Thursday, January 22, 2009

First Contest Give Away!

I figured why not change my blogs virginity status of contests, prizes and give aways with the coming of a new baby! With that said, here are the rules and all that jazz:

The contest itself is guessing the babies weight! I'll give you a bit of background on the firstborn just to be nice. Firstborn was a week early (planned but not . . . went to get induced but didn't end up having to). She weighed in at 8 Ibs 15 oz. I had pre-eclampsia during that pregnancy, so I'm not sure if that effected her weight (as it did mine) any.

Baby #2 is also a week early. Her original due date is Jan. 31, but we're going in tomorrow for a scheduled C. Pre-eclampsia only happens in the first pregnancy with the same partner, so didn't have it this time around.

Alright! Now the rules of the game, and the prizes!

1. Comment your guess of the baby's weight.
2. You can't guess a weight (in pounds and ounces) that has already been commented/guessed. So, the earlier you comment/guess, the better chance you get to use your true guess! 
3. All entries must be done by Monday, January 26 at noon central time. 
4. I'll announce the winner by Tuesday night or when my brain remembers best to get on my blog and do it. So, basically it may be announced later than that!

The winner gets a personalized "certificate" of being the best baby weight guesser with a footprint of new baby (thanks Karen for the idea!) AND one of the following:
1. Starbucks gift card
2. Free critique of first 50 pages
3. An interview on my blog

So get those baby weight guesses in, and this for sure is the last entry on my blog until I get back from the hospital. Hope you all have a splendid weekend!


  1. I don't get, guess or not guess, Christa. Or just leave comment--need more caffeine here. :D

    Okay, I wish you the best birt ever. Safe and happy!

  2. Kimmi-

    I probably need more coffee too. I reworded some stuff. Basically, comment your guess here in pounds and ounces, for example 6 Ibs 1 oz but you can't guess one that has already been guessed, so if you wanted to guess 6 Ibs and 1 oz and someone already guessed it, change the oz by one number and your good! Hope that makes better sense lol. And thanks!

  3. Hmmm. I'm going to guess 7 lbs 5 oz.

    *hugs* And congrats!

  4. I'm going to guess 7 lbs 9 oz.

    Yay!!! Can't wait to see pics of the new baby!!!

  5. 7lbs, 21oz. That was my daughter's weight so maybe it'll be lucky! Good luck, girl!

  6. *raises hand* oh, oh. I noes!!

    8lbs 3oz

    hugs :D

  7. Tomorrow! Ohmygoshohmygosh! So excited for you! YAY for baby!

    I'm gonna guess 8 lbs 13 oz.

    Good luck!

  8. i'm so excited for you, christa! i cannot wait to meet her! i will guess 8.9 !! i was going to go over the first as babies tend to be bigger the more you have, ha! but i'll say that.

  9. I'm guessing 7 lbs 13 ounces.

    So you're not speaking to us until Tuesday? Oh, I don't think you'll be able to last that long. That should be the contest: How long can Christa go without blogging or posting to AW? Hmmm...

  10. Congrats!! Yay for baby!

    My guess: 8 lbs 5 oz.

  11. Lurker here, but I'm gonna guess....7 pounds 12 ounces

  12. Congratulations! So exciting. I'm guessing the little bundle will weigh in at 7 pounds, 6 oz.

  13. Best of luck, Christa! Looking forward to hearing about it and saying hi to the baby. :)

    I'm guessing 8 pounds 2 ounces, by the way.

  14. Hi Christa,

    I hope everything went well. My guess is 8 lb.s 1 oz.

  15. I read on AW that Christa had the baby! :)

  16. 9.1 You heard it here first!

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