Elsie's been bonkers now since I last posted. Pacing, digging, desperate to go outside, etc. But now she's back in the whelping box, munching on ice, and not wanting to leave. She's getting busier (or more frenetic) and her panting is harder the longer we go.
I figure she's been in active Stage 1 now for a good 12 hours. Stage 1 can last anywhere from one to 24 hours; last time, Elsie's Stage 1 was about 12 hours, so I'm expecting real contractions to start anytime.
So here we sit. :o)
I'll check in again when I can. She's shredding paper now (I added packing paper under her bedding). Should be soon, and Dear Twin Sister is on her way over with lunch for human types, so now I'll have extra hands beyond DFS, who is still grossed out by the thought of delivering pups. ;o)
That's it for now.