Good Morning Everyone,
This is such a fabulous, fabulous day! I am so excited for my dear friend, LIFE IS SWEET! She had a lovely bay COLT yesterday…March 23…by SMART STRIKE. Here she is with him when he is just several hours old. She is snuggling up and bonding with him in the stall. She will be a WONDERFUL MOTHER. Life is Sweet is such a loving horse. I know she will share all of her fabulous qualities with her new FOAL.
I’m experiencing so many new concepts in my life right now. I know my dear friend will be a wonderful MOTHERHOOD role model for ME! She is a first time MOM now like I will be next year. This makes it all so interesting!
Life is Sweet told me that foals normally stand up very soon after they are born. They may be a little wobbly at first when trying to stand up as it is all so new to them to use their legs after months of being inside the MOM. Once a bit more secure on their feet, the most important thing for them to do is nurse well. Under normal conditions and if all is going well, the baby will be up and moving around and nursing within an hour/hour and a half or so after birth. The first nursing experiences are so important as the milk contains colostrum which is essential for a newborn foal.
Life is Sweet is elated! Her baby is adorable and all has gone very well for both of them. I am so HAPPY and PROUD of her!
ALL IS ALSO GOING GREAT FOR ME! On my 28 day scan…all is A-OK. Everything looks fabulous! YIPPEE! The next scan will be at the 42 day stage of my pregnancy. It is a very important one. I’m feeling terrific, having fun, and so happy! Upon hearing all of this good news today, I think I’m going to celebrate! Treats of pears and bananas will make it all complete!
Have a great day!
Hugs to all~(Especially to LIFE IS SWEET and her adorable Smart Strike colt!)