Sunday, November 8, 2009

Step right up and submit your guesses for the great baby weight tournament*

We are accepting guesses for the birth weight of our first born. Who ever has the closest guess to the actual birth weight will win---the baby! No scratch that. The winner will get the next best thing which is mad respect from WAG (That’s what we’re calling the blog for short now, I know it’s missing the T).

Here are the rules:

  1. One guess per person only
  2. Guesses must be submitted via comments to this post
  3. Your guess must be at least two ounces away from all of guesses posted on the blog before yours
  4. A tie means both guessers win
  5. The final deadline for all guesses is November 24 or when William is born (which ever comes first)

And now a few facts in the interest of complete information:

If William were born today he would weigh approximately 5 pounds 13 ounces.

When his mother was born she weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces

When I was born I weighed a meager 6 pounds 5 ounces, however my father (and William’s name sake) was born at a whopping 10 pounds.

April and I aren’t in the running because of potential conflicts of interest/favoritism/impropriety (actually now that I think about it I don’t know how we could possibly cheat). But just to let you know where we stand; April’s guess is seven pounds six ounces and my guess is six pounds twelve ounces

May the best man (or woman) win.

*H/t: Dagny, from whom we totally stole this idea.

16 comments:

Dagny Marie Kelsey said...

7lb 4oz

cindybeachcindy said...

7lbs 6oz

Julie said...

7 lbs 12 ounces

Catherine said...

I don't see this baby hanging around in the womb for much longer.

6 lbs 8 oz.

PS - A 10 lb baby in the family? Ouch! Wish I knew that before...

Colby and Meredith said...

7 lbs even.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess the same as my William... 6 pounds 13 ounces.... This is from Sherrie, April's sister.

Karen said...

Grandma's guess is 7 lbs. 2 oz

hezzy & aaron said...

i am guessing 6 lbs 11 oz, since i have few options left given the 2 ounce buffer rule.

Bryn and Grant said...

6 pounds 9 ounces.
Good luck you guys, whatever he weighs, you will be great parents!

Bryn and Grant said...

Ok I just realized my guess was'nt two ounces away from another guess but I'm sticking to mine. I am pretty exact with these things.

Welfymom said...

The Welfycrew guesses 7 lbs 9 oz

Leslie said...

I was totally going to say 7 lbs 12 oz, but since it's taken I'll go with 8lbs even

I would've guessed 10 just for fun, but that probably would have scared you - don't think it isn't possible though, I've done 9lbs6oz and 10lbs even :)

Karina said...

I guess 7 pounds 10 ounces (even though that is breaking the rules)

Jacy said...

6 lbs 14 oz

Good luck!! I'll be thinking about you and looking for updates!

Anonymous said...

does six and 3/4 of a pound count?

Rebecca Bode said...

8lbs even