We are getting close. I took half the week off to be home for Emma. Her belly has dropped again, her flanks are sunken in and I checked the calcium level of her milk. It's at 400ppm. Anything over 200 usually indicates foaling will occur within 1-4 days. 400 usually means the baby is due NOW, but it's been at 400 for 2 days. Emma did not read the rule book. The "milk" she is producing is amber colored, is about the consistency of maple syrup and is very sticky. If this was a mature mare, I would be expecting baby any time. I am expecting a baby any time!
If the baby doesn't show up very soon, I am going to get a vet out here even if I have to kidnap one. It may just come to that. The one vet is leaving for vacation, the other two don't want to come out unless I can swear it is a life or death emergency. This big holiday weekend, there is ONE vet on call, covering 3 counties.
I haven't posted much lately about the baby because I found that writing about it was making me worry about it even more. Something I didn't think was humanly possible. Instead, I make up goofy stories about Emma riding lawn mowers. They're more fun and a bit distracting to write. Hopefully, you won't get any more goofy stories and will be seeing baby pictures instead.