I'm going to try something different for this litter. Since Bella's last litter, I've gotten really involved with Facebook. So, instead of posting my messages in 4 different places I thought I would try a blog. So here it goes!
Today, Bella had her pregnancy xrays done. WOW!! There are a lot of pups in there! I tried playing with her xray, but it won't save into a jpeg file, so I can't post it...sorry... Anyway, Dr. Becky counted 10! Then she gave the disclaimer, there may be 1 hiding. Bella is definitely an overachiever! Then she said, "she is giving all of the signs it may be sooner than later..." WHAT??!!! According to "my calculations" she isn't due until June 3-5. Dr. Becky then said, "I would guess Monday." WHAT???!!! Sheila and Cathy (my right hands who live in the Bay area) aren't driving down until Tuesday!! My mind went blank... Dr. Beckie said, "she is full of milk, she is panting, she isn't eating all of her food, those are all signs..." I just stood there saying, "my calculations are Wednesday, June 3rd!" She said, "female dogs don't read all of the books, the pups come when they're ready..." Yikes!
So, late this afternoon, I called Sheila, Cathy, Kelly (thankfully lives close) and then Sheila again... Sheila and Cath are headed down on Sunday... whew! Thank goodness they didn't have any other plans for Memorial Day weekend.
So yes, Bella is getting close. She isn't eating as much, she has to go potty about every 1 1/2 hours. This is even during the night and we don't have a doggie door! Henry and I take shifts taking her out. Thank goodness we have a door to the backyard in our master bedroom.
Tomorrow we will be changing our bedroom into the whelping room and Henry and I move into the spare bedroom. (Sorry, Sheila and Cath!) Who get the living room... I will post pictures when we get it all set up.
I have to say, Bella is definitely bigger for this pregnancy. Her 1st litter at this time she weighed 78lbs. Today she weighed in at 83lbs! Dr. Beckie said she has gained 21lbs. and it is definitely all puppies! She said be prepared for these pups to be larger than the doodle pups she had. Ok...I'm preparing! Wonder if I should tell Bella??!!
Well, stay close to the blog as I will be posting more often as it gets closer and closer...
Kerri and Bella (my puppies are playing soccer in my belly!)