We are under the 30 day mark. As it sinks in, it’s freaking me out a little, but other than the enormous belly, life is as usual. Mat leave is a few weeks off, and now with the room ‘ready’, we just wait.
When Jaia was on the way, we held a little contest for friends and family. And since we claim that you can’t *really* enjoy something unless you are betting on it, we decided to do it again. Only this time we are less organized, and we require less information. Asking you to guess the date would be unfair considering we likely already know the date. But the baby’s weight? Completely up in the air – though one look at me might convince you to go with my guess of 14lbs and change.
After a few guesses come in, we’ll begin to chart it out – or Dan will, since that’s his thing. But until then, feel free to leave a comment with what you think Frank the Baby will weigh upon his arrival. If you are too shy to comment – and some of you are – just drop me an email with the magic number. The winner gets an actual prize this time.
Oh, and in case this helps, Jaia weighed in at 7 lbs 7 ozs. And she was three weeks early. I think it’s clear that we make big babies.
rachel - WOW. I can’t believe it’s that imminent! I bet it hasn’t flown by so quickly for you, but it has for me – I thought there were a good few months left! OK, my guess is 8lbs 2 ounces. And I’m hoping it’s a safe, happy (?!), and peaceful delivery. Good luck!!
Katie - I’m going one pound over Jaia at 8lbs 7ounces.
C’mon Frank the Baby!
Heather Sutherland - Hey Shannen,
Your pictures are so beautiful! I’m going to guess that Frank will weigh 8lbs 6 oz…and that he will be gorgeous, like your daughter!
Auntie Jenny - My guess – 8 pounds 8 ounces 🙂
Sonja - I assume we playing with Prize is Right rules? I will go with 7 lbs 9 ounces.
Auntie Kris - 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Final answer.
Come on, FTB!! Auntie Kris will bring you a present in June if you’re right on the mark. And probably even if you aren’t.
Alicia - 9 pounds 3 ounces
Dan - 13 pounds 11 ounces.
Alicia - That’s mean Dan…
MarkM - $1. C’mon showcase showdown.
Shannen - 13 pounds, 11 ounces?!?! I was so pleased that all the guesses stayed in the single digits until my husband suggests this nonsense…
I don’t think he’d be making the same jokes if he was the one giving birth to a 13 pounder. 😐
Danielle - 7 pounds 6 ounces… Everyone seems to be taking your advice of thinking big (or at least bigger) baby but I’m going smaller than Jaia 🙂
Shannen - Danielle, you are my favourite. 😉
Dan - Oh all right, I retract my 13 lbs 11 oz guess. I’m going for 8 lbs even.
Heather - Ok, I’m going with 9 lbs 7 ounces. C’mon Frank!
linds - wow SHAN, less than 30 days. That’s so crazy. I would say baby frank is coming at 8lbs 4ozs!