Monday, August 1, 2011

oh my...it's august!

well, it's baby month. i'm freaking out just a little. i have no idea how to take care of three kids under three and a half. we have no idea if this is a girl or a boy so the nursery is not at all in the sort of shape any mommy would want to bring a newborn home to. the girls' quilts are far far from being done. i still have a few more closets to organize. everything that i did deep clean and reorganize has now been cluttered again.
 but that's not what it is all about anyways.
 and i am starting to relax about it all and on sunday i came to the conclusion (while glancing around our bathroom and taking in all the scattered bath toys, my old purses that the girls like to play with while i get ready every day, the dreadfully messy shoe situation on my side of the closet, the huge pile of ironing etc etc etc) that it probably won't look spic and span around here in the same way it did when we checked into the hospital to be induced with little R in 2008. i remember being so bored and having everything perfectly laid out and in the perfect spot for weeks leading up to her arrival... i would vacuum every day and dust every day, contented knowing that should she arrive at any moment, the vacuum lines would still be there and every wooden surface would be immaculate when she stepped foot in her home for the first time and looked around. hum. not so much this time. i'm okay with that. i think!
all that being said, i think it is safe to conclude that i cannot take on any more custom orders until a few weeks after baby arrives. just a little too much i need to tend to around here.
and one thing i really need to prioritize is my time with little m. i am scared for her--she will lose her big sister to preschool three days a week and somewhat lose me to a newborn all within a few days. i think that might be a lot for a 20-month old to handle.
if you all have any advice on how to make the transition easy or easier for her, please share it! i've been praying about this since the moment i found out we were expecting!
hope that those paragraphs weren't too whiny. we really are excited and are definitely counting our many blessings. we're just nervous!! now on to the good stuff!
 since the gender suspense is just about killing me i thought i would offer up a contest to all of you to help the time before we know if we'll be seeing more pink or adding in some blue go faster! so here are the details:
leave a comment on this blog post with your guesses as to the following:
-gender
-date of birth
-time of birth
-weight
-length
here are some possibly helpful hints about the girls' stats etc so you can make an educated guess! ha! if there's anything i've learned it's that babies and kids are unpredictable in every sense of the word!!
-our first born R was 7 days late--i was induced
-R was 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.5 inches

-our second born M was 8 days early
-M was 6 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches

-i have been measuring a week ahead of the due date this entire pregnancy--with the girls i was at least a week behind
-the ultrasound tech told us to be ready for baby anytime between the middle to end of august
-the due date was originally sept. 3 then they moved it to sept. 1 and then to august 29th
- i really really want this one to arrive before sept 1 (school cut off)
-most people who decide they need to stop and chat with a big pregnant lady trying to cart two kids through the store have decided that this one is a boy.
-i still think it is a girl but goodness--with all the boy comments i have no idea now!
-my husband predicts boy
-i never craved anything with any of the pregnancies, but i have strayed a little from my vegan diet this time around and i started eating chocolate--more to help the migraines at first and now out of habit!!
-i think that my belly shape is pretty much the same as it was with the girls
- heartbeat at my 35-week appt was 130s/140s...prior to that visit it had been in the 140s/150s
my chickadees and my neices at the park this morning!
alright! make your guesses!! i will pick one winner out of all the correct gender guesses, one winner who comes closest to date and time, and one winner who is closest on size to all receive some chickadee chickadee fall goodies! you only need to leave one comment with all your guesses!! thanks for playing!!

40 comments:

  1. How exciting!! and what a fun contest :)

    -gender: BOY!
    -date of birth: August 25, 2011
    -time of birth: 8am
    -weight: 7lb 10oz
    -length: 20.5 in

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  2. gender: BOY
    date of birth: August 17, 2011
    time of birth: noon
    weight:7lbs. 3oz.
    length: 20in

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  3. Aymelia McCormickAugust 1, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    -gender: GIRL (my mom had 3 girls)
    -date of birth: 8/31
    -time of birth : 8:45am
    -weight: 8lb 2oz
    -length: 20.5 inc

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  4. Hope you're getting a little rest in before the big day!

    -gender: BOY
    -date of birth: August 22, 2011
    -time of birth: 4pm
    -weight: 7lb 4oz
    -length: 20.5in

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  5. gender - girl
    date of birth - August 24th
    time of birth - 10:00 a.m.
    weight - 7 lbs 6 oz
    length - 20 1/2 in

    Good luck with everything :)

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  6. Gender-Girl
    Date of Birth-August 23rd
    Time of Birth-2:30 PM
    Weight-7LB 12OZ
    Length-21 Inches

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  7. gender-girl
    dob-August 21 (my daughter's birthday)
    time of birth-12:30 pm
    weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
    length: 21 inches

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  8. Oh, and best wishes for pleasant transitions for all! It will all be beautiful, I'm sure!

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  9. -gender : Girl
    -date of birth : Aug 24
    -time of birth : 645 am
    -weight : 6#14
    -length : 20 inches

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  10. OK here we go...
    gender-GIRLIE GIRL - since I have girls
    DOB- August 27th
    time of birth-9:30am
    weight: 7lbs even
    length: 22 inches

    I chose a variety of mixes from my girlies births... =) I wish you all the peace, love, and joy. I will be praying for you & your family Ashley!!! Hang in there!

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  11. Girl- August 30th- 2:00 pm- 7lbs 10 oz- 21 inches

    Good luck with everything! Enjoy your newest little one!

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  12. Boy
    8/31/11
    7:40 a.m.
    7lb 8 oz
    21"long
    Best wishes. N Deriso

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  13. Girl, 8/25/2011, 2:30am 7lbs 12oz 20.5 in.

    I have 4 girls and the younger three are currently 8 months, 25 months and 3 1/2. You will be fine! And it is so much fun seeing them love on eachother! Give yourself a good 6-8 weeks to get in a routine. I had alot of days in the beginning that seemed like they never ended, but it gets easier. Enjoy all the SWEET moments!!

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  14. Gender: GIRL
    DOB: Sept. 3
    Time: 8:30AM
    Weight: 7lbs. 8 oz.
    Length: 21"

    Congratulations!!!

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  15. Gender: Boy
    Date of Birth: August 26
    Time of birth: 4.20am
    Weight: 7lbs 3 oz
    Length: 20"

    Good luck with it all, and don't worry if you house is messy, it doesn't matter :)

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  16. Girl (mainly b/c of Allie)
    August 27
    8:03am
    8lbs. 3oz.
    21"

    Can't wait!

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  17. Rachel C
    Gender Boy
    Born August 25th
    Time 1:30 pm
    8 lbs 2 oz
    21 inches long

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  18. Gener: girl
    Birthday: August 16th
    Time: 7:28 pm
    Weight: 7 lb. 13 oz.
    Length: 19.5 in.
    Good luck!
    Christine Bullard

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  19. Gender: BOY
    Date: August 19th
    Time: 2:42p
    Weight: 7lbs 4oz
    Length: 20.5
    So excited for you!!!:)(I used all of Fisher's stats except for the weight...there is no way your babe will be the chunky 8lbs 3oz my boy was:) Love, Bethy

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  20. I just love that apron garment at the beginning of your post!
    Here's my guess: Girl, Aug 26, 11:45 AM, 7lbs 1/2oz, 20 inches. j-j-s AT juno DOT com

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  21. gender: Girl
    date of birth: August 18, 2011
    time of birth: 3:41 pm
    weight: 7lbs. 5oz.
    length: 20.5 in

    Yay for babies! Enjoy all your fun activities with the girls between now and then...whenever then might be!

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  22. Yay! So excited for you!

    -gender: BOY!
    -date of birth: August 28, 2011
    -time of birth: 1:20pm
    -weight: 8 lbs 2oz
    -length: 20.5 in

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  23. Gender- girl
    Date of birth-august 20
    Time of birth- 4:35 pm
    Weight- 7lb 13 oz
    Length-21 inches

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  24. boy
    8.29.11
    2:30am
    7lbs 7oz
    20.5"

    Soooo excited for you, ash!

    Emily Minor :)

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  25. Girl
    8.22.11
    9:50 pm
    7lbs 2oz
    20"

    Congrats!!

    Sarah Herrick

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  26. gender~ BOY
    date of birth~ August 24
    time of birth~ 9:02 pm
    weight~ 8 lb 1 oz
    length~ 21"

    Good Luck!!! I wish you the best... We love your clothes and can't wait to get more!!! I left a comment on the dress lastnight wondering if we could get one last thing before new baby... Let me know if you can sneak it in :)

    Julie Wheatley Guyer on FB

    ps... visit our blog anytime snydermonkeys.blogspot.com

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  27. gender: GIRL!!!
    -date of birth: August 27, 2011
    -time of birth: 5am
    -weight: 6lbs 15oz
    -length: 19.5 in

    Congrats to you family!
    Cady Dugger

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  28. A precious boy born on August 26th at 3:33pm weighing 7lbs 7oz and 19.75inches long
    Lisa Rumsey

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  29. Gender: Girl
    Date of Birth: August 22
    Time of Birth: 2:30pm
    Weight: 7lbs 7oz
    Length: 20.5 inches

    Congrats!
    Ashley Frazier

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  30. Gender: BOY
    DOB: Aug 15th (my birthday!)
    Time: 3:03 AM
    Weight: 7 even
    Length: 19.5 inches

    Happy for you whatever the outcome and can't wait to hear!!
    Rachael Hamilton

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  31. -gender: GIRL!
    -date of birth: 8/23/11
    -time of birth: 11:26am
    -weight: 7lb, 14oz
    -length: 20.75 in

    good luck! three girls would be SO FUN! ...poor ben:)

    ~Amber Gooch

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  32. Ok, here's my best guess but I am never good at this stuff!
    gender- boy
    dob-August 31
    time of birth- 2:44pm
    weight: 7lbs 14 oz
    length: 21 inches

    GOOD LUCK!! I am sure you will make the transition just fine, especially if you accept help from anyone who will offer. ;) Many blessings!

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  33. Girl
    August 24
    12:59pm
    7 lbs 11 oz
    20 in
    Good luck and congratulations!!
    Cheri Sanger

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  34. gender: BOY! :)
    date of birth: august 21
    time of birth: 4:47pm
    weight: 8lbs 1oz
    length: 20.25"

    keeping you, b, r, & m in my prayers! :)

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  35. Gender: Boy
    DOB: Aug 20
    time of birth: 909 am
    weight: 7-11
    lenght: 21
    Good luck and congrats! : )

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  36. Hey Ashley--I didn't even realize you had a blog until I saw your post on FB. And what a fun idea to guess your baby's stats, so here goes:
    Gender: Boy
    DOB: Aug 26
    time of birth: 6:15 pm
    weight: 7lbs 6oz
    length: 21"
    Hoping all goes well:)
    -Betsy Lane

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  37. Boy
    Aug 31
    5:16 am
    8 lb 1 oz
    20.5 "

    Can't wait to meet him or her!!!
    Christine

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  38. Boy
    Sept 3rd
    6:35pm
    7lbs 5oz
    21inches

    Congratulations!

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  39. please post only your guesses on gender!

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  40. Another sweet girl!
    Lisa Rumsey

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