Friday, January 08, 2010

kid? can you hear us?


Want to guess the kid's birthday, weight and size? I'll see if I can come up with a prize for the closest guess, most likely free legal advice and/or a nice air mattress to sleep on during your next trip to the Midwest, so, basically, people will covet you.

Thanks for the e-moral support.

Information you may find relevant:
  • I'm officially "due," as in 40 weeks, next Thursday (Jan 14).
  • Our first kid was 8 lbs, 13 oz, 21.5 inches, and 5 days overdue...though in hippie class they say there's no such thing as "overdue" bc a kid's not a library book, she should pick her own birthday, she'll come when she's ready, "turn your birthing over to your body," blahblah. But still, I was pregnant a long time last time. But they say subsequent children come earlier. But "they" also say loooove don't come eeeeeeeeea-sy (tell me you watched the horrible Bachelorette last time) so who knows.
  • I've been having contractions (whooooops, I mean "surges") all week.


Chillygator said...

I want to play!

I'll say the 15th at 7:30 p.m. (because that's when I'm going to the theatre, so it's as good a time any, right?), 8 lbs, 4 oz. and 19 inches.

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm going to go with January 12 at 11am.
Also, I just got an email yesterday about SLP fellowships in Iowa. It made me think of you.

Ru said...

Hahaha, you know what else doesn't come easy? Writing the end of that song! I swear, did we ever hear that guy sing ANYTHING other than the words, "They say love don't come easy"?

I say January 12, 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 inches. Um, and birth will happen in the pm as opposed to the am.

Is this betting like individual categories, or is it parlay-style where we have to get everything right? Because I wouldn't give up a sweet air mattress that easy, friend.

Just SO said...

I'm in!!! Hopefully I'll never need free legal advice but an air mattress if I come to the Midwest would ROCK!

So let me delve into my psychic minds eye and come up with...

Wednesday Jan 13 the babe will arrive at approximately 1:13 p.m. and will weigh in at 9 lbs and 3 ounces.

There you have it!

Nikki said...

I'm going to guess it will be:

January 14th
9 lbs. 2 oz.
21 inches
and a BOY!

Dorothy said...

My vote is the 11th, 8 lbs 4 oz, 20.5 inches, and as far as time goes I have no idea.

Dorothy said...

My vote is the 11th, 8 lbs 4 oz, 20.5 inches, and as far as time goes I have no idea.

Sarita said...

My mother was 3 weeks overdue (ie: waiting for me to pick my own birth date)with me. I think thats overdue.

So I'm going to guess based on my own stats: Feb 4th, 10 lbs and some ounces.....

For your sake, I hope that Im wrong.

ebv said...

Sunday, 8pm, 9 lbs, 2 oz.

And it will come with leather seats and an optional sunroof.

Rach said...

GOODNESS I had no idea that you were pregnant....HOW EXCITING. So fun! I love the babies. And yours are especially cute. I say:

Jan. 12th 2:36AM

8lbs. 13 oz.

LOTS Of hair. and ADORABLE!

Brooke said...

January 13th at 3 p.m.
7 lbs. 9 oz.
20 inches

Hooray for babies!!

b. said...

Iminasay: 1/11 at 1400. 8# 8oz. and 21 inches.

hate2bcold said...

Monday, January 10th
7 lbs. 2 oz.
19 inches

You will come early and she will be even smaller because you BARELY look pregnant!

Rachel said...

January 15th
8 lbs. 4 oz.
21 inches

~j. said...

1/17, 7 lbs. 14 oz., 20"

Anonymous said...

25 Jan 7lb 14.2 oz 7:16 and 20.4 inches

Mrs. Clark said...

January 12, 3:10 a.m. 7 pounds, 14 oz., 20.5 inches long.

I went straight to the comment form so I don't know if I am copying anybody.

Also, I think the way they figure due dates sucks. I picked my own based on 40 weeks. My results: two on exactly the date I picked, one three days early. Even with sonograms, the docs were WAY off. One tried to tell me that based on head size, they can predict the due date very accurately via sonogram. Come on, hasn't he seen LOTS of newborns? Their skulls are so varied in size, what the heck? And from that, he predicted my kid would be born 12 days AFTER my self-selected due date--the child made his appearance on my chosen date. I think the doc should give you a date range.

Sara said...

Hm...I'm not going to be able share a b-day with this one...I guess the 13th (that's my favorite number), at about 12:25 (lunchtime). As for size, same as Charlotte...wouldn't that be odd?

Lena said...

I vote for on time, Jan 14th. Baby will weigh 8lbs and around 4 oz. and be about 20 inches long.

Can't weight to see that happens!

Good luck!

Holly C M said...

I'm guessing it is Jan 17th, after 3 pm, big baby girl, say 9 lbs 10 oz.
And I am excited for you. Best wishes comin' your way (oh, and mine too--hopin for a win here).

AzĂșcar said...


8 lbs 14 oz


b. said...

I'm changing my date (is that allowed?):


Leave everything else the same.

Butchike Bunch said...

I predict the same birthday as cousin Whitney the 19th and she will be 9lbs 0oz (the same as I was) and 21 inches long. Best wishes on a wonderful delivery!

bgcgd said...

let's go with 7:24 the 19th
9 lbs 5 oz and 21 inches

b. said...


(I'll send you a box of nursing pads if you name the movie reference.)

Mhana said...

Ok well you already told the answer. Though love DON'T come Eeeasay, it is nice to know that you can fly on its wings. Very few airborn creatures or devices can fly with you perched on the wing. This made no sense. Congrats on the baby.