Friday, October 1, 2010

Pups are on their way!

First one is here. Lucy is not doing anything - I have broken the membrane and hoping she will cut the cord but she is disinterested in it.
Send maternal vibes to her!!

39 comments:

Jean said...

First one is a healthy boy, 15.8 oz, looks to be brindle front with black rear (hard to tell as fur is still wet). Next one is in the canal and ready to pop.
Lucy has finally gotten the idea and is licking the boy and has cut the cord.

Jean said...

And he is a squeeeeeler!!!! He sounds like the little piggies I fostered! Loud and squeeky!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Good girl, Lucy! Hang in there! I'm following your progress and sending you the best vibes I can.

Welcome to the world, little fellow. You've lucked into the perfect place to learn everything you need to have a good life.

And, thanks Jean, for keeping us posted. I'm just leaving work but will check in again when I reach home.

Jen said...

SOOOO exciting!!! Can't wait to hear the finally tally and see pics!!!

Caroline said...

sending maternal vibes and then some!
Hopefully the whole event will be fast and easy eh

Keep us posted! Oh this is soo exciting!

Anonymous said...

oh wow jean how exciting, what a great thing to be part of. we send best wishes and love all around how are the foster siblings taking it? If i can help in any way pls let me know! my email again is dance_candy03@hotmail.com. cant wait to meet miss lucy and the pups!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Lucy girl - and Jean.
We are all thinking of you.
Gail

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO LUCY. you kept us in suspense for so long and now it finally a go.

Else

ruth said...

Wow, what great news!

Lucy, I'm glad your maternal instincts are kicking in. Here's to everything going smoothly for you and for Fostermama Jean!

New pups - welcome! You arrived at the perfect birthing center. ;) You will be so well taken care of and loved.

Jean - I can't believe you were still updating us in the middle of this. Thank you! Much strength, calm and joy to you!

Jean said...

Number two - a breech boy - arrived after a very difficult delivery at 4:55. Number three - sex not yet determined - arrived at 5:05.

Jean said...

NumbeR 3 is another boy. Number 4 arrived at 5:10 - discovered when I went to check if the placenta from #3 had been passed. Lucy is ignoring it and seems to be sleeping. Lucy was oblivious to number 4 - I have removed the membrane and suctioned it, and will cut the cord in a few moments if Lucy doesn't respond.

Jean said...

At 5:45 I spoke with the vet as Lucy was sound asleep and another sac of fluid was emerging. Vet walked me through doing an internal (thank god I was prepared with gloves, scissors, towels, etc. etc) to fish out the cord and placenta of number four and bring out what the vet thought was a final sac of placental fluid. Vet thought Lucy was done, given that she'd gone to sleep.
At 6:00, just after Sue and I tied the cord on number four, I glanced down and saw another pup in membrane slide out.
Number four is a girl. Not sure what number 5 is - Lucy has removed the membrane and we are now waiting for either Lucy to cut the cord or for the placenta to come out (or I go fishing again).

Lucy is very, very tired. I hope there aren't too many more to come.

Anonymous said...

Poor Lucy is probably very tired after the breech baby. Did Sue make it to the birthing???

Jean said...

Number six just slipped out after three hard contractions. Lucy is taking care of it.
So far we have three boys, two girls, and I haven't checked number six yet.

Jean said...

Yes, Sue (another SPCA volunteer and friend from Weds Walks - Jazzy's mom) is here assisting me - thank goodness!!! She is also taking photos.

I think that second one really did exhaust her.

Jean said...

I think we are finished - four boys and two girls. She is resting and feeding them all. We are going to have a much-needed coffee and then will check her to make sure she has no more surprises for us.
I will post pics shortly.

Sherri said...

Congratulations Lucy and Jean! Six puppies is a good number, I think - not so many that it will drive you crazy, but enough so that they didn't get too big to deliver naturally.

Good girl Lucy!

Anonymous said...

BIG congrats to the tired new mom Lucy and to her likely equally tired midwives, Jean and Sue! Well done each of you!

Can't wait to see pics...

E.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you sue and Lucy. Great job so happy it went well! Can't wait for the pics. Yay! -Sarah

Sheryl said...

Congratulations Jean, Sue and Lucy and to Aunties Sadie and Charley.

So glad it turned out well and that the waiting is over.

Hugs to all!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, mama Lucy and midwife Jean! :)

I'm glad to hear there were no complications and mom & puppies are comfortable! Can't wait to see pics!

Sabine

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!-QBert

JRM said...

Whew! I hope she is done. Poor girlie. Although if I could give birth while in a natural sleep I'd be all about that.

Best of luck to you and your new foster family!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations ladies on a job well done.
Gail

Judy said...

I'm so happy for Lucy and for you that she didn't have complications. I've been watching the blog ever since #2 was born breech. You know she'll probably want to bring them to your bedroom, don't you?

Anonymous said...

Six puppies. Yippee I guessed right. Well done Lucy.

Else

Anonymous said...

The wait is over! I'm going to relax now! LOL Congratulations to all. Lucy and her 6 pups are indeed lucky to be with you Jean!

Barbara

Caroline said...

great job Lucy, Jean and Sue!

6 pups that is quite a lot! Glad it all went well!

Jean said...

Wait! We're not done yet! Sue and I were just cleaning her bed and putting dry towels down two hours after the last birth, as she's just resting and nursing and .........out popped another one! Number 7.
Sure wish we knew just how many are in there - this is a good reason to xray before birth, so you can be sure they are all out. Given how tired she is, the little bit of moving her about to change the blankets likely was the stimulus to restart contractions and there could well be more to come.

Jean said...

And followed immediately by Number 8.

Both seven and eight are boys - making six boys, two girls so far.

Jean said...

Oh, and I haven't weighed the last couple, but the others range from 13 oz to 1 lb 1 oz. We weighed them on two different scales to make sure we were right - that's what they are!

Anonymous said...

HA!!!!

And you thought I was being evil when I guessed 6 pups, 4 boys and 2 girls...

This is turning out to be QUITE the whelping! Wow Lucy, that's quite a feat! I'm so glad that you've been in such good hands for this.

Ellen

Jean said...

8:45 PM - Number 9 has arrived.

Anonymous said...

oh wow! my goodness thats alot of puppy power! do they all squeal like pigs? will be a noisy household if so! -sarah

TC said...

Getting close the dozen predicted earlier, doing great everyone.

Anonymous said...

holy smokes - 9 puppies.
I hope Lucy girl is finished
Gail

Janice Gillett said...

What is it with you and your foster Mom kids and there larege litters?????? LOL

a baseball team is born!! or are you still counting??

Jean said...

Still counting....or at least, could be. Number nine is still attached as we wait for the afterbirth, then we'll see if there is a number 10 in the queue.
Lucy, you only have ten teats and I don't have any baby bottles around here! Enough already!

Anonymous said...

is that it...? no more...?
and everyone is healthy?
Emily