Skylar is 42 days pregnant!

Week Seven (Days 43-49)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUPPIES

  • Development of skin pigment
  • Fetuses should weigh around 6 grams and be 45 mm long
  • Fetal heartbeats can be heard with stethoscope
  • Growth will continue at a much more rapid pace now!

CHANGES IN SKYLAR

  • Abdomen hair has started shedding
  • Nipples are darker and getting large
  • Skylar's belly continues to rapidly increase in size
  • All rough play and jumping must stop at this point
  • Radiographs (X-rays) possible to determine number and size of puppies HOWEVER, seeing as I've had false numbers / hopes from this in the past with puppies hiding very well, I prefer to be surprised by the number of babies come whelping day!