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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ultrasound confirmed!

Zoe is confirmed pregnant :)

The vet said for sure six, but more like 8. I had some techs say that with her size already, she could have 10-11. I'm happy with 8! At any given time in the ultrasound we could see 3-4 sacs with moving babies inside!

Zoe has already gained several pounds. How much weight should she be gaining per week or over the entire pregnancy? She is typically 30 pounds.

7 comments:

Sherilyn said...

Congrats!! :) Can't wait to see the babies!

Ruby gained about 7-8lbs throughout her pregnancy. Not sure if that is normal for a Cardigan, as it was our first home bred litter. I'm sure some of the old time breeders will chime in. :)

Good luck! Hugs to all!

RegentCardis said...

Congrats. :)

Dawn said...

Grace gained 10 or so. I am so excited for you!

penni said...

Garrett, ultrasound is notoriously unreliable for predicting the number of puppies. If you have a burning need to know the number, have Zoe x-rayed later in the pregnancy. It's great to know there are live little puppies in there though. Thinking "healthy puppies, easy whelp".

C-Myste said...

Added to Penni's thought: "Blue girls".

Kim said...

Pearl weighs in at 32 for show weight... the last litter of 13.5 oz babies X 8 babies = 54lbs at delivery. SCARY BIG!

Lane.like.the.Street said...

Ooooh, potential merles...blue girls blue girls blue girls! I'm so wishing I could add a new Cardi to the family...can't wait for pictures!!