Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm a mommy!

Good morning everyone...well, I guess it's now the afternoon. It's been a busy morning, and I've lost track of time.

As you can tell by the title of this post, the long-awaited puppies have arrived! Every night, my foster family would go to bed expecting puppies in the morning, but so far they had been disappointed. Last night, my foster granny got up at 1:30 to check on me. About three hours later, my foster mom came in to see how I was doing. I hadn't been outside since 6 p.m. and they were worried, but I wasn't. I knew I was in labour and wanted to stay in and nest. My foster mom got up again at 6:00 a.m. to take me out, and I was a little stir-crazy. I was running and rooting in the snow and basically had ants in my pants. That's how she knew the babies were definitely on the way!

The first one arrived around 7:30.

Another arrived at 8:00, followed by one at 8:45.

Then I took a break, but four and five arrived at 10:08 and 10:20.

Six and seven arrived at 11:30 and 11:45. Now, I'm taking a break again. More pictures, and some video (with sound!) to follow.


Update: I've come to a conclusion: EIGHT IS ENOUGH! That's right, puppy number eight arrived shortly after 12:30. I'm not sure if that's the end or not.


Anonymous said...

Oh, how dear. Good work, Holly. Good girl! Your babies are beautiful, as are you.

Lauren said...

can't wait for puppy close-ups! Well done Holly!

Anonymous said...


glad all went well

looking forward to more pictures!


Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Awwwww, I'll bet Holly feels like a whole new bitch now!

I will also clamor for puppy glamor closeups.

Lowa said...

Congratulations Holly! What a wonderful day to have your puppies:) Today is my hubby and I's 18th Wedding Anniv.

I know you feel a lot better now, don't you??? Wait a week or so, you will feel like your own self again! Those babies are absolutely DARLING! No wonder you were as large as you were, eh??


I bet you can't wait for Foster Grandad to get back, huh??

Sandy said...

Holy Puppies! EIGHT! Congratulations!

OpraGal said...

my verification word is musisqc - somehow I see music in about a rousing alleluia! for mom and pups?

Squirl said...

Congrats, Holly!