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Archive for May 2nd, 2008

This was taken the first week of March. When Dr. Cichra first palpated Cassidy she couldn’t feel a baby – we weren’t sure if she was pregnant or not. Part of me was hoping she was and part was hoping she wasn’t. The next day she brought the ultrasound machine and as soon as she placed it in her, there she/he was! It looked like a bunch of squiggly lines to me but she said the photo is of the baby’s heartbeat. She also saw an eyeball but couldn’t determine the sex. I’m sort of hoping for a boy, but as long as it’s healthy and Cassidy is safe nothing else will matter.

I spoke with another Fjord owner today! She lives in a neighboring town, about 20 minutes away. She will be very helpful and has offered to clip her mane if that’s what I decide to do. Her first Fjord mare was also a rescue. She’s had them for 5 years now. I’m hoping she comes to meet her this weekend. She did warn me that the Fjordgirls don’t like to show signs of impending labor like other horses do. This baby could very well sneak up on us.

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