Sunday, November 23, 2008

Guess Stuff About the Baby Contest

A couple of friends have recently had contests on their blogs just for kicks and giggles. That got me to thinking that since we know virtually nothing about our baby, how fun it would be to have a little guesswork contest.

To participate, simply click "comments" at the end of this post and state your guesses. Anybody can do it; if you don't have a blogger account, comment as "anonymous" and be sure to include your name in the message. We won't close the contest until the baby is born. The prize for whomever's answers are the most accurate will be....something. You can safely figure it will be homemade or worth less than $10, but where you'll be lacking in fortune, you'll make up for in fame when I announce you as the winner here on the blog!

Useful to know: the due date is December 3rd or 4th (it switches, depending on the chart used, maybe because this was a leap year). I'll be 39 weeks along out of 40 this Wednesday. The baby seems low-key; it's not super wiggly, but it is very responsive to touch, as we know by the heartbeat variations and movement when we or the midwife jostle it this way or that. Oh! Two weeks ago, Marcy felt him/her to be just under 7 pounds.

Things to guess about:
  • the baby's sex
  • weight
  • length
  • arrival date
  • arrival time
  • most surprising feature
  • any other guesses! (this can only up your chances)

There's the "comments" link, right below these words.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is yer old Aunt Gertrude. Guesses:

girl
7 lbs. 10 oz.
21 inches
Nov 2nd
10:00 am
huge, fat ankles

P.S. This is a sample. I don't have an old Aunt Gertrude. Just wanted you to see how to do it.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing a boy, 7 pounds, 20 inches, born on November 28th at 7 a.m. He'll have brown eyes and a cute little nose! ~ Mom

Anonymous said...

Lauren Hollingsworth guesses:

Dec. 6
girl
don't care about weight/length
she'll look just like her mom
Brown hair/brown eyes.
The surprise will be that she'll enter the world with hair.

Autumn and Dan's family said...

girl
7.4
22 inches
December 5th
8pm
six toes...just kidding

We can't wait to see that baby enter the world!

Rachel (almost) Clear said...

I say it'll be a boy and a girl. That's the surprise...there will be TWO babies!
8+ lbs...
Not sure about height and length(I'd sound like an idiot unless I just guessed off of other people's guesses).
I think it will be born on December like... 15-ish. :)
~ Rachel

p.s. Oh! I see that I DO seem to have a blog and it's from before I was married. Let's see if I can find out what/where the blog is.

AK->NC said...

dec. 2nd.
girl.
7 lbs, 3 oz.
20.5 inches.
10pm.

congrats lori and jason- wishing yall the best!

tamie said...

girl!
7 lbs., 8 oz.
20 inches
December 8
5:34 p.m.
most surprising feature...freckles???

I guess that her name will be Lila Mariana. (Risky, I know, but I want the prize!!!)

Christi said...

Girl - I was so certain until I saw your mom's guess...I trust your mom's intuition, but I gotta go with mine.
8 lbs. 1 oz.
20 inches
December 1st
3:32 am

She'll have a cute little birth mark on her right cheek - bottom cheek.

Less than a week and she'll be in your arms!

Anonymous said...

Shana
boy
8lb 14oz
21" long
December 7th
9:20am
auburnish (is this a word) hair-lots of it
His skin will be dry-won't be greasy (he'll be well-cooked!)

-and-

beautiful and healthy...which is really all that matters

Lindsay said...

Hi Lori!

Don't know if you'll remember me from Warner, but I found your blog and couldn't resist posting a guess.

Girl
Born November 29th (this is my daughters bday and she was due Dec 4)
7 lbs. 15 oz.
20 inches
Born at 8:15am
She'll cry for the first 30 minutes of her life, then settle down for a good long sleep.

Congrats...and good luck. Can't wait to hear the news.

Anonymous said...

boy
7lbs. 6oz.
20 1/2"
Dec. 1
3a.m.
lots of hair
Your hearts will swell with joy and love!
I'm so happy you have you have your Mom close at this time! I know the the blessing my Mom is.
Happy Thanksgiving and Prayers, Rachel (Knoll) Scribben

Anonymous said...

I (Darla Baliko) guess this:

Boy
December 10th at 9:57 AM
Weighing 7 lbs, 10 oz
21 inches long
The "bonus" guess is that your labor will be shorter and easier than you imagined, and that you'll crave lasagna after you give birth and settle in. (Maybe the power of suggestion will work for me here.)

Best wishes; we're so excited for you!

darla

Anonymous said...

Boy
7 lbs 8oz
21 inches
Dec. 11
12 a.m.
Cute, blond hair, Big smile
This is me Grandma Stoffer and he has to wait until I arrive on the 10th. Just kidding Lori.

Anonymous said...

This baby boy will be born at 4:10 am on December 5th, which is 10 years from the day his favorite Aunt Darbi wed Mike in McGuire auditorium in Portland, OR, otherwise known as "a day of great luck and huge love piles heaped upon thee which are born or married upon this day". His surprising features will be his thick, fly everywhere hair, his piercing green eyes and his long, piano playing fingers.
Weighing in at 6lb. 13oz. and a little longer than a football, he'll be the sweetest thing the world has seen since the Johnson boys were born.
You think you know what love is now Jason and Lori...just you wait!!! Totally stoked for you!

Rick said...

Girl
7 lbs 9 oz
20 1/2 inches
Dec 7
3:11 am
Hair, lots of it!

Elisha and Brandon said...

December 1st
11:22 pm
Girl :)
7 lbs
12 oz
20 1/2 inches
beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

cant wait to hear the final news (wink wink) you can discount my guess since I already have some inside info!