I just returned from our (wonderful) vet with news on Pidge's puppies. She confirmed 5 for sure. There are possibly more as there was interference from fecal matter - imagine that:). Pidge is doing fabulous. Everyone loves this girl.
We will begin taking her temperature each day watching for a drop from 102-101. Once her temp drops below 99 we can expect labor to follow in a day or two. As with any birth this is not exact science, it is a natural progression. Pidge will have our help when necessary and we'll be with her every moment. The final couple weeks will be full of preperation and much anticipation!