Star and I are just back from the Vet. She weighs in at a whopping 41 pounds with 3 weeks to go. Bless her heart, she is huge and could gain another 5-6 lbs. Poor baby has some uncomfortable days ahead. Star presented us with 9 puppies last litter, so I thinking 8-10 puppies this time. Star free whelped all her puppies (one every 15-20 minutes). The next morning we started losing puppies. She had contracted an e-coli infection in her uterus that infected the pups as they were born. We lost three right away, then another.... and another....until only 4 survived - thanks to a surrogate mom (a pointer!). So I am a little nervous about this litter - hence the Vet visit. Star will begin a regimen of antibiotics and metronidazole next week and stay on this course till the puppies arrive. We go back in two weeks for x-rays to count babies. I will try to get some pictures of her up soon.