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04-12-2006 03:31 PM
momto3g3b
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March 2nd, c-section. 9lb,12oz, 22 inches long, 9:05am birth. He'll have black hair. Those are my guesses, anyhow!
Joshua was born March 2nd via c-section. He was 8lb, 14oz and 20.75 inches. He did have black hair, though, so I got that much right!
04-12-2006 01:33 PM
Ell-Bell
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Originally Posted by Ell-Bell

I think baby will be born on March 14... not before then! If not the 14th, then the 21st (I'm thinkin' Tuesday, for some reason).I expect that I will either be out on a walk, or unpacking boxes in the kitchen when labor starts. I think it will be a boy (but that changes every week or so!) and he will be born in the water.

I'm thinking 9 lbs 4 oz, have no clue about length, except the legs are feeling long! My midwife will be there just in time, after I have walked and labored only with my husband and mom for several hours. Despite the chaos of just having moved, it will be a smooth birth, very empowering! I think the pushing part will go quickly, and baby will be born with a full head of hair, and my husbands butt-chin (I hope!).
Well, I was a few days off, he was born on the 17th. I wasn't doing anything when contractions started, I had just woken up. It WAS a boy, he WAS born in water. I was 4 1/2 oz off, and pretty right on about the midwives getting there in time. I had labored for 6 hours, and they got there 3 hours before he was born, when contractions were 2 minutes apart (long transition). He does have a full head of hair, and my husbands chin!
04-11-2006 07:32 PM
nubianamy
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Originally Posted by nubianamy
EDD 3/9, so I think lentil will be born on 3/16, after a 10 hour labor at home. Maybe in the tub, more likely on the bed downstairs. We're all big people, so I'll say over 8 lbs with a little wisp of blonde-red hair.
Close! 3/19, 19 hour labor (could be said to be 10 hrs if you count from when I decided I needed the midwife!), labored in the tub but chose the toilet at the end (birthed standing), 9lbs with quite a lot of blonde-red hair.
04-10-2006 11:23 AM
Epiphany
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Originally Posted by Epiphany
I will go into labor in the evening around 5ish and will stay at home to finish up last minute details and get DD to bed. After a few hours of labor at home we will go to the hospital where I will labor in the tub and then give birth squatting out of the tub. Labor will be 10 hours with 1 hour of pushing.

Baby girl will be 7lbs 1oz and 19 inches long. She will have a full head of dark hair that will stay dark and look more like me than her dad. She will be a calm, quiet, snuggly babe with big eyes.
Well...I went into labor around 9pm in the evening. Went to the hospital at 6am. Tub was not working and I gave birth on hands and knees. Labor was about 16 hours and pushing was about 10-15 minutes. Ember weighed 7lbs 13oz and was 20" long. She does have a full head of dark hair and looks more like me than her father. She is also a calm, quiet, snuggly babe with big eyes.

Wild how some of it came so true.
04-10-2006 10:55 AM
AppleCrisp
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Originally Posted by ahwuko
I didn't put in my prediction yet.

I predict a small boy, maybe a shade under 7 lbs, or about 7 lbs, with a lot of dark hair (I'm thinking Don King here, knowing my husband), and I think he's going to be about a week after my EDD. I think he's going to be quiet and mellow and cuddly.

Strangely, my in-laws have zero pictures of my baby husband so I have nothing to go on. The earliest one they could dig up he looks to be about 5 or 6. How weird is that?
I was totally wrong about everything other than he's a boy and he was small. He was only 6-6 and didn't really have a lot of hair, just a little bit, and he was a week early. He was pretty mellow until recently.
04-10-2006 09:11 AM
Daisie125
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I think I am going to go into labor early in the morning April 1st. He'll probably be born before noon after a 4-6 hour hard & fast labor. Dark hair & eyes. 8lbs 5oz.

All guessing.... I just hope he has a small head
nak

Well, I was a pound off, he was 7lbs 5oz. Labor was about 4 hours, so fast but not hard until transition, and even that was only 3 contractions. Dark hair & eyes. Time was way off, he was born at 1:07am. He was born on his due date, march 30th.
04-10-2006 07:15 AM
corhorvath
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Originally Posted by corhorvath
Ooo... fun post!

I think my baby will be "late" and since her due date is 3/30, I think she'll be born 4/7 since my daughter was born 8 days "late". I'm expecting the labor to be between 12 to 14 hours. Since my previous labor was 28 hours, I'm cutting that number in half. I think I'll give birth either squatting or in a modified squat. I will make it to the hospital to deliver rather than the ferry like my family and friends think. And, I think my baby will be 100% healthy. And, I think my husband will do fabulously supporting me even though he's worried about it.
Well, everything here was just about right, except my daughter was born on 4/4 instead of 4/7. She was past her due date, just not as much as I thought. Fun stuff!!
04-10-2006 04:02 AM
yvonnemlv
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I've been thinking 8.5 lbsish.. and long, like 54-56 cm. No thoughts on how long labor is or when. She'll come when she is ready and it will take exactly as long as it needs. I DO think DH probably won't be here (at work) or will be asleep.

Getting MORE excited!

8.5 lbs or around 3.86 kg
21.25 in - 22.04 in or around 54-56 cm
Well, DH was asleep when it started, but I didn't count on my son waking up during my labor so I woke up DH. He caught our baby girl as I pushed her body out.

She was 4.57 kg and 54 cm long so I was right about the length, lol. (10.07 lbs)... strange factoid.. she arrived the same gestation age as my son did... 38 wks 6 days.
04-09-2006 10:57 PM
Tine Huh...I guess my predictions were pretty accurate. I had Maria before her EDD as I thought I would -- 2 days after St. Patrick's Day (the day I guessed she'd be born).

I did have much shorter labor than I did w/ DS -- about 1/3 as long.

And I did have her in the bedroom, but didn't avoid back labor (grrrrrrr) and did have her in bed (on hands and knees though).
04-09-2006 09:33 PM
willow659
Looking through and just curious about the rest of you
03-17-2006 02:55 PM
Epiphany Adding to my previous prediction... I think it will be the 21st at 10:40 am. Labor will start at 4am and go pretty quickly... As long as it isn't today!!! I do feel that it will start soon. Baby is so low and I am getting nesting feelings and impending labor feelings. hehe
03-17-2006 12:29 PM
Metasequoia
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Originally Posted by Metasequoia
Heh, heh, heh, this is fun! I hope I don't jinx myself! Lemme see.....births are super quick, 1st was 3.5 hrs & 2nd was 1 hr, both times labor started between 2am & 4am with no warning, so I think I'll say that babe will be born at home, unassisted, in the bathroom, either in the tub or on the pot! I'm thinking he'll be in the upper 7 lbs - maybe just over 8 lbs with lots of dark hair & how's this for a finale........he'll pee all over all of us asap!!!
LOL!!! Not bad, Babe woke me up just like my Dd's, labor was 2 hrs, fast, but not as fast as I expected, he weighed a bit over 8 lbs (8lbs 4.5 oz) he has lots of dark hair AND he DID pee all over me as soon as he came out!

How I wish he was born at home though....
03-10-2006 01:29 PM
amyjeans Mamas- y'all been birthin- lets see if your predictions were right!!!
please post!
03-04-2006 02:44 AM
Phoenix_Mommy_4 Alright here goes....

I am due March 25th, but I am guessing thats its going to be the 18th /19th...boy...9lbs 5 ounces...early morning...like 4amish...and at home with my hubby around me.

Phoenix

nope...born the 14th..in hospital...c-section at 12:20, and he was 7lbs 9 ounces...but it was a boy!
03-04-2006 12:28 AM
Epiphany Intuition and wishful thinking here....

I will go into labor in the evening around 5ish and will stay at home to finish up last minute details and get DD to bed. After a few hours of labor at home we will go to the hospital where I will labor in the tub and then give birth squatting out of the tub. Labor will be 10 hours with 1 hour of pushing.

Baby girl will be 7lbs 1oz and 19 inches long. She will have a full head of dark hair that will stay dark and look more like me than her dad. She will be a calm, quiet, snuggly babe with big eyes.

Birthday....this is where it gets tricky. I had said from the beginning that she would be born on April 3rd. But now I am getting a feeling that it may be closer to the full moon on March 14th. *sigh* So I just don't know. I am fairly confident that this baby is an Aries, so that means for sure after the 21st. lol Can you tell I am conflicted? Her edd is the 30th of March and this is my second baby, first was born 2 days after her due date....
03-03-2006 11:29 PM
willow659 I think that I will have a girl with dark hair. (I had a dream) She'll weigh about 9 lbs, 21 inches? I'm guessing that labor will be 12-20 hrs long based on being in labor 14 and a half with my son using pitocin. And I think she'll be here in a week- so maybe March 9. My EDD is th 17th.


Yea! She's a girl. She was 8lbs, 21 inches. Labor was 15 hrs if you count from the time my water broke and she came on March 8. I was off on the hair. She has blonde hair like me, but my gut says it'll darken up.
03-03-2006 11:06 PM
AppleCrisp I didn't put in my prediction yet.

I predict a small boy, maybe a shade under 7 lbs, or about 7 lbs, with a lot of dark hair (I'm thinking Don King here, knowing my husband), and I think he's going to be about a week after my EDD. I think he's going to be quiet and mellow and cuddly.

Strangely, my in-laws have zero pictures of my baby husband so I have nothing to go on. The earliest one they could dig up he looks to be about 5 or 6. How weird is that?
03-03-2006 09:44 PM
RedOakMomma bump

Should we make this a sticky so it's easier to find?

Anyone else want to add in last-minute predicitons?? It's fun!
01-17-2006 09:40 PM
amyjeans well, I think I'm gonna change my date to some time in Feb- I am contracting as I type and I think I miscalculated my edd.
Still, dh won't make it in time- and baby will land softly on our new white comforter.

WHY did I buy WHITE??????
01-17-2006 09:21 PM
LittleBirdie This kid is going to be huge. I'm certain of it, only because I was born at near toddler size and most babies in my family are xl! Also, why else would I have the wide childbearing hips I do?! 8 lbs would be a tiny baby for me. I also think that the baby will have plenty of dark hair (like me) and dark eyes (like both DH and me).

Through the power of positive visualization, I predict: a daytime labor spent at home through which I attempt to clean the house yet one more time (my mom refused to go to the hospital when laboring with me so that she could vacuum one more time -- this might be the one time we are similar!) It could take a good portion of the day, but we will get to the hospital in the late afternoon. Baby Sprout will be here by 7 PM or so.

Also, our edd is 3/19, but I suspect it might be a little closer to that month's full moon, maybe 3/15.
01-17-2006 06:08 PM
CaliMomof5 Okay - baby will be born March 31st, in the water in my living room. This next part is wishful thinking - she'll be 8lbs and she won't have shoulder dystocia so I will actually feel her slide out of my body like I wish my other babies had.
01-17-2006 05:53 PM
kellykins This will be a total wild guess too since this is my first too... but judging by my own mom's experience and my own wishful thinking....

Labor will be semi-short, intense, mostly at home and full of me whining and dh reassuring me and basically telling me to not wimp out (haha! long history of whining and trying to wimp out -even though I can physically do whatever it is when things get hard- at least mountain biking haha!). I will drink my raspberry leaf tea on the way to the hospital and it will do its job and I will have the baby mid-day on either March 23 or if she is really like me, 16th - I am due on the 28th, but I was early, as was my brother by about two weeks. Baby will be about 6lbs, give or take a little- no idea how long, but will have the tiniest fuzz of brown hair and will surprise us with a non-brown eye color (dh and I both have dark brown hehe).
01-17-2006 04:44 PM
CharlotteSometimes Ok, here's what my intuition/hopes tell me....

I think I'll go into labor in the early afternoon, I think maybe the 10th. (I'm due on the 15th - went into labor with dd a day before my due date and gave birth 42 hours later, I'm just praying that this baby keeps his/her hands where they belong.) I'll keep on hanging out with dd as usual, spending some time in the fishy pool and walking through the woods. We'll have a big snowstorm with howling winds and the house will be shaking, and I will feel safe and glad to be just with dd, who probably won't give a clam that I'm groaning and carrying on. Bonus points for losing electricity. Dh will come home from work sometimes during transition and will immediately call the midwife, but she won't make it in time, and I'll end up pushing the baby into dh/dd's arms by candlelight sometime around 1am. It'll be a boy with black hair and eyes like dh, 8lbs.

Ok, that's definitely more hope than intuition
01-17-2006 04:40 AM
momto3g3b March 2nd, c-section. 9lb,12oz, 22 inches long, 9:05am birth. He'll have black hair. Those are my guesses, anyhow!
01-11-2006 09:05 AM
nubianamy Well, never having done this before, it's a totally wild guess.

EDD 3/9, so I think lentil will be born on 3/16, after a 10 hour labor at home. Maybe in the tub, more likely on the bed downstairs. We're all big people, so I'll say over 8 lbs with a little wisp of blonde-red hair.
01-11-2006 08:05 AM
yvonnemlv I've been thinking 8.5 lbsish.. and long, like 54-56 cm. No thoughts on how long labor is or when. She'll come when she is ready and it will take exactly as long as it needs. I DO think DH probably won't be here (at work) or will be asleep.

Getting MORE excited!

8.5 lbs or around 3.86 kg
21.25 in - 22.04 in or around 54-56 cm
01-11-2006 05:49 AM
Daisie125 I think I am going to go into labor early in the morning April 1st. He'll probably be born before noon after a 4-6 hour hard & fast labor. Dark hair & eyes. 8lbs 5oz.

All guessing.... I just hope he has a small head
01-11-2006 03:47 AM
Mrs Dimples I am not having a lot of intuition on this part of the pregnancy thing, LOL. My due date could really be anywhere between the middle of Feb. and the first week of March, and I just don't know what to think. I was induced with my son so I have nothing to go on! I am thinking end of Feb. or maybe first of March...

OK, for the sake of just throwing something out there, I am going to say: this baby will be born on February 14th, which is my birthday and the day after the full moon on the 13th. I think she will be at least 8 pounds, maybe closer to 9, and have red hair like me! An uneventful birth at home, in the water (wherever we decide to put the tub, lol) after a labor of 6-8 hours.

Really, the only thing I have any feeling about is that she will be big. 8-9 pounds. Everything else is just wishful thinking and (somewhat) educated guessing!

ETA: OK, I was way off! Well, I said I didn't have much intuition about the birth. Eve was born on her EDD of March 4th. She was born at home in the water, completely peaceful and perfect, and my labor was 7 hours from first pain to baby in arms. Her hair is dark blonde though, and she was only 7-10, much smaller than I was expecting.
01-11-2006 12:53 AM
InochiZo Yea!!! This will be fun.
Mostly wishful thinking at this point.
Baby will be born on the 8th. DH thinks I'll go late based on the date of conception.
She will be 6 lb 10 oz and 18 in.
I will labor for 10 hours total.
I will have an uneventful birth at home at night.
Actual Events:
Born on 14th
7 lb 12 oz and 21 in
Active labor was only 4 hours but total labor was 28 hours
and it was uneventful at home
01-11-2006 12:20 AM
Kam Hmmm, some intuition, here, some guessing, and lots of wishful thinking!

I predict a relatively quick labor--maybe 5 hours (first was 6.5) beginning in the evening. We'll get to the hospital in good time, and I'll give birth squatting/sitting in the birth bed after lots of time in the water. I'm guessing a boy, dark hair, around 8 pounds. Birth day: 3/21/06 (spring equinox has got to be one of the best days to be born!)
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