There are several members on this forum that breed that would be very helpful with all your questions. I don't see any of them on right now, but I know IcyHound, Cricketmom and Ltlgto all have breeding experience, as well as several others that have taken in pregnant dogs. Hopefully someone will be able to help you out soon. Congrats on your little ones :)
Please, please , please stop with all the breeding already! Please go and visit your local animal shelters before you decide to breed your dog again. ALL shelter animals are a result of irresponsiable breeders and owners. I am not stating that you are an irresponsible breeder, however, somebody who has to ask questions to others regarding thier own puppies is obviously not very experienced. Leave the breeding to those that have years of experience, are licensed, and actually know when a puppy opens its eyes. **DONT BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE**
chelola...........how did the breeders with the years of experience get that experience ? did they not have to take the plung into breeding themselves at one time ? or were they born already having bred a ton of litters ?
chelola, not only is your post discouraging, but it's a waste, the puppies are already here and there is no use telling her she is irresponsible and whatever else. They are here and at least she IS asking questions, rather than not taking care of them at all.