for her breeding with Erik
May 22, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!
I REALLY surprised mom today :) She thought I was having babies on
Sunday or Monday. HA! Today was the day, I sure had her
fooled!! I decided that I would start with a sprint with labor.
Have 3 puppies in the first hour, 5 in an hour and a half! But
then I got a little tired, I'm afraid. I needed an hour of rest -
but then my last two were born twenty minutes apart!
I had 5 GIRLS and 2 boys. What was that noise I kept hearing about
expecting a lot of boys! SHEEEEEEEESH!!! I think mom is
pretty happy - that is the exact count she was hoping for. Your
welcome, mom! Erik and I had it planned out all along!!!
AHHHHHHHH! Now I can rest.
Good night, Diary! I am so pleased with my litter. They are
May 17, 2009
Dear Diary, I am now 8 weeks preggo.
Mom took me to the vet this morning so I could see how many little
bodies are kicking the living daylights out of my insides! They
are really moving around now! I don't just feel them, I can see
them moving from the outside of my body!!!!
Well, here is the x-ray! If you
click on it, it will get larger. We think there are lucky number 7
in there!! One more week and we will know for sure! I can't
I am told that I am still BEAUTIFUL
even though I look like a WHALE!!!
May 10, 2009
Dear Diary, I am 7 weeks pregnant
now!!! My waist and tuck are GONE! But, my happy spirit and
wagging tail NEVER waiver!!! A small price to pay to have my
babies! I am sleeping all the time now. My belly continues
to grow. I feel them starting to move around in there now.
Next couple of weeks are going to be tough on me, but I am up to the
May 3, 2009
Dear Diary, I am 6 weeks
pregnant and am starting to feel it just a little now. I am
sleeping more now. I like to eat (don't need to be preggo for
that!). I think back to when I got back from bird camp - wow my
body has changed! Pregnancy is HARD on a girl!!!!
OH, when I used to be svelt and in perfect field condition!
Full frontal - I don't get ANY privacy - MOM!!
Still enjoying my pig's ears!!!
April 26, 2009
Dear Diary, I am not quite 5 weeks
pregnant yet. I am really tired these days. I am sleeping a
lot! My tummy continues to expand as the babies grow! Was
outside a lot today. It was REALLY hot. The bugs are OUT OF
CONTROL! Mom caught me bug hunting...
|Minding my own business...
||Along comes a bug...
|It is almost on my nose, I can
||I GOT IT!!! But, did I
really want it??? YUCK!
At the end of a LONG, HOT day!!
I am ready for
a long nap!!! Good night Diary!
April 20, 2009
Dear Diary, only ONE thing to say...
The top picture is just too incredible to believe! I love you too
I am soooooooooooooooo happy!!! I
will write again soon!
Click on smaller pictures below for a
April 18, 2009
Dear Diary, it has been a while since I
have checked in. There isn't much to say right now. My body
seems to be "telling" me I'm pregnant. My tuck-up is gone, my
waist is thick, on and one. BUT, I can't know for sure until I get
my ultrasound on Monday. Nature is very cruel sometimes - it has
us thinking we're pregnant, and in a false instead! I sure hope
that isn't the case, diary. I am SO looking forward to becoming a
mom again. Thankfully I only need to wait a couple more days to be
sure - the waiting is BRUTAL!
I go to sleep every night dreaming of
having babies. I will write again Monday - I HOPE there is good
March 25, 2009
Dear Diary, a VERY confusing time had by all!!!! I went away to
Field Trial camp in January to train for Field Trials. Just when I
was getting into the groove in mid March, I came into season. My
mom wasn't thinking about me being a mommy this time when I first went
away, but she changed her mind. She thought that I could have my
babies during the summer, and get ready to train again for the fall
season. Works for me! I LOVE BEING A MOMMY!!!
So, mom came to pick me up after I ran in my second Field Trial on March
14. She was told that I just came into season on that
Saturday, so off I went home! HURRAY to be home : )
Mom says that I usually ovulate around day 14,
so there is a lot of time for me to relax before heading up to
Massachusetts to meet my man Erik To play it safe, mom took me in
to get my progesterone tested the following Saturday - 7 days later.
She knew that I was only going to be .5 or so, but better to be safe
than sorry! The vet tech had us come in around 1pm since the
second lab pick up of the day would be around 3pm. We went at our
leisure and I got my blood drawn. The tech said that we missed the
pick up for the day. Aggravating, but hey, I wasn't any where near
ready, so it was ok. Mom took me in again Tuesday morning to get
another blood test. We still hadn't heard Saturday's result since
the blood went out Monday. Mom was really relaxed because we were
getting ready to meet Erik towards the weekend. These tests were
really very preliminary.
I overheard mom asking the vet tech if she had
the result from Saturday. The tech disappears and comes back to
talk to mom. Mom's jaw hit the ground. I haven't ever seen
anything like it!!!! She lets out a SCREAM saying "5.9, ARE YOU
Needless to say, I am now into my third day
after I began ovulating, so my butt was rushed into the car home.
Mom ran around the house and we were in the car on our way up north
within the hour. I NEED SPERM NOW!!! Hello???
We arrived up at Erik's place around 5pm that
same day. Erik was quite the gentleman. He let me play with
him for a few minutes, and then it was all business. We had a tie
for 20 minutes. Thank goodness - there is still a chance!
Mom took me over again in the morning. She thought that I wouldn't
want to breed again since I am now into day 4 after ovulating, but I
DID! Another 20 minute tie. Plenty of sperm in there now!
All I need are some fertile eggs in there and we are all set!!!!
Off we went in the car headed south back to
Virginia! I overheard mom talking to the doctor again in the car.
He told her that my progesterone reading on Tuesday before we headed up
to see Erik was 12.1. So, we are going to hope for the best - that
is all we can do! There is a reason to be hopeful with that
reading, and the fact that I was still receptive to Erik : )
The moral of the story - I came into
season before anyone noticed while I was away at camp, and was further
along than anyone really knew. That is ok, I am just going to keep
my paws crossed for the best!
Now all we do is wait. These few weeks are
SO long. The waiting is very hard!
Thank you to Erik and his mom.
They were GREAT!!! We were a little crazed while we were up there!
Also, thank you to Aunt Sharon for having us stay with her!!