

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  16. If it's a big, black colt with tons of chrome, I'm stealing him!

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  17. I predict it will be squishably cute! Definitely think colt though.

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  18. Little dark bay filly! Star and 4 whites :)

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  19. I don't know what day we're on but if it's not too late I'm guessing day 141. Bay colt with four short socks and a narrow stripe.

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