Papaya was just sleeping! She doesn't mind one bit when I take her puppies anymore. The first couple of times she was nervous during weigh ins, but now she knows I take them, mess with them, then give them right back. She'll give a look to my husband or kids while they pet puppies, but no real concern unless a puppy starts squawking.
Their nails grow SO fast! You keep up on puppy nails so that they don't scratch up mama's poor belly and nipples. The puppies can be quite enthusiastic while they nurse, kneading and clawing. It's my job to keep Papaya as comfortable as possible so that she continues to want to nurse and be in with them, and that means no puppy daggers!
Yesterday we also started with ENS protocol, aside from little Guava since I had concern about how much weight she gained yesterday. (Today she caught up. May have just been I caught her before feedings at the weigh ins yesterday. As I said, her weight wasn't what I wanted but she appears healthy and perfect.)
But the ENS is kinda like puppy pilates... tickle their toes, hold them head up, then upside down, then on their back, then put them on a cold cloth. My kids think it's funny and calls it puppy torture, though it lasts just a few seconds.