guess that baby!
Today family and friends are throwing Cheris a baby shower, and although it’s a girls-only event, I decided to get in on the fun by posting the baby-guessing contest that we’ve discussed recently. Your job: leave a comment in the comments section guessing the following:
- the sex of the baby
- the date of birth
- the kid’s weight
Obviously, you’ve got to be exactly right on number 1. On number two, if nobody gets it right, we’ll look at who’s closest. If more than one person guess right on the date, then the closest guess on the weight will settle it.
The prize will be custom-chosen to suit the winner.
A few things to note: we have absolutely no idea on whether we’re having a boy or a girl, and neither do any of our family members — so nobody has an unfair advantage on this. The official doctor’s estimate on the due date is Friday, January 28.
A few rules and guidelines:
- Identification: You don’t have to include your real name if you’d rather not, but make sure we know exactly who you are. No impersonations or bad practical jokes, please. (And the winner is… I.P. Freely! Hey, wait a sec…) If you know we have an email address for you, no need to leave it, but when in doubt, give us some way to contact you if you win.
- Duplication: No, there’s nothing stopping you from using the doctor’s estimate as your guess on the birthdate, but really, aren’t you feeling bolder than that? You may not completely duplicate someone’s else’s entire entry: vary the weight by a few ounces; distinguish yourself!
- Specification: Your guess on the birthdate need not include the time of day, but feel free to include a ballpark estimate if you’d like to earn bonus points or bragging rights. Your guess on the weight should be in standard American baby-weighin’ pounds and ounces. The metric system, superior though it may be, will not be tolerated.
Any questions, email to rob [at] greasyelbow.com. I’ll post clarifications on this entry if necessary. Good luck!