Guess our baby’s stats and win!

With lots of contractions today and less than 2 weeks to my duedate,  it’s time to start the guessing game!


Place your guess here to enter our Big Baby Giveaway.  I know somebody is going to ask so I’ll say it again: we’re not giving away the baby, even if it’s big enough to cause some resentment on my part during the delivery.  I was nearly 10 lbs. and Mom forgave me , so it’s the least I can do for my baby (at least I assume she did…maybe I should ask…).  Anyway, if you check our previous birth stories, you’ll see that our babies don’t run big.  I think I’m safe.

But even though nobody is going to win a baby, this really is a big Baby Giveaway, in more ways than one: it’s celebrating the impending arrival of our baby, and many of the prizes are connected in some way to children or parenting.


  1. Vision Forum will be providing a $100 gift certificate – that’s enough for some serious shopping!
  2. New Creation Apparel is giving away a $50 gift certificate.  I love their skirts, but they also have some beautiful jackets, nightgowns, and comforters.
  3. Marie Madeline Studio is giving away a $50 gift certificate.  Our very dear friends at MMS sell patterns and beautiful custom clothes, but we think their fabrics are the most exciting part.  So many to choose from, and all of them beautiful, cheerful and whimsical!
  4. Maccessorized will be giving away a $50 gift certificate good for any of their Apple t-shirts and other Mac merchandise.  How about starting them young with an Infant Apple Fleece Blanket?
  5. Bill Tiger will be offering their bill negotiating services for free to not just one but 4 happy winners – that’s a $50 value for each.  I can’t wait to use their service for our cell phone bill!
  6. Thanks Mama has contributed a $25 gift certificate, good on anything in their store.  This is a great place to get started on cloth diapering, or use the certificate toward the very best baby carrier I’ve ever tried: the Ergo.


So here’s the plan: we have a total of 9 prizes to give away. 8 will be awarded to 8 random winners.  We’ll also choose one grand prize winner who will get to claim her favorite of the 9 available prizes.

The grand prize winner will be chosen based upon a  highly complex, thoroughly mathematical, totally subjective secret formula which will make my children cringe each time they are forced to apply it.

TO ENTER for one of 9 prizes worth $475:

1. Leave your best guess about our new baby’s stats in the comments.  Be sure to include gender, date and time of birth, weight, and length.

2. Only entries left at least 72 hours before the baby’s birth will be valid.  When will that be?  Baby is due May 28, but your guess is as good as mine, so don’t wait too long. In the unlikely event that the baby is born less than 72 hours after this post is published, we will accept all entries received at least 12 hours before birth.


  1. Ok, now I am really confused! Now that the baby is born, I came back to see who was going to be the winner (unfortunately I was waaaay off with my guess). But as I was going through who was going to be a winner, I really couldn’t decide! This is going to be a tough call for you Kim! Some of the people who came close guessed after Thursday, which would eliminate them because of the 72 hour time limit! And some people forgot to specify am or pm. And most people guessed that it would be a girl, so I don’t know if that would be grounds for eliminating them out of the competition. Anyways, the suspense about who won is killing me! But, more importantly I am excited that you finally gave birth to your baby! Congratulations! 🙂

  2. So my original post says Monday June 7th.. clearly I meant Monday, June 8th… Melissa, due to my error, you may have the date!

    Prayers are with you Kim and your almost born.

  3. Girl
    June 10th
    21 inches

  4. Monica M. says:

    June 8th
    20 inches

  5. Belinda says:

    June 7th
    8lbs. 5oz.
    23 inches

  6. gender: male
    date: Thurs, June 10 (my bday!)
    time of birth: evening 7pm?
    weight: 8lbs 2 oz.
    length: 22″

  7. Lorelle says:

    1:00 a.m. on June 9
    7 lbs. 11 ozs.
    20.5 inches

  8. June 6th
    7 am
    7lbs. 7 oz.
    20 inches

  9. Kelsey B says:

    date 6/8
    time 0545
    sex female
    weight 8-1
    length 20.5

  10. girl
    june 6
    12:01 a.m.
    8 lb. 4 oz.
    21 inches

    for bonus points, the girl will be born naked and screaming!

  11. Carla Bryant says:

    Date – 6/7
    Time – 7:31am
    Gender – boy
    weight – 7lb 13oz
    height – 20.5

  12. Bonnie M. says:

    This is fun…and I am praying for your labor and for a healthy precious gift from God!

    Gender: boy

    Date and Time: June 7th @ 10:57

    Weight: 8lbs. 7 oz.

    Length: 21 1/2 in.

  13. Gender: Boy

    Date: June 6th

    Time: 10:30am

    Weight: 7 pounds 14 oz

    Length: 20 1/2 inches

    Good luck and God bless you!

  14. This is kinda fun! Although it’s fun to guess, thankfully your new little wonder will arrive in God’s perfect and peaceful timing…

    June 10
    7lb. 5oz.
    19 1/2 inches

  15. Rebecca C says:

    June 7th.
    8:40 am
    19 1/2 inches
    7 lb 14 oz

  16. Ashley M says:

    June 7th
    2:30 am
    20 1/2 in.
    8 lb 4 oz

  17. Date: 6-6-10
    Gender: boy
    Weight: 8lb 6oz
    Length: 21″
    Time: 12:25pm

  18. June 5th


    12:45 PM

    20 inches

    8 pounds

  19. I’m another of your quiet readers from overseas… 🙂

    here’s my guess 🙂

    Sunday, June 6
    10:00 pm
    20 in long
    8 lbs. 2 oz.

  20. girl
    Sunday June 6th
    11:32 pm
    20 inches
    7lbs 8oz

  21. Kathryn says:

    Sex: girl

    Date and time: Saturday, June 5th, 11:11pm

    Weight: 7 lbs, 3 oz

    Length: 22″

  22. Charity says:

    Sat. June 8th
    10:21 a.m
    7 lbs 14 oz
    21 in.

  23. boy
    Sunday June 6th
    4:40 pm
    7lbs 1 oz
    20 inches


  24. Here’s my guess.


    June 4th, 2010

    8:12 PM

    7 pounds, 4 ounces

    20 and a half inches

  25. Gender – Girl

    Date and time of birth-
    Monday, June 7, 4:26pm Central Time

    Weight – 8lbs 7 oz

    Length- 24″

  26. Monica M. says:

    June 4th
    3:30 pm
    7lbs. 2oz.
    19.5 inches

    we’re praying for you

  27. Gender: girl

    Date and time: June 6th at 2:53 AM

    Weight: 7lb 4 oz

    Length: 21 1/2 ” inches long

  28. gender- girl
    date- June 6th
    time- 12:10pm
    weight- 8, 3
    length- 22

  29. Okay–

    Gender- Boy

    Date and Time–June 5th. 3:30 am
    Weight 8lbs 9 ozs
    Length 20 1/2

  30. Girl

    Saturday, June 5

    3 pm

    7 lbs, 6 oz., 19 inches

    Looking forward to hearing the good news!

  31. OK. Here are my guesses:

    June 8 (because it is my birthday and I was almost 2 wks late mom said!)
    8lbs 6oz (cause you have smaller babies and that is a pound and ounce less than I was)
    22″ (cause I said boy, and he’ll be tall!!!)
    2:15 AM

    Thanks for the fun!!!

  32. Forgot to add boy!

  33. Girl
    June 4th 2010
    12 noon
    7 lbs 6oz

  34. Friday June 4 at 7:03 am 8 lbs 5 oz 20 1/2 inches..
    PS we just had our ninth on March 17 weighing in at 6 lbs 4 oz after an uncomfortable 8 weeks of polyhydramnios induced labor. If you would like to see what THAT looks like I can email it to you!

  35. Friday June 4th at 3:56 pm
    9lbs 6oz
    21 inches long

  36. jl_browning says:

    Oh I feel a little unfair since so many of these guesses are past due… but here it goes…

    June 6th
    5:29 am
    7 lbs 11 oz
    19 inches

  37. Date: Sunday June 6
    Gender: female
    weight: 7lbs 9oz
    length: 21 inches
    time: 12:15am (if that doesn’t meet the 72hours rule, then, I guess 10:27am ;-))

  38. Elyse D. says:

    8 lbs.
    June 5th
    6:30 A.M.

  39. Gender: girl
    Weight: 8lbs 2 oz
    Heighth: 20 in
    Date: June 4 th
    Time: 11: 30 pm

  40. Girl
    7 pounds, 14 ounces
    20 1/2 inches
    June 5
    2 a.m.

  41. Girl
    8 lbs.
    June 2 (Our 20th wedding anniversary)
    6:30 p.m.

  42. Julianne says:


    7 lbs 4 oz

    20” long

    June 3rd


  43. gender: Boy
    weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz.
    length: 21″
    date: Saturday, June 3
    time: 8:58 AM

  44. Gender: Boy
    Date: Tuesday, June 1
    Time: 5:45am
    Weight: 8lbs 5oz
    Length: 21 in

  45. Boy

    June 3rd

    5:30 pm

    8 lbs., 7 oz.

    21 “

  46. Boy

    June 1st

    1:01 AM

    7 pounds, 3 ounces

    20 inches long

  47. Girl

    June 1st

    6 pounds 6 ounces

    18.5 inches long


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