Thursday, March 26, 2009

Holding steady

Drifter appears to have put the breaks on having this baby and is holding steady. Here are some pictures from this week. We're hoping she doesn't make us wait until next year!

Enjoying a roll in the field- who knew she could still even do this!

Looking very drafty here.

Side to side comparison.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pregnancy update- NOT foaling update

This means that Drifter is indeed still pregnant. She is very uncomfortable, full udder and swollen vulva. She gave us quite a "scare" on St. Paddy's day- false labor. She laid down at least 8 times between 7am and 11am. When Kim came home around 11 she was laying down in the field. She then laid out flat and began to grunt. They called me, "Drifter is foaling". She had a few contractions, pushed a few times, then got up and started eating again- like nothing was going on!
I was so glad to get there and she certainly looked like she was going to go that night. Her milk did not test on the chart for calcium or pH. I stayed at the barn until 2am- tested her milk again and she looked to be at 100ppm for Calcium and 8+pH.

Came back out today, the foal was kicking a lot. I was able to get some of the movement on video. Milk testing today resulted in the same- calcium at 100 and pH 8, but starting to change.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Slowly Creeping Closer

Milk testing is underway and we still have a few days to go. She is not testing on the charts yet. The milk testing is about 95% accurate within 24 hours. She is starting to bag up more and is very uncomfortable and also very snuggly. Here are updated pics.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

She's teasing

Drifter is keeping me up at night, she was very restless on Friday after one Nanny goat had triplet kids. Last night, she was also restless, pacing, pawing, looking at her sides and being generally uncomfortable. Here are pics from today and Friday.
Friday- Drifter's upset

Udder shots