Monday, September 22, 2008

A Contest of Sorts

Okay - here's the deal. I'm still pregnant and not showing any signs of progressing any time soon. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is my next midwife appt. Then if no progress by Friday, I'll have an ultrasound/non-stress test and talk induction dates.

So let's try to have some fun. In the comment section, post your guesses for the following -

Date of Arrival
Time of Arrival (pick a one hour block)

Just so you have some basic info - my daughter came 11 days late. She came after an induction. She was 8 lbs, 22 inches. She came around 6 am in the morning on a Wednesday.

I'll award 5 points to the winner of each category. If there is a tie, then the person posting their guess first wins.

Be sure to post your email (if it doesn't link to your comment automatically. I'll come up with a prize for the winner to post on their blog.


Tamara said...


Okay, I'll give it a go -
Date: Saturday, September 27th
Time: 7-8AM
Weight: 9 lbs
Length: 23 inches

Here's hoping I am wrong and you have the little guy long before that! ;)


16 blessings'mom said...

Monday, September 29th at 1:30 am.....(I have had a lot of babies in the night).....
8lbs. 10 ounces
21 inches....

Oh, and I hope I am wrong too, and you have him much sooner!!!


Kahless said...

Date: Thurs, September 25th
Time: 10:30pm
Weight: 9lbs 2oz
Length: 23 inches

lawyerchik said...

I'm in -

Wednesday, September 24
11:00 p.m.-11:59 p.m.
9 lbs 1 oz
21 inches long

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you don't even go that long, though.

Anonymous said...

My Goodness.. I feel for you!

I'm guessing:

Date: 9/27 (my birthday!)
Time: 12-1am
W/H: 8lbs/6oz; 20 inches

Hang in there.. a little miracle is on his way soon!

Cassandra said...


Im in... I want to totally say sunday because its MY birthday but I feel like

friday Sept 26th
9lbs. 4oz
20 inches

I hope you have your little guy wayyy before then though!!


Angel said...

Date: Monday, May 29th.
Time: 5-6 a.m.
Weight: 8.7 lbs
Length: 23 inches

Have you tried Chinese food? That's probably a wives' tale but some people swear by it.

Anonymous said...

September 28
weight 8 11
length 22

Whenever it happens, praying for smooth and even beautiful.

Perfect said...

Date of Arrival: Sun 8/28
Time of Arrival: 2-3am
Weight: 7lbs 12oz
Length: 21"

(but really, I hope he comes TODAY!!!!)

Perfect said...

Oh, and PS: at this point, I'd give that Castor Oil a try!!!!

Tina / Anxious Changer said...

Okay, based on me 2nd child experience:

Date of Arrival: 9/29
Time of Arrival (pick a one hour block): 1 pm
Weight: 8 lbs, 7 oz.
Length: 21 1/2 inches

Hoping you don't have to go through an induction!

Lynn said...

Saturday 11am to noon
7 pounds, 12 ounces
21 inches

Enola said...

Goodness Angel - I hope you meant Sept and not May :)

It is 1:15 am here on Tues night/Wed morning and contractions are 7 minutes apart. So if I don't post soon...........assume the best!!!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Date of Arrival: September 30th
Time of Arrival: 10—11 AM
Weight: 8 lbs, 3 oz.
Length: 19 inches

Strong and determined said...


Here is my prediction:

Date: Monday, Sept 29th
Time: 5-6 am
Weight: 8 lbs 11 oz
Length: 21 1/2 inches

Hope he comes before that...but according to your daughter's arrival - that's my closest guess!

Kahless said...

Cross your legs!!

I am hoping that you hang on another 24hrs so I beat Lawyerchic lol!

Otherwise is there a second prize!!

Oh, and you can tell I have no kids!!

Tamara said...

Kahless, You make me laugh!!!! I'm not sure leg-crossing works all that well. But, I don't have kids either so what the hell do I know???? LOL!!!

Enola, Way to go! I hope all is well and that baby boy arrived without a hitch.


Enola said...

He is here. He arrived on 9-24 at 4:38 pm weighing 6 pounds 11 oz and is 19 3/4 inches long.

He presented face up and so had some bruising and is in NICU for the night but doing well.

More latr

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Hurrah! Congratulations! Wonderful!

Blessings, much love, and more!

Tamara said...


How wonderful! I am so very excited for you and your family. Congratulations!

Many hugs,

Anonymous said...

Congratulation from Spain Enola! I've been following your blog for some time now and I should say that I love it! you're a true fighter and a real survivor.
By the way I'm a mother of two myself and on my thirties.
Hope to hear more good updates soon, take good care!

Beautiful Dreamer said...

A new baby, how exciting! Congratulations to you, hubby and daughter on the new arrival.

April_optimist said...

Congratulations! Hope you have a chance to rest up a bit and that baby and mom are enjoying each other.

lawyerchik said...

CONGRATULATIONS, ENOLA!! :) I'm so happy for you! Here's to sleeping on your stomach (at least, as often as you will get any sleep for a while....)! Yay!!

~Sister in Survival~ said...


I hope you both are doing well,

Lynn said...

Congratulations! We will all be glad to hear all about him! Best wishes, Enola.

keepers said...

Dear Enola

no guesses from us, just best wishes for it to be soon and a wonderfully safe delivery for you and baby

peace and blessings


keepers said...

well we just read the comments so we saw he is here!!!! congratulations to all.


Buckmania said...

Friday Oct 3rd at 11:32pm
8 puonds 7 ounces
21.5 inches