Thursday, March 4, 2010

We Ought to Have a Contest

Don't you think?  I think so.

Fellow Utah blogger Emily from Emily's Reading Room is having a baby too, and she put a "guess the date, weight etc" contest on her blog, which seemed like a good idea.  So I'm totally stealing it.

Here's the deal-- I don't know what book you'll win.  I have a pile that will probably grow over the next few weeks, and let's face it, even if I have this baby tomorrow (no, I don't think it'll be tomorrow) I probably won't manage to ship anything for a couple of weeks.

But the winner will get a list to choose from.  Sound good?

So-- you comment and tell me the date, weight and length.  Heck, I'll do winners for all three categories.  If there's a tie, it'll be a drawing.

Here's some background-- Boo was born at 35 weeks, so subsequent pregnancies are automatically a matter of "keep this baby in as long as we can.... or at least until 36 weeks".  Mister was born at 39 weeks, so clearly something's working.  :D 

Anyway, 36 weeks was yesterday.  So as far as the doctor is concerned, anything is totally fair game.  The actual due date is March 31st, but he will induce me the 24th or later if I want to be induced (and make it that far).  (Here's a hint-- I'm sick of being pregnant.  So I wouldn't guess the 31st.  Heck, I wouldn't guess anything the 29th or later....)  I am hoping to make it 1-2 more weeks from today, but one never knows.

As for size-- Boo was 5 1/2 lbs at 35 weeks... and probably would have hit 8 lbs if she'd gone full-term.  Mister was 7 lbs 10 oz.  They were 18.5 and 19.5 inches respectively.  (I actually had to look that up.  Wow... Some things you think you'll never forget....)

Anyway, so I wouldn't guess anything too small.  :D  Unless you think I'll be having her this weekend or something.

I will try to post weekly updates so that if the date you pick has passed you can have another chance.  :D

So ready, set.... GUESS!


  1. Ok I guess March 17 8 lbs 1oz and 20" long.

    Don't you just hate the waiting part?

  2. I'm going for March 12, 7 lbs 11 oz and 19" - I haven't had any kids yet, so this is probably way off! :)

  3. March 20, 7lbs. 1 oz. 19 in. long. :)

  4. Okay. *rubs hands together* I'm going with March 24th. 8 lbs. 0 oz. 20.5 in. long. :)

  5. Let's see... I'm gonna say March 23rd, 7 lbs 13 ozs. and 19.5" long.
    I hope you're feeling well. The last month can be pretty rough.

  6. I know it's not what you want to hear, but you were induced with Mister, so March 24th, 7lb 9 oz and 19 1/2 in.

  7. I'm going with March 21, 7lbs, 8oz and 18.5 inches.

    Good luck, and I hope you know that I'll hate you just a tiny bit if you go earlier than me when your due date is ten days after mine =o) There is no possible way you are sicker of being pregs than I am.

  8. My guess is March 19th 8lbs 3oz
    19in long

    dcf_beth @verizon dot net

  9. Um, I think I'll change mine to March 20, 8lbs oz and 20" :)

  10. New guess is March 26, 8 lbs 2 oz and 20" long