Friday 22 January 2010

Pool party

It is time.

No, not for her crotch to explode and spray human shrapnel everywhere, but it’s time for a pool.

A pool which will decide who is the wisest amongst us all. You tell me how you think things will pan out, and I’ll eventually tell you who the smartest bugger in town is. Maybe.

Today is 3 weeks and 5 days to the official due date of February 17th. ET is five feet tall. The baby has measured ahead ever so slightly on in all areas so far except for leg length. As for possible inducing or delaying factors; she occasionally eats Thai or Indian, doesn’t often stand on her head, and any sexual advances on my part would certainly be greeted by the blow of a bedside lamp to the jugular.

The bump is very much concentrated around her, er, belly.

That should be more than enough for you to go on, a complicated system of weighted scoring and points allocation will be applied to the values you assign to each of the following.

Date of Birth:
Time of Birth:

Stick them in the comments, and the winner will win my everlasting respect and the envy of all useless guessers everywhere.

You have, let's say, 1 week-ish , go on, go.


frog ponds rock... said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 18th feb
Time of Birth: 5.30 am
Weight: 8 lbs 4 oz
Length: 19 inches.

Veronica Foale said...

Gender: Female
DOB: 16th Feb
Time: 11.30pm
Weight: 7lb 11oz
Length: 51cm

Dan said...

Gender: Male
DOB: 1st Febuary
Time of Birth: 4:30am
Weight: 17 stone
Length: 6'1"

oh wait, aren't we talking about me here?

Anyhow my first three guesses stand. You just _know_ you want a little Dan clone.

Ian Newbold said...

For Dan I'm guessing;
Gender: Hermaphrodite.
DOB: Unknown chemical spillage.
Time: Not for him, no.
Weight: I do make him, yeah.
Length: That's a bit personal.

For your unborn;
Gender: Male
DOB: 12th Feb
Time: 4.15pm
Weight: 8lbs 1oz
Lenght: 55cm

tomi said...

Gender: Male
DoB: 16 Feb 2010
Time: 1010am
WEight: just under 8lbs
Length: 57cm


Jo said...

Gender: female
Date of Birth: Feb 20
Time of Birth: 7.15pm
Weight: 8lbs 3
Length: I don't know! How long are babies?? Hmm... 45cms?

Making Babies said...

Gender: Girl
Date of Birth: 15 Feb
Time of Birth: 17:12pm
Weight: 3.30kg
Length: 52cm


MissyBoo said...

Gender: Girl
Date of Birth: 7th Feb (My birthday)
Time of Birth: 10:22pm
Weight: 3.45kg
Length: 49cm

Jenni said...

Gender: Female
DOB: Feb. 14th
Time: 10:32AM
Weight: 7lb 5oz
Length: 16 in.

Russ said...

Gender: Female
DOB: 25 Feb (yes I've been teasing you about an early birth, but I think you get some Overtime!)
TOB: 16:42 (that means that you will have been up since about 0200)
Weight: 7lbs 5oz
Length: 20in

Liz said...

And there was I thinking you were going to set up a pool for a home birth. (Who the hell cleans that out by the way - something that has always bothered me).

Gender: Boy
Date of Birth: 23 Feb
Time of Birth: 6.42am
Weight: 7lb 9
Length: Do they really measure length um ... I just need to get a tape measure ...18.5cm

AnnD said...

Gender: Boy!
Date: Feb. 10th
Time: 4:42 a.m.
Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz.
Length: 19.5 inches

I'm a dumb American and don't know metric! Sorry!

darcie said...

Feb 14
3:00 am CST
7 lbs 11 oz
19.5 inches

Cannot wait to see her pictures!!

Buck said...

Gender: Girl people.
Date of Birth: February 15.
Time of Birth: 7:04 am.
Weight: 7 lbs, 8 ounces.
Length: 20.3 inches.

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

Gender: *censored*
Date of Birth: Feb 5th
Time of Birth: 9:08am
Weight: 6lb, 8oz
Length: 19in.

I'm not converting that for you. I don't think I can win anyway being family and all.

WhatAboutNovember said...

Gender: Male
DOB: Feb 14
Time: 5:42 AM
Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz
Length: (I echo someone else's comment - how long are babies?) 19 inches

Bonnie B. said...

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: Feb 14th
Time: 5:45 am
Weight: 7lbs 8 oz
Length: 21 1/2 inches

Daria said...

In the Spirit of ICLW - I will guess:

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: Feb 13
Time of Birth: 6:53 am
Weight: 5lbs 8 oz
Length: 16in (Going with Jenni on this one)

Anyway, congratulations and good luck! =)

Poppy said...

Ok I'm in...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: Feb. 12, 2010
Time of Birth: 1:30 p.m.
Weight: 6 lbs. 10 ozs.
Height 18.5 inches

I don't comment often, but I bet you this is one of the most awaited births in the blogosphere!

Good luck! Can't wait to see pictures and hear her name ;)

Putz said...

of course YOU KNOW the gender{ i have been saying this for months} feb 18th midnightwant to see you awake and hustleing at a late hour} weight 10 lbls,,,length 19 inches

B. said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 20th Feb
Time of Birth: 10:40 PM
Weight: 7lbs. 15 oz.
Length: 18.8 inches

You'll have a girl, for the same reason my husband will have a daughter... payback, and the need to have a shotgun with which to chase away suitors by the time she's 15.

Good luck!

Feebee said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 27th Feb
Time of Birth: 12.05pm
Weight: 7lbs 12oz
Length: 46cm

Deb said...

I've got nothing to contribute on this one. I'm always wrong about this stuff. I'm just hoping that wee one is healthy and everyone walks away from the experience with their genitals intact.

Putz said...

no i got the wieight can't be 10 pounds, that is a sack of potatoes, the boy will be ahhhhhhhh 8 pounds

unmitigated me said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 15 Feb
Time of Birth: 4.30 p.m.
Weight: 6 lbs 3 oz (about 2.8 kg)
Length: 19 inches (about 48cm)

AND, I think Dan is lying about his weight. I think he's closer to 17.5 stone.

Anonymous said...

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 02/20/10
Time of Birth: 5:43 pm
Weight: 6 pounds 15 oz
Length: 19.5 inches

I haven't read up so not sure if I'm duplicating.

Rebecca said...

Gender: Girl
Date of Birth: Feb 2
Time of Birth: 3:31am
Weight: 7p 11oz
Length: 21

jojo said...

8 days
7 lbs 2oz

Anonymous said...

Gender: Male
DOB: 13th Feb
Time: 8:34 am
Weight: 7lb 13oz
Length: 18.3 inches

Sarah said...

Gender: Male
DOB: February 13th
Time of Birth: 5:45pm
Weight: 7lbs 2oz
Length: 19 1/2"

Dan said...

Incidentally I've been practicing that song recently. I am still truely dreadful at it. And not just the voice either.

But a pledge is a pledge.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe anyone chose Valentines Day. Hence the name of your little girl, be it a first or middle name. soooooo

Feb. 14
3:20 am
6 lbs 10 oz
17 1/2 inches

Anonymous said...

Oops, there were 4 others so far that chose
Feb 14th

Mick said...

Gender: Girl (of course - I have shoes for you, remember???)

Date of Birth: Monday 8th Feb

Time of Birth: 10:30am (so you can have a quick coffee in the morning - the birth will be very quick and easy)
Weight: 3.8kg (just because mine was)

Length: 57cm

What do I win? :-)

IrishNYC said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: Feb 22nd
Time of Birth: 8am
Weight: 7lb 5oz
Length: 19 inches

Heidi said...

Gender: male
DOB: February 1
Time: 11:57 PM
Weight: 7 lb. 1 oz.
Length: 18.5"

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Date of Birth: 10th Feb
Time of Birth: 6.35am
Weight: 7lbs 7oz
Length: 19 inches


Unknown said...

Gender: Female
DOB: 23rd Feb
Time: 4:36pm (approx.)
Weight: 7lb 7oz
Length: 50cm

shygirl said...

a lurker finally speaks!

gender: female
DOB: feb. 15
Time: 2:30pm
weight: 7lbs 10.5oz
length: 18.5 inches

Hockeymandad said...

Gender: female
Date of Birth: Birthday
Time of Birth: Between 00:00 and 23:59
Weight: heavier than a litre of whiskey
Length: longer than your schlong

River said...

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 12th Feb
Time of Birth: 1:45pm
Weight: 7lbs 15oz
Length: 20inches (51cm)

James (SeattleDad) said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 12th feb (dad's bday)
Time of Birth: 12:07 pm (Lukas' time)
Weight: 8 lbs 7 oz (Lukas)
Length: 20 inches.

Keith Wilcox said...

Ok, man, you asked for it :-)

Gender: Male
DOB: Feb 8
TOB: 2:20 AM
Weight: 8 lb 0 oz
Length: 20"

Geeks in Rome said...

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: Feb. 21
Time of Birth: 3:17 am
Weight: 8 lbs
Length: 19 inches

If the Dutch go wacky and decide to induce or do a C-section then it'll be: Feb. 19 at 8pm

Edith said...

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 21th feb
Time of birth: 00.15 am
Weight: 3750 grams
Length: 50 cm

tiff(threeringcircus) said...
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tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Gender: Boy
Date of Birth: 20th Feb
Time of Birth:02:20
Weight: 2730g

Changed my mind :P

mammydiaries said...

Gender: Girl
DOB:16th of February
TOB: 22:00
Weight: 7lb 3oz
Length: 21 inches

Reg said...

Gender: boy
Date: 2/17/10
Time: 8:45pm
Weight: 7lbs 13oz
Length: 20.5 inches

Can't Wait!

Myra said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: February 23
Time of Birth: 2:36 PM
Weight: 7 pounds, 6 ounces
Length: 18.5 inches

Ginny said...

I already rocked a pool this year, when I nailed it with Free Man's bebe.

But here goes:

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: Feb 6th
Time: 12:30 pm
Weight: 7 lb 6 oz
Length: 18 inches

(I may or may not have just given the details of my own birth. But still, this could totally apply to your kid, too.)

WeaselMomma said...

Gender: Female
DOB: 02-21-10
TOB: 3:15 pm
Weight: 8lb 12 oz
Length: 19 1/2 inches

It will be the Best Day of Your Lives.

Geri Atric said...

Boy; 11th Feb.; 2.14 a.m.; 3,618 grams; 49 cms.

hotmamamia said...

Damn, you haven't said anything about dropping, effacing, none of the important predictor stuff....

Gender: Male
--(you hinted so much! probably a girl---you bugger)
Date of Birth: Feb. 21
--(likes it in there)
Time of Birth: 1:23AM
--(just to make sure you KNOW he's coming)
Weight: 8lbs 13 oz.
--(cause he stayed longer and liked the food)
Length: 21 inches
--(so he can say he was bigger than his mummy and daddy and birth!)

Erika said...

Gender: Female
DOB: 2/12
Time: 8:32am
Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz
Length: 19"

Erika said...

P.S. Jenn thinks I totally cocked up on my weight guess. Dammit. Just to even things out, my back-up guess on weight is 10 lbs 14 oz. Jenn also thinks you should give me a prize.

steph said...

My daughter was due on Feb 17 and arrived Feb 18 so I'm gonna stick with that!

Gender: Male
DOB: 18/02/10
TOB: 12.35 (midday)
Weight: 7 lbs 7 ozs
Length: 48 cms

Looking forward to a dual celebration!

Ave said...

Gender: Male
DOB: Feb 24th - a full week late!
Time: 4.30am
Weight: 8lb 9oz
Length: 19 inches

Best of luck!

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: February 22
Time of Birth: 4:14am
Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz
Length: 20.5 inches

june in florida said...

Gender: Male
Date of birth: Feb 16th
Time of birth:9.56 am
Weight: 7lb 3oz
Length: 21 inches

aka__God said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 15th Feb
Time of Birth: 6-00 am
Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz
Length: 18 inches.

Martin said...

@Dan - I'd actually forgotten about that, now I can't wait.

@Angie & Hockeyman - I've combined your two half arsed guesses into one.

@Everyone - Keep 'em coming....

Kim said...

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: Feb. 15
Time of Birth: 9:32 am
Weight: 7lbs 6oz
Length: 20.5 inches

B said...

Gender: Male
DOB: 19-2-2010
Time of Birth: 4am... although is that GMT or not? Hmm... yes, it is, so 5am Dutch time.
Weight: 8lbs on the dot
Length: They measure their length on birth? Like flatten them out on that table and measure? One and three quarter 12 inch rules is my guess... I'm sure I could explain it in a less long-winded way though.

areyoukiddingme said...

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: February 13
Time of Birth: 3:45 pm
Weight: 6 lb 10 oz
Length: 20 inches

Good luck!

Tanya said...

Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 23rd Feb
Time of Birth: 1:15pm
Weight: 7lb 11oz
Length: 49.5cm

The Sheila said...

Gender: Male
DOB: 27th Feb
Time: 3am ish
Weight: 8lb 4oz
Length: 48cm

Sniffle said...

Skipping a paternal generation, a balmy, blissed out, becalmed yet inconsistantly, an inquistiive child of the universe. Someone might remark though at the birth, more a salmon than a child.

Ed said...

Gender: Female---you know you need more.
DOB: Feb 15
TOB: 6:38 pm
Weight: 8lbs, 4 oz
Length: 19 1/2 inches

What do I win again?

Heather said...

Feb 20th
11:12 am
7 lb 13 oz
20.5 in

I love the anticipation in the the few weeks of pregnancy! Enjoy!

ryanandjoesmom said...

Man, these guesses stress me out.

Gender: male
DOB: Feb 11 - my DOB as well!
Time: 7:32AM your time
Weight: 6lb 12oz
Length: 19.5inches

Best of luck and enjoy every day with your little bundle!

V said...

Gender: Female
DOB: 19th Feb
Time of birth: 6:05am
Weight: 3050 gm
Length: 49cm

Unknown said...

I've never posted a comment before, but I've been following your blog nearly since the beginning...have laughed and shed tears several times along the way. Creepy lurker that I am, even I had to get in on this:

Gender: Male
DOB: 13th Feb
Time: Sometime relatively inconvenient, 0145.
Weight: 7lbs 3oz
Length: (?)

Martin said...

@Sniffle - Very poetic

@Ressie - thanks!

Nearly time to close this one....

Sinead said...

22nd Feb (Sorry)
7lbs 9oz

Lorna said...

Gender: Male
DOB: 21st Feb
Time of birth: 16:22
Weight: 6lbs 13 oz
Length: 53

Rikki said...

Gender: Female
DOB: Feb 12th (Abe Lincoln's BD, not that you give a hoot about that)
Time: 2:00 PM
Weight: 6 lb
Length: 19 inches

Good luck Xbox! Sending ET easy labor vibes from Illinois! :D

swilek said...

February 14
6 lbs 10 oz ( sorry don't know what that is in stone or grams!)
18 inches

Irish Mammy said...

I know I am too late but I will add my twopence worth:

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 18th February 2010 (one day late)
Time of Birth: 6pm
Weight: 3.5 kilo
Length: 50cm

Martin said...


rachelbk said...

Gender: boy
DOB Feb 4(my daughter's birday is 2-4, so it's a good day!)
Time: 6:53PM
Weight 7lbs 8oz
Lenght 19 inches.

Martin said...

OK, that was the last one...