Man things have been just crazy, between the flu, double ear infection, Christmas, and planning on having a new baby galloping around the pasture, life is nuts. I'm not a mother. I've never been pregnant, I don't have biological children, but I have experienced every fear and joy of pregnancy from the moment of maybe, to the sudden joy when it's confirmed, to the nervousness that sets in.. "What if she gets sick, or foals when I'm asleep, what if something goes wrong, will it be a colt or filly, what will it look like?" Is some of the things running thru your head. 11 months of complete and utter fear and excitement. When I bought my mini there was NO chance of her being pregnant. After she is now getting milk I was told that she was with a stud, so I'm around day 260-280.. She could foal at 300 or it could be after day 360.. The waiting is not cool. Horse momma is fine, human momma... I'm planing the kit, getting the sleeping bag out and watching her like a hawk all of which she must think I'm crazy for. Non horse people don't understand, horses aren't a hobby, they are your whole life and some of us are fortunate enough to have them as our work also. You work with them, then they are your fun time, you cancel anything when one gets sick, and when you are on baby alert you will call anyone at 3 am that they have to get here immediately because it's on the way. We have hopes for our foals just like a mother does for her child. Secretly we even wish for it to be a filly or colt or a certain color, but the minute you first see it and you get to be the first person to ever touch it and imprint on that foal, nothing matters, if it's a little boy you love it just as much as if it had been the girl you wanted and vice versus. All my clients be prepared I'll have y'all on speed dial, know that I'm going to be getting nuttier and nuttier as it starts getting closer, and I will probably even be sleep deprived trying to keep up with mare tricks about foaling, until then have a happy horse life this new year!