What’s Your Guess?

Because some of you have flat out told me I’m being stalked for updates… 😉


Yep. I still (as of 10:45 pm, CST on Saturday, 7/12) look like this, stain on the belly and all. I would have lost a lot of money if I was a betting girl! After our last two children arrived about 20 days before their due dates, I was kind of sort of prepared for a three-peat.

With an initial due date of July 22 and a sonogram date of July 16, I’ve been telling people “probably by July 10” for months now! Ha! Joke’s on me. I had a friend comment at the store the other night something about “Uh-oh. Looks like this will be your stubborn, head-strong one.”

Uh… NO MA’AM. We already have a few of those! This one will be our laid back, go with the flow one, FOR SURE! (A mom can hope, right?!)

Anyway, still pregnant. Also? Still perfectly content. We really needed to get through the first week of July with no baby, and I am so grateful that we were able to. This past week has been a bonus week, because even after six pregnancies I am firmly in the “babies are easier on the inside than on the outside!” camp. I’m not sleeping well, of course, and have quite a lot of sciatic/pelvic/lower back/groin discomfort (I walk around like an arthritic 90 year old at times) but it’s all good. No harm no foul.

I could, however, use a little entertainment. Anyone up for some guessing?

When will I have this baby?!
Boy or Girl?

Not even going to ask about the length, because that’s something I never remember anyway.  You already know my “due dates.” (Always in quotes because babies come when they come! Mr. 8:  “Kind of like an educated guess, right?” Sure enough, son!)

Possible helpful guessing background info:

Baby #1: 9 days before due date. Girl. 6 pounds, 4 ounces

Baby #2: 5 days before due date. Boy. 7 pounds, 4 ounces

Baby #3: 7 days before due date. Girl. 7 pounds even

Baby #4: 18 days before due date. Boy. 6 pounds, 15 ounces

Baby #5: 20 days before due date. Girl. 6 pounds, 9 ounces

Well, friends, what do you think? Who is this baby and when will he/she arrive?! (Can I just tell you that I am the weirdo that loves the guessing? Love not knowing gender. Love not knowing when I’m going into labor. Minority. Oddball. Yes. I know.)


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  1. Carmen Erickson says:

    Ooh! Fun! 🙂 I am going to guess that baby will be born on Monday, the 14th- a BOY and 7 pounds 2 oz.

    I’m with ya on the ‘baby is fine on the inside’ for as long as he wants. I have a 3 mo old and I’m a late night-er because of him. 😉

  2. I have to say Boy because I like even. 🙂
    I’m also going to say July 23rd because that’s my birthday, not because I want you to be miserable. But I hope it will be the 15th for your sake. 😉 7lbs1oz seems right. Praying for a safe delivery with intact waters! 😉

  3. Boy, July 14, 7 lb 7 oz

    I think it would be so cool to have the birthdate of 7/14/14 so that’s why I guessed it! Good luck in your last days before you meet your new baby. 🙂

  4. Carrie M says:

    I’m going to guess – Boy, 6lb 13oz, July 18

  5. Jackie Munger says:

    Well, its only 10 pm here but I just got off the phone with my little sister who lives in NY so it was at least a night owl conversation. (She just found out she’s on attempt number 3 of trying to STAY pregnant so pray for her if you need something to fill the long nights waiting for baby)

    Hmmmm….Baby girl will be born on July 19 th. 7 lbs 6 oz.

  6. Heather B says:

    July 16, Boy, 7 pounds 3 ounces

  7. I’m up late/early because of an eye infection when we are leaving on vacation in a few hours…….grr. Anyway, hope it’s not too late to get in on the fun!!! I will guess July 13th (because everyone in my family was born on the 13th or 31st of the month except me and I didn’t have the heart to vote for July 31st!!!!!), boy, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Hang in there!!!

  8. amy lynne says:

    A laid back boy 7-21-14 … 7 lbs 11oz

  9. Heather says:

    I’m hoping boy because how cool is the every other thing! And this baby will be go with the flow…look at all you’ve done and lived with this pregnancy…baby will have learned flexibility in utero, right? I’m going to be weird and say this baby will want to stay in. July 20th, 7 lbs, 10 oz.

    And can I say SO jealous, early babies, small babies! If this was my pregnancy it would be like August 7th, 9 lbs, 7 oz 🙂 Two of three went 9 days past and were over 9 lbs, so I can’t imagine planning on baby before due date anymore!

    • “baby will have learned flexibility in utero, right?” AMEN! I’m holding on to that thought!

      You have babies just like my sister-in-law, poor thing, and she’s had seven of them!

  10. Shannon says:

    July 20
    7 lbs. 4 oz.

  11. Sherri Y. says:

    My vote is BOY, weighing 6lb 14 oz, coming on July 15.

  12. Ginger C. says:

    July 18th. Girl. 8lbs 4 oz

  13. Jennie C. says:

    7/20, Boy, 8 pds. 8 oz. though I still wonder if this babe will come late, just for ‘fun’……. : )

  14. Sheila Laurence says:

    Girl, July 15, hopefully after a night of good rest.

  15. You know what? I’m going to go with 7/20 just because “… but the child born on the Sabbath day is bonnie and blithe and happy and gay.” There’s just no better day to be born. Love, A Sunday baby 🙂 (Or, you know, you could have him today!)

  16. I’m betting this baby is a little bit bigger than your others, just because he is staying put longer. Maybe 7lbs 8ozs and I think maybe next Sunday- and boy. Chilled out boy- no need to move if no ones pushing him out 🙂

  17. It has to be a boy to follow your pattern. You did tell us that you’d have a new baby by your next day in the life post (which I want to say once again are my absolute favorites!), so his choices are today or tomorrow. I’m going with the 14th. And since he’s staying put longer than your others I’m going to say you’re going to have your first 8 lb baby. 8lbs even.
    Congrats and best wishes!

    • Oh my gosh, I had forgotten about that. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if I was writing my birth story for the 15th?! Ha!

  18. Girl – 7 lbs, 10 oz – July 14th 🙂

  19. Oops – make that the 16th. I think she’ll be a due date baby… a little perfectionist.
    : )

  20. 7/17, boy, 7lbs 13oz

  21. a girl – 7lbs 10oz – July 16

  22. I’m guessing boy, I like the pattern, and although haven’t seen your other pregnancy photos, your popped out in front (I know old wives tale)
    Jul 17, 2014
    7 lbs, 10 oz
    Good luck and hope you have an easy delivery

  23. BOY! July 21. 6lb 8oz
    Love and prayers for a smooth easy l&d!

  24. I’m going with Girl – 7lb 10 oz – July 22

  25. I am guessing that you will have a girl in July 19th. She will weigh 7 lbs. 2 oz.

  26. Melissa says:

    Boy 7/18/14 7lb10oz. 🙂 congrats either way!

  27. I love neat sounding birth dates so either 7-14-14 or 7-17-14. I would guess a boy, you have such a neat pattern going. Finally I will guess 7 pounds 7 ounces. We have 5 little loves and we liked not knowing the gender also. Best Wishes!

  28. Linda Elandt says:

    Guessing a boy on 17th and 8# 4oz. I know thats way over your usual but it could happen. May you have an easy delivery.

  29. 7/15/14 7lbs 2oz. Girl. My girl is turning 4 months this week and the guessing was all that kept me going at the end. She was born at 41w5d. It was a long wait…hope yours is short and sweet. Prayers for an peaceful, healthy delivery!

  30. I will say boy to keep it all even 🙂 July 16, 9 a.m. after 2 hours of labor 😉 8lbs, 9oz. (but hey, it’s a quick labor!) Can’t wait to hear of the arrival!

  31. Phyllis says:

    I am gonna say a little girl, born on July 27 at 8lbs 3 oz. All of mine were 2 weeks past due date(before ultrasounds). I do not advocate induction for convience like so many young moms today. The womb is the best environment and the old saying,”when the apple is ripe, it will fall”. Prayers for a safe, fast delivery.

  32. I’m guessing boy because I like patterns. Date? My birthday is July 29 but I can’t imagine the baby waiting until then so I’m going with July 15 8 pounds even.

  33. Hmmm.
    8 pounds even
    July 16
    Praying all goes well. Looking forward to the birth story!

  34. This is fun!
    7/16. Boy. 7lbs 5oz
    All the best!

  35. I am voting for a boy and he is gonna be 8 pounds!

  36. I guess that you have a little mold-breaker (one who’s easy-going after born though, of course!). So, July 20th, girl, 8lbs even.

    Good luck!

  37. Robynne says:

    I’m gonna go with GIRL! Six days before due date, and 7 pounds, one ounce!!

  38. My guess is 7/15/14 at 4:48am 7lbs 4oz and it’s a boy…..you should know I was way off with both of my children though. 🙂

  39. I think it will be a boy, 8 pounds even! I think he will arrive Friday, July 18th, 2014! What a beautiful family you have. I have four daughters and one son. I always thought it would be neat to have an even number of boys and girls! Did not happen for me, but you are doing great!

  40. Good Luck with everything !!

    Boy ~ July 22 ~ 7lb 6oz

  41. Sheila Laurence says:

    Today is my day, Amy! 🙂 Praying all things good for you, your husband, kids, and this new blessing.

    • Sheila Laurence says:

      I just saw facebook! I think I really did call this one! 🙂 Oh, so glad to have been in prayer for you.

  42. Good luck on a fast and peaceful birthing experience. I am going with a boy, 7lbs9oz on July 20. Have you picked out names?

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