Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just Waitin’ Around…

Well, at this point, we are just waitin’ around for my Dotter to get down to business. She is due today for sure, and is very antsy and uncomfortable at this point. She keeps shifting her position, and Grammy thinks she is in light labor but not hard labor yet.

She is refusing to eat today, too, which Grammy says is a good sign that things are progressing. Papa says that she will probably wait to start having them until about 2 a.m. in the morning so that it will keep him up all night since he has to go to work early in the morning. Everybody is pretty much just resting today in case we ARE up all night.

I don’t envy her. It’s been a little over 3 years since I had her and her brothers, and it was VERY hard for me. I was so tired that my labor stopped for several hours after having the first five, and Mom thought I was done for the night and went to bed early since she had been up all day, all night, and most of the next day.

Since it was my only batch of puppies, I didn’t know how to take care of them properly myself when the last three girls were born during that second night. I don’t even know if they were alive or not when they were born. I DID clean them up, but they were gone when Mom found them in the morning. All three of them were going to be Black Tri-Colored like my Mama Mist.

I was so worn out that I wasn’t able to make enough food for the ones I DID have, and that is why Mom had to help bottle feed them for the first three weeks, every 3 hours. Dotter isn’t nearly as big as I was, though, and she seems to have a pretty good supply of milk, so Mom hopes that she won’t have to bottle feed these, though she did go to the store and get some formula and a bottle just in case since it is supposed to be a weekend thing.

Mom says that she will Twitter, when she has the chance during the deliveries, so if you are interested, and check in on our blog on the right sidebar, you can check the twitters for updates. Well, keep my uncomfortable Dotter in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks, OC


a corgi said...

hugs to all; God is there with you; you know he loves all of his creation; even those silly corgi pups! I can't wait to hear the exciting news of puppies being born!


Mango said...

Oh my! The waiting must be most frustrating. Hope everything comes out OK.


^..^Corgidogmama said...

We'll do the pacing...and wait along with y'all.

chicamom85 said...

Mama OC you will be a grandma soon. Mom and I have been thinking about Dott and are hoping everything is going ok for all.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I just read your twitter update. I can't believe that tiny Dotter had 4 babies in her! Hope she's ok, and will recover fast.
Oh my...can't wait to see them all.

Dory and the Mama said...

Congrats!!! Way to go Dott!

Lifting our paws and prayers for the new babes and Dott (and the rest of the family)!!