Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Weekly Belly 3/24/12

The belly continues to expand, but it is also shifting.  Moving lower and getting wider.  While the belly is still growing, the baby seems quieter, not kicking or moving as much.  Foals tend to get quieter as they move into position for birth.  Emma's udder is beginning to fill.  The ligaments around her tail are getting a little looser.  I think it is going to be a matter of weeks rather than months before this baby shows up.

I know this picture is indelicate, but this is the beginning if Emma's udder.  I took this 2 days ago, it is larger today. 
All of these things typically start happening 4-6 weeks prior to birth.  Sometimes they happen within days or hours of birth.  Sometimes, I wish I bit my nails.  It would give me something to do.


  1. After seen Enma´s today, I'm thinking again, Fiona may not been pregnat. (yupi!)
    Belly is bigggg !!! I'll be checking the blog to see the cute new baby.I'm sure everything will be easy for her(and you),because she's very well look after,and the wile ones, also brings babies in very bad conditions and also young without problems.
    I'll be pushing hard from here with you. :)

  2. Now you have ME biting MY nailes!
    Every time I think I have the udder thing figuered out, they prove me wrong! I hate it when they get bigger and bigger every day then one day you look and its all gone! That usually happens when birth is a week or two away. It drives you nuts! Mother nature!?!?!?

  3. She really is getting round! Can't wait to see a new baby donkey : ) Good luck to the both of you.

  4. Better you than me! But I can't wait to see the baby. Got to be a cutie!