Pink or Blue?


The last giveaway for this week is more of a fun little game I like to call  pink or blue2 I am 36 weeks pregnant now, which means we are no longer counting months, but are counting weeks until Peach is born and we finally get to meet him or her.  Since we love the nine month wait full of speculation and anticipation, we don’t know yet if we’re having a boy or girl…but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to try and guess!  Old wives tales and opinions from others are just part of the fun, so we decided that we would put together a little birth “pool” and see what you all think about who Peach is and when we’ll be meeting him or her.

This isn’t an actual birth pool, because no money is involved.  Just put in your guesses and Chris, Nora, Peach and I will send the winner a sweet little prize worthy of our new Nantucket native: a little box of whale chocolates handmade here on island and tied with the appropriate color ribbon, of course.

To enter, please fill out the following form.  As guesses come in, I’ll post them back on this page so everyone can see who is guessing what.  After Peach is born, we will calculate the winner based upon who has the lowest score by assigning points  to the difference between Peach’s actual stats and each guess, as follows:

  • Birth Date: 5 points per day off (either past or before)
  • Birth Time: 1 point per 15 minutes off (either past or before)
  • Gender: 300 points for an incorrect guess (better get this one right!)
  • Weight: 5 points per ounce off (either above or below)
  • Length: 10 points per inch off (either above or below)

Just so we’re all on the same page: An average newborn weighs about 7 pounds, 8 ounces and is about 20 inches long.  My official “due date” is January 7th and that picture above was taken just this evening. Have fun and thanks for playing along!

Birth pool entries are no longer being accepted.

Current Guesses

Who is Guessing Birth Date Birth Time Baby’s Gender Baby’s Weight Baby’s Length
Ali B. 01/06/2013 midnight Girl 7lbs 10oz 20 1/2in
Margarete C. 01/04/2013 3:45pm Girl 7lbs 2oz 22in
Kim S. 01/09/2013 3:15pm Girl 7lbs 6oz 21in
Sam S. 01/07/2013 2:00am Girl 7lbs 6oz 19.7in
Laura 01/02/2013 7:15pm Boy 7lbs 2oz 20 1/2in
Joni A. 01/03/2013 5:30 AM Girl 8lbs 2oz 20in
Carl L. 01/05/2013 6:25 AM Boy 7lbs 11oz 19in
Celeste 01/10/2013 12:06 pm Girl 7lbs 3oz 20in
Dr. Megan 01/04/2013 5:17 pm Boy 7lbs 10oz 21in
Jessica D. 01/01/2013 1:48 am Boy 8lbs 2oz 20in
Susan P. 01/08/2013 2:15 am Girl 7lbs 1oz 19.5in
Julie H-H 01/02/2013 4:35 am Girl 8lbs 2oz 19.7in
Jeanne 12/26/2012 7:75 am Boy 8lbs 2oz 16in
Caren 01/04/2013 noon Boy 8lbs 0oz 21in
Logan 01/12/2013 1:30 pm Girl 7lbs 12oz 19.5in
Meagan H. 01/04/2013 11:23 AM Girl 6 lbs 8oz 20in
Teodora V. 01/03/2012 1:34 am Boy 7lb 5oz 20in
Donna B. 01/04/2013 7:00 pm Girl 7lb 3oz 19.11in
Janae 01/10/2013 4:17 pm Girl 7lb 6oz 20.5 in
Cassandra W. 01/18/2013 7:45pm Boy 7lb 8oz 21in
Nicole G. 01/01/2013 12:45 am Boy 7lb 9oz 21in
Hannah M. 12/31/2012 3:00 am Boy 7lb 7oz 19in
Holly L. 01/08/2013 10:15 AM Girl 8lb 6oz 22in
Shari D. 01/01/2013 12:01 AM Boy 6lb 4oz 19in
Olessya 01/10/2013 4:00 AM Boy 8lb 0oz 20in
Natalie 01/03/2013 4:24 AM Boy 7lb 8oz 19in
Tranay 01/04/2013 3:38 AM Boy 8lb 1oz 20in
Heidi H. 01/13/2013 4:26 AM Girl 7lb 2oz 21in
Mary M. 01/09/2013 12:24 AM Girl 8lb 1oz 20.5in
Becky H. 01/11/2013 2:30 PM Boy 7lb 10oz 19.5in
Sarah R. 01/11/2013 2:31 AM Girl 7lb 15oz 21in

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4 responses

  1. Birth Date: 39 weeks 4 days (I’m an OB – this is my language.)
    Birth Time: 5:17 pm
    Gender: Boy
    Weight: 7# 10 oz
    Length: 21 inches

  2. How much did Nora weigh??

    1. Trying to be scientific? 😉 Nora’s birth story and all her stats are at

  3. Continued good health for yourself and little Peach, Amber! Your contest is so innovative!! Enjoy the holidays with family and friends in wonderful Nantucket!!

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