We've had a rough night, Twinkle and I (Twinkle's night was a lot more rough than mine was!). She went into labor but no pups were coming. I stayed up with her all night, she and I hung out in the studio and between cuddles I got the room cleaned up and some work done. She seemed fine, in a good mood and very brave through it all. What a great dog, she just has such a happy outlook on life.
As soon as the vet's office opened, I called to see if she should come in and they had me bring her right away. The Dr. gave her a shot to stimulate contractions, and said he'd give her some time to see if it worked.
Well, she had one pup, and then he worried that she was too tired, so looks like she'll be having a C-section. Its 9:30 and I've been up since yesterday morning, but I can't go to bed until I hear how she is. I'm sad that I don't get to deliver the pups myself and be the first to whisper in their little ears, but now, that doesn't seem as important as getting them and her through this safely.
This set was only $65 and is that really heavy, old stuff. Just Sugarwing's size, but still comfy for me to sit in, and perfectly pretty for the space.
Sugarwings is sure that the fairies brought her the new furniture to play house with, and they also get credit for spreading 10 bags of mulch. She's pretty excited about the whole set up, and so am I. Twinkle and I went and sat out there for a while in the afternoon by ourselves. I think it will be an area that I use more often than my fairy grand baby will.
It kind of sounds nice right now. I might go out there and sit while I wait to hear how Twinkle is doing at the vet's. I certainly can't sleep. And am too worried to work. Although, while I was in the studio over night with Twinkle in a basket at my feet, I sure got a lot accomplished. Of course, with no sleep, who knows how good the stuff I made is. My judgment might have been off a bit.
Edit- 11am- (I'm still up!)
I just had to go see Twinkle at the Vet's instead of napping. She has 3 girls, one boy and an Xray shows 2 more on the way. So far, no C-section was needed, but the Dr. is keeping her for the day and keeping an eye on the last two pups as they arrive. I'm feeling much better after seeing the little family and am now going to sleep a couple hours. Thanks so much for all your emails and messages, and concern.
Later- All six babies and mom are doing fine, she delivered 3 girls, 3 boys without surgery. Photos later, they are pretty durn cute.
And I got a nap!