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Get in on the Baby Pool!

Yesterday, December 10, marked one month from my due date. One month! And Thursday I'll officially be 36 weeks. This is getting just a little bit insane. In honor of that, I thought maybe it was time for a baby pool. You in?

I'm sorry I don't have a really cool prize for the winner, but it's fun to guess anyway, right? It'll earn you a mention on this here blog, and of course, bragging rights.

So here's the deal: Leave a comment with your guess in the categories below. Once the baby is born, I'll start from the top, eliminating wrong guesses as I go down until we have a winner. For example, if you guess a boy and its a girl, eliminated! But I'll take all the correct sex guesses and find the one closest to the birth date (don't worry, no penalties for going over). If that's a tie, we move to weight, then length.

Got it? I know, it's very complicated for a silly little game with no prizes!

What's your guess?
Birth Date:

Here is some information that might come in handy:

  • I was born two days early (I was the second child). Mike was born two weeks early (first child).
  • I weighed 8lb8oz. Mike weighed 7lb9oz.
  • I was 21 inches long (is that right Mom?). Mike was 20.5 inches long.
  • Almost all old wives' tales indicate girl.
    • I'm craving sweets.
    • I think I'm expanding all around my mid-section, not just straight out.
    • The wedding ring and needle tests swung in circles.
    • The heart rate has consistently been well over 140bpm.
    • I had "morning sickness" for 14 weeks.
    • I haven't been too clumsy.
    • The Chinese calendar thing says girl.
  • But there are a couple boy indicators.
    • The Mayan predictor says boy.
    • I haven't had any serious acne issues.
    • I seem to be hairier than normal.

Most people seem to be split on the sex, with a few more girl guesses than boy. My own predictions are girl, born January 14. For some reason, despite the fact that I'm told my belly is small for 8 months, I imagine myself having at least an 8 pound baby. And Mike is a giant, so probably at least 21 inches long. Don't let me sway you though, I usually have really poor intuition. Mike is refusing to make any guesses, he's so boring.

Alright, go forth and guess, my friends! Do it for me... it's entertaining.

Reader Comments (7)

I'll play, just for fun (and bragging rights)

January 17th
8 lbs 2 oz
20.5 "

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlindsey

Without looking at the other baby pool here is my guess as of right now. And yes, you were 21 inches long, my shortest baby.

January 12
8lbs. 4oz.
21.5 in

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjill

Hurrah, you're so close! Essentially, you're full-term, too, so you have entered the Any Day Now phase. :)

My guesses:
Sex: BOY!
Birth Date: January 7
Weight: 7lbs, 13 oz
Length: 20.5"


December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Fun, thanks for letting me guess. LOL

Sex: Boy
DoB: Jan. 8
Weight: 7lbs 9 oz
Length: 20.5

I'm so excited that you're down to your final month! The room looks great and your little one will be showered with so much love. Exciting times!!

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralibaba41

Sex: Girl (you knew that)
Date: January 14
Weight: 7lbs 14 oz
Length: 20"

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Sex: Boy
Date: January 6
Weight: 6lb, 14oz
Length: 19"

December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

January 8
7 pounds 10 ounces
21 inches

P.S. Happy (belated) birthday!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA.

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