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I'm thinking it may be time for a baby pool/poll...(23 posts)

I'm thinking it may be time for a baby pool/poll...Spinchick
Jun 10, 2002 1:58 PM
Guess the following:

The date Doug's baby will be born, weight and length. Closest guesser should get something - RBR t-shirt maybe???
Here's my guess:Spinchick
Jun 10, 2002 2:00 PM
June 21st
7 pounds, 5 oz
19.5"

Anyone else?
inside infoDougSloan
Jun 10, 2002 2:12 PM
Some "inside info" you might want:

Due date: June 18

Some cervical thinning has begun

Mother is carrying low, frontal, and gained 40 pounds (can I say that?)

I was 9lbs 10 oz

Will have more info at doc visit this Thursday.

What about you?

Doug
from someone who's been there...Spinchick
Jun 10, 2002 2:29 PM
-My 4 yo was born 9 days after her due date (very common in first pregnancies).

-Sorry, cervical thinning is not a great indicator of when you'll go into labor (really, REALLY sorry...)

-Don't think the low, frontal or weight gain matters either... (sorry, again)

-Okay, this one may be a clincher. Can I change my weight answer to 8 pounds, 21 inches?

I've been having contractions on and off for a week and a half now. Also have a number of other "pre-labor" symptoms. I'm not getting my hopes up though. I SWORE to people I was going to have my first baby early because she was big (almost 9 pounds). Alas, she had other plans. I hope for your wife's sake it's sooner rather than later. Hey, you never know, we could be posting baby pics on the same day... That would be an RBR first, I'm sure. :-)
My guessPaulCL
Jun 10, 2002 5:40 PM
First baby...hmmm...I'll go for the 23nd, 8lb 9 oz, 21.5 inches. Oh yeah..he or she will have a birthmark on he/she's left hip, oddly enough, in the shape of the Colnago clover. Go figure???

If I win, send the super-extra small t-shirt to San Jose. By the way Doug, I'm sure its' been said, but I'll say it again: Ride now. Sleep now. Then sleep some more. Build up your sleep reserves. Do you know how to change a diaper??? How about changing a really 'bad' one at 3am in the dark?? Oh what fun. Spinchick, you've been there before - and you did it again!

I'm so happy I don't have to do that anymore. My oldest has been out of diapers for almost a year. It's so nice to think that the next diaper I change will be on my grandchild - in about 20 years!
my guess...june 20th...8:30am 8lbs. 2 oz. (nm)ColnagoFE
Jun 11, 2002 6:41 AM
re: I'm thinking it may be time for a baby pool/poll...cp123
Jun 10, 2002 9:25 PM
doug's baby - i vote june 22, 8 pounds.

spinchick, we need more info from you to guesstimate your baby's details. or maybe i've just forgotten when he/she is due.
re: I'm thinking it may be time for a baby pool/poll...OutWest
Jun 10, 2002 9:41 PM
June 20th, 9lbs, 21.5", healthy and happy.

I was at Beaver/Parent camp (Beavers are little boy Scouts) with my two youngest (5,7) this past weekend. Both nights I went to bed with my boys instead of getting them to bed and going off to sing around the campfire. Each night I felt the exchange of love and warmth we have for each other lying in a tent, in the dark and talking until they drifted off to sleep. In the morning, when their heads came out of the sleeping bags, its was like another sunrise, they always awake smiling. There will never be anything so special and moving in my life as my boys. I watch my oldest (12) playing baseball or at Karate and I see the man he will be and I am happy. They trluy give my life a feeling of accomplishment! Just had to share that with you and hope you have as many moments like that as I have! :-)
OW
Hmmm...I voteKristin
Jun 11, 2002 6:24 AM
June 16th
9 pounds 2 ounces
20 inches
4 hours of labor

Jest wishing good things for you! Best wishes.
mmmm...Starliner
Jun 11, 2002 7:39 AM
Boy
17lbs 3oz
June 20
17" thereabouts

Someday will play right field for a little league team called The Cereal Killers
17 pounds? OUCH! (nm)Kristin
Jun 11, 2002 7:51 AM
I'm thinkin'...........Len J
Jun 11, 2002 9:26 AM
Healthy.

Weighing.......a very healthy weight.

Time of day.....the one that produces a healthy baby.

Labor......I'm voting for easy with a quick recovery.

Best of luck Doug, It is the most amazing thing you will ever participate in. Just remember, the most helpless feeling is seeing someone you care about in pain & not being able to do a damn thing about it. Just focus on letting her know you're there & you care.

Len
56cm c/bb to c/tt, 14.6 pounds. wait, that can't be right...nmJS Haiku Shop
Jun 11, 2002 9:38 AM
the hormones are really kicking inDougSloan
Jun 11, 2002 10:38 AM
The hormones must really be hitting her. She has huge mood swings and is very tired then energetic.

Does that mean it's close?
No, it means she's pregnant. nmLen J
Jun 11, 2002 10:51 AM
LMAO! Len, you sure have a way with words...Spinchick
Jun 11, 2002 11:03 AM
It's funny how first time moms (and dads) think so many of these signs mean that labor is imminent. Unfortunately, these "signs" can go on for weeks.

Relax Doug. It'll happen when it happens...
this is way off the scaleDougSloan
Jun 11, 2002 11:46 AM
Thanks, guys.

I wouldn't have mentioned it unless it was reeeeaaally significant. She'll be watching TV, laughing one minute, then in tears the next. Then, out of the blue, she comes up with some conspiracy theory of my sister, who we see about twice a year, indoctinating the kid with her religious views. Yes, I'm being appropriately sensitive, but man, this is a land mine!

Come on, we're bucking for early. Doesn't everyone?

Doug
Absolutly........Len J
Jun 11, 2002 11:58 AM
At this point everyone wants it over. The signal for my ex was swelling ankles. When her ankles started swelling, she delivered within 2 days. Of course for you it could be 30 minutes after she tells you to just go ahead and ride. (Just kidding).

My ex, when she was pregnant, would literally be laughing uncontrollably one minute & then crying the next. It was like watching someone possessed.

Just repeat after me:

Yes dear.

I'm sorry, it was my fault.

It's OK honey, it will all be over soon.

Just remember. Healthy first, early second.

Len
that continues after pregnancy as well...sorry to say (nm)ColnagoFE
Jun 11, 2002 12:14 PM
sensitivity is great...to a pointOutWest
Jun 11, 2002 9:21 PM
Just be prepared for anything, especially during labour. When our oldest was being born I was doing all the things we learned in the prenatal class, being supportive, padding her forehead, fetching stuff when she suddenly told me to, and I quote "shut the ---k up and leave me alone". This from the woman I have always admired for her refinement. It was a bit of a shock but then I just listened, did as she asked and things were OK.
Funny part was when she was in labour with our third she spent about 2 hours in the shower and I sat outside with a notepad talking to her. A nurse came in and when she saw me she said "Oh are you deciding on a name for the baby?". I said "no" and turned the pad around so she could see the trailer I was designing for our dirtbikes. You should of seen her face, it was priceless. All will be well!
OW
my wife tried to bite my finger offColnagoFE
Jun 12, 2002 7:27 AM
when i was feeing her ice chips. i have a theory those lamaze classes are only good for giving the father something to do in the delivery room. they didn't seem to help much otherwise. be prepared for some bizarre sh*t.
maybe she thought it was another body part nmDougSloan
Jun 12, 2002 11:53 AM
6/18, 6:21pm, 10 lb 2 oz, 14 in AND HEALTHY!! :)rideslikeagirl
Jun 12, 2002 3:44 PM