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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.

Happy guessing!!

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.

April 13, 2010 - 8:10 am

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!!

April 13, 2010 - 9:11 am

Katie - I’m going one pound over Jaia at 8lbs 7ounces.
C’mon Frank the Baby!

April 13, 2010 - 9:14 am

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!


April 13, 2010 - 11:01 am

Auntie Jenny - My guess – 8 pounds 8 ounces 🙂

April 13, 2010 - 11:50 am

Sonja - I assume we playing with Prize is Right rules? I will go with 7 lbs 9 ounces.

April 13, 2010 - 12:18 pm

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.

April 13, 2010 - 12:21 pm

Alicia - 9 pounds 3 ounces

April 13, 2010 - 4:58 pm

Dan - 13 pounds 11 ounces.

April 14, 2010 - 9:27 am

Alicia - That’s mean Dan…

April 14, 2010 - 9:55 am

MarkM - $1. C’mon showcase showdown.

April 14, 2010 - 10:17 pm

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. 😐

April 14, 2010 - 10:43 pm

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 🙂

April 15, 2010 - 8:19 am

Shannen - Danielle, you are my favourite. 😉

April 15, 2010 - 9:41 am

Dan - Oh all right, I retract my 13 lbs 11 oz guess. I’m going for 8 lbs even.

April 16, 2010 - 1:43 pm

Heather - Ok, I’m going with 9 lbs 7 ounces. C’mon Frank!

April 22, 2010 - 9:23 pm

linds - wow SHAN, less than 30 days. That’s so crazy. I would say baby frank is coming at 8lbs 4ozs!

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