Good luck!!! This is so exciting. I loved raising that litter; one of the highlights of my life. Enjoy the birth; trust nature but be vigilant. What startled me was when the mom chewed the placenta off the cord. it looked very scary but she did great without interference. The second or third day (it has been a long time ago) she pulled every puppy, one by one, towards her by the dried cord stump and chewed it off. I was horrified to see her do it but decided that I couldn't interfere and watched these big teeth work their magic, leaving a tiny red spot on these smooth little bellies. The next day you wouldn't even see it. I was amazed at that dog, coming from the streets, probably bred on her first heat, yet doing so well. I kept a detailed journal until they went back to the shelter where they were adopted out the next day. I gave every pup a detailed description for the new owner and my contact info in case they needed to return the pup. I loved those pups with all my heart and still enjoy reading that journal. They have all passed on after 16 years, I am sure.