Aww, bless your cotton socks Hazel!
You are welcome here any time!
Will you be able to witness the birth of your new fur baby?? I unfortunatly missed out on the birth of mine. I myself would have loved to have seen and experienced it!
Will you be getting a male or a female pup??
I can give you a Hot tip before getting your new pup home.......If he/she can chew it, eat it, and or shallow it.....IT WILL!! so hide/cover/ move and protect all you can see in the space it will be in/at. Honestly a Labrador puppy is very hard work! and it takes careful planning not to lose your cool with this breed.
Labrador pups as you probably already know do not grow up till they are at least 2 years of age....that is no joke......you will have a testing puppy for a long time. You have to be very strict and patient with him/her from the moment you lay eyes on them.
I can't recomend Pre-Puppy school enough!! This will help to socialise your pup with other dogs and with people. It is usally a 4-6 week puppy course (held at your local vet), which will help your pup to adjust to other members of the public. This will make life for you and your new pup much more relaxed and enjoyable in the future.
Can I ask where in Australia you are from?? You can PM me if you prefer.