Day 42


We are now two-third on our way. 3 weeks to go until the delivery. The puppies have yet again grown quite significantly. Last week they measured around 3 centimeter. This week they are approximately 4,5 centimeter and they weigh about 6 grams.

The kidneys are working. This is why the eyes are now closed. The inner ear is formed and the nose is ready! When they are born the nose will be their most important sense. They are born with the eyes and ear canals closed. They find their mother and brothers and sisters by smell. Skin colour, hair, nails and eyelids can be seen. The skeleton will calcify from now on. From this moment up until birth growing is all they have left to do. For nutrition they depend on the placenta and their lungs are not ready yet to inhale oxygen.

Again there is not much to say about Yara her behaviour. She remains very lazy indoors and outside she runs and plays as always. She will start to feel her own limitations when the time is there.

Yara is also weighed and measured again this week:

WeightCircumference last ribCircumference before back legs
Day 610.9 kg45 cm40.5 cm
Day 1410.9 kg46 cm41.5 cm
Day 2110.9 kg47 cm43 cm
Day 2810.8 kg48 cm44.5 cm
Day 3511 kg50 cm46 cm
Day 4211.1 kg53 cm48 cm

How does she do it?! Again gained only 100 grams. But the centimeters keep growing.

When Yara walks in front of me I can clearly see that her ribs are much wider. She even starts to wiggle a little! Her tummy is also starting to hang slightly.

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