Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Baby Emma Birth Day and Weight Contest - The Winners

My Dears!

Sorry that it’s taken me so long to get you the results of our little baby poll.

First, I have to tell you about the little debacle that happened at the hospital. Emma was born 20 minutes after our arrival at the birth center; thus the poor nurses and midwife were having to scramble to get the room ready.

She arrived at 1:30am and was weighed at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. This was right in line with Ben’s weight which was 7 pounds 1 ounce.

But ten hours later (and after three dirty diapers), she weighed in at 7 pounds 14 ounces. Babies, especially immediately after their birth, don’t gain weight.

So clearly there was a bit of an ‘oops’ with the first measurement. But given the hectic delivery and the late early hour, we certainly weren’t holding it against the poor nurse who took the initial weight reading.

But that leads us to the mystery: What was her real weight at birth? The doctors are guessing anywhere from 8 pounds to 8.5 pounds but we’ll never really know and her weight will be officially listed as 7 pound 4 ounces.


Our winners:

Julia E with a entry of 7 pound 4 ounces !! Spot on!


Megan R with a birthday entry of 1/11/2014 - 8pm.  We had one entry for 1/12 (Emma’s actual birth date) but Megan’s guess was closer in number of hours (5.5) to Emma’s actual arrival time. 

Yay. Thanks for participating everyone!

I’ll be contacting the winners shortly with their prizes.