Hello BellaMafia & all Yorkie & Dog Lovers - I am new to Yorkie Talk and a little bit on the shy side. I had read parts of Yorkie Talk before joining as a member to try and find out as much good info as I could when I got my little Tootsie, so that I could care for her & I have learned so much from all of you. When I read your story BellaMafia I could not help but compare it somewhat to my situation. Tootsie will be 2 years old in May. Our Vet had recommended that we wait till she was 2 before breeding her. Not because of health issues but because she would be a better mom by waiting till she was more mature. The Vet told us that Tootsie had good hips and that he did not see any problems with breeding her. When her third heat came we introduced her to an adorable 5 yr. old little guy by the name of Ziggy. They both are approx. 7 lbs. and are about the same size over all. It has been a little over a week (March 13) since they met. We had tried a week earlier and little Toots liked him enough in a playful way but she was defiantly not ready at that time. The second time 3/13/15 she was much more receptive and they Hooked Up 5 times during that day. Neither of them had done this before so it was a little interesting but of course nature helped them along and I believe they were both very Happy Pups when the day was done!! Still with all this planning I feel very unsure and worry and worry that we have done the right thing and most importantly that everything goes well. Your story has filled me with hope and I Thank You so much for that!! If any of you Yorkie & Dog Lovers have any suggestion on what I should be feeding/diet for Toots and any other information that will help Tootsie & I it would be very very welcomed. I do not even know for sure if Toots is pregnant, how do I tell that, what is the earliest that I could tell? If I have counted the days correctly I am thinking that May 18th could be the 65th day. I know that like all pregnancies it is just a reference point, but does this sound about right? Her 3rd heat cycle started March 3/4 and she hooked March 13 (ten days in) I plan to take Toots to the Vet for another check up and to secure plans for any difficulties that may arise. This is my first time with a breeding process and Tootsie is the love of my life. I have three grown children two daughters and one son. I always say that if I would have had Tootsie first I most likely would not have had any children (she never talks back & she does not ask for money LOL). BellaMafia, I pray that my story ends with a blessing as wonderful as yours. Not so much as 5 pups (although they would be welcomed) but that all of them are OK and my little Toots too. Our family & Ziggy's plan on keeping the pups, we all are looking for more sweet Yorkies to add to our families. Again thank you so much Yorkie Talk for all the support & guidance that you provide to all Dog Lovers, you are a true blessing to all of us un-knowers. Love You & Love My Tootsie.