Delurk, and guess that birthdate!

by DaniGirl on January 11, 2008 · 67 comments

in Memes, Postcards from my uterus

Sometimes things come together rather fortuitously on the blog.

For example, although yesterday seems to have been Official Delurk Day, when we’ve done it in past years, it has been a week long event, so I don’t think I’m breaking any invioble rules by playing along today. (Thanks to Greeblemonkey for the graphic!)

Since blog gets in the neighbourhood of 200 to 250 visitors a day, and the average post gets between 10 and 15 comments, I can do the math without even taking off my socks and shoes to figure out that there are a few of you dropping by but never saying hello. Yes, you!!

But, cuz I’m such a thoughtful and generous hostess, I’m not going to make you go to all the work of coming up with a pithy or thoughtful or insightful comment all on yer own. No, no, no. But I am going to make you work for it, and you can thank Fryman’s comment from yesterday for inspiring me.

The Player To Be Named Later is officially due three weeks from today, on February 1. Name the date and time of his arrival, and you win a prize! What prize? Erm, um, let’s see… how about a book? I’ll send you a book, of my capricious choosing, at some time within six months of baby’s arrival.

The rules:

  1. Your guess must include a day and hour.
  2. The closest guess wins the prize.
  3. Any guess between now and February 15 is fair game.

{ 66 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Trixie January 11, 2008 at 8:14 am

Fun!! My guess is February 3rd at 3:33 a.m. (3 hour labour, 3 minute delivery…. I get a bonus book for that ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Jojo January 11, 2008 at 8:27 am

Feb 6 at 5:21am, a medium-timed, painless labour resulting in a calm, relaxed baby. I’m hoping mine will be born that week too (EDD Feb 8).

Whatever day baby boy is born good luck!

3 Rebecca January 11, 2008 at 8:42 am

Okay, well, it’s my birthday next Saturday so I think TPTBNL will arrive on my birthday. January 19th. At 6.45pm. Hee.

4 alison January 11, 2008 at 8:44 am

Delurking (not really ’cause I comment a lot) to guess that PTBNL will make his grand entrance Groundhog Day at high noon. And then you can call him Bill, or Murray. ๐Ÿ™‚

5 revdrmom January 11, 2008 at 8:44 am

February 2 at 11:44 am.

Always the optimist…hope everything goes well, whenever it is!

6 Rebecca January 11, 2008 at 9:01 am

Happy de-lurking day!

I’m going to use my boy’s birthdate… he was due Feb 3 and came early. Not too early, but enough so Mommy was spared 2 more weeks of misery.

So, my official guess (prediction?) is that TPTBNL will be born Jan 22 at 2:05 pm.

Okay, so my babe was 2:05am, but with a pm at least you can sleep some that night!

7 Barbara January 11, 2008 at 9:02 am

I’m going to say Feb 3 at 4:00 (because the 2/3/4:00 appeals to me). I’m hoping for a relatively short labour, maybe breakfast at home and then a to the hospital.

Don’t forget the white grape juice. It counts as “clear liquid” but isn’t yucky, old apple juice.

8 Not So Little Sister January 11, 2008 at 9:06 am

January 30th, 10:10am ๐Ÿ™‚

9 Mom On The Run January 11, 2008 at 9:13 am

I’m gonna be mean and put you 3 days over your due date – Feb 4th, 2008. My babies hated my uterus and couldn’t wait to get out – but not everyone is that lucky unfortunately. Happy delurking week!

10 Mary January 11, 2008 at 9:28 am

Sporadic Commenter here…

My psychic abilities say Feb 2 at 5:21AM…which, if the past is any indicator, means that the PTBNL will come nowhere close to that time.

(My apologies to the other Feb 2 guessers!)

11 Meghan January 11, 2008 at 9:34 am

Hmmmmm this baby seems to want to make a grand entrance! My guess is February 5th, 2008 at 2:00 pm.
The afternoon timing means you get a lot of visitors!
Please do not be on the Oc Transpo bus anywhere near your due date!
I don’t think that is the place to make a grand entrance.

Meghan

12 Cakes January 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

Jan 31st 11:47pm

I can’t remember whether your other babies came late or early.

13 Lynn January 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

I know four people with the birthday February 8th, so although I don’t wish it on you, I’ll guess a full week overdue. Time of day…say 7:30am.

14 Tracey January 11, 2008 at 9:55 am

I think your third boy will respect your need for organization and preparation. I predict that he will arrive exactly on time, February 1st, (sorry Simon) at the respectable hour of 11:30am.

๐Ÿ™‚

15 Chantal January 11, 2008 at 10:05 am

I can’t believe your due date is only 3 weeks away. I started reading your blog just before you got preggy. Time files.

My guess is: February 6th at 5:15am

16 suze January 11, 2008 at 10:16 am

Okay, I want to say February 11, because that was my grandfather’s birthday.

But my gut is telling me that it will be Feb. 2 at 4:03 am. So sorry to both Simon (although he won’t have to share a birthday this way) and mom.

I won’t mind at all if I’m wrong. ๐Ÿ˜‰

17 JoJo January 11, 2008 at 10:20 am

I am going to say February 7th at 8:25pm. Sorry I am going to go past the due date.

Here’s to pain free labour!

18 Dal January 11, 2008 at 10:23 am

I am going to guess February 2nd at 11h35 a.m.

Dal ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Gliding through Motherhood January 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

February 10 at 10:30am.
Kiernan was born 9 days late, a good 4 days after the very last guess on my baby pool so now I always guess late. Maybe I’m just bitter ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good luck not going that late though!!

20 Jody January 11, 2008 at 10:38 am

I never do this, but: January 31st, 9am

21 Sally January 11, 2008 at 10:50 am

My birthday is Feb 2nd, so I’m going to guess that day. How about 4:55 am. That’s the time my baby insists on waking up for the day. Maybe if yours is born at that time he’ll sleep until 7 am when he’s 10 months old instead. Just because he’ll be all “been there, done that” about 4:55 am.

22 Lee January 11, 2008 at 11:03 am

Feb 6 at 5pm. You’ll be good and rested before Survivor Fans vs Favourites starts!

23 Kathryn January 11, 2008 at 11:05 am

Hmmm. How about Jan. 29th at 2:49 a.m.
I don’t know. I just didn’t want it to be after your due date because I always wanted to punch people that guessed I would be overdue.

24 Madeleine January 11, 2008 at 11:15 am

I never do this either, and I also was leaning toward Jan 31st. So I’ll take 9 pm.

25 Mad Hatter January 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

January 26th at 8:21.

Jan 26th is my daughter’s birthday so I know it has good karma.

26 Heather January 11, 2008 at 12:09 pm

My guess…1/29, 9:25 a.m…not specific reason, just what came out as I typed.

27 ali January 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm

my stats make less sense than yours…i get between 600-800 visitors a day and get about 14 comments per post! January 29th is my guess!

28 lugina January 11, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Don’t hate me….February 14th at 2:00 in the afternoon. It’s Valentine’s Day, it’s my husband’s birthday, and it’s nicely spaced between Tristan and Simon. I don’t wish this for you, but it’s a fun date to guess for the contest!

29 Alissa January 11, 2008 at 12:46 pm

1. January 21st @ 4pm

Sorry for lurking…

30 bubandpie January 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm

February 8 (my birthday! – sorry) at 2:02 am.

31 Kate January 11, 2008 at 1:18 pm

2/2 at 2 am.

32 Melyni in PA January 11, 2008 at 1:26 pm

I read every day. I don’t think I’ve commented previously.

33 Shannon January 11, 2008 at 2:39 pm

January 31st at 8am…I think he is coming a wee bit early!

34 Ingrid January 11, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Feb 6 at 1100h. Just a little late – but not too much!

35 Kerry January 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm

January 28th at 4PM. I’m just saying. You’re at least 12 months pregnant now, so that kid should be coming out a cuople days early at least!

36 juls January 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm

February 2, 2008 just because it has a nice ring to it. 02/02/08 And lets say noonish, after a very short labour!

37 Roxanne January 11, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Feb. 4th 8 am with the shortest labor in history (but long enough to get to the hospital!).

38 Karen January 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm

February 11 at 1:55 a.m.

39 Veronica Mitchell January 11, 2008 at 4:19 pm

January 24 at 2 am.

40 Sue January 11, 2008 at 4:21 pm

I’m not actually delurking because I hang out here all the time. I’m kind of like a rash that just won’t go away. ๐Ÿ™‚

My guess for the birthdate is January 30th at 2:10 pm.

41 colleen January 11, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Jan. 30th at 10:30 a.m. for no particular reason.

42 Chris January 11, 2008 at 5:30 pm

February 8th, around lunchtime, say 12:12.

43 Chris January 11, 2008 at 5:31 pm

February 8, 0650.

44 Fryman January 11, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Ok, so I didn’t give a specific time yesterday and don’t want to miss out on the big book prize (and it better not be one of your old Baby Name Books or What to Expect When Your Expecting!) I will refine my prediction:
Day – Feb 4th
Time – 10:02 am
Weight – 9 lbs 8 ozs
Length – 19 inches long
Eyes – Hazel
Hair – None
Bats – Left
Throws – Up
Volume – 11

Any other questions???

45 Jerri Ann January 11, 2008 at 7:28 pm

I say…February 1st at 2pm Good luck!

46 Nora Bee January 11, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Hello again! I say Jan 24 at 2:10 am.

47 Suzanne January 11, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Feb 6 at 7am
Good luck! I have three kids too, all around the same age as yours. The third delivery was *quick* so get that bag ready ๐Ÿ˜‰

48 Kelly B. January 11, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Delurking here.
February 9
10:59pm

49 Shan January 11, 2008 at 10:45 pm

I’m going to go with January 28th at 12:17PM

50 Jay January 12, 2008 at 8:47 am

OK, well about 5 other people have taken my guesses. So I wil say…….. Feb 3 at 5pm. I don’t *think* anyone else has taken that one. Hopefully for you you don’t go too far past the 1st. My son is tomorrow, and my twins are Feb 17. So hopefully before their bday!!! Good luck!

51 Kristin January 12, 2008 at 11:28 am

2/14 at 3:52 pm! Nothing like a Valentine’s Day baby! I have one. Good luck and I’m so excited for you.

52 Renee January 12, 2008 at 11:53 am

I’ll say 2/13 at 5:56PM. I don’t know why; I”m just guessing.

53 carole January 12, 2008 at 1:12 pm

january 27, 3 am.

54 jo(e) January 12, 2008 at 2:14 pm

February 4, 2:16 a.m.

55 Cristen January 12, 2008 at 3:35 pm

jan 29, 8pm

56 sam January 12, 2008 at 6:00 pm

February 1 at 4:45 PM – best wishes!

57 Karen MEG January 12, 2008 at 11:09 pm

I’m not really delurking, but I never pass up a contest. This is a good one! Let’s say February 2, 8:26 AM. Just for the heck of it!

58 Liz January 13, 2008 at 12:12 am

My son’s birthdate and time: February 1st, 9:01 PM.

59 Batman January 13, 2008 at 12:35 am

My mom’s birthday is Feb 1st so I’ll go with that date. 1pm

60 nomotherearth January 13, 2008 at 6:47 am

I was early both times, so I will have to guess January 28th at 2:08am. It has a nice symmetry, doncha think?

61 Jennifer January 14, 2008 at 8:54 am

I’ll say Feb. 5 10:22pm ๐Ÿ™‚ Good Luck

62 jennyandtim January 14, 2008 at 8:58 am

February 7 12:41pm

63 Sheila January 14, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Hmm, sorry but that Babywatch widget is a little creepy. At least it’s not watching me!
I will guess Jan. 25th at 3:16 p.m. Just because it’s my brother’s birthday, and Robbie Burns Day.
Best wishes, and good luck!

64 rmd January 15, 2008 at 7:59 am

February 8 at 8 PM

65 Sarah January 16, 2008 at 6:58 pm

I just discovered your blog, so you can’t exactly say that I’m a lurker, but… this sounds fun! I had a similar game for my baby’s birth day just about a year ago. I’m going to guess January 30th at 7:32pm.

66 Ian Ketcheson January 18, 2008 at 6:29 am

Of course it will be on Feb. 7 at 7:43 pm. Then we would have the same birth minute.

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