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!!

76 thoughts on “37 Weeks Pregnant and a Baby Pool!

  1. 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.

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

  3. Woo!
    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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. What fun :)

    March 16th
    6 lbs 9 oz.
    20.5 inches

    in the library.
    with the candlestick.

    Blessings to you and your beautiful boys!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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!]

  12. 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 :)

  13. 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!

  14. Activating super baby sense….like I said the past SIX predictions…

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

  15. Emery…my love. I am so excited for you. You will be having a girl. She will be 20″, 7lbs & 3oz, and born on March 15th.

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

    My guess:

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

  17. 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

  18. I'm guessing:

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

    Be well!

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


  20. Dodad says

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

  21. 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

  22. 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 :)

  23. march 29th
    7 lbs 3 oz
    and a girl.

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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

  26. 03/13/2011
    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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. 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?)

  30. 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

  31. 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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