Yes, Lucy finally gave birth to a beautiful litter of 3 girls and 2 boys. They were born on 10/16/09, but her labor actually started at around 2 pm on the 15th! Man, was it a long wait for them to arrive--the day could not have progressed any slower, it seemed... Her 1st puppy, the white silver spotted female was born at 12:08 am on the 16th. She screamed as it peered it's head through her canal. I had to assist her with her contractions in easing it out. But, all was well. The last puppy, #5 came into the world at 1:52 am.
Weights on them were not taken that night--as you can imagine she and I were exhausted... So, on the evening of the 16th they were weighed and I was sure they had already changed from the moment they were born--a mother's milk--nothing like it in the world! Puppy 1, white with silver spots, weighed in @ 5.8 oz., #2 black boy with white and now tan, weighed in @ 6.2 oz., #3 blue/white and now tan female, weighed in @ 4.5 oz, #4 blue/white and now tan (too) weighed in @ 5.5 oz and finally #5 blue/white and also tan girl weighed in @ 5 oz, exact.
I know what you are thinking, those of you that put a lot of faith on the weight chart--MAN ARE THEY BIG--they will be gigantic chis!!! Well, Lucy's last litter which had 4, were all born at 5 oz. on the nose. I know of Lulu weighing 4.12 lbs. at 9 mths of age and of her brother Tucker (Smokey) who seems to be weighing around the same. So, HA to the chart!
I'm proud of Lucy and her healthy pups... I can't wait to see how they all grow throughout the weeks...