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UPDATE:SEE MY LATEST COMMENT FOR TODAY'S CLOSE-UPS!
Wow--what a long two days--Lyric's labor started at around 12 am on Wednesday Feb 6th--she kept me up all night (didn't want to leave her alone just in case) and then I stayed with her all thru the day on Wednesday--it continued into the wee hours of Thursday morning--and she paced and panted but no progress....finally at 2 am, I said"OK Lyric, let's get in the whelping box and get this started". I went in and sat with her in the box and within 10 minutes her water broke--it is as if she was waiting for me to tell her what to do!
The first pup was born by 2:15 am--a lovely apricot female and then 5 more followed until 6:30 AM--3 boys, 3 girls--2 champagne colored, all others shades of apricot--so.... where is #7? We could clearly see 7 on the Xray--we waited and waited--Lyric rested comfortably while the pups ate and we saw a minor push now and then, but no pup--we were starting to get a bit concerned about this last pup--actually a LOT concerned and finally gave Lyric some oxytocin to increase the strength of her contractions at noon--10 hours after this all started. !5 minutes later, a beautiful healthy male pup came into view--PHEW!!!!!!! Lucky #7!! The breeder and I both cried --we were so happy to see that all was well...and everyone is doing well!
Here are some early pics!