One week left… cast your votes


In seven days, a new life will be brought into the world. The little tyrant in Sarah’s belly has been pushing and prodding around, rearranging organs, desperate to make more room in there. Version 2.0 has taken Sarah’s belly button, and turned it inside out. There simply is just no room left in there.

On the morning of February 8, a C-section will be performed on my wife. Our care provider doesn’t support natural birth after a previous C-section (VBAC), so instead of searching out a different hospital and a different midwife, we’ve opted to “play ball,” as they say.

We’ve also decided that we are not going to find out the sex of the baby until his or her arrival. Rather, Sarah has decided, and I’ve opted to “play ball”. Many of our friends, family, and loved ones have made guesses, accusations, and threats of what the sex of Version 2.0 will be. I’ve decided to make a contest out of it.

For the next seven days, I will be collecting comments here (don’t let me down, dear readers. Stop lurking, and post a comment!) of what you believe the sex of Version 2.0 to be. You have a 50/50 chance, so let’s add a couple modifiers. Along with the sex of the baby, you may also guess weight, length, and even take a stab at a name. There is a chance that my dear wife – who simply cannot keep a secret (seriously, don’t trust her with nuke codes. The terrorists would have them in no time) – may have let slip a couple names we are thinking of to her sisters. If that’s the case, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GUESS THE NAME!!!

Your only assistance will be a picture – above – of Sarah’s belly, one week before delivery (taken Monday, January 31, 2001 @ 10:31p EST). Also, you can reference Tyler’s stats as well (10 pounds, 2 ounces and 22 inches long at birth).

The winner gets…. wait for it… bragging rights!!! Seriously folks, I have to start paying for diapers again. You think I can afford to spend my money frivolously on a gift to send to you for making a guess? If you win, go play the lotto.

And… GO!

21 thoughts on “One week left… cast your votes”

  1. Hmm..I am buying diapers for 2. It
    I have 2 totally different births. I am guessing 8lbs, 14oz. Boy? My correct guessing cycle has been broken.
    Name? That is a hard one…Christopher Michael?
    Whatever he/she will be, I am happy for you three, and love to you all!

  2. Girl.

    If it’s a boy, I know exactly what the name will be, unless you have changed it recently.
    I don’t think I will be shocked by the name if it’s a girl, either.

  3. Since I’m due on Feb. 13, and a couple of the gals at work are only a few weeks behind me with their pregnancies, and we are all having girls; I gotta go with:

    You’re having a GIRL!
    7 lbs. 9 oz. 20 inches long.
    The name? This was tough, but I’ll go with
    Grace Elizabeth

    Good luck!

  4. Dear “Ancient” Chinese Calendars:

    Get your shit straight. You’ve “accurately” predicted that I have a 50/50 chance of having a boy or a girl. No duh! Don’t you think all of the calendars should be the same???

    Regardless, I have no predictions on the sex.
    I guess the baby to be 8# 8oz and 20.5 inches long.

  5. Well…for your sake I hope you’re having a boy but I’m gonna guess girl!!
    8# 14 oz
    21 inches long

    Names…no clue but I remain to love the name Ellery for a little Chica!

    Good luck sweetheart thinking about you all day tomorrow!! Mass text please!!!

  6. I think it will be either a girl or a boy. Either way the name will be Ferdinand Gertrude and will weigh in a 164 ounces

  7. Ok, at first I thought a girl, but now I am saying boy…
    9 lbs, 7 oz
    21 3/4″ long
    I have no idea on the name…

    At any rate, best of luck and congratulations! Can’t wait to hear the news! I will be checking my facebook all day!
    Love you all!

  8. Okay, here are my guesses:

    A girl!
    Born on February 8, 2011, at 8:38am
    Weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces
    Measuring 19.5 inches long

    (I totally win, right?!)

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