37 Weeks: Wanna Guess?

Well, folks, it’s that time again: time to guess when, exactly, I will push this baby out of my you-know-where.

Here’s what you need to know:

Our official due date is January 5th.

Sam was either six days early or one day late, depending on whether you base his due date on my last period or the day I think he was conceived.

This time there’s just the one due date.

My younger sister was early, Will’s was late.

It would really be better for me if the baby waits until after the New Year. I assume this means it will be early.

No signs of labor yet.

So, put your birthday guesses, date and time, in the comments. You can also guess whether it will be a boy or girl. The prize for the closest guess will be the satisfaction of knowing you guessed luckier than anyone else.

37 thoughts on “37 Weeks: Wanna Guess?

  1. Jeanmarie

    December 15, 2009 at 6:23am

    Besides wishing you a happy holiday and an easy and healthy delivery, I’m guessing that Otter is a girl and will be born on January 10, 8:10 am. Of course, I’m also the least psychic human being on the planet.

  2. B

    December 15, 2009 at 6:37am

    Otter will arrive December 30th at 4:37 a.m.
    Just in time for you to celebrate the New Year AND get the extra tax refund $$, but not so that Otter will have to celebrate his/her birthday on a holiday.

    I honestly am going back and forth too much on gender. But then I was convinced Claire was a girl throughout the pregnancy until the day I delivered when I just KNEW she was a boy. And well, she’s very much a girl.

  3. Swistle

    December 15, 2009 at 6:54am

    I guess December 31st, 1:30 in the afternoon, and I guess girl, and so then of course I would like you to name her Eve. Sam and Eve.

  4. velocibadgergirl

    December 15, 2009 at 7:24am

    I’m guessing December 26 at 7:23 AM.

    I’m due January 6th, so everyone’s placing their bets on my bits as well ;)

  5. Amy

    December 15, 2009 at 7:36am

    Once again, I have a strong feeling that Otter is a girl. The same strong feeling told me Sam was a girl. So, then, I guess my official vote is “boy” but the genius part is that I’m right either way.

    And let’s say January 3rd. 2ish o’clock.

  6. Ellen Bloom

    December 15, 2009 at 7:56am

    I’m guessing that little NATASHA will be born on New Year’s Eve, December 31st just before the stroke of midnight…11:55 p.m. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  7. Jamie

    December 15, 2009 at 8:32am

    I’ll go with… girl, January 3rd, 10:30pm.

  8. georgia

    December 15, 2009 at 8:33am

    boy, jan 2 at 5:45 am.

    did you guys watch the videos i sent you yet? i want to know what sam thought of them. i might break them out for H this week.

  9. Laurie Ann

    December 15, 2009 at 8:40am

    I’m going to say December 30th at 9:00am(ish) because that’s my lovely sister’s birthday.
    And I’m firmly on the “it’s a girl” side of the fence only because I want to see Sam’s curls on a girl.

  10. nova

    December 15, 2009 at 8:49am

    January 2, 3:09 a.m. A girl!

  11. nova

    December 15, 2009 at 8:53am

    Btw, this is a very exciting race (well, uh, for me) to see if your baby will beat my novel. Who will come out first? (I’m supposed to turn it in Jan. 4, but it may be a few days after.)

    Baby or novel? WHO WILL WIN?

    Clearly, by my guess above, I think baby!

  12. Annika

    December 15, 2009 at 8:55am

    AND the 5th is Courtney’s release date for Some Girls Are.

  13. Delle

    December 15, 2009 at 9:00am

    I’m going to guess a girl, born on Jan 1 at 1.15am. Because she listens to her mummy about waiting to the new year, but she’s fairly eager to get here ASAP.

  14. Katherine

    December 15, 2009 at 9:55am

    I’m also going for January 2nd, because I have a few days off and I could be there if you need me.

    Okay, Otter?

    I’m also hoping for a human baby with girl parts, but since it’s not mine, I’ll be happy with whatever it is.

  15. the slackmistress

    December 15, 2009 at 10:58am

    I’m going to say boy (going against the grain, I KNOW!) December 27th, 2:37pm.

  16. Stephanie

    December 15, 2009 at 11:16am

    It would be cool if Sam and Silas had close together birthdays AND Otter and Irina did too! But that won’t happen unless you can hold him/her in for an extra month. Can you do that? I’m just kidding!!!!!!

    But it would be cool.

    I’ll pick Jan 1 because then that would be one month exactly before Irina and I guess that’s close enough.

  17. Sara

    December 15, 2009 at 12:56pm

    Hmm, I’m going to say BOY born Jan. 7 at 1:40 a.m.

  18. theletterkae

    December 15, 2009 at 1:52pm

    I’m going with a boy (I know of more boys than girls born in winter months) on Jan 4th at 11 AM.

  19. yojo

    December 15, 2009 at 5:42pm

    I’m throwing in really late: 1/11/2010.

  20. allison

    December 15, 2009 at 8:33pm

    I think January 2, 2:26 am. I think Otter is a girl.

  21. Anne

    December 16, 2009 at 5:30am

    Jan. 3, afternoon – girl. Maybe :)

  22. Lucretia

    December 16, 2009 at 6:03am

    He will be a boy, I think. Either way, it will *definitely* be a baby, and not, say, a unicorn.

    I say 7th January, 10.00 am.

    I will more than likely be wrong. Except for the baby part.

  23. Crystal

    December 16, 2009 at 7:41am

    I’m going to go with January 2nd, 4:15pm. And that Otter’s a girl.

    Also, in related news, my sister-in-law is due on the 4th, but may be induced earlier (gestational diabetes… doctors are nervous to let her go full term), meaning chances are Nephew’s going to be born on Christmas (sucks for him) or three days later on their Anniversary (sucks for them). I’m crossing my fingers for Otter and Nephew to share a birthday.

  24. liz

    December 16, 2009 at 11:20am

    December 26th, around 8:30pm. Otter is a girl named Caroline.

  25. Elinor

    December 16, 2009 at 7:23pm

    I’ll say girl, December 28, 2 a.m. :)

  26. Jaime

    December 18, 2009 at 12:48pm

    I’ll guess boy, born January 1 at 10am.

  27. Gwen

    December 18, 2009 at 2:50pm

    I guess boy, for the totally illogical reason that everyone else I know had boys this year. As for birthday, I choose January 2, though I can’t get as excited this time around – correctly predicting Sam would be my birthday buddy was awesome. :)

  28. courtney

    December 18, 2009 at 3:42pm


    & I’m gonna guess a girl at 6-7 in the morning.

  29. P@

    December 19, 2009 at 11:10am

    Miss Scarlett, in the kitchen, with the rope.

    I mean, baby girl, Jan. 2nd, 11:34am

  30. Min

    December 22, 2009 at 8:01am

    Girl. January 4th. 3:30 a.m.

  31. Shelby

    December 22, 2009 at 7:51pm

    I am really at a loss on this one. I want you to have a girl, but for some reason I think that you will have a boy.

    However, my track record for predictions in all things is so off, I think that you are going to have a girl.

    But that means you will have a boy…


  32. Shelby

    December 22, 2009 at 7:54pm

    Oh yeah – December 30, 2009 at 3:20 AM.

  33. Rachel

    December 23, 2009 at 1:08pm

    January 3rd, 8pm.

  34. kara marie

    December 23, 2009 at 1:16pm

    I’ll go with 3pm on January 4th. A girl perhaps!

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