Yes, I mean confirmation, not conformation!! Due to some unforseen scheduling conflicts, I had to change the ultrasound appointment from Tuesday to Monday (oh darn) so I got to know a whole day earlier that Roxie is in deed WITH PUPPIES!!!
The vet was very pleased with what she saw: healthy puppy walnuts!! She is guessing somewhere around 8-10 puppies but who really knows. She said the likelyhood of any of them re-absorbing is low because the embrionic sacs look thick and stong. She seemed to wizz through each side pretty fast so I’m not sure how she could count so fast and know where she was looking and not repeating, but I guess she’s the professional. What you see above is two puppy sacs. The white squiggly lines is the embilical cord. They are attached and growing nicely.
We are scheduled for April 20th for an x-ray to count puppy spines to get a more accuate count. She advised me to start increasing her food intake (she’s still 66.9 lbs). She started her prenatal vitamins tonight as well.
Sorry, no belly photos tonight. I can’t seem to get her to roll over and show me. But she is definitely getting bigger although you still can’t tell when she’s standing.
I will begin phone interviews this week in the evenings.
Update: She showed her belly!! YAY. You can see that her sides just above her knees are starting to fill in. I was able to feel a few walnuts a few days ago I’m pretty sure I’m annoying her so I’m trying not to poke at her so much. I’ll keep trying to get belly pics once a week in addition to stacked photos. I’ll continue with the stacked pics on Thursday.
Well, that’s all for tonight! Hope you’re as excited as I am!!!