Another week has gone by and still not much is changing. I’d like to think that I can see some filling out of her belly, but really, it’s too early to tell. I’m sure it’s my wishful imagination. Historically, at this point she tends to be very selfish with the belly and it takes some effort to get her to roll over for me. Last night, I was able to get her to roll over while she was half asleep.
She seems to be gaining some weight so she’s fatter than I think she should be right now, but cutting food at this point isn’t an option. Perhaps we both should get out for a run? I know… I keep saying that.
What’s happening inside according to Royal Canin: Mother & Puppies:
Day 25 – Your vet can confirm gestation By performing an ultrasound from the 25th day of presumed gestation, the vet can establish a reliable diagnosis, giving you an idea as to the size of the litter and detecting any abnormalities. To diagnose gestation, your vet can also do a blood test to determine the level of relaxin. This hormone is only secreted by the placenta. Its presence in the blood stream is therefore proof of gestation. Whichever method your vet chooses, it is very useful to confirm your bitch’s gestation as early as possible in order to properly monitor her condition. As from the 25th day, little more than one month remains to prepare for the happy event.”
Since I gave you a weather report last week, I’ll report that this week has been WONDERFUL! 70’s and a bit overcast. So comfortable. This weekend we are heading north to see my mom for Mother’s Day. You all will get to know her as “Nana”. She loves her great-grand puppies.
Next week at this time (day 29), we will have had the ultrasound and will hopefully have good news to share. It’s later than the timeline above as my vet prefers day 27 but I had scheduling issues and couldn’t make the apt until Thursday. That just means that things will be more visible inside and we’ll get a better view. SoThings will start really changing and these blog posts will be much more interesting 🙂
Hang in there! Have a great weekend.