October 29 and 31, 2011 - Preston and Liebe have been bred.
21 to 28 days - the brain and spinal cord are developing, the embryo begins to bend its head forward and curl up in the classic foetal position. All the organs of the body, the limbs, head, eyes and face are being formed.
28 days - The embryo is oval in shape and is about one inch in diameter.
29 to 30 days - Male and female sexual characteristics show and the eyelids close.
An ultra sound on November 29, 2011 confirms that Liebe is in whelp.
35 to 44 days - Abdominal enlargement is definately noticeable. Mammary glands are developing.
We have decided on "snow" for Liebe's litter theme. Colorado has been getting lots of it lately, and snow makes me think of the holidays. Some ideas . . .
Himmlisch Snowbells Ring
Himmlisch Sleight Ride Through The Snow
Himmlisch Frosty The Snowman
Himmlisch Let It Snow!
Himmlisch The First Snow
Himmlisch Before The Snow Flies
Himmlisch Snowflakes On My Nose
Himmlisch Snowball Express
Himmlisch Snow Job
Himmlisch Dashing Trough The Snow "Dash"
Himmlisch In The Lane Snow Is Glistening "Lane"
Himmlisch As Pure As the Driven Snow. . .
Get your thinking caps on.
December 22, 2011 - We had Liebe's x-ray today. . .the babies are lined up and ready for their trip into the world. Liebe was 38 lbs. at breeding and is now carrying 46.5 lbs. of puppies! She is spending lots of time resting. Milk is coming in and she has PLENTY. The nursery is set up and ready for the big day.
December 24, 2011 - We started monitoring and checking hearts today. Click here to read more about Whelpwise. (Remember to use your back arrow to return to this page.)
December 28, 2011 - January 3, 2012 - The babies have arrived - 4 boys and 2 girls. Everyone is doing great!
January 1, 2012 - Babies had their nails done for the first time.
We started the Early Neurological Stimulation today. Click here to read about it. (Remember to use your back arrow to return to this page.)
January 2, 2012 - This afternoon was tail dock / dew claw removal. We usually do this at day 3 but with the New Year Holiday, had to wait for day 5. Everyone did remarkable. They are a little fussy but doing good.
January 4, 2012 - January 10, 2012 - One Week Old - Click for Pictures.
January 11, 2012 - January 17, 2012 - Two Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
January 18, 2012 - January 24, 2012 - Three Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
January 25, 2012 - January 31, 2012 - Four Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
February 1, 2012 - February 7, 2012 - Five Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
February 8, 2012 - February 14, 2012 - Six Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
February 15, 2012 - February 21, 2012 - Seven Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
February 22, 2012 - February 28, 2012 - Eight Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
February 29, 2012 - March 6, 2012 - Nine Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
March 7, 2012 - March 11, 2012 - Ten Weeks Old - Click for Pictures.
I decided to put all of the videos in one place (in addition to where they were located before) so that you can see just how much the babies have changed. Remember to use your browser back button to return to this page. Much of the video is pretty dark. We are using the video feature on the camera and it obviously is not the greatest.
December 24, 2011 - Listening for heart beats. . .click to hear them. They should sound like a galloping horse!
January 10, 2012 - Click here to see the babies having breakfast.
January 10, 2012 - I restaged the video shoot for their lunch. Click here to see.
January 19, 2012 - Click here to see the babies playing this afternoon.
January 20, 2012 - Click here to see the babies this morning.
February 2, 2012 - Click here to see the babies romping in the yard with Gramma YD.
February 3, 2012 - Click here to see the babies romping inside as it snows outside.
February 9, 2012 - Click here to see the babies playing Thursday afternoon.
"Ava" Himmlisch Ava Sings High Country Snow (lime girl)
"Teddy" Himmlisch Major Snow Storm (blue boy)
"Star" Himmlisch There's No Business Like Snow Business (pink girl)
"Axel" Himmlisch Snowball Fight (red boy)
"Trevor" Himmlisch Trevor From snowy River (green boy)
"Zona" Himmlisch Snow Place Like Home (purple boy)
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