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!

40 thoughts on “Place Your Bets! It’s Baby Pool Time!

  1. Monday January 12th @ 6:30am, 6 lbs 6 oz and 21 inches long……possibly so very soon???!!!!

  2. 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 9th7:45 am6lbs 8oz20 1/2 inches longHappy waiting!

  3. 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. ;)

  4. January 22 at 2:30pm 7 lbs 3 oz 20 3/4 inches long Yay for the baby coming soon!! :)

  5. January 18, 2009 11:15am7lbs on the money19.7 inches long. Hah!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! : )

  6. 1-15,11:30 am7lb 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!

  7. January 14th, 8:30 AM7 lbs, 1 oz22″ longGood luck, er, break a leg! And don’t break a blood vessel or something else, eep.

  8. 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″.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 oz22 inches2:30 p.m.Good luck to you in your last few days!

  11. Jan 14th 3:30 am6 lbs 9 oz21 inchesYou should have given us a shot of your belly to as better predict the due time!

  12. You are so close! Hilarious about Ezra and his bday baby :) Here's my guessJan 13th2:13am6 lb 13 oz19 inchesHey check it out – my word verification was RECESS! Come out & play baby!!!!!

  13. LOVE THE LIVING ROOM !!January 13 (Tuesdays Child)9:31 AM7lb 9oz19 – 1/2 inchesps: these are your exact stats by the way except the date, of course!

  14. 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.

  15. i am having a very hard time believing you’re due already. eee – so exciting! hmmm, let’s see…january 28th11:14 pm7 lbs, 13 oz21 inches long

  16. 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!

  17. 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)CAN’T WAIT!

  18. 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!

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