Sunday, November 15, 2009

Guess the Baby's Measurements, Win a Prize!




The days of Robyn's travail are almost over. In fact, according to the scientific countdown clock on the blog, the baby should be born today! While that probably won't happen, it should be anyday now (we're hoping). Robyn is ready to have Baby Maffew evicted, but he is a stubborn hold over tenant to say the least. I thought it would be fun to have a contest, inspired by our discovery this week of Andes Creme de Menthe cookies. Whoever is closest to correctly guessing Baby Maffew's weight and length will win a box of these highly desirable cookies, shipping paid. Trust me, these cookies are awesome. The rules are simple:



* There shall be two prizes given: one (1) box for the person who correctly guesses the weight, and one (1) box for the person who correctly guesses the length. Should the same person guess both measurements correctly, that person shall win both prizes.



* In accordance with time tested game protocol established by The Price is Right, should a person be closest, but go over the official measurements, that person shall be disqualified, and the next person who is closest without going over shall be the winner.



* All entries must be registered in the comments section of this post and must be received before the arrival time of the baby.



* The official arrival hour and minute shall be that time established by the hospital staff.



* Amending entries is allowed, but only the last entry received before the birth of the baby will count.



*All readers, casual, loyal, or by happenstance are eligible for the contest.



* In contrast to other contests, family members of the Steens are eligible to compete, especially the parents of Baby Maffew.



* All measurements should be in pounds/ounces (if ounces are part of the guess) and inches. The length measurement should be rounded to the nearest whole inch. Entries given in grams or centimetres or some other Socialist scale will be immediately deleted and disqualified.

* In the event of a tie, the names of the person(s) with the winning guesse(s) shall be drawn at random. The person whose name is drawn shall be the winner.



Good luck to all participants.

26 comments:

Jon said...

7 pounds 6 ounces. 19 inches. Matt needed to post his first. Better to stay 5-6 ounces away from him b/c I'm sure he will have some mints in hand, ready to pay off the nurse if it is close enough to swing his way.

Jess said...

8 lbs 3 oz and 21 inches! What fun! I hope everything goes well.

Old Matt said...

7 pounds 9 ounces, 18 1/2 inches. Hope it goes well.

Jackie said...

29 pounds 13 0unes, 27 inches long.

Jessica said...

8 lbs 2 ounces
19 1/4 inches long

Come on let the pregnant lady win. I want those cookies!!!!

Marsha said...

8 pounds 5 ounces, 22 inches. I figure he's had enough time in there to bulk up.

Mike said...

Tiffany guesses 8 lbs 4 oz, 20 inches. I guess 7 lbs 11 oz.

Barack said...

My fellow Americans,

It is an exquisite pleasure to join you this day, when we honor me, the first African American president to guess a baby's length and weight on a blog.

Let me be perfectly clear. No matter this baby's size, he will always be my inferior in every way. I will always be smarter, cooler, sexier, and more beloved. I also get regular texts from Oprah.

I am also proud to report that Matt has asked me to circumcise his son. This I will perform by shooting laser beams out of my eye sockets. The event will be filmed and developed into a made for TV movie entitled "A Very Special Briss with Barack: President's Cut".

Your Mohel in Chief,

Barry

P.S. 7 lbs 15 oz, 19.5 in.

Marian said...

7 lbs 10 oz; 21inches. That's my guess. Hope all goes well. We can hardly wait!

Matt said...

8 lbs. 6 oz. 20 inches. The Shipley boys are all tall and so am I. I reserve the right to change my guess after the doctor's visit tomorrow.

Brian & Chelsey said...

7 lbs 3oz and 20 in! Yay! Cant wait!!!!

Eric Stoddard said...

7 lbs 14 oz 18.5 inches
Nov. 15 @ 6:32 am
Alisa

Old Matt said...

8# 8 oz. 22"

Pat L.

patl1203@hotmail.com

Robyn said...

Hmmm . . . well, we will soon find out! He is coming within the next 24 hours (my water broke for those that aren't on FB). I will guess 7 lbs. 5 oz. 20 inches.
I hope I win!

Jewels said...

Well seeing as how most guesses are already taken I will go with 8 pounds 7 ounces and 21 1/2 inches. I just read the news that you are in labor-good luck!!!!! Can't wait to see pictures of the little man!!

lisa said...

8 lbs. 1 oz, 19 1/2 inches long. Good luck Bobs!!!

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Coombs Family said...

8 lbs. 1 oz., 20 1/2 inches long...born tomorrow??? Can't wait!

Sienna said...

7 pounds 4 oz. 21 inches.
I honestly know nothing about average weight of a baby; I looked at my scrapbook and I was nine pounds, so I was like, its gotta be smaller because I was a big baby. :)
Aunt Jess and Robyn, I'm rooting for you! You both had my initial answers :)

Rumsey's said...

Robyn said she's been measuring slightly bigger, so I am guessing 8 lbs 3 oz and 21 inches long.

I'm sure excited for you guys!

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D&C said...

He will be 8 pounds even and 20 inches long.

This is Diane by the way

Sarah said...

8 pounds, 12 ounces. 18 1/2 inches.

Jackie said...

9 pounds 3 ounces.

doghouse said...

Your baby is sooooo cute!!!!!