March 3, 2011

37 Weeks Pregnant and a Baby Pool!

I am now officially considered "full term" and in my 37th week of this pregnancy. Both the boys were born in the 38th week, so if this babe is anything like its brothers, it could be any day! (Please, Lord let this babe be like its brothers! heh.)

I am feeling a bit restless, but I am also keenly aware that this baby will come in the precise moment that he or she is meant to enter this world.

One of the things that makes birth wonderful is that it forces us to WAIT and release control while still actively expecting and longing for something... and every birth has taught me more about how I should also be longing for and waiting on God (just as ferverently as I am waiting to meet my new little love) in every single circumstance of my life.

There's something so beautiful in the waiting and releasing... something we don't get much of a chance to experience in today's "quick fix" culture. Sometimes it is just good to be forced to slow down and breathe and expect.


I think what this all REALLY means is that it is time for the official BABY POOL to begin!!

The winner will receive... something. Yet to be determined.

But it will be cool! And maybe even awesome!


Here are the facts:

--Ezra was born 10 days early weighing 6lbs & 4 oz. He was 20" long.

--Myer was born 12 days early weighing 8lbs & 1 oz. He was 21" long.

--This baby's due date is March 23rd.


So, here is your mission, should you choose to accept it:

Leave me a comment with your best gut-guesstimate of what the DATE, WEIGHT, LENGTH, and GENDER of this baby will be. The person who gets the most of these things correct when all is said and done will be our winner! yay!

Gooooooood luck! And thanks for cheering me on in these last days and weeks... Your support has been so wonderful and it has helped me stay positive, so thank you thank you thank you all!!


Stephanie said...

OK, you need to pop by my classroom tomorrow when you drop Myer off...and then maybe I will make a guesstimate.

BTW, you at least have to be able to attend the school book fair before that sweet baby comes out.

Mae Burke said...

AWESOME! I just did this on my blog earlier today too with a giveaway!

My guesses are:
March 14
8 lbs 4 oz
21" long
Girl :]

Keep it up girl! Just a few short weeks before you get to meet your baby!!!


Jen said...

So fun!! I am so excited for you!! Here's my guess!!

11 Days early
7lbs 2 Oz
20" long

Home Sweet Sarah said...

8 lbs., 3 oz.
20" long

Candace said...

March 11
7 lbs. 2 oz.
21" long

Krista Meyer said...

Holy HUGE BABY Batman....Praise the Lord that Myer was born almost 2 weeks early!!

becks said...

13 days early
20in long

Alivia said...

Okay, here is my guess:
March 14th
7lbs 2oz
21'' long

annnnnd....I'm gonna guess boy, though I kind of hope I'm wrong on this one!

Christina said...

Okay, here goes nothing! Can't wait to see this beautiful new addition...

March 12th
7lbs, 10oz.
21 in. long

Mel said...

I say:

March 10th

6 pounds, 4 oz, 19 inches long


Amy said...

I say....

March 15th
7lbs, 10oz.
21 in. long

Emery Jo said...

Krista- I know RIGHT?!?!?!

Mel- I think I love you. haha. I'm praying for those exact stats to be true!!

alex said...

im going to throw a guess out there...

March 21st
8 pounds
4 oz
21 1/2 inches long


MEGAN said...

March 11th. I want it to be a girl. But I think that baby #3 will be a boy. 7lbs 12 oz. 20.5 inches long.

That's just a stab in the dark.

Marianne Elixir said...

Alright. I was wrong on Myer (calculated from some alignment of the stars as compared to Ezra), so this time I'm going with randomly created averages that make sense in my mind given my own three kids.

Gender: Girl
Birthdate: March 9th
Weight: 8lbs 4ozs
Length: 20 1/2 inches

Whenever this baby comes and whomever this darling baby is, it will be perfect. I can't wait to hear your news.

Jessica G. said...

I am so excited that you are almost there. I can't wait to see what you have. Here are my guesses:

March 11
7lbs, 8oz
20 inches

Rebekah said...

March 21
6 lbs, 7 oz
19 inches

Kate said...

March 24
7lbs, 2 oz
19" long

Katrina said...

Week 37 +5 days
7lbs 4oz
19 inches long

Cindy Whitaker said...

dob: march 11
weight: 7 pounds 6 oz
length: 20 inches
gender: girl

Amanda said...

Hmmmm never played this one before...

DOB- March 17th
7lbs, 2oz
20.5 inches long

Alecia said...

March 18th
7lb. 9oz.

Cindy said...

March 15th
6lbs 10oz

Shan said...

i think it'll be a girl...born on march 13th (10 days early), 7 lbs. 14 oz., 20 in. long. :)

Amy said...

March 19th
7 lbs. 6 oz
19 long

blessings to you.

Terese said...

Gender: Girl
Birthdate: March 13th
Weight: 9lbs
Length: 19"
Name: Hannah Emily

Jen said...

9lbs 9oz (sorry)
March 9th


anja said...

Hi Emery! Not long to go now! Woohooo! Hang in there :)
Here are my guesses:

March 20th
7lb 3oz
20" long
girl :)

..but however and whenever your little angel is born he / she will be absolutely PERFECT in every way and JUST what God wants for you :) Goooood luck :) x

Carbo1021 said...

20" long
7lbs, 8oz
March 9th

I'm due with a little boy on March 31 and oh ho I'm hoping he comes early!


7 lbs 11 oz
21 in
boy (although I'm hoping girl!)

Bethy said...

What fun :)

March 16th
6 lbs 9 oz.
20.5 inches

in the library.
with the candlestick.

Blessings to you and your beautiful boys!

zbottomly said...

way to go emery!!! only days left!!! :)
here we go: GIRL, 7lbs 8oz, 20 in, March 13.....
hope i am right on all of them, but especially my first guess!!! Cheers to PINK. cant wait to meet your sweet babe.

zbottomly said...

ps. that was jessica, not zak!!!

Firefly said...

Yay for babies!

March 12
7lb 9oz
20 1/2 inches

Talia said...

wow, your kids weights were SO different! mine were all within like ounces of each other. hehe. Hmmm, this leaves more room for error...

I say March 13. 7 lbs 2 oz. 20 inches long. and a GIRL. yep yep yep!!! :)

you're SO close! eeeep!

marla said...

ou, i love a good guessing game!
8lbs 3oz
girl [i'm trying to speak it into existence for you. although you would be a wonderful mama for 3 boys, girls are just so dang cute & yummy!]

Katrina said...

Date - March 11
Weight - 8 lb 8 oz
Length - 21"
Gender - Boy

Leavitt Family said...

Good luck girl! i'm due april 16 and i too am ready to meet my little baby :) My guess:
March 13
7lbs 10oz
20 inches, GIRL!!!

ps: i just randomly found your blog a couple months ago and have enjoyed reading it :)

KillerB said...

Oh fun!

Date: March 9
Weight: 7lbs 8oz
Length: 20 inches
Gender: Boy!

Melissa said...

My guess is

Date: March 9
Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
Length: 19.5 inches
Gender: boy!

I love your blog, btw. Been reading since before Meyer was even a twinkle in your eye!

Congrats and enjoy your last few days or weeks before the birth!

Dawn said...

March 16th
7 lbs 10oz.
GIRL!!!! please!!!

CAREW CLAN said...

Activating super baby I said the past SIX predictions...

I feel it will be a GIRL!!!!
I think she'll be born five days early.

R-becca said... love. I am so excited for you. You will be having a girl. She will be 20", 7lbs & 3oz, and born on March 15th.

leslie said...

4 days early ... Praying for girl. 6 lbs 9 oz 20 inches @ 9;53am

Chelsea said...

march 17th
7lbs 20z
20 inches



Nikki said...

Tues the 15th at 9:30am
Weighs 7 lbs 9 oz

Andrea June said...

7 lbs, 6 oz
19 in
Girl - yes, I am hoping you get a rosy, pink little chunk of a baby girl!

Manda said...

How fun! I always wanted to do this with my pregnancies and never did.

My guess:

7lbs. 11oz.
boy (hope I'm wrong though!)

K Dorsey said...

I am so exited for you!! I vote March 11, 7 lbs 12 oz 19 inches and GIRL!

Sky said...

March 19th, 7 lbs 7 oz, 21 inches, and girl!

Charlotte said...

This is very fun, and terribly sweet of you, to plan something like this when you're uber preggo!

Here's my shot in the dark:

Date: March 18th
Weight: 8 pounds 3 ounces
Length: 20 inches
Gender: Boy

Adrienne D. said...

I'm guessing:

March 17, 2011 (I think it's important to specify the year ;)
7 lbs, 13 oz

Be well!

Anonymous said...

March 19th (although i really wish it were the 24th)
7lbs 14oz
20 in
8:37 am (just for kicks)


Anonymous said...

Dodad says

A Beautiful Grand Daughter !!
7 lbs 8 oz
19" long
I love you all

MoMar said...

ahhh! DooDad is close but ...

7lbs 9oz (what you weighed)
19.5 inches (how long you were)
Mar 13 (your birthdate 7+6) (=13)

xoxo MoMar

Jacqueline said...

Very exciting!!

I'm going with:
Date: March 14; 9 days early ( only because that's my birthday)
Weight: 7 lbs 11oz
Height: 19"
Gender: girl :)

erin said...

march 29th
7 lbs 3 oz
and a girl.

(is anyone guessing a boy or is this a whole lot of willful guessing?)

The Loughran's said...

March 9th
8 lb 4 oz
21 inches long


The Loughran's said...

oh, and girl :)

Baby in Broad said...

March 18th - 7 lbs, 12 oz. - 20" long - girl.

Also, you are among the most gorgeous pregnant women on the planet! You ROCK pregnancy, mama!


March 14th
7lbs 6oz
20 Inches
Girl, baby!

Sending you love and light!


Mandy said...

You don't know how much I needed to read this... I am 3 days away from my due date and have about gone insane a couple of times in the past couple weeks. It is SO hard to just release our will to God of the perfect time for these babies to make their entrance. Thank you for the encouragement! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites to read and your last post about cookies had my husband and I laughing so hard! I can definitely relate. :)

I am so excited for your little ones arrival! My guess is 7 pound 3 oz and 21 inches long.

Mandy @ she breathes deeply

barstow said...

Boy (I HOPE it's a girl but I FEEL like it may be a boy)
8 lbs. 2 oz.

Wishing you an easy and speedy labor! So excited for your family!

Arati dasi Aislinn said...

my (semi) educated guess:

Mar 13
8lb 4oz
20" long
sweet girl

all the best to your family, no matter what.

Arati dasi

Barbara(Q&D) said...

Hi Emery,

Your mom invited me to play!!! YAY!
I'm so excited for you. I think the baby will arrive March 12th, will weigh 7 lbs 6 oz. and will be 20" long....AND A GIRL!!!! Good luck. I'm thinking of you.

Emily said...

Hey Emery,
I'm going with

March 18
6 lbs. 7 oz
18 inches

Can't wait to see a pic of this little one!

Ryan said...

I love these little contests, in fact Chris correctly guessed the date of the Bower's baby so maybe he should post a guess (he might have, I didn't have time to read through all 66 comments on here, wow).

March 13th, early morning
6 lbs 9 oz
19.5 inches

bring it!

Danae said...

Birthdate: March 14
Weight: seven pounds nine ounces
Gender: girl

Danae said...

Oh and 20 inches long.

The Talley Family said...

Here is my guess...

March 25th
7lbs 9oz
20" long
a sweet little girlie GIRL! =)

Debs said...

March 9th
7 pounds and 7 ounces
21 inches long
a boy

but who knows!!

Lil Muse Lily said...

i'm going to say that it will be:

a girl
born march 27 (sorry!)
7lbs and 2oz

i guess i'm going with 2's and 7's?

good luck!!

Rachael said...

I think she's going to be born on the Ides of March (the 15th) cuz that'd just be cool. She'll be 7 lbs on the dot and a mere 19" long. She'll be perfectly all girl right off the bat with darling little rose lips.

I'm having the weirdest deja vu as I type this....

BTW, which do you get asked most about (cravings, gender, name or when you're due?)

grace said...

I've been reading your blog for a long time but I think this is my first time commenting! I found you before you had Myer so I've loved reading about this pregnancy too!

I'll say....
March 16th (geez, that's soon!)
6 lbs & 8 oz.
20" long

Lauren said...

Congrats again!!!

Here are my guesses:

March 16 (mainly because I am selfish and want it to be born on my birthday!)
7lbs. 0oz.
20 inches long.

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march 9th
Little baby girl.