Been reading this thread for a few days now and I just wanted to say it sounds like you guys are getting it together! GSD's can be tough pups to handle especially with the land shark stage and small kids.
I like the IPE!!! As Cassidy's Mom said sometimes it works sometimes not, depends on the dog. I also get very still and stop moving apppendages like hands and feet. Those pseky hands and feet seem to attract puppies. especially when they are moving - what FUN!!!
I could not see your pictures but have to agree, puppies are loose goosey as they develop so probably not to worry. Just as an aside, hip certifird parents does not guarantee HD free pups. You certainly raise your odds but there really is never any way to guarantee. If you continue to worry, you might look into PennHip xrays. They can be done as early as 16 weeks.
Sire and Dam temperamnt are important to consider when selecting a puppy but again no guarnatee. My pup is one of 4 puppies. Sire and Dam have excellent temper, 3 male pups have excellent temper. Lydi is a bit cautious. Happens.
URO3,UCD Aleshanee Windridge "Kayos" CD,TDX,RE,CGC,HIC,TC
PTE,AG2,AN,URO3,UCD Xtra!Xtra! V TeMar "Havoc" CDX,GN,RE,CGC,HIC,TC,BH
UACH,URO1 Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,AX,OAJ,NF,RE,HT,TC,CGC,
Lucky, Wolf, Max