Nikita, have you tested her milk? That was really helpful for us. We were up only 2 nights. We missed it anyway. We both dozed off around 5 am and woke up at 6:40 and she had just been born. I swear Raissa knew we were watching her and she was waiting until we weren't looking. Sneaky mare! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
i am in the same boat with my mare who generally foals at 324, 326 , 328 days . she is now 332 days and had wax for 5 days and so huge and sunken, i keep saying oh its tonite. i am starting to worry because my friends think she is overly huge and she was ultrasounded 3 x and only one was found, , but i have a friend who did the same and her mare just foaled twins, and they died. i am so nervous.
338 1/2 days and counting..... This is the longest I have had one bake in 7 years. And the longest I've watched one. I've been spoiled. I can't even begin to imagine when people post that their horses are at 360+ days. I'd be looking for a gun to shoot myself. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...ilies/dead.gif
stonefieldfarm - believe me those thoughts have gone through my head at times too! This started off as a twin pregnancy and the mare is HUGE! Ask Spot, she saw her last week and couldn't believe how massive she is. All of it just adds to the gut wrenching. I want it over!
I have one at 349 today. She has just started to build some bag and I can barely express a few drops of clear liquid. I would be going crazy if I didn't know that she carried her first two for over 355 days.
When I have enough to do a milk test I should have a better idea of how much longer she plans to hang onto her munchkin. I am impatient for this one though as it is my first foal from her. She's a states premium Hanoverian mare in foal to Regazzoni. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_cool.gif
It is the Elizabeth Victoria mare - Vegas' dam. In foal to Sato. The next mare - Special Lady is next to go. While they were originally about 4 weeks apart, now if Lizzie is 2 weeks late and Carly is 2 weeks early, Carly may well beat her to it, or Nikita will have the 2 foals back to back!
I think Nikita is going to look into a foal cam for next year so she can sleep, and the nice COTH'ers from around the world can watch the monitor for her and call her once the water has broken, and she can get some nice sleep and let others stay up instead!
Perhaps I am a light sleeper, or just lucky. The last foal that I had, I had a baby monitor. I slept through all of the normal horse noises, but when her water broke, it was like an alarm went off.
Now I have a camera. I just sleep in front of the TV with the sound up high, and I am hoping that I will hear her when she becomes restless. I wake up several tmes a night anyways, and just look up at the TV. Sure beats running out to the barn to check everytime!