Saturday, March 30, 2013

Meet Beau - the father of my babies

Meet Beau, the father of my babies.  He's handsome, 68 pounds of energy and adorable.  We met a couple of months ago.  I'll have to say I did not like him when I first met him.  He's a bit younger than my 10 1/2 years and annoyingly full of energy.  He grew on me over time.  Though I must admit there are still days where he gets on my ever-loving-last nerve.  "Do NOT try to steal my bones!"  There I said it!

So this is the guy that I'm having babies with.  He'll come in handy when they get old enough to play but other than that I'll hope that any of the boys will be just as handsome as he is.

A little note about Beau:  he went to see our favorite vet, Dr. G, the other day.  He got a wonderful report except for one, thing which fortunately have no bearing on our children.  He was diagnosed with heart worms.  This may be why he found me.  My human lady is taking care of Beau and helping him get treatments.  Dr. G is confident that he will be 100% good as new in no time.  I'm going to need help with this brood growing inside of me!

Day 31 - Puppy Watch

This will literally be a puppy watch post!  I got to see my babies move around today.  Enjoy the movie.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday March 26, 2013 - Day 28

Hey this is Cassie.  I'm taking over the blog.  I've been lazy, guarding ALL the bones in the house and generally mad at all the dogs.  I'm grumpy and hormonal.  My lady human (Sharon) took me to her office again.  I get tricked and think "oh, I get to go for a ride in the car" and then I get in the car and think "oh, I left all my bones in the living room - someone's going to get them".  Finally, I realize, "she's going to put that gel on my belly again".  Anyway, the picture above shows gestational sacs that have grown appropriately in the 3 days since my last ultrasound.  The sacs are measuring 12 mm.  To find out how far along I am (besides the fact that Lady Human Sharon caught Beau and I "in the act" two times and knows the date(s) of conception).  Back to the calculations:  gestation sac measurement in cm X 6 + 20 = number of days.  1.2 X 6 + 20 = 27.2!  Perfect!  I think Lady Human will take me back in on day 31.  Here's hoping everything continues to go well.

Back to the bones, 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Puppy Watch!

On February 26 and 28, Cassie and her fellow chocolate lab, Beau, united.  Today is day 25 according to the first tie.  First ultrasound done this morning.  Each sac measures 24.8 days.  Will rescan in a couple of days to confirm.