Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Due what you want

As inspired by justJENN's contest when she had her now 3-year-old, I'm giving you all an opportunity to turn my birthing pain into your financial gain!

Here's what you need to do:

Correctly guess Em Dash's birth date and time to win a $20 Amazon gift certificate. The winner will be whomever guesses closest to her actual arrival. And as a potential tie-breaker, throw in your guesses for her weight and length.

A few things to know:
- Due date is Oct. 19
- Em Dash has measured a week ahead at a lot of our ultrasounds
- I, myself, was born a week early
- I've had Braxton Hicks contractions (also known as "practice contractions" for months now)
- I might have had my first *real* contraction this afternoon. It was just for a few seconds, but it was the first time the tightness was accompanied by any amount of pain.
- Em Dash, as of last week when I was 36 weeks along, was approximately 7 lbs., 2 oz.
- At my check-up yesterday, my fundal height was 39-40 cm, at least 2 cm larger than it should have been. The doc said that it doesn't have any correlation to when I'll likely deliver; rather it's just further indication that I'm probably going to have a big baby.
- They haven't done an internal yet to see if I'm dilated at all

You can submit your guesses in the comments up until my next check-up, which is next Wed. at 9:30 a.m.

"[why he doesn't celebrate his birthday] It's just the way I was raised. My parents focused on celebrating achievements, and being expelled from a birth canal was not considered one of them." - Sheldon, Big Bang Theory

54 comments:

  1. October 10th, 8 pounds 8 oz., 19 inches.

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  2. I'm sticking with the 15th. 7 lbs, 12 oz, 20 inches.

    Oooh! This is so soon!!

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  3. libran babies in 2008 want to be early! another friend has due date of 10/19, and it looks like she'll get here early! i'm wishing for some 10/20 babies, but only b/c that's MY birthday. :)


    ok, so my guess is 10/13. 8lbs, 3oz.

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  4. October 9th, 8lbs, 7oz, 20 inches :o)

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  5. October 12th, 8lbs 6oz, 20 inches

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  6. Oct. 17, 10 am. 8 lbs, 2 oz.

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  7. October 14
    9:45pm
    8 lbs, 9 oz
    19 inches

    This is a totally scientific guess. For real, I did calculations and stuff.

    Not really.

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  8. October 11th at 6:17 AM, 8 lbs 3 oz, 20 inches

    I love Big Bang Theory, by the way :)

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  9. I am going to go with October 9th, 6:00pm, 7 lbs 11 oz...

    Come on EM Dash!!!!

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  10. October 15 at 3 AM.

    8 lbs, 1 oz.

    21 in.

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  11. I'm going with October 16 at 11:30 pm. She will be 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 20.5 inches long.

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  12. October 13
    2:47pm
    8 lb, 4 oz
    20.5 in

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  13. October 15th, 11:02pm, 9lb 2 oz, 20.5 inches

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  14. Well, since my birthday is coming up, I'll guess my b-day stats:

    October 13
    12:11 a.m.
    7 lbs, 6 oz.
    21 inches long

    Good luck!

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  15. How fun! Here's my guess:

    October 14
    7 lbs, 10 oz
    21 inches long

    Yay Em Dash!

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  16. So soon - I'm excited for you. And nervous at the thought of contractions! Man, I fear labor:)

    Here's my guess:

    October 14
    3:18 a.m.
    8 lbs, 12 oz
    21.5 inches

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  17. Oct. 14th
    2:30pm
    8 lbs, 2 oz
    22.5 inches

    Good luck!

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  18. Oct. 16th @ 11:17 a.m.

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  19. Wow Nanette you're almost done.

    Oct. 8th @ 1:43 p.m.
    8 lbs. 5.5 oz
    22 inches

    Good luck!!

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  20. Well, my birthday is Oct. 12th so I'm going to guess:

    Oct. 12th
    2:20 pm
    8lbs 7 oz
    23 inches

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  21. Let's go with:

    October 13th
    10:57 pm
    21 1/2 inches
    8 lbs 15 oz
    girl

    That last one was just a joke. :-)

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  22. October 16th
    9:21 AM
    21 inches
    9 lbs 12 oz

    I'm so excited for you guys!!! :)

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  23. I'm going with October 16th (John Mayer's birthday!) and I'll go with 8 pounds 4 ounces and 20 inches long :-)
    We'll be praying for you!
    Rachel and the Goose

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  24. October 21
    8.2
    19 in.

    I've noticed from baby boards and TV shows that whenever the Dr. says it's a big baby, they are usually wrong. I'm going with a mid-sized baby ;)

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  25. Oct 11
    9:15 am
    8lbs. 8 oz.
    19 in.

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  26. October 11th
    10a
    8-lb 7-oz

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  27. October 15th
    2:07 p.m.
    7 lbs. 5 oz.
    Two extremely happy parents!

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  28. October 22nd
    9-lbs 4-oz
    9:49pm

    Just going against the grain and saying late for competition purposes only!! ::sorry::

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  29. October 16th, 8 pounds, 2 oz!
    I'm so excited for you!!!

    =)

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  30. Oct. 10th
    10:12 a.m.
    7 lbs. 13 oz.
    21 1/4 inches

    I also predict that both you and Brent will cry. ;)

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  31. October 13.
    9:07 am
    9 lbs.

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  32. Em Dash will be born on October 13th at 12:58 pm. She'll weigh 8 lbs. even and be 21.75 inches long.

    As if you didn't have any more on your plate...I've TAGGED you :)

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  34. Alright, because I'm vain here are my guesses:

    Birthday: October 6th =)
    Time: 9:00 p.m.
    Weight: 8lbs, 2 oz.

    Can't wait to see the beautiful baby girl!

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  35. October 21st, at 5:26am.

    9lbs 2oz.

    21"

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  36. Well, since I've already been sharing your sleepiness, insomnia and weight gain lately, I'll go with Em being in sync with my birthday:

    October 11, 2:30 pm
    8 lb 1 oz
    20 inches

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  37. October 14, 7:20 AM, 8 lbs, 7 oz. 20".

    And I saw you won the contest on Project Nursery! That is totally awesome, major congrats!!! :D

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  38. Congrats on winning at project Nursey!!

    im going to guess ah this is hard..
    Oct 12
    2:05 AM
    7 lbs 3 1/4 ounces

    best of luck with your new baby!

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  39. Ummmmmm. How about:

    October 14
    7 lbs
    8 oz

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  41. OK, I'm going to guess:

    Oct. 10
    1:30 p.m.
    8 lbs., 14 oz
    20 inches

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  42. 10/20 @ 4:10 p.m.
    7 lbs 15 oz.
    20.5 inches

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  43. 10/18 at 1:01 am

    9 lbs, 1 oz.

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  44. October 13th

    5:38pm
    8lbs 1oz.
    21 inches.

    Congrats on your big win!!!

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  45. 14 Oct at 5:34 am.

    8 lbs even, 22.5 inches.

    Congrats!

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  46. October 15 at 9:12 pm

    8 lbs 14 oz (that was Ali's weight- I'm so original)
    and 21.5 inches

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  47. well, i'll buck the trend and say you're going to be late.

    October 20th, 7:10pm
    8.5lbs, 21 inches

    :)

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  48. Let's go Oct 14th. 7lb 15 oz. 20in.

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  49. October 14th. 7 lb 9 oz. no clue how to guess baby inches!!!

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  50. This is Rob:

    October 27, 2008 @ 6:30pm

    8 lbs 1 oz.

    19 3/4"

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  51. October 14
    7:32 a.m.
    8 lbs 16 ounces

    Can't wait to meet her!
    Marcy

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  52. Oct. 12th 10:41 pm
    8 lbs. 10 oz.
    21 inches


    It's soooo close, now Nanette! Are you all packed up and ready?

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  53. October 14th. 4:35 pm. 8lbs 4oz. 22 inches.

    woo woo i can't believe how soon this is!! :)

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  54. October 13, 9:36am. 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 inches.

    So close - so excited for you!

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