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.