Tuesday, May 1, 2012

guessing time

Okay, folks. It's May! Time to place your bets. I've been saying all along, I have to be prepared to have a baby any time during the month of May. My hospital bag is half packed {better than with Leah!}, the quilt is finished {way better than with Leah!} and we have the necessities washed and ready to go.

A point system will be applied and the winner will receive a prize {yet to be determined}.

We'd like to know the following about what you think about Billy:
1. When will she arrive? (Due May 19, so today I am 37 weeks 4 days)
2. How much will she weigh?
3. How long will she be?
4. Tie breaker: Will she look more like Maren (olive skin, dark hair) or Ryan and Leah (fair skin, light/no hair)

If it helps, this is what she looked like at 19 weeks:

Some background:
Ryan was born February 14th, a Saturday. But he has no idea when he was due to arrive (I'm pretty sure it wasn't the 14th). He thinks he weighed about 7 pounds something, but he doesn't remember and has no idea how long he was. He was fair skinned and had a little bit of blonde/light brown hair. As you can see, Ryan's information is very helpful. 
*UPDATE* (from Ryan's mom who was much more helpful!): Ryan was due February 18th. He was 7 lb. 13 oz. and 21 inches long. 

I was born at 39 weeks, on a Thursday (my mom was induced a week early because she was a professional when it came to delivering babies and had them in record time). I was 18 inches long and weighed 6 lbs. even. I had dark brown hair (enough to tie a bow in) and olive toned skin.

Leah was born at 37 weeks 5 days, on a Thursday. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and was 17 inches long. I had no idea I was in labor until my water broke and I was at a 7. Good thing I was already at the hospital. She was fair skinned and had a little bit of blonde/light brown hair - similar to that of an aging man.

Also, induction date is Saturday, May 26 if she doesn't come before then. 

Ryan's guesses:
1. Friday, May 4 at 5:00
2. 6 lbs. 4 oz.
3. 19 inches long
4. like Ryan - fair skin, a little darkish hair (more than Leah), blue eyes, Maren's nose (which, by the way, is probably the only genetic input I had on Leah).

Maren's guesses:
1. Sunday, May 13
2. 7 lbs. 2 oz.
3. 19 inches long
4. like Maren - olive skin, some hair (not a ton, but some...and dark), brown eyes.

Guesses will be accepted from now until word spreads I have headed to the hospital.

Ready. Set. Go!


Amy said...

Alrite, I say: May 15, 7lb 8oz, 19.5 in. I also say she'll have olive skin, some soft dark hair, and Blue eyes! So excited for you!

Kim said...

May 16th, 7 lb. 7 oz. 20 inches long. Olive skin, dark hair and dark blue eyes (though they'll turn brown).

Tanis said...

May 12th
6 lbs 2 oz
17 inches
I think she is going to look like you.

Kim said...

May 5th
6 lbs 8 oz
19 inches
I hope she's a mini-Maren!

mj said...

May 10, 7lb. 1 oz. and 18” long. I think she will favor you.

Karen Hauley said...

Friday, May 11
6 lbs. 12 oz.
19 inches
like Maren: olive skin, dark hair, brown eyes
bonus feature: long femurs

Jen said...

1. Saturday, May 19th (It's Luke's 5th birthday!)
* Although, I'm SURE you don't want to wait that long.*
2. 7 lbs. even
3. 19 inches long
4. like Maren -- olive skin, some hair

I am convinced that first born daughters are spitting images of their daddy's.

Julia Wade said...

Sort of wish I was there to take you on a 6 mile hike and put you into labor again.. then I'd have it in the bag!!

1. Tuesday, May 15
2. 6 lbs. 14 oz.
3. 20 inches long
4. Another Ryan clone.. blondie, fair skinned. :)

ed and kelli said...

so you want a mother's day gift huh? well since girls in your family seem to be born on a thursday....i'm torn between two thursdays, but i'll go with

1. Thursday, May 17th
2. 6 # 13 oz
3. 19 inches long
4. kinnersley nose, dark hair {but not enough for a bow}, olive skin..BROWN eyes

{i gave her e's stats since mom needs another grandbaby with the brown gene... and e is the only one who got it so far.. i figure billy can help out:)}

Julianne said...

1. May 19th
2. 6 lbs 2 oz
3. 18.5 inches
4. Looks like Maren

Erica said...

Friday May 18th
6 lbs 11 oz
19 inches
looks like you maren!

Colleen said...

May 12th
7 lbs 2 oz
19.5 in
looks just like leah when she was born
we're so exicted for you guys...she will be a doll!

brittani c. said...

I say she comes on your scheduled C-section just I want a different answer than everybody elses. (Let's hope I'm wrong.) 7 pounds even. 20 inches. I say brown eyes, but she'll be fair skinned--just to draw things even between you and Ryan.

Bethany said...

Well I've looked through the guesses and it looks like you won Maren! Must have been mother's instinct. :)