On Monday we had our friends over for Thanksgiving. I know it seems a little silly for some one a couple of weeks from her due date to host Thanksgiving. That being said, I love dinner parties. Having the dinner at our house means that we can have a good time with our friends and still get the boy to bed close to his bedtime. He went to bed a little later than normal but he had a long nap in the afternoon.
We decided to have it buffet style with as many disposable parts as possible to make the clean up easier. There was still quite a bit that need to go in the dishwasher, but without the plates and roaster it made clean up a lot easier.
What does this have to do with a baby pool do you ask? Well, I had been joking about a baby pool with Tammy for a little while. She is the only one convinced that this baby is a girl. So we decided to start a pool. Three things were needed, the date of the birth, the gender of the child, and the weight. The one that gets closest on all three wins a bottle of wine and we get some guilt free babysitting. If we have the baby before my mom comes one of these lovely people will be taking care of Aidan while we are at the hospital.
So to keep everybody honest we are putting their predictions on the blogs. We will announce the winner when we announce the birth. If you would like to get in on the action (well with a hearty congratulations instead of the wine) put your guesses in the comments. You need to guess the date the baby will be born, the baby’s weight and whether it is a boy or a girl. The information everyone guessing had was this: My due date is the 30th October. Aidan was about 10 days early. The ultrasound technician didn’t actually say boy, but (after an hour of trying to get all the measurements that ususally take 15 minutes) she said things get in the way so I would say 80% and looked at Aidan. ( She wasn’t supposed to say anything because I was only 19 weeks 5 days instead of 20 weeks.) In the latest ultrasound there was no room to see. According to the last ultrasound the baby is short and has a solid body and a very big head. Care to guess?
Here are the friends guesses:
Tammy: 25 October, Girl, 9 lbs
Carla: 27 October, Girl, 8lbs 5 oz
Chris: 24 October, Boy, 8 lbs
Tomer: 23 October 8lbs 1 oz
Ali: 26 October, Boy, 8 lbs 14 oz
Noushin: 28 October, 8 lbs 6 oz
Anthony refuses to guess. I just want it to be soon. Good luck!