Guess-the-Birthdate Contest!

That's right, my bloggy friends! Welcome to my first blog contest! Woo hoo!

I'm officially two weeks from my due date today. Yipppeee! Seeing as how Cameron was ten days early, and I'd be happy to have this baby, well, anytime from here on out, now seems as appropriate as anytime to start the fun.

And...there's a prize for the winner!

I know, you can hardly contain your excitement. Me neither.

I haven't blogged about it yet (hoping to soon), but I've been quite busy crafting baby and new mommy gifts lately (hence this past week's blogging hiatus...well, and the three-day detour over at my in-laws). Anyway, I have several little items I'd love to offer the winner of this little fun fest. I've been making cute, peanut-shaped burp cloths with frayed edges, tag blankets, and nursing covers.

And yes, as a matter of fact, I do think burp cloths and nursing covers are pretty darn exciting, thankyouverymuch. Here are some pics I snapped quickly tonight (not great, but you get the idea):

Aren't they cute? Really, what's not to love? (Or get excited about?!) I knew you would.

I'll snap some pics of the tag blankets tomorrow (Cam's sleeping with his now - he has three).

Update: As promised, here they are. These are highly valued items in our house! I made them for Cam when he was a baby, and they've been his "loveys" every since. Whenever I need to calm him or cue him to go to sleep, I just pop these guys in his lap and *presto!* Well, usually...

And I'll post pics of the nursing cover as soon as I finish mine. I was a genius and didn't take any pics of the one I made and gave to a friend this weekend. Anyway.

Here you go! I posted about this nursing cover here:

If you don't have a baby, aren't a (relatively) new mommy/daddy (or going to be), or grandmother, or aunt/uncle, or whatever...and you don't know anyone who you might be able to give these sweet little items to (because who wouldn't love them?), and you don't want to keep them to snuggle with yourself...we'll just have to work something else fun and exciting out. Like ice cream. Or something.

So here are the rules (or guidelines, if you're one of those anti-rules sort of people...)

1. You may only enter once by commenting on this post. Sorry all you Facebook commenters, you knew you were going to have to figure it out one of these days. You too, Mom.

2. Your entry should include both the anticipated birth date and time. (This way, if we have several who guess the same date, we have a legitimate way of choosing a winner. Brilliant, I know.)

3. You must submit your entry no later than Friday, August 14th, at midnight. And if I have him before then, I WIN!! And well, I guess you will have had to have entered before then...

4. Just for additional fun if you like (and who doesn't love more fun?!), you can also guess his birth weight and length. Maybe, just maybe, I'll throw in a prize for those winners, too. I'm generous like that.

Info that may (or may not) help to guide your guesses can be found in the boys' birth stories, here and here. Instructions on how to comment are below.

Happy Guessing!


How to Comment:
Commenting is so easy and simple. Just click on the "Comment" link below this post, and a new page will come up with a commenting box. Enter your guess in the text box, and "choose an identity" (Name/URL is easiest if you don't have a Google/Open ID account.) If you choose Anonymous, make sure you let me know who you are after your guess! Then, click "Publish Your Comment"! So easy. After I get your guess, I'll publish it for everyone to see (it won't come up right away.)


Anonymous said...

August 20 8 p.m.

9 pounds 21 inches

Just a stab in the dark. I really want those tag blankets for my bed ;-)

Karissa Cook said...

Ok, I've done my research by reading Kayden and Cameron's stories, and I am ready to make my guess!
I choose Thursday, August 20th at 1:30pm. 10 lbs 22 inches for the bonus round. :)

meartim said...

This is fun!! Let's see, I will say:

Saturday, August 22, 2009, at 3:18 AM, weighing in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces and 21 inches long

I DO know that this baby is going to be happy, healthy, and TRULY loved! Oh, and the labor and delivery is going to be a breeze! :)

Samantha Utterback said...

Little Baby will be 9lbs 10oz, 22in. and will be born on Wednesday, August 19 @ 3:19pm :)

GOOD LUCK HEATHER! I can't wait to see pictures of the new addition! :)

Karen said...

Thinking ...Aug 22nd @4:45PM. 9lbs 5 oz 22 1/2 in long. I really like those tab blankies:) Praying for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
Karen Heslop

Shana said...

August 21, 6:30 a.m.
9 pounds, 10 ounces
21 inches long

Easy, quick delivery. In fact, the moment you think it's time to go, go.

No matter what, I can't wait to hear about it!

And, I love your burp cloths and loveys! :-)


Ashley M said...

Whew. August 15th. 8:23am. 8 lbs, 11 oz. 21 inches.

Thinking "HUGE" thoughts for you and praying for a beautiful labor and delivery! I believe it's possible and can't wait to hear about it!

Matt said...

I'll go for the 23rd of August, 7:47AM.

I have no clue what the dimensions and weight of a baby are... maybe 9lbs 1oz, 20 inches?

Anonymous said...

Dana Epperly
i think that the baby will be here Sat. Aug 15th @ 10:26pm

Todd Epperly
thinks the newest member of the Barr family will arrive Friday Aug 21st @ 8:47am

Blessings : )

Theresa said...

I believe baby Barr will arrive August 20th at 3:21 pm because that is when I was born! I believe he will weigh 8 lbs 10 oz because that is how much Derek weighed.
If I don't win I have lots of friend expecting little ones so I will gladly put in an order for some of the little tag blankets which are adorable! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

From one prego to another... I hope you go early! I'll guess:

Monday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.
8 lb. 6 oz.

I'll be praying for a speedy and EASY delivery!

Jamie White :)

Clissy said...

August 26 10 pm

8.5 pounds 20"

Hope you have as quick a labor as I did 29 years ago on August 26th at 10 pm when our beautiful son John was born!! So that's why I'm rooting for that day! - clissy

Rhonda Donadieu said...

I'm guessing August 23rd.
8lbs 7oz
21.2 inches long

Carie Bruss said...

August 18th at 8:18p.m. 8lbs. 13oz. 22inches.

Michelle said...

Alright I'll guess too...I"m thinking August 20 since we'll share my birthday. :) He will be born around 5:30 am. And I guess 9 lbs and 5 oz. He will be 22 inches long. Hope all is well, we'll be waiting to hear...