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#1 of 43 Old 05-02-2009, 11:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've seen threads like this in a few of the other DDCs and was wondering if anyone was interested in sharing their predictions. After we have our babies we can come back and update to see how close we were.

EDD:
I predict the baby will be born:
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last:
It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a:
The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be:
Actual weight and length:

Possible names:
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make:
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I'll play!

I predict the baby will be born: December 2, 2009
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: 5 hours
It actually lasted:

I predict the baby will be a: boy
The baby is a:

I predict the baby's weight will be: 9 pounds
Actual weight:

Possible names: Oliver (Ollie)
Actual name:

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I modified mine some since I'm having twins ...


EDD: Nov. 24th (40weeks)
I predict the babies will be born: Nov. 10th (our wedding anniversary)
Actual birth date: Tues. Nov. 3rd (37 weeks)

I predict I will have a natural/vaginal/c-section birth: I'm going to say vaginal in hopes that I can speak it into truth!
Birth: C-section

I predict my labor will last: 12 hours
It actually lasted:

I predict the babies will be (what sex): boy/girl
U/S showed (sexes): boy/boy
The babies are: boy/boy

I predict the babies’ weight and length will be: 5.5 oz 19 in long x2
Actual weight and length: Clarke - 6lbs 18.25", Luke - 5lbs14oz 18.25"

Possible names: b/b: Clarke Lee & Luke Edward
Actual names: Clarke Lee & Luke Edwards

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I'm going to have an uneventful pregnancy!!!! Speak it into truth ladies!

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EDD: 11/28/09
I predict the baby will be born: 11/20/09
Actual birth date: 11/11/09

I predict my labor will last: 10 hours
It actually lasted: 12 hours

U/S showed a (if you had one): girl
I predict the baby will be a: girl
The baby is a: girl

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7lbs 3oz, 20in
Actual weight and length: 6lb 0oz, 20in

Possible names: girl-MacKenna Grace or Hannah Noel boy-Braden James
Actual name: Hannah Noel

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I predict that I will NOT have pre-eclampsia this time around. I hope I hope I hope.

*sigh* unfortunately I got pre-e...and was induced at 37 weeks again, but she's here and she's healthy and that's what matters
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EDD: 11-1-09
I predict the baby will be born: 11-3-09
Actual birth date:11-4-09

I predict my labor will last:10 hours
It actually lasted: 7 hours

I predict the baby will be a:
The baby is a: Boy!

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7lbs 10ozs, 20 1/2 inches
Actual weight and length: 9lbs 10 ozs, 20 1/2 inches

Possible names: No clue yet
Actual name: Grayson Cole

Guess my intuition super sucks...I got the length right at least.
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Here are my predictions followed by my husbands
EDD: 05 November 2009
I predict the baby will be born: 11 November 2009/ 07 November 2009
Actual birth date: 10 November 2009

I predict my labor will last: 15 hours/11 hours
It actually lasted:16 hours

U/S showed a (if you had one): Boy
I predict the baby will be a: Boy/Boy
The baby is a:Boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8lbs 8oz, 20 in./ 8lb 2oz/ 20in
Actual weight and length: 8lbs 2oz/21.5"

Possible names: Holden (boy), Delaney (girl)
Actual name:Holden Oliver

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EDD: --November 13
I predict the baby will be born: --November 1
Actual birth date: November 20!

I predict my labor will last: --16 hours
It actually lasted: --33 hours+24 hours of 'early' labor

U/S showed a (if you had one): girl
I predict the baby will be a: --Boy
The baby is a: GIRL!

I predict the babies weight and length will be: --7 pounds, 7 ounces ... 21" long.
Actual weight and length: She was 8 pounds 6.1oz 

Possible names: --Henry Dean & Piper Juliet
Actual name: Piper Juliet

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: Please, please, please let me hold out for a totally drug free vaginal birth!


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Fun! I'm in!

I predict the baby will be born: November 25, 2009
Actual birth date: November 24, 2009

I predict my labor will last: 10 hours
It actually lasted: 6 hours

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: Boy
The baby is a: Boy )

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 9lbs 8oz, 21in
Actual weight and length: 9lbs 1oz, 21in

Possible names: Matthew or Thomas
Actual name: Matthew Henry

I wasn't too far off on some of it!

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Fun!

EDD: Nov 25, 2009
I predict the baby will be born: Nov 27, 2009
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: 5 hours
It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one): n/a
I predict the baby will be a: boy
The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8lbs, 20 inches (?)
Actual weight and length:

Possible names: Jasper, Sadie
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make:

Mom to DD Nov 2009,
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This looks like fun.

EDD:Nov 17/18
I predict the baby will be born: Nov 14th
Actual birth date:Nov 19th

I predict my labor will last: 2 hrs
It actually lasted:1 hr

U/S showed a (if you had one): Boy
I predict the baby will be a: Girl
The baby is a:Boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8lbs 3 oz
Actual weight and length:
7lbs 6oz
Possible names: ????????????
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make:

Mommy to Petunia 11/04 Bug 10/06 Button 11/09 and  Sweetie pea 12/11 DW to J :

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Fun fun fun!!!


EDD:
I predict the baby will be born: 11/11
Actual birth date: 11/9

I predict my labor will last: 3 hours (wishful thinking? HAHA!)
It actually lasted: 2 hours!!!

U/S showed a (if you had one): Girl
I predict the baby will be a: Girl
The baby is a: Girl!

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 6lbs 9 ounces
Actual weight and length: 6lbs 12oz

Possible names: Ezekiel if it is a boy, Selah if it is a girl.
Actual name: Annabelle Soleil

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: If it is a boy, he will pee on his daddy within the first hour after birth (heh!)
Well, SHE peed on ME about 5 minutes after birth! Haha!

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EDD: 11/08/09
I predict the baby will be born:11/02/09
Actual birth date: 11/4/09

I predict my labor will last: 2 hrs
It actually lasted: 4 hrs

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: boy
The baby is a: girl

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8 lbs 10 oz, 20.5 inches
Actual weight and length: 7 lbs 14 oz, 20.5 in

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EDD: 11/15/09
I predict the baby will be born: Friday the 13th
Actual birth date: 11/19 4:35 am

I predict my labor will last: 13 hours
It actually lasted: a little less than 7 hours

U/S showed a (if you had one): boy
I predict the baby will be a: Girl
The baby is a: boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 6lbs 8oz 18in
Actual weight and length: 5lbs 11oz 19 in

Possible names: ....tbd....
Actual name: Declan MacMillan

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: Birth center birth

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EDD: 11.23
I predict the baby will be born:11.13
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last:2hrs YES BABY SHORT LABOR 3rd time around
It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a:girl
The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be:8pd 5 oz 19in long
Actual weight and length:

Possible names:EDD:
Kylie Marie
Ella Marie
Leigh Marie
Zach james
Parker james

Actual name:

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EDD: November 7, 2009
I predict the baby will be born: October 23, 2009
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: 2 hours
It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: boy
The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7 pounds, 1 ounce 19"
Actual weight and length:

Possible names: Jagger, Hurley, Maggie
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I bet my hubba hubby will miss this birth too!
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EDD: 11/6/09
I predict the baby will be born: 11/9/09
Actual birth date: 11/7/09

I predict my labor will last: 13 hours
It actually lasted: Closer to 7

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: Boy
The baby is a: Boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7lbs 12oz, 20 in long
Actual weight and length: 8lbs 2 oz, 22 in long

Possible names: Nicholas Joseph (boy), Evelyn or Ellinor (girl)
Actual name: Samuel Robert (Sammy)

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: Water birth

I did have a water birth, but almost didn't make it in time!

Kirsten, mama to Monkey since May 2007 and Bean born 11/7/09
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EDD: 11/19/09
I predict the baby will be born: Thanksgiving Day 11/26/09
Actual birth date: 11/25/09

I predict my labor will last: total, 15-20 hours
It actually lasted: total, 24 hours

U/S showed a (if you had one): boy
I predict the baby will be a: girl
The baby is a: boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8 lbs, 5 oz, 20 inches
Actual weight and length: 9 lbs, 3 oz, 21.5 inches - thanks, Brewer diet!

Possible names: Sophia Claire or Liam Evan
Actual name: Liam Freeman - DH suggested using my dad's name

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: We'll get sushi delivered as soon as I'm ready to eat following delivery! :

I was actually too tired to think about sushi for a few days, but Cellist brought sushi and baby Ethan about 2 wks PP. It was wonderful!

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EDD: 11/12/09
I predict the baby will be born: 11/10/09
Actual birth date: 11/10/09

I predict my labor will last: 36 hours total like my last two, but a faster active labor... I'm saying 4 hours.
It actually lasted: 34 hours total, about 4.5 hrs active labor

U/S showed a (if you had one): boy
I predict the baby will be a: girl
The baby is a: boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8 lb 1 oz, 20 inches
Actual weight and length: 8 lb 7 oz, 20 inches

Possible names: no ideas yet.
Actual name: Oliver Hayes

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I'm going to predict that something about this labor/birth is surprising to all involved.
Well it was certainly surprising to ME that my water broke in early labor
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What a great thread!!

EDD:
I predict the baby will be born: Oct 17
Actual birth date: Oct 20 (37 weeks 1 day)

I predict my labor will last: 14 hrs
It actually lasted: 19 hrs

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: Boy
The baby is a: Boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7 lbs 3 oz, 19 inches
Actual weight and length: 6 lbs 10 oz, 19 inches

Possible names: Grayson Caid
Actual name: Seth Roger

Pam, momma to Sofie Avye Seth
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EDD: 11/8/09
I predict the baby will be born: 11/18/09
Actual birth date: 11/4/09

I predict my labor will last: 9 hours
It actually lasted: 10 hours

U/S showed a (if you had one): Boy
I predict the baby will be a: Girl
The baby is a: Boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7lbs, 10 oz, 21 in.
Actual weight and length: 7lbs, 8 oz, 22 in.

Possible names: Halcyon (girl), River (boy)
Actual name: River

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: Just hoping for a peaceful homebirth!
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EDD: Nov 18th
I predict the baby will be born: Nov 16th
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: 5 hours
It actually lasted:

I predict the baby will be a: girl
The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8lbs 8oz and 20 in
Actual weight and length:

Possible names: Zion Merciful or Noble Grandison
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: a wonderful waterbirth at home!

Jesus-loving Doula/Birth Photographer Mama to Tor 4/2007, Zion 11/2009, Enoch 11/2011, and Zephyr due 12/13/2013

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#22 of 43 Old 05-07-2009, 02:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I guess I should finally respond to my own thread! Think we can get this stickied so we can check back easily after our babies are born?
(dh's predictions)
EDD: Nov 20th
I predict the baby will be born: Nov 25th in the early am (Nov 27th @6:53am)
Actual birth date:Nov 22nd at 2:43 pm

I predict my labor will last: 11 hours (14 1/2 hours)
It actually lasted: 30 hours total, 18 active

I predict the baby will be a: boy (boy)
The baby is a: GIRL

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8lbs 12oz and 20.5 in (8lbs 1oz, 22 in)
Actual weight and length: 8lbs 4oz and 20.5 in

Possible names: Leo Anthony (boy), Helen Elizabeth (girl)
Actual name: Luna Elizabeth

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: Labor will start after a delicious dinner, some sexy time with dh, and a nap. Baby will be born in the water at the sweet birth center where I work.
This part was surprisingly accurate. We had a due date date night to celebrate and I started cramping a few hours after we went to sleep. I caught my baby in the tub at the birth center surrounded by the best birth team ever.
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EDD: November 15
I predict the baby will be born: November 10
Actual birth date: November 11

I predict my labor will last: 6.5 hours
It actually lasted: 8 hours

U/S showed a (if you had one): n/a
I predict the baby will be a: Boy
The baby is a: Girl

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8lbs 14oz 21.5"
Actual weight and length: 8lbs 5oz 19.5"

Possible names: We've got nothing
Actual name: ?

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: We will have another successful homebirth, and hopefully this baby will come during the day unlike his/her brother!

Dawn, mama to D (3.06) & N (9.07) C (11.09) & Still-in-shock surprise due in Aug!
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UPDATE:

EDD: 11/14
I predict the baby will be born: 11/17
Actual birth date: 11/2

I predict my labor will last: 14 hrs from the time the real contractions start
It actually lasted: 13 hrs 55 min (WOW)

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: boy
The baby is a: boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7 lb 3 oz. 20 inches long
Actual weight and length: 7 lb 5 oz, 20 inches long

Possible names: Millie for a girl... Kieran for a boy
Actual name: Kieran

ETA: WOW. I am moderately impressed with my mother's intuition. Except I was waayyyy off on the due date!

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UPDATE...
EDD: Looks like some time in October now with a scheduled C-section because of my recent dx of complete placenta previa. I am still sticking in my Nov DDC though :-)

Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: 0 - looks like an early scheduled C-section... fun fun for my first

It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one): a BOY
I predict the baby will be a: Girl (wrong, I saw that little mushroom clear as day)

The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8 lbs 12 ozs. (a dream I had... hope not though.. UGH!) 21.5 inches long (probably not if it is early)
Actual weight and length:

Possible names: Girl - Jalyn Hope/ Boy - Rygel Jalyn (DH wants Rygel... I protest!!!) Today we considered Camden Rigel Rogers
(today I think we settled on a name... Jantzen Davis

Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I predict I will not get drugs but may need C-section (especially if it is an almost 9 lb baby) and that I will piss off DH during the process and say a few choice words (that I will mean but really shouldn't say out loud!) (LIES LIES ALL LIES :-) )




FUN!!!

EDD: November 16, 2009 (My new due date given at my appt. today - which I think is more accurate due to DTD dates - is 11/9/09)
I predict the baby will be born: November 9, 2009 (day after DH's b-day)
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: 8 hours
It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one): N/A yet
I predict the baby will be a: Girl
The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8 lbs 12 ozs. (a dream I had... hope not though.. UGH!) 21.5 inches long
Actual weight and length:

Possible names: Girl - Jalyn Hope/ Boy - Rygel Jalyn (DH wants Rygel... I protest!!!) Today we considered Camden Rigel Rogers
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I predict I will not get drugs but may need C-section (especially if it is an almost 9 lb baby) and that I will piss off DH during the process and say a few choice words (that I will mean but really shouldn't say out loud!)

LAURA mama to Emory (10/12/09) wife to DH missing & older sis 10/13/69-12/19/07 w/1 : & 3 :
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EDD: November 15, 2009
I predict the baby will be born: November 23, 2009
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: 10 hours
It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: Boy
The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7 lb. 12 oz., 19 in.
Actual weight and length:

Possible names: Orion Trane - boy; girl - ??? maybe Phoebe
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I will have a VBAC but it will take an epidural to get me there.
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EDD: November 2, 2009
I predict the baby will be born: November 4, 2009
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: 12 hours
It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: Girl
The baby is a:

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 8 lbs 1 oz, 20 1/2 inches
Actual weight and length:

Possible names: no clue!
Actual name:

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EDD: November 13th
I predict the baby will be born: November 9th or 10th
Actual birth date:

I predict my labor will last: About 4 hours
It actually lasted:

U/S showed a (if you had one):
I predict the baby will be a: Boy
The baby is a: BOY!! (on 6-3-09)

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 6 lbs, 14 ounces, 20 inches
Actual weight and length:

Possible names: His name is Mathias Conley Murphy
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I predict that I will love him like there's no tomorrow.

Ph.D. Mama to Anaiah born 10/06/07 and Mathias born 11/14/09 and Wife to my cocoa puff DH.
My Cup Runs Over Daily!

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EDD: November 11th
I predict the baby will be born: October 31st or November 22nd
Actual birth date: November 21st - man, I never really thought she'd bake that long!
I predict my labor will last: 22 hours
It actually lasted: OMG it was 22 hours

U/S showed a (if you had one): Girl
I predict the baby will be a: Boy - until the u/s said girl
The baby is a: Girl

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 9 lbs, 10 ounces, 20 inches
Actual weight and length: 7lbs 2oz, 19.5 inches

Possible names: There are 73 names on my list...
Actual name: Kadence Josephine MyMaidenName

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I will use the f-word no fewer than 96 times. I lost count around 47, but I'm fairly certain I exceeded expectations. My mother was so proud.

:yawning 33yo first-time solo mama to DD born 11/21/09
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I will give it a shot, I am very unsure about these questions, as this is my first child


EDD: Nov. 4th
I predict the baby will be born: October 31st
Actual birth date: Oct. 25th.

I predict my labor will last: 24hrs
It actually lasted: 4.5hrs - I was sooo off!

U/S showed a (if you had one):boy
I predict the baby will be a: boy
The baby is a: boy

I predict the babies weight and length will be: 7lb, 20in
Actual weight and length: 7lbs 2 oz and 20in.


Possible names: we are keeping this secret for now.
Actual name:

Any extra predictions you'd like to make: I will surprise myself.

Mom since Oct'09. Wife to a loving husband. Expecting a little bean in May'12

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