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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

It's Game Time: Go!

The "Fetal Attraction Baby Contest"...sponsored by guest bloggers GS & GS...has begun:

"This is a contest to see who can guess themost correct answers about the baby at birth. Here are the categories:

1. Gender
2. Arrival date
3. Arrival time (AM or PM)
4. Weight
5. Length/height
6. hair/no hair(or little hair)

Here's how it works:
1. This contest is open to family and friends only (random internet perverts can play...but they are ineligible for the prize)
2. Each answer to each category is assigned a number according to the answer. The object (in order to be the winner) is to get the lowest score.

Scoring is as follows:
1. gender: if it's a boy and you guess boy...your score is "0" if you correctly guess the gender ("8" if you are wrong)
2. arrival date: if you guess the exact date your score is "0". If you guess a date that is one day before or after...your score is "1"...if you guess 2 days before or after...your score is "2", etc.
3. arrival time (AM or PM): if you guess correctly your score is "0" otherwise it's "8"
4. weight: if you guess correctly, your score is "0" and otherwise your score is according to how many ounces you are off from the actual birthweight. In otherwords, if the baby weighs 7 pounds and you guess 7 1/2 pounds...your score is "8" for being off 8 ounces. If you guessed 8 pounds...your score would be 16.
5. length: if the baby is 18" and you guess 18 your score is "0". If youguessed 18 1/2" your score is "0". If you guessed 19" your score is 1...ifyou guessed 20 1/2 your score is "2", etc.
6. hair/no hair: either "0" for correct and "8" for incorrect

The Prize:The winner receives a $50 gift certificate to Babies R Us which they agree to use to select presents for the new baby! This certificate is donated by GS & GS."

Please respond to this blogpost with your entry by March 31. Only one entry per person. If you know my personal e-mail or GS' e-mail, feel free to send ballots directly.

37 comments:

unkie matt said...

1. Gender
a strapping young lad
2. Arrival date
April 18th
3. Arrival time (AM or PM)
PM
4. Weight
8 lbs, 5 ozs
5. Length/height
19 inches
6. hair/no hair(or little hair)
hair

Tiebreaker: What is the name going to be?

A: Aloysius

Michelle said...

1. Gender - Boy - like it could be anything else.
2. April 15th
3. AM (I think this is the sort of child that will bust out in the am simply because BM and BD like to sleep-in).
4. 9 lbs, 2 oz because he's part mid-western and babies come big out there on the plains.
5. 18.5 inches
6. Hairy

Kathryn said...

Game entry cards will be available at the DC baby shower this week! I will gather the entries and pass them on to the 'rents to be!

Shanley said...

1. Gender: Boy
2. Arrival date: 4/20 (runner-up guess is 4/22 - earth day!)
3. Arrival time (AM or PM): AM
4. Weight: 8lbs, 12oz
5. Length/height: 21"
6. hair/no hair(or little hair): no hair

Tiebreaker: What is the name going to be?
Martin for first or middle name, for GH, Dr. King, and Coldplay (don't deny it).

gs said...

OK, I'm going to enter this contest, too, but like the IPs, I won't be able to win the prize.
Gender: girl (yes, I said it)
Arrival date: April 14
Time: AM
Weight: 8 lbs 10 1/2 oz
Length: 21
Hair: bald

gs said...

just to clarify:
the length is 21" (if anyone gets picky about this)

the other gs said...

I also won't be able to win the prize, but here goes:
Gender: boy
Arrival date: April 22
Arrival time: AM
Weight: 8 lbs.
Length: 21"
Hair: bald

Carrie said...

1. Gender - boy
2. Arrival date - April 8
3. Arrival time - AM
4. Weight - 8lb, 2 oz
5. Length - 19.5 inches
6. hair - nope

I am surprisingly stressed about making predictions based on such arbitrary evidence!

shan said...

gender: male
arrival date: April 14
Arrival time: PM
Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz.
Length: 19 1/2"
hair: yes

Jennifer said...

gender: boy
Arrival date:April 9
Arrival time: AM
Weight: 8 lb. 11 oz
Length: 19"
Hair: little hair

kristin said...

gender-boy
arrival date-April 17
arrival time-PM
weight- 8 1/2 lbs
length-21.7"
hair-no hair

gs said...

First results of the contest are in: 9 registered contestants so far:
89% think it's a boy
average date: April 15
67% think AM
average weight: 8 lb 9 oz
average length: 20"
56% say no hair

More contestants?

Rachel said...

1. Gender: Girl (I like to be different!)
2. Arrival date: April 13
3. Arrival time (AM or PM): AM
4. Weight: 9lbs 3oz
5. Length: 20 inches
6. hair/no hair(or little hair): definitely hair!

Love you guys! Can't wait to see you!

Rebecca said...

1. Gender: Girl (since the majority is usually wrong)
2. Arrival: April 14th (I predict an overachieving baby)
3. Arrival Time: PM
4. Weight: 9 lbs, 1 oz
5. Legnth: 21 inches (I don't know how long babies are supposed to be-- is that a really long baby?)
6. Hair

Can I get extra points if I predict a black baby?

gs said...

Yes, Rebecca, you most likely will get extra points for that. By the way, the winner is the one with the lowest points.

rose said...

1. gender- girl. for her sake, i hope so, because i think darcy will dress it up in sparkly clothes regardless of gender.
2. arrival date- april 22. earth baby!
3. arrival time- p.m., but contractions will start the night before. sorry.
4. weight- 8 lbs, 8 oz.
5. length-22"
6. hair- hell yeah

p.s.- did i already mention there's a professor at iowa named aloysius klingelhutz?
p.p.s.- have a great time at the shower this weekend, everyone, i couldn't make it but i'm sending a representative in my place.

Chrissy said...

1.Girl
2.April 22nd (Jeff's birthday, so she'll be extra awesome)
3. PM
4. 8 lbs. 13 oz.
5. 21 inches
6. little hair

Tiebreaker: We recently saw the Illusionist and think Eisenheim would be an awesome name. Or Andrea Samantha so her initials would be ASS.

Christina & Bill (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Girl
2. April 23rd
3. 8:21 PM
4. 8 lbs, 12 oz
5. 23 inches
6. + hair

Joy (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Boy (duh)
2. April 17th
3. PM
4. 9 lbs 3 oz.
5. 19 inches
6. no hair

Katie & Nate (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Girl
2. April 18th
3. AM
4. 7.23
5. 18.5 inches
6. Little Hair

Heather (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Boy
2. April 18th
3. PM
4. 8 lbs 7 oz.
5. 19 1/2 inches
6. Little hair

Karyn (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Boy
2. April 8th
3. PM
4. 7 lbs 1 oz
5. 21"
6. little hair

Irene (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Boy
2. April 12th
3. 5:13 AM
4. 8 lbs 7 oz
5. 20 inches
6. Hair

Alex (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Male
2. March 29th
3. 20:07 - MILITARY!
4. 7.3 lbs
5. 16 1/2 inches
6. lil bit

Madeleine (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Boy (but could be a girl!.... I dunno)
2. April 21st
3. PM
4. 8 lbs 12 oz
5. 20.5 inches
6. hair

Tony (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Very fem. boy
2. April 12th
3. 1 PM
4. 8.3 lbs
5. 21.1 inches
6. little goatee

Joanne (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Girl
2. April 18th
3. 8 AM
4. 8 lbs 12 oz
5. 20 inches
6. little hair

Greg (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Girl
2. April 17th
3. PM
4. 8 1/2 lbs
5. 21 inches
6. No

Sara L (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Girl
2. April 17th
3. 3:45 PM
4. 7 lbs 12 oz
5. 19 1/2 inches
6. little hair

Jon (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Female
2. April 19th
3. PM
4. 7 lbs
5. 20 1/2 inches
6. hair

Sarah (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Boy
2. April 25th
3. AM
4. 8 lbs 0 oz
5. 20 inches
6. hair

Kate (From Shower Entry Form) said...

1. Girl
2. April 22nd
3. PM
4. 9 lbs 1 oz
5. 22"
6. hairy!!!

gs said...

UPDATE: with all the new entries in, here are the new statistics: This includes a total of 28 entries:
gender:57% think it will be a boy
arrival date: (average) April 16
arrival time: 61% think PM
weight: (average) 8 lb 7 oz
length: (average) 20"
hair: 56% think no hair

Sara said...
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Auntie Sara said...

1. Gender: girl
2. Arrival Date: April 7
3. Arrival Time: AM
4. Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz.
5. Length: 20.5 inches
6. Hair: no hair

Chrissy said...

1. Girl
2. March 28th
3. PM
4. 6 lb. 13oz
5. 19 inches
6. hair

Shanley said...

Chrissy! I totally thought about entering again this morning too. Technically, game's still on! You stinker - beat me to the punch.