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Things I have noticed - should I worry?

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Jane Whritenour
Yearling
Username: Quarterhorsetimestwo

Post Number: 90
Registered: 07-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 09:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Like a first time mom I worry about every thing. There are a few things I have noticed with Penny - just thought I would throw them out to you guys - too make sure were OK.

She is currently at day 276. She seems to lay down alot more or maybe I just catch her doing it more.

Under her belly from her sternum the last rib on each side is raised. I little bump Is that normal ?

Her sides seem to twitch a little more. Like a bug was there - but no bug - whats up with that?

Sorry if these are silly questions but this our first & given the ominous picture i was painted about her pregnancy -

The funny thing about this now is My husband, who when I told him about the baby was not thrilled- Now he's noticing every baby in the area & this morning he say's "Why is she back there when the others are still eating is something wrong"
I guess he's gonna be a ninny too. At least I can ask on here & get the experienced answer.

Thanks for everybody's help so far

Jane
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2021
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 11:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Jane! I remember being a first timer...and honestly, it doesn't change after you've had many!
They do tend to lay down a bit more at the end...it's exhausting being prego.

The bump is probably a bit of edema...just fluid swelling, no big deal.

The twitching is probaly her feeling the foal move, maybe it tickles or irritates her. They all do these things, and none of them are anything to worry over. You're doing a good job taking are of her. And none of these questions are silly! Keep up the good work!
 

Bobbi Govro
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 1213
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 04:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jnae: Diana is right. All the things you are noticing are normal. You're just being like the rest of us, first timers or not, as you move closer to the foaling date, you'll worry about each and every one of them.

You will definately notice lots of changes over the next few months. The laying down will become more frequent (just wait till she lays down and starts grunting and groaning...then you'll really spaz out thinking a baby's on its way, and when you get to the peak of excitement, she'll roll up onto her belly, struggle to her feet, shake a few times and meandor off like she's not just scared the holy bejeezus outta everyone. LOL!)

Welcome to DUHH! Its a great place!
 

Bobbi Govro
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 1215
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 06:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh Look! I renamed you "Jane"...sorry about that! *Giggle* Typo error...I really did mean "Jane" and not "Jnae"...whew, long day.



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