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Old 07-31-2008, 08:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anybody remember their birth predictions, way back when...?

Were you right?

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I don't have super strong feelings yet so this borders on wish list rather than prediction:

Baby's gender:
Girl
Weight (lbs/oz): 7 lb. 9 oz.
Length (in): 19
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: July 9 EDD July 13
Time of day: mid to late afternoon
Length of labor: 5.5 hours (first one was 8 hours)
Place of Birth: home, or my sister's home possibly.
Other details: no hospital transfer this time!

Baby's gender:
Girl
Weight (lbs/oz): 6 lb. 14 oz.
Length (in): 20
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: June 27 EDD July 16
Time of day: 8:13pm
Length of labor: 3 hours (3.75 from water breaking to baby)
Place of Birth: sister's guest room
Other details: no hospital transfer this time!!!!! Yay! Arrived three weeks early, one day after I told the mw that I felt like I was not even close to giving birth, two days before we were supposed to move.

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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Baby's gender: Boy Boy
Weight (lbs/oz): 8 lb. 6 oz. 8 lb. 7 oz.
Length (in): 20 21.5
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: birthdate- July 3.... edd july 4 July 13
Time of day: 5:30 am 11:47 PM
Length of labor: 5 hours 5 hours
Place of Birth: Home sweet home! in the water At home, in water!
Other details: reddish hair brownish-reddish

i was pretty close on most counts
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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Baby's gender: Female (yep!)
Weight (lbs/oz): 8 pounds (7 pounds 2.6 ounces)
Length (in): 22 inches (20 inches)
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: 7/5/08 my EDD is 7/2/08 (7/16/08)
Time of day: Early Morning (1:48 am)
Length of labor: I really have no idea, this is my first. 4 hours? (haha 10 hours)
Place of Birth: I am planning a hospital birth but I have this strong feeling this babe might be a unplanned UC at home. (induced, hospital)
Other details: I think hubby will be more emotional then me during and after the birth. (this was true for sure!!)

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Baby's gender: I definately feel girl! (I was right!)
Weight (lbs/oz): 10lbs 2 oz (8lbs 6oz...born early)
Length (in): 22 1/2 exactly right!
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: EDD = 7/27, birthdate 8/8 (born 7/23)
Time of day: PM (born 5:18pm)
Length of labor: 20 hours (actually it was over 48 hours long)
Place of Birth: Hospital, midwives yep, it was
Other details:
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Baby's gender: boy
Weight (lbs/oz): 8lbs 14oz
Length (in): 21.5"
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: EDD = 7/07, baby's birthdate 7/07 or 7/08
Time of day: PM
Length of labor: 13 hours
Place of Birth: birth center
Other details: not sure yet
Um. I stink at guessing!!!!
What really happened:

Baby's gender: girl
Weight (lbs/oz): 8lbs 5oz
Length (in): 20"
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: EDD = 7/04, baby's birthdate 7/10
Time of day: 7 45AM
Length of labor: 2.5 hours
Place of Birth: home
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Predictions :

Here's dh's predictions :

Baby's gender: Girl
Weight (lbs/oz): 9lbs 6oz
Length (in): 20 inches
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: July 21/July 11
Time of day:
Length of labor:
Place of Birth: hospital
Other details:


And mine

Baby's gender: girl
Weight (lbs/oz): 8lbs 14oz
Length (in): 21 inches
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: July 18/July 11
Time of day: early morning
Length of labor: many, many days, LOL
Place of Birth: hospital
Other details:


Reality:

Baby's Gender : girl
Weight : 9lbs 6oz
Length : 21 inches
Birthdate : July 7
Time of day : 7:07 a.m.
Length of Labor : many, many days
Place of birth : Alternative Birthing Center

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Old 08-01-2008, 01:10 AM
 
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BOY! Was I WAY off!

Baby's gender: I am going to say girl. It's a BOY!
Weight (lbs/oz): 8lbs. 1 oz. 10 LBS!!
Length (in): 20 1/4 in. 23" long
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: Not sure of EDD I think it is July 3rd. So I will say birthdate will be July 1st. Born July 11th
Time of day: Between 6am-8am Time of birth 12:20am
Length of labor: 4 hrs. Almost 6 1/2 hrs.
Place of Birth: I am hoping home. At home!!
Other details: I want to try for a water birth this time around whether it's at home or at the FSBC...I wanted to get into the tub last time but there just wasn't enough time to fill it! Had time to fill it, but it just didn't feel right for me so I got out and birthed him on the bed.
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I never posted in the birth predictions, but I'll put what I thought and what actually happened.

What I thought:

Baby's gender: boy
Weight (lbs/oz): 8lbs. 8 oz.
Length (in): 21"
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: July 4th/EDD July 7th
Time of day: 2-3pm
Length of labor: 8 hours
Place of Birth: Home
Other details: Waterbirth, DH catching and announcing the sex since we didn't find out.

The Real Story:

Baby's gender: boy
Weight (lbs/oz): 7lbs. 8 oz.
Length (in): 19 1/2"
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: July 11th/EDD July 7th
Time of day: 10:08AM
Length of labor: 1.5 hours
Place of Birth: Home
Other details: We did have a waterbirth, but DH was behind me supporting me in the tub while I pushed so he didn't have a chance to catch. He did get to announce it was a BOY though!

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Baby's gender: Not gonna guess.
Boy!

Weight (lbs/oz): Let's say....9lbs 8oz. Just because I'm hoping for a smaller one this time.
Right! 9lb 6oz after pooping, so I was just about right on!

Length (in): 19in
Wrong. 21in.

Baby Birthdate and your EDD: July3rd/July 1st
Wrong. Almost two weeks off here...July 12th

Time of day: early morning
Wrong. Early afternoon.

Length of labor: 12 hours. Again, not what I actually expect, but what I'm hoping for...
Not sure how long to consider my labor (lots of prodomal labor, 18 hours of regular contractions some of which I slept through, but only 2 hours where I had to work) so I'll give this one a pass.

Place of Birth: Home
Right!
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"I finally had a birth dream...though I'm not sure if it was really "THE" dream...but I can always change my prediction later...

gender: boy #4
weight: 6lbs. 13oz.
length: 20 1/2"
birthdate: June 30th
time of date: ~5pm
length of labor: 3 hours
place: home, even though it would be 36.5 weeks (but that's what happened in the dream!)"

My dreams usually had a girl in them, but intellectually I just believed I would have another boy.

I was right in that it was my smallest baby: 7lbs 7oz.
Length was exactly right: 20 1/2"
DOB I knew would be before my due date, but not as early as I thought: July 12th
Time, I was right that it would be evening: 6:38pm
Length of labor was 3+ hours, so almost exactly right again!
39weeks was a little longer than I thought.

But hey, I was pretty accurate overall!

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Mine is here... updated on the Birth Predictions sticky!!

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Baby's gender: girl (per u/s!) Yup
Weight (lbs/oz): 9 lbs 2 oz 7 lbs 1 oz
Length (in): 19 1/2 inches Yup
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: edd 7-27, born 7-30 7-19
Time of day: 1:15pm 5:45
Length of labor: 4.5 hours 7.75 hours
Place of Birth: oh, gosh. hospital? hospital
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Prediction
Baby's gender: Boy
Weight (lbs/oz): 10 lb 6.4 oz
Length (in): 22 in
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: July 3rd EDD 6/29-715
Time of day: 6 pm
Length of labor: 10 hours
Place of Birth: Home
Other details: If I am having twins I will come back and change this ( I was measuring 3 weeks ahead at last Mw apt. we will see on friday if I am even more ahead lol)

Actual
Baby's gender: Boy
Weight (lbs/oz): 8lb 7.6 oz
Length (in): 21 in
Baby Birthdate :June 28th
Time of day: 1:17 pm
Length of labor: 33 hours
Place of Birth: Home
Other details:born in the birthing tub

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Baby's gender: Boy BOY!
Weight (lbs/oz): 7# 9 oz 6lbs 14ozs
Length (in): 19 3/4 20in
Baby Birthdate and your EDD: July 12 (EDD July 31st) July 18th
Time of day: Late evening 7:09pm
Length of labor: 10 hours 21 hours & C-Section
Place of Birth: REX birth center
Other details: We still kind of hope there are 2 in there....hehe Only 1

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I also updated the predicitions sticky -- I was surprised that I got the date right, but other than that, most was fairly off.

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