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It’s a Girl! Meet Sseduction, born at 11:35 pm!

6/10/13

Hay it's me Sshameless++ and it's been an exciting weekend here!

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America waxing up

It actually all started on Friday afternoon when Hey Miste America began the official countdown. She waxed up, which means she was at the final stage of her pregnancy. For weeks her udder has filled with milk. Her "bag" was really full and she was more uncomfortable every day. And then her teats had what we call "wax," just two little drops were on each teat. America had waxed the year before so we knew she was at her final stages. By the next morning, the wax had become elongated and looked like honey drops hanging from the teats. Then a few hours later, America started dripping milk. When the milk came, we all knew it was the final stretch.

So Saturday night Lisa and Jerry closed the barn up a little bit earlier than usual. By 6:30 pm we all had our evening hay and our bran mash with carrots and apples. Lisa left the main barn doors a bit more open than usual so she could check on America periodically without disrupting her. Daniel stayed on property that night. Lisa's sister Sandra came over hoping she'd get to see the foal born. As I explained in my last letter to you, most of the time mares deliver when no one is around so it's really special to see a foal born.

From their houses, all our humans were watching television and their computers where the stall cameras allowed them to keep an extra close eye on America.

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Opening foal bag

America was a little restless at times but things just did not seem to be moving too quickly. By 10:30 that night, Sandra said she thought she'd head home. Lisa told her she just might want to wait a bit longer, because America was picking up her back feet. Then America laid down and got right up. Lisa was pointing on the computer screen, telling Sandra to watch America's tail because, there it was, a whitish shape...the baby feet were coming...my baby was on its way!

Lisa headed out the front door, calling to Jerry to bring Sandra with him. Lisa had her phone tuned to the barn camera so she could watch America closely as she and Daniel got to the barn's front door. They stood quietly in the dark...listening, watching. All the horses were on high alert but very quiet, respecting what was happening. A very special quiet enveloped the barn, there were just some low, deep grunts America was making as she worked to deliver the baby.

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America meets Sseduction

As soon as America laid down again, Lisa and Daniel turned on the barn lights, entering America's stall quietly. Lisa went to America's head, speaking softly to her. Daniel went to America's tail. The foal's nose and head had emerged, still encased in the milky white placenta. America kept pushing. Lisa talked quietly to her, I could hear her telling America what a beautiful mama she was, what a good job she was doing delivering my baby. It became apparent the foal was not moving along so with Lisa at America's head, stroking her neck and keeping her down, Daniel repositioned the foal's broad shoulders allowing her to deliver. And then there she was, my beautiful, bay filly with long, long, long legs.

Jerry got into the foal delivery pack that was ready at America's stall. He handed the cotton towels to Lisa and Daniel for them to dry the filly. They positioned the baby so America could see and nuzzle her newborn while remaining down and regaining her strength. 

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Lisa, Mom and baby

As America got up, the umbilical cord severed and Daniel treated the filly's umbilical stump with iodine, sealing the area from germs and protecting the filly from infection. Jerry handed the shoe lace to Lisa who tied the placenta up, aiding America in passing it.

Then I saw Daniel and Lisa stepped away, allowing America complete access to our beautiful filly as she continued to lick and inspect her, making sure the baby's nostrils were clear and she was breathing easily. America spoke to her with those special mama rumbles. Jerry took pictures and Sandra took the magical experience all in. The other horses were very quiet, but attentive, respecting America's time with our foal.

And then my girl was ready to stand and nurse for the first time. Lisa straightened the filly's front legs and Daniel helped her balance as she stood on her long, spindly legs for the first time. My girl was so strong. In just one effort she was up, standing, getting her bearings. Lisa put the halter on America and fed her my favorite treat Mentos. America relished the peppermint chewiness. Daniel guided my baby girl to her mother's side, helping her find the udder and nurse for the first time. And boy did that baby girl latched right on. We could all hear her suckling, slurping away on her mama's milk.

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America encouraging Sseduction to get up America helping to nurse

 

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Finding first milk

 

After my girl nursed another time, Daniel held her and Lisa administered the enema to help her pass her first stool more easily. America was given a hot bran mash with apples and carrots. My filly nursed again and then laid down to sleep. We all got hay, America deservedly more! And then Lisa, Jerry, Daniel and Sandra reluctantly left America and my filly alone to bond, shutting the lights down to once again bring quiet to the night. It was 1 a.m. and we were all tired from all the excitement, none more than America! 

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Mom says hello Matching Mom's stride

 

The next day our veterinarian Dr. Longworth and his assistant Rachel came to check out my baby girl. I was a really proud papa when Dr. L said he could not believe how long legged and well balanced my beautiful daughter is. And she is! A few family came to visit, family meaning those who have other children of mine. Lee who takes care of another daughter of mine Ssequin came up with the perfect name for my newest baby girl....Sseduction.

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Sseduction's beautiful face

It's the perfect name because she sseduces everyone with her sweet temperament, beautiful face, extremely tippy ears, big eyes (just like mine!), and long, long legs that almost match her mother's stride as they canter around the arena. I just love watching them!

I have a feeling she won't be an only child for long....Hey Shooting Star is looking more and more ready to deliver.

I'll let you know as soon as it happens, stay tuned....one down, one to go! Do you think it will be a filly or a colt? Time will tell and I'll tell you as soon as I know!

Ssincerely PROUD PAPA,

Sshameless++

 

Categories: | A_Foals_Life | A_Foals_Life

Comments

BreyerLover2222 Says:
10/22/2017 at 4:38 pm

Hey Horselover#8 there is a kids forums!!! If you're a kid, you should check it out!

Horselover#08 Says:
10/10/2017 at 5:54 pm

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Soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute and adorable and its amazing

BreyerLover2222 Says:
12/16/2016 at 1:23 pm

:D :D

BreyerLover2222 Says:
12/16/2016 at 1:22 pm

:D :D :D

AggieCowgirl Says:
12/07/2016 at 7:29 pm

So proud of you America!

You have your hands full. I feel like the filly is going to be very spoiled.

BreyerLover2222 Says:
05/24/2016 at 11:34 am

Awwwww! Sseduction is so cute! I just lvoe her!

hannah banana9 Says:
07/08/2015 at 10:47 am

WHATS UP WITH THE MARES PARTS

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
03/03/2015 at 12:17 pm

SWEET

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
02/27/2015 at 2:39 pm

LUV THEM

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
01/30/2015 at 9:18 pm

AWW :)

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
01/09/2015 at 9:30 pm

vicky breyer lover says :

super adorable :) :)!!!!!!!!

Vicky Breyer Lover Says:
01/04/2015 at 2:12 pm

vicky breyer lover says :

o.m.g super cute love her :)!! congrats America & sshameless ++:):)!!!!!

ahnabgood Says:
06/27/2014 at 1:45 pm

So cute! Excited to see pictures and stories about her as she grows and develops:)

DiscoSara Says:
04/15/2014 at 4:16 pm

Congratulations!

I know, it's a bit late to say congratulations...but congratulations! That foal is super adorable... Sshamless++, you have the most beautiful filly ever! (:

Horse_Lover Says:
03/19/2014 at 8:48 pm

baby horse

just 5 mins. I had a paint born 3/19/14 at seven therty

Ranch Boss Says:
01/19/2014 at 6:38 pm

you should make a breyer foal for Sseduction

Jeeju Says:
01/05/2014 at 11:36 am

aww

AWW! I think foal births are amazing! SO cute! Congrats!

Breyers14 Says:
07/12/2013 at 12:52 pm

Awwwww so cute :D

mnicole97 Says:
07/06/2013 at 10:58 am

Sseduction

She is the cutest foal I've ever seen!!!! Congrats America and Sshameless++!

Cammy Says:
06/22/2013 at 1:32 pm

Adorable

Seduction is sooo adorable. Iwish I had a horse

Pookey Says:
06/20/2013 at 8:14 am

Sseduction is an interesting name for the filly :)

CrazyBreyerCupkace101 Says:
06/17/2013 at 1:41 pm

OMG Shes SO cute! Congratulations!

murph Says:
06/12/2013 at 3:38 pm

I think that Sseduction is going to be the Vintage Collectors Club third realease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chloescloud9 Says:
06/11/2013 at 6:02 pm

Sseduction

She is so adorably cute! Congratulations!

breyerfever Says:
06/10/2013 at 6:24 pm

Cute! But what's with the picture of the mares "parts"?

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