January 6, 2009

Place Your Bets! It's Baby Pool Time!

Dearest Darling Uterus,

Take a long hard look, if you would, at this picture of the last child you nurtured within your walls four years ago. Isn't he amazing? Look at those eyelashes!

photo by the amazing cameron ingalls!

Now, the way I see it, this current baby is pretty much ready to go. At this point, he's only getting BIGGER and creating deeper and itchier and stranger-looking stretch marks around my poor belly button by the hour. So...


Excessively Eager Em Jo


Dearest Darling Husband,

How do you know me so well? On New Years day, you announced you were ready for a change. A "mixing it up" of sorts. I agreed absent-mindedly, although I had no idea what you could mean by it all.

Later that evening, after Ezra was asleep, and I in my perpetual bath, you carried out your plan of action.


I knew then, more than I ever had before, that God created you just for me.

Rearranging furniture is like crack cocaine to me. I would do it every day if I weren't aware of the social implications for such behavior. (Read: One way ticket to the Looney Bin.)

I LOVE my new living room. I feel like I can breathe again.

And I love you.

Forever Your
Furniture Flingin' Wife


Dearest Darling Ezzie Bug,

I LOVE the way you talk about meeting your brother. I love hearing you tell him all the things you are going to teach him. And I love the way you want to 'rub my belly' almost constantly throughout the day.

But I DO NOT love how you keep saying this baby is going to be born on your birthday. That would make him two weeks late.

Just the THOUGHT of that possibility causes mommy to daily eat her weight in peanut M&M's... and wonder warily if she has a little prophet of doom on her hands.

You're officially banned from the baby guessing pool.

Your Massive Mamma


Okay! So... speaking of date guessing...
let's Baby Pool it up!

Leave a comment with your best guess of the date of birth, the time, the weight, and the height of this little guy, and the winner will receive... something! That I haven't decided upon yet! But it will be great!

Here's the info I can give you:

The official due date is January 24th.

Ezra came 10 days early at 4:24 AM and weighed 6 lbs 4 oz. He was 20 inches long.

Good Luck, all!


skylana said...

jan 28th. 5 somethin in the morning. between 7 and 8 lbs. 21 1/2 inches.

kendra said...


8:40 am
7lbs 2oz 20 inches

Candace said...

Monday January 12th @ 6:30am, 6 lbs 6 oz and 21 inches long......

possibly so very soon???!!!!

Marianne Elixir said...

Hilarious updates. A baby betting pool?! Fun. Here's my hopeful guess (emphasis on guess) for you (I however am always at least 2 weeks late) given your early popping date last time, and the fact that there was a full moon that might have compelled your body to let go early (if I am approximating Ezra's b-day right - Feb 6th?).

Newest Clark Man:
January 9th
7:45 am
6lbs 8oz
20 1/2 inches long

Happy waiting!

Laura said...

January 28. 7:37 pm. That is my birthday. :)
9 lb 2 oz. That was my weight!
21 inches. That was NOT my length (I was only 19 inches) but I think you people don't have short babes when they are overdue. ;)

t h a i t r a i t said...

Tomorrow, which is, in my time zone, 01/07.


6 lb 12 oz

Long and lean at 19 inches.

Post-haste, Mr. Baby!

Morgan Riley said...

January 22 at 2:30pm
7 lbs 3 oz
20 3/4 inches long

Yay for the baby coming soon!! :)

kachina said...

January 18, 2009 11:15am
7lbs on the money
19.7 inches long.


PS-I want to say, I can't wait for the new (possibly?)book we're to read for the book club! : ) Now, I know you have lil mr. on the way, so no pressure. But, I can't wait to read together again! : )

Misguided Mommy said...


Wouldn't that be nice!

Okay so. January 15th at 3am!
6 lbs 8 oz 21" long!

Cheatwoods said...

11:30 am
7lb 2 oz,
21 inches,

i put an early date, i knew that would make you happy, and I put 11:30 becuase thats when my second was born and I know seconds and thirds are usually heavier and I dont think even you could do more than 21 inches.........but you amaze me!
We are almost done, oh and BTW, you may never change his name, or I well not be happy, I worked hard on what im about to send you and if you changed it then I would still make you use it! LOL, it was fun, good practice for the one im making mine!
Love you Em, cant waite to see the sweet little man!

BW said...

January 14th, 8:30 AM
7 lbs, 1 oz
22" long

Good luck, er, break a leg! And don't break a blood vessel or something else, eep.

Jiff said...

Jan 13th
6lbs 6 oz
22 inches long


Kalle said...

3:30 PM
7lbs 4oz
20 inches long

Dave White said...

jan 11th 11:11pm 6 lb. 11 oz. 22" long

hunnybeemay said...

weds. jan 14th
10:24 am
6 lbs 9 oz
19.75 in

R-becca said...

Well, I have to say January 12 because it is MY birthday...and that would just be too cute. And, I've been banking on it since you said you were pregnant. So, we'll go with my baby stats: 3:53pm, 7 lb. 3 oz., 19".

Married for Keeps said...

Well, my birthday is Jan. 23 - so since so many are doing the birthday thing, I'll play that one. My guess is that this one may be a little bigger than Ezra. Closer to 7 lbs.

Sara said...

January 17th, 12:36 pm, 7lbs, 2oz

Hang in there, you're almost done. Way to go, lil' momma!

Misguided Mommy said...

so if you have the baby by 12pm tonight does that mean I win? Or is my first guess void?

in case I'm re-guessing today.

Hope said...

I'm guessing.....

January 19, 3:21am, 6lbs, 7oz, 20 inches long.

Hang in there mama!

Gaby said...

January 19th (my husband AND my sister's bday! they're good people, so i feel that it's a good day to be born)
6 lbs 7 oz
22 inches
2:30 p.m.

Good luck to you in your last few days!

meg said...

Jan 14th
3:30 am
6 lbs 9 oz
21 inches

You should have given us a shot of your belly to as better predict the due time!

Anna Hosking said...

January 20th

6:25 pm

6lbs 6 oz.

19 inches

Absolutely random guesses.

Anonymous said...

january 19th
7 lbs 3 oz.
20inches long

hope and jojo's mom

Cheeziemommie said...

You are so close! Hilarious about Ezra and his bday baby :)
Here's my guess
Jan 13th
6 lb 13 oz
19 inches

Hey check it out - my word verification was RECESS! Come out & play baby!!!!!

Karen said...

Jan 21
7 lbs. 14 oz.
20 inches long

Cannot wait to see the next installment! :-)

MoMar said...

January 13 (Tuesdays Child)
9:31 AM
7lb 9oz
19 - 1/2 inches

ps: these are your exact stats by the way except the date, of course!

DODAD said...

dodad says: jan20

7.15 am
7 lb 3 oz

zaiahbird said...

jan.10th 3:45 am 7lbs. 2 oz. 21 inches

The Thompson Family said...

I keep checking in off of friends links to see the progress of your sweet prego belly!

Wishful thinking...

Jan. 11th
6lbs 12 oz
20 inches

Curdie said...

That is so cute that Ezra wants the baby born on his birthday. He doesn't understand what he's asking, though. I really hope you don't have to go 42 weeks.

Praying for your labor!

I don't have a guess because I have no idea.

Maggie Conran said...

i am having a very hard time believing you're due already. eee - so exciting! hmmm, let's see...
january 28th
11:14 pm
7 lbs, 13 oz
21 inches long

Daniele said...

I am guessing Sat. Jan 10th @ 4:30 a.m., 7 lbs. 6 oz., 21" long. Just for the fact you other little guy was early. Good luck!


Jan. 11th 4:44am 7lbs 2oz, 21 inches long! WOOOO!!!

So excited for you guys!!!!

lorieloo said...

k, I'm guessing this saturday, the 10th, around noon...wait more specific...um k, like 12:15pm, 6lbs, 9 oz, 21 inches long (that's how big my boy was)


Annie Peterson said...

January 11 ('cause that's my birthday!) 10:24 pm, 7lb. 1 oz, and 21 inches...

Allegra said...

January 17. 5lbs 9oz. 19.5 inches long. 3:12pm. :) Many many blessings!!

MsN said...

January 14, 7lbs 14 ounces, 21 1/2 inches long, labor 2 1/2 hours waahoooo!!!!

Jen Denler said...

ok, i did this on facebook but now just finally found the official place. but i'm gonna cheat on the height...so my guess is almost originally as the 1st..January 14, 7lbs, 5ozs, and now 19 inches. (instead of 18) and time of arrival? 3:46am. yay!

Cameron Ingalls said...

AHHHHH........ I wish I could be there to take pictures of the new baby face!