We have passed the halfway point. Only about 28 days to go until the puppies will be born. This will be the fun part because we can now see changes on the outside. The puppies will now start to grow. Last week they were 1,5 centimeter. Now they are 3 centimeter. in one week they doubled in size!
The development of the organs is almost done. The fetusses are less vulnerable for outside influences. The gender is visible. The puppies are packed in their own individual sac. This has multiple functions, it protects the puppies. The outer part of the sac is called chorion. The inner part is the anmion, inside the amnion is the puppy. In between the amnion and chorion is the allantois and the yolk sac.
The teeth, whiskers and paws are in development. The eyes close.
There is not much to tell about Lucy her behaviour. She wants to cuddle on your lap a lot and she is still very calm.
Every now and then she loses some clear slime.
Lucy is weighed and measured again:
Omvang laatste rib
Omvang voor achterpoten
Whoa, Lucy! This goes fast on her ribs, 5,5 centimeters gained in one week. Her weight still stays the same, impressive.
Lucy her nipples are still growing. When she lays down we see a belly poking out sometimes. Her ribs are a lot wider seen from the top and her wait starts to disappear. A pretty big difference since last week!