Monday, July 11, 2011

Let's have some baby fun!

Alright everyone...I'm due exactly one month from today (8.11.11). And to help me get through this last month (which feels like the entire 9 months put together), we're going to have some baby fun.

For those of you who haven't been with us Houghs since Jake came into our world almost 12 years ago, this is a fun tradition for our family that we've done with each baby. We are asking for your baby weight and arrival predictions and if you're the closest without going over, you win a prize! No purchase necessary!

So here's the scoop:
1) Anyone in your household can participate. The more individual entries, the merrier!
2) 1st game: Tell me the weight you think the baby will be (it's a boy if you missed that announcement) in pounds and ounces.
3) 2nd game: Tell me the DATE and TIME (don't forget AM/PM) you think baby will make his appearance. True to The-Price-Is-Right form, I'm dead serious about being the closest without going over. My brother-in-law had the closest prediction for Calvin's arrival date and time--almost to the minute. It was an awesome guess. Unfortunately, he was 5 (yes five!) minutes over and didn't win. I'm not quite sure he's forgiven me for that yet ;)
4) Obviously, the sooner you get your predictions in to me, the better, because in the case of duplicate predictions, the one who is closest without going over AND was the first one with that prediction, wins.

What's in it for you? Well--the best predictor of the weight will win $25 and the best predictor of the day/time will win $50. (You'd better believe my kids already got their predictions in).

Here's some stats from my previous babies and their due dates vs. their birth dates if you think that will help you in formulating your guess. Oh and I've never been induced. But one thing I've learned is that when it comes to labor and delivery...anything goes!

Jake: due 1/10/00; came on 12/27/99 at 2:12am via C-section (he was breech); 6 lbs. 13 oz.

Cooper: due 10/22/02; came on 10/21/02 at 11:57am. VBAC delivery; 7 lbs. 9 oz.

Karcyn: due 3/9/06; came on 3/10/06 at 12:41pm. VBAC delivery; 6 lbs. 8 oz.

Calvin: due 5/5/08; came on 5/1/08 at 3:35am. VBAC delivery; 7 lbs. 1 oz.

Feel free to submit your predictions by responding here on the blog or by emailing me directly. Thanks for playing our final round of baby fun!