I haven't been on as much lately, and when I am it has been reading and not much replying (so sorry!).
My husband and I separated mid-July, and things have been rough but getting better.
I do have some happy amidst it all, though! I've been studying, and talking to breeders, and I am working my way to being a full-fledged breeder myself :) I've helped countless dogs during labor before (for pets of family, friends, etc), but Monday I had my first real complication. A puppy tried to be born breech, with only the tail and one foot out! The membrane had ruptured quite some time before, so it was extremely challenging. I was able to stay calm, and the mama did beautifully. After a bit of maneuvering, though, he was born completely healthy and full of energy! It made me even more sure of my decision to become a breeder. Wish me luck?