Good morning everyone. I am finally back to using our blog. I hope to use it more often, and documenting Amara and Autumn’s pregnancies will be much easier this way. We are finally seeing some signs indicating pregnancy in both girls! Before I begin, please remember due dates are estimates. We are basing these on 63 days past first tie. But this can change depending on which tie “took”. Females are not always ovulating at first tie. For example, Nikita always whelped a week past her due date. So we knew she ovulated late in her cycle. Amara and Autumn both whelped within 24 hours of their due date last time, and we are hoping that is the case this time. But you cant always predict nature.
Amara: Estimated Due Date, Oct 31. 6th week of pregnancy. Here is some of the things the calendar says happens in the 6th week:
*During the last several weeks, your dogs nutritional needs nearly double.
*Enlargement of mammary glands as nipple darken and enlarge.
*There may be some clear fluid discharge from the vulva. This is normal.
We are feeding Amara small portions, 2-3 times a day. She wants lots of loves and cuddles. She is easily irritated by the younger pups, so we are giving her some space. We have noticed a little belly starting to show.
Autumn: Estimated Due Date, Nov 7th. 5th week of pregnancy. Here is some of the things the calendar says happens in the 5th week:
*Development of toes,whiskers buds, and claws.
*Eyes now close and gender can be determined.
*The puppies are not considered fully developed miniature dogs.
*She may be showing
Autumn, is having trouble finishing her dinner so we are feeding her small portions, 2-3 times a day as well. She is moody, playful one minute and annoyed the next. We are giving her her own space and she is spending a lot of time with Tyrion or with me.