Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Weights

Here are tonight's weights on the kids, in order of birth:
Yellow collar girl - 2 lbs 6.8 oz
Light Pink girl - 3 lbs 1.2 oz
Dark Pink girl - 2 lbs 12.4 oz
Dark Green boy - 2 lbs 10.5 oz
Light Blue boy - 1 lb 4.3 oz <~ Devito
Purple Boy - 2 lbs 10 oz
Dark Blue girl - 2 lbs 8.2 oz

Everyone is gaining weight beautifully, of course my chunky monkey 
light pink girl wins the weigh in!  
Pretty soon we can look forward to eyes opening and much more movement.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

BTV 4

Clink HERE to View the clip on You Tube

BTV 3

Click HERE to go to You Tube to view it.

BTV 2

Click HERE to view the next segment of BTV.

BTV First Segment

The Puppies first segment on BTV.

I've been told these links aren't working so here is the Link.

They are famous now!

So here are pictures of the TV Crew when they pulled in.  Of course, after that I put the camera down and forgot to get any more pictures.

You can see more about the show here.  We taped the show but I'm not sure how to download it to UTube or Podcast it, so when I figure that out, you can see them.  Otherwise I will put a copy of the puppy parts of the show into everyone's puppy packs.
Tasha Chui, Valerie and all the crew are the nicest people ever, check them out if you get a chance!

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Pup"ette Show

This video almost made Darcy pee his pants, he was laughing so hard.... but heck we've been up for a very long time!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

April 17 weights

The weights from tonight:

Dark Pink - 1 lb 14 oz
Dark Green - 1 lb 9.6 oz
Yellow - 1 lb 7.5 oz
Light Pink - 1 lb 11 oz
Light Blue ('Vito) - 15.3 oz
Purple - 1 lb 7.8 oz
Dark Blue - 1 lb 9.4 oz

After Dinner

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A video of the kids after dinner.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Weights

As requested here are the weights of the kids (in pounds and ounces), the first is birth weight, the second is their weight tonight:

Dark Pink Girl (fawn) - 1 lb 5.2 oz, 1lb 7.3 oz
Dark Green Boy (brindle) - 1 lb 2.3 oz, 1 lb 4.3 oz
Yellow Girl (fawn) - 1 lb 1.8 oz, 1 lb 4.5 oz
Light Pink Girl (fawn) - 1 lb 2.9 oz, 1 lb 4.8 oz
Light Blue Boy (brindle) - 11.8 oz, 13.6oz <~ This is Devito ('Vito for short)
Purple Boy (fawn) - 1 lb 1.5 oz, 1 lb 2.9 oz
Dark Blue Girl (fawn) - 1 lb 3.2 oz, 1 lb 4.6 oz

I'm done for the night folks. Off to try and sleep for a couple of hours while Darcy takes his turn staring at the kids.


The Boys

Green Collar Brindle Boy
Light Blue Collar Brindle Boy
Purple Collar Fawn Boy

Pictures of the girls and a movie

The Girls:
Light Pink Girl

Dark Blue Girl
Red Collar Girl
Yellow Collar Girl

A movie of the kids:

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Finished

Our last kid - Dark Blue girl
The whole family!
Now since I have to work tomorrow, I'm going to try and catch an hour or two on the couch.  I couldn't even begin to tell you correct sex/colour combos, so please don't ask until I get some sleep!!

The boys

This is little Light Blue Boy, he was born outside when I took Envy out for a pee...good thing I'm a fast catcher!!
One minute (not even) later Purple Boy joined us.
When I look at the two of them side by side, all I can think of is that movie Twins, with Arnold Schwartenagger and Danny Devito!

2:04 am

Light Pink Girl, who looks to be a fawn.

Then there was three

Another fawn girl!
Here is Yellow Girls first picture...
And a group shot at the lunch counter.
I make no promises about colour right now on the boy, I look at him some ways and think I might see a brindle stripe or two and then I convince myself that he is fawn.

Monday, April 14, 2008

And it starts!!

I would like to take a moment to introduce you to our newest addition...
Dark Pink Girl
Born at 10:30 pm 
Followed shortly by her brother at 10:42pm
Dark Green Boy
We have a long night ahead with no promises that we still won't avoid a c-section but at least we know that she gave it her best. 
More to come when the arrive!!

Possibility of a C-section

We ran another progesterone this am and it came back at 2.1 ng/ml, which means that she is chemically whelping, but her body might just not be listening to those chemicals.  The vet won't give me an answer one way or another, but says it's my call... so at this point m call is to give her the night to try and whelp normally, but have plans on being at the vets office at 
9 am for a c-section.
Not where I wanted this going, but I will not put Envy at risk over puppies.  So please think happy thoughts for her and the puppies!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

We have a very odd puppy!

Envy came and brought us her "first puppy"...
Then she took the "puppy" to her whelping box...
She's very proud of it, don't you think?
Here is the little gaffer, mind you I've never seen a fawn Dane with a white mask!!
I've tried to tell her to just start pushing and then she would get to have real kids - she didn't seem to care!!

Finally...

Gotcha'!  You thought I meant that she had finally had her puppies - NOPE!  I say finally for her gosh darned temperature to drop to 98.2.
It's a start, what can I say?

Temperature

Not that I am a believer in this whole temperature thing, but last night at 10:30 pm hers was 100.8 and this morning at 8:30 am it was 99.4, IF it continues in this downward trend then they tell us that means puppies.... ya' right! lol
Of course with this delay in whelping it leads me to think that Envy does not ovulate when everyone else does (5-8 ng/ml on progesterone) it makes me wonder if that's why the last two frozen implants didn't work.
I'm going to pop in a movie and try and waste some time, right now it's only Raven, myself and the dogs that are awake, so I'm trying to keep everything quiet.

Sleep

I got sleep last night!!!  Darcy, being the excellent man that he is told me to go to bed last night at 9 pm, so with very little protest I went up stairs and crashed while he did his turn at puppy watch. As much as I am not a morning person being up at 5:30 am does have it's advantages....
... the kids are still asleep and not asking if Envy has "layed her puppies yet".
... I don't have two other dogs staring at me with eyes that say "Why does she get stew?"
... there are not 3 cats to chase away from all my clean puppy towels (mind you, it's more likely that they are just now hanging out on my other clean laundry that I have been too tired to put away!)
I've been wrong before, but I would check back often today...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Envy's walk about

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So this is what we have been up to, as you can see she has no interest in having puppies (I think she listened to all the horror stories I tell people about having my kids!).
I haven't been ignoring you guys, there has just not been a whole lot to share!! LOL

Friday, April 11, 2008

Still Waiting

Just to follow through in true Envy style, she ate 2 bowls of homemade beef and rice stew, dug up some more bedding and has promptly fallen asleep!
I will post our last temp for the day later, but I just wanted to make sure that everyone was kept in the loop....would hate to think that everyone wasn't being tormented right along with me!!

More Tummy TV

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Well it's early, earlier then sane people get up.  Temp is still hovering at 100... I've never done the temperature thing before, now I know why I don't, its just one more thing to drive me nuts.  All the puppies have moved back and down, Envy only ate a mouthful of food this am and she actually dug at her blankets last night.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Due Date

Here is the whelping box all set up in the kitchen.
...all the supplies for whelping - as you can see towels are a HUGE factor!
And as we all know, as if you couldn't see it coming - here is Envy doing nothing. No panting, no digging, no contractions - she's had her dinner for the night and asks that the paparazzi leave her in peace. You know there is a reason they call female dogs bitches!
I know that my last night of real sleep for the next 8 weeks was last night, and now I get to 'sleep' on the couch waiting to hear the slightest muffle from her - joy of joy! LOL
....now we wait...

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Temperature Game

Hope this makes sense to everyone...I made a whole chart but it got screwed up so this is what you get!!

April 7th - 1:55pm 100.4
10:26pm 100.8
April 8th - 7:34am 100
9:50pm 100.4
April 9th - 8:15am 100.2
6:08pm 100.8
8:15pm 101.2

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Comparison Pictures


Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of the changes over the past 9 weeks. Keep in mind that the second picture, Envy has got her front legs in a hole that she was digging, and her topline is normally very level!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Temperature Count down


Well we've made it!  We're on the temperature countdown to puppies.  
For more information go to DebbieJensen.com the website has good information and pictures, too bad she's a back yard breeder (at least it looks like she cares what happens to her pups and does health tests).
Envy's temp at 1:55pm was 100.4 and her due date based not on first date of breeding, but day of ovulation... to learn more about this read this transcript if you don't want to read the whole thing then scroll down to page 10 and start reading.

We know that the blood drawn at 9:13 am on Feb 7 2008 (Thursday) gave us 4.19 ng/ml, now I know that it isn't the 5 ng/ml that Hutch talks about but it's pretty darn close, so we will make the educated guess that within 12 hours of that blood drawn she made it to that all 
important 5 ng/ml.  Then you add 63 days to the Feb 7th date and you have some time around dinner time on April 10 (Thursday).

I think Nava feels along the same lines as we all do...
"All we do is wait!"

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Thoughts and Ideas

I believe that I have narrowed some things down in my mind (of course that is a world full of voices, familiars, a time machine, sugar and a poor three legged hamster on a squeaky wheel).
If we have all 8 puppies that are live and healthy I think we will go for a "Power" theme, examples:
MiHi's I Have The Power
MiHi's Powerful Phenomenon
MiHi's Power Surge
MiHi's Feel The Power
MiHi's Higher Power
MiHi's Solar Powered
MiHi's Power To Please
MiHi's Girl Power
MiHi's She's Got Will Power
MiHi's Pure Power
MiHi's Paw Power
MiHi's Xtreme Power
MiHi's Power Of Luv
MiHi's Flower Power
MiHi's I Cause Power Outages

...anyways you get the idea...

Let me know what ya' think, any additional ideas welcome (Power House can not be used as there is already a Dane with that name).

Friday, April 04, 2008

Envy Tummy TV

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If the video above doesn't work you can see it on YouTube

Week #8

I find more and more I get Envy with all four feet in the air.  Below it really shows that Envy's belly is getting big!
I took some video of Envy's belly and will post it once I have a chance to edit it.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Xray

Since the other picture didn't enlarge I thought I wold repost it for those "crazy" puppy people...teeheehee - you know who you are!!!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Week #7.4

Envy in her favourite position nowadays.
This is Envy on the Xray table at the vets waiting for her xray to be developed...
Here is the xray...
I'm not sure if you can click on the picture to make it bigger, but if you can, you might be able to count all the kids in there.  
I know how many - do you??

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

New video

I took some quick video of Envy enjoying a good role in the grass, that I thought might make you all giggle! Click here to watch the video on Utube.