Yesterday, Giada whelped only 1 -very special- puppy (so much for reliable 4-week-in scans!!), and we now have a beautiful (BIG) boy as a result! He weighed in at an impressive 573g. We and sire Bianco's owners over in Italy are truly delighted with him and with Giada. Took a few non-intrusive mobile phone snaps at birth, but the quality should improve with the 'proper' camera henceforth!
Thanks to everyone for your help, advice and support, and your congratulations Giada is doing really well after an easy delivery with no complications whatsoever, and is proving to be a doting mother.