Next up: Little Miss Lime
Puppy #5, Lime rickrack, born 6:21 p.m., Black female, 12 oz
The sweet little girl had a rockier start than Pups 1-4; came out very quiet and limp, inhaled a boatload of fluid.
But a bulb aspiration or two and a good towel rubbing got her crying. Warming her up helped, too (oven-warmed towels... yes the oven has about 15 white bar towels left sitting in there on a cookie sheet just ready for puppy duty!)
It took a while to get her nursing reflex in motion, but she's doing much better there, too.
So there we are. Five delivered; at least three to go (and three placentas unaccounted for so far, too).
We seem to be in a lull again.