Monday, September 15, 2008

Calling for Entries

The countdown begins…
Maternity leave has officially begun and the due date is just 9 days away!

Now is the time to cast your predictions.
The winner will receive one year’s free subscription to our blog (ha) and notoriety in knowing that you are the winner.

Here is how to cast your vote…
Reply through the “comments” section of the blog, or send an email to Eric at or me at listing due date, gender, and weight. All official entries will be posted. The bidding stops on the 21st (Sunday), or before if the baby decides it wants to be known earlier. So vote early!

As an FYI, the actual due date is September 24.

The winner will be evaluated in this order:
1. Due date
2. Gender of child
3. Weight

All entries are welcome, but just know that you may not be on my good side if you choose to post a date in mid October, or a baby over 10 lbs.

Happy guessing.


otrey3 said...

September 28
8 pounds 3 ounces
Boy (Tomy, of course)


Enjoy your "Time off" and really do sleep. I'd eat lots of Italian, too, if I could do it again. The tomato sauce seems to be a nursing no-no. And read non-parenting stuff while you still have the chance, too. That's what I miss.


Val and Steve said...

September 25
7 pounds, 12 ounces

What do you guys think? I'm curious! Good luck in these final days! I'm really happy and excited for the two of you! Y'all are going to make excellent parents, and I'm so glad I can follow along you on this journey!

Bugaloo said...

September 30
8 pounds 1 oz
Girl: Amy

Enjoy maternity leave!

AKS said...

1. Date: September 20
2. Gender: Girl (Elizarique)
3. Weight: 7 pounds 2 ounces

I am so, so excited for you! I will be thinking of you a lot over the next few days and hoping for a quick and painless labor.

Anonymous said...

1. Date: September 23
2. Gender: Boy
3. Weight: 45 pounds 11 ounces.
(8.5 for real)

Matt Brenengen said...

Sept. 30, 2008
3.57 kilos
Boy (no question)

If there is anything I can do via the internet, just let me know :) Matt

Lori "Rose" said...

September 23
8 pounds 1 ounce

CalypsoArt said...

If I was to guess I'd say a girl on the 26th. The weight is another story, not knowing your forced Australian diet and all.

As for a name, don't rush it. You can call her #1 for at least a year. This gives a lot of time to make the right choice, and it covers a lot of ground. (from Star Trek to diaper maintenance.) Who knows, you and the kid might grow into it. And when both your genes really kick in she might become known as "The One"

Jenni said...

September 26
7lbs 9oz

Good luck, and enjoy your leave!

ASinykin said...

Little Jean-Luc will join the Lampert-Tjossem family on September 27 (sorry.) and weigh in at 7lbs, 6 oz.

Anonymous said...

My guess: 7.5 pound boy born on Sept. 29 in the Conservatory with a candle stick.

Which way do babies come out in Australia? Best wishes to you both. Pete Butler

Susanica said...

Hi E&E. Let's see???

1. Arriving Sept. 22 (at 8:42 am your local time).
2. A boy for sure (Let's call him Leo)
3. Since they do kilos there and I don't like to do those kinds of conversions I'm going with Matt's guess of 3.57 kilos...wait. Make that 3.58.

TV Promo Gal said...

1. Due date: Sept. 26 (Friday's Child is loving and giving)
2. Gender of child: boy (Noah or Levi)
3. Weight: 7 lbs 8oz

Marcus said...

1. Sept 29th
2. Girl
3. 3.8 kilograms

Mark Held

Anonymous said...

September 26
7lb 10oz

Saying boy due to our family history, but really wanting a girl! Ann is a beautiful name....
Ann Elizabeth Tjossem (oh wait - we already have one of those!!)