On a very personal note, this is much-needed good news. Exactly a week before, a very close friend took his life and ensured that I would be the one to find him. Needless to say, the past week has been gut-wrenching and surreal. With every loss, new life gives us hope and helps us heal.
I have such high hopes for these little River darlings, but I am also realistic, and any number of things could happen between now and early December. So, please join me in praying for River to stay healthy and to bring these puppies into the world to help ease so much pain. Puppy breath really is unique therapy.
Here are two of the pups from the ultrasound yesterday...we were able to see several, but we'll do an xray a few days before she's due to get a more accurate count, as we typically only use ultrasound to confirm pregnancy and to check for heartbeats.