Baby is Almost Here! Guessing Game (and Giveaway!)

by Mama Chocolate on August 16, 2012

**UPDATE: Contest is closed, because BABY IS HERE!**

Elanora Sophia was born at 9:53 this morning, Aug 19!

I will post some photos and the winner will be chosen in the morning after we’ve all rested a bit. ;-)

See “Welcoming Elanora Sophia

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Okay, so I’m really getting impatient here to meet our new little one. I’ve done just about every project in the house that sounds remotely possible in this heat. Things are relatively clean, (actually, remarkably clean for what is usual around here!)

The birth kit is ready. The baby clothes are washed and set out. The teeny-tiny little newborn cloth diapers are all sitting in a cute little stack (miniature fluff! *squee!*) The co-sleeper is set up and ready for a tiny little swaddled “burrito baby” (assuming this baby is more cooperative about swaddling than my last little munchkin was!)

My freezer is stuffed to bursting with meals for the weeks after delivery, (I’m actually starting to dive into this stash already…who wants to cook anything in 100+ degree weather when you’re monstrously pregnant?!)

Our bedroom carpet is even shampooed and the dust ruffle for our bed has been washed, ironed and put back on finally after sitting stuffed in a cupboard somewhere for months ’cause I didn’t want to mess with it.

The nesting definitely hit full force, and I’M DONE. I’m ready for this baby to arrive!

In an attempt to keep me amused and away from the brink of insanity while I wait, I have decided to run a little guessing game here.

We don’t know who this baby is. Yup, we’re old fashioned. Yup, you could never do it. You’re too much of a control freak or you just need to be able to plan ahead. (We’ve heard it all, LOL.)

It seems to be amazingly rare now to not take a peek at the gender of your baby. I’ll admit, I have been super tempted. I’m really starting to go nuts not knowing who this little person is.

But I love that moment of discovery at the end of labor. The anticipation and excitement do a lot to help me welcome labor and get through the long hours of work to get our children on the outside and into our arms.

So, I’m asking you to take a guess. Will this third child of ours be a boy or a girl? Are we going to have three precious little girls or is a little brother going to get tossed into the mix here?

I’ll give you as much information as I can to help you make an educated guess, and the person who guesses the correct gender, and closest date of birth will win a $25 Amazon gift code. Just to keep it fun and interesting, I’m also going to giveaway a $10 Amazon gift code to a random entrant pulled from all the entries made through the Rafflecopter form below.

First, a little history:

You can find the home birth stories for our calm, sweet Katie and our rambunctious little Victoria here on the blog for some background.

 

Genders: I was sure throughout the whole pregnancy that Katie was a girl. With Victoria, I was certain she was a boy until about three weeks before she was born, when I suddenly just knew she was Victoria, (a name that hadn’t even been on our list before.)

 

Birthdays: I don’t have a record of being particularly late or early. Katie was 6 days after her due date, and Victoria surprised me by coming 2 days before her due date, (because, of course, if I’d been late before, I would again, because every pregnancy is the same, right?! Yeah. Or not.)

 

 

What about this pregnancy?!

Gender: This time, I am still going with my gut feeling of BOY. I would say that I am about 85% sure this time around that we’re about to welcome a little man into the house.

I base this feeling partly on minor differences in the pregnancy: I felt much sicker at the beginning than I did with the girls, and the baby has been incredibly active from very early on, (even now, at almost 40 weeks, is almost ridiculously so.)

Another thing that has me leaning towards boy: on my side of the family, we have only had granddaughters/nieces up until this year. After 4 girls, both of the babies born into our “clan” this year so far have been boys. I’m thinkin’ they could use another little boy cousin to help them keep from being too outnumbered. ;-)

Almost everyone I know or have met that make a guess at who is in there, simply based on how I am carrying, have said it’s a boy for sure. I have no idea whether to put any stock in this method of prediction…seems a little far-fetched to me, but who knows?! ;-)

If you base your predicitions on how a woman carries, I have provided the above profile for you to determine our fate. ;-) This photo was taken yesterday, Wednesday, Aug 15, at 39 weeks, 2 days gestation.

(Also, if that belly pops out *any* farther, I’m pretty sure I will not be able to walk without falling over.)

 

Birthday: My due date is Sunday, August 19th. At this point, I am putting my guess on going into labor late Friday night and having the baby sometime on Saturday, (Aug 18.) Mostly because this would be super convenient for almost everyone involved. Both of my previous births have at least started on a weekend, which comes in handy for having the hubby around. I’ve never had to decide if it was “the real thing” to determine if he should come home from work…since he was already home!

Also, August 18th sounds like a nice birthday. I like even numbers. ;-)

I have had irregular contractions come and go for the past two weeks, (ever since I held my brand-new, uber-adorable nephew!) and today I asked my midwife to check things. Baby is nice and low at 0 station, settled in a comfortable and ready-to-go LOA position, and I’m 2.5 cm dilated.

This was pretty encouraging to me, since especially in the last few days I have had some pretty painful contractions that felt like they should be going somewhere or doing something. Apparently, they have! With my previous two pregnancies, I never had any noticeable contractions until the actual day of delivery, and it took me a good 3-5 hours of definite labor to get that far dilated. My midwife has me scheduled for another appointment on Tuesday, but is fairly certain I won’t make it until then – I certainly don’t plan to. ;-)

 

So, there you have it!

Are you ready to make a guess?

If you’re right, this lovely sight will appear in your inbox soon!

Remember…even if you don’t have fortune-telling powers, you still have a chance to make out on this game…one completely random person is going to get a $10 gift card, just for playing along!

 

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Regina P August 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I guessed by the shape of your belly parts, of course! Everybody knows it’s the scientific way of doing things. I have 3 girls and 2 boys. We let #5 be a surprise, but I was pretty sure she was a girl. I like Madeline for a girl and Christopher for a boy. I don’t know why. I just like them.
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Shell Fruscione August 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I was thinking girl for the longest time, but after you saying that about being sick, them being active & after seeing how you’re carrying, I say boy! &Even before I got to the part where you said late Friday/early Saturday that was my guess, too- although I think that’s when they’ll be actually born, not when labor will start! Either way I’ll be checking for updates!! <3
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Darcy @ Tales From the Nursery August 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I’m guessing boy just because I think that’s what I’m having lol And for name I’m guessing something that starts with J like.. Jacob. No clue why.
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kimberly martini August 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I think its gonna be a boy just because you have 2 girls already. :]

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fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) August 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

just because I really think it is a boy this time.. you need a boy.
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Kristina Speck August 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I think your new lil’ boys name will begin with the letter J. Maybe Jason, or Jeremy…

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Alesha @ Full Time Mama August 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I guessed boy because I want it to be a boy! LOL! You guys need more testosterone around that house, and having 3 boys and a girl of my own, I think every mom should get to experience having children of both genders in the family! :)
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Ruth Reynolds August 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Congrats I hope you get your boy. I have the opposite two boys and want my third to be a girl so good luck. I hope labor is fast and pain free as possible.

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Amanda August 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I guessed GIRL first. Then I subscribed and the captcha said “boyarm” so I changed my guess to BOY. :P lol. 22nd because my birthday is on a 22.

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Char W August 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I guessed boy because I am going with your gut. You had a feeling that K was going to be a girl and even though you thought V would be a boy, you eventually got a feeling that baby would be a girl and she was…

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Tamara August 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I think it’ll be a boy just because you have 2 girls already… so why not, LOL. Noooo clue on the name. Heck, we are having the worst time coming up with a boy name ourselves. The girl name has been picked since I was preggo with Oliver though.
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su abby August 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I have seen my sis and cousins having Big tummy when they had boy baby as compared to having a girl, and boy babies add more glow. So my guess is a “BOY” and love the name “Aden- meaning “One who Brings Pleasure” ..Goodluck for the expected day..God bless you with a smooth and painless delivery and a healthy baby :)

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Sabrina Radke August 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I think boy because you are carrying kinda low, can’t wait to hear HIS name and see pictures!

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Teresa Unger August 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I guess that your baby will be born on it’s birthday and that it will be a beautiful girl or boy! HAHA I win!

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Eva Biggs August 16, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I love your girls names. I guessed boy bc i’m going with your gut LOL. Gabriel?

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Wendi August 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Every pokey belly I’ve seen like yours resulted in a beautiful little girl. A couple of names I like are Linnea for a girl and Ettienne for a boy :)

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Mandy Lawson August 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I guessed girl since your story is so much like mine! Even though I may be wrong and do hope it’s a boy for you! I had 2 daughters and became pregnant with our 3rd child. I felt the whole time it was a boy, (was secretly hoping too!) even the pregnancy felt different, but we welcomed our 3rd baby girl :)

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Barbara L August 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

We check out the Chines birth chart, eerily correct with many births but fun to do. We have checked every person we know who has ever had or having a baby and so far only 2 have been wrong. Since I didnt know your age we went with oy since more boys were conceived during the month of November.

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Anastasia Buff August 16, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I think you’re going to have another girl! =] No real reasoning behind, just a guess. The only thing I’ve heard about guessing the gender is that boys tend to carry low & I don’t think you are (but I’m not positive). &&& As far as a name….*that’s a toughie*…I’d say…maybe Bethany Jane =] *Just thought of it…sounds kind of cute – lol* But Good Luck! I hope when you do go into labor everything goes well!! *Thanks for the giveaway!* =]]

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Michelle August 17, 2012 at 12:03 am

I say Boy and he will be born sunday

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Merideth Pool August 17, 2012 at 12:04 am

I’m going with boy because that’s your gut feeling. The last three guesses I made for others were right, but I generally made those LONG before baby was due.

I like William, but I’m a classic names kinda girl.

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Terri Babin August 17, 2012 at 12:50 am

I guessed just for fun, based solely on my “gut feelings”. My guess for a boy name is Edward (Jaxon was my gut guess, but after reading your girl’s names I think you’d be more inclined to go with Edward) and a girl name is Emily or Amelia.
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Stephanie August 17, 2012 at 12:51 am

I am guessing boy… I always knew and I feel a mother just knows! As far as names I’m guessing Ryan… I just like the name. My son is named Declan it means “full of goodness” :)

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Whitney Jordan August 17, 2012 at 2:37 am

I guessed boy because our mama instincts are usually right and that’s what you feel the baby is! And I’m saying John Thomas for his name :).
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Corinne August 17, 2012 at 3:16 am

Can’t use the rafflecopter form…so hopefully this suffices! I’m guessing Boy and August 22nd and….you look fabulous! Hang in there! For a name, hmmmm…Justice?

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Suz Ness August 17, 2012 at 3:46 am

I really don’t know what you are having or when….because I am horrible at guessing! I was utterly convinced that my third girl would be a boy because there were so many differences..starting with the fact that I had morning sickness with her and I never did with any of the others. Um…nope. She is just my most girly girl! My 4th pregnancy was almost the exact same as with her…and I had a boy!

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Heidi F August 17, 2012 at 4:31 am

I guessed boy – just a feeling and I have 5 of them myself so they’re fun :)

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Kirsten August 17, 2012 at 4:58 am

I said girl bc your family seems to have a lot of girls, plus your story sounds exactly like my friend who was convinced her 3rd was going to be a girl (she already has 2 boys), but she had a third boy yesterday morning (in her bathroom at home, no less, because he was in such a rush). Blessings on your family either way!

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Carrie W. August 17, 2012 at 5:21 am

I guessed girl because I was convinced my second was going to be a boy (except for one dream I had in the third trimester), and when the baby was born on our bathroom floor 4 weeks ago, I found out she was a girl! Two of my sisters had and are having boys this year, so maybe you’ll break the trend there, too. :)

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Brittany Cruz August 17, 2012 at 5:22 am

I guessed a boy because a mother’s intuition is usually right!

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Crystal Costa August 17, 2012 at 5:46 am

I guess boy…and I’m going to go with you’ll go in labor on the 18th and have him the 19th.

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Danielle H August 17, 2012 at 5:51 am

I’m guessing boy…. but I don’t have a reason….. just that gut feeling! And I am so ridiculously excited to find out the name :)
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Danielle @ We Have It All August 17, 2012 at 6:09 am

OMGosh this is fun. You look so so adorable! I am guessing girl by the way your belly looks. And I say she will come sometime during the 18th… I think you will go into labor very soon. This post made me cry, I love all of your photos, so so sweet! God Bless you Mama!
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Jen August 17, 2012 at 7:52 am

I’m guessing boy, because that is your gut feeling. I am thinking Edward or something Victorian, like your other kids names.

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Terran Henderson August 17, 2012 at 7:57 am

I say girl! I hope it’s a boy, since you have 2 girls already, but I was sicker with my girl. Just a guess really ;)

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Jennie T August 17, 2012 at 8:14 am

I gused boy. up and the raffle thing but mabey down here I should put Girl so then I am right:) I knew a doc. that did that would tell you one thing and wright down another so when it was born and they asked he would show then no its writen down as a …. when he was right no one ask to look. I thing the name is Joshua James.

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Liana W. August 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

My guess is a boy, for the simple reason that you look like I did with my DS! We did not find out gender, either! (And we won’t for future bebes.) I’m thinking Monday, 8/20, just because. :) As far as name? Haven’t a clue! But it will be fun to find out!

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Shannon August 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

I said boy since I have a boy and he is so sweet. My name guess is Alexander since your other children have classic names too.

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Sara August 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

The odds just seem better for a boy this time! :D

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Mimi August 17, 2012 at 9:12 am

I’m going against the grain and picking a girl. I carried my girls high so that’s why I’m picking a girl. lol Of course it’d be so fun to have a boy thrown into the mix. So excited to find out!
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Ellen Ingersoll August 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

Boy, and August 22nd. Hang in there!
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Daniel August 17, 2012 at 9:36 am

We’re rooting for you!

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Katelyn August 17, 2012 at 9:39 am

I’m praying for strength and rest for you today!

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Polka Dot August 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

I guessed the 20th because I dunno about this weekend, plus the 19th would be TERRIBLE. lol. The 22nd would be a nice date too. 8/22/12. Very nice.
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Emalee Zehnter August 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

I’m thinking a boy born on August 25th. I have a boy born on that day. My second date guess is August 22nd though if the first is wrong. And I’m gonna guess Albert if it’s a boy.

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Bethany August 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

Harold :-)
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Laurel Simmons August 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

Your belly is shaped like mine was with my boy. :) I miss being pregnant! lol Congratulations!!

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Skye Moyer August 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

I guess GIRL!
And name is Jacqueline! That goes well with your two other names!
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Katie L August 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

I really didn’t have a theory but it just looked like a boy form the picture

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Nicole C. August 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I think you will have a little John. :)
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Kenda Wathen August 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I think you will have a boy and maybe name him Samuel.

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Samantha F. August 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I’m guessing boy because well, I’m just guessing boy this year for everyone! :o)

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Roe Clark August 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Need a little boy…Thomas!

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javeta acker August 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

i guessed a boy beacuse it looks like a boy belly! also it would be nice for you to have a boy. as far as names go. im guessing for a girl-isabella and a boy-ethan or nathaniel. no clue why of course :-)

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Amylee August 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I am predicting a boy… A little junior to complement the lil girls you already have. I would love for you to have a boy and not end up like me with 3 of the same gender. I have 3 sons and have been looking for the girl. I said Aug 20th because you are still a little high and would recommend some walking to induce it… good luck with whatever your healthy baby’s gender is. I am super excited at the birth of any baby… boy or girl! God bless you in labor & delivery!

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Tracy Ames-Dennison August 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I said boy b/c I had two girls, then a supposed to be girl that came out a BOY!! Both girls were easy,no sickness at all. With the last one, I was sick til the end and miserable the whole time!

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Kara August 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I dunno really why I guessed boy. I looked at the picture and my first thought was “boy”. However, the date that I guess was ‘cuase your first was born Sunday, 2nd Monday, so 3rd should be Tuesday… At least it worked that way for me :)

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allison August 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

i think you’re going to name him henry, why not? it’s a great name!

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Amie August 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I guessed boy because that is your gut feeling. I am also waiting to find out and have about 10 more days to go…so exciting! I love seeing that there are others out there that still enjoy the wait and surprise! :)

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Melissa M August 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I like the name John Jacob but without knowing the last name it’s kinda hard to decide if it would flow.

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Brittany Goodwin August 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I chose boy. I just had a boy so that is some of the reason. Also it sounds like you really want a boy, so I hope you get what you want.
I loved the names Colin and Sean for my son, but ultimately chose Porter.
I love the name Ellie for a little girl and someday when I have my little princess that will be her name :)

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Danielle T August 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Boy, because the baby is super active. I’m due with my second son in October, and both were super active all along!

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Juli W. August 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I guessed GIRL because after two girls is the ONLY time you are statistically more likely to have a girl than a boy. Only by a little bit, but I’ll guess with what’s most likely. When I’ve been pregnant some of my ‘feelings’ have been right and some have been wrong. By the way, I have three lovely babies, all of whom were a surprise gender at birth!

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Crystal Craig August 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

My guess is a boy.

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Crystal Craig August 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

The reason I think that way is because what you said about your pregnancy being different than the others. That’s really all the information that went behind my guess, haha. :)

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Amber August 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I guess because you seem to be all belly :)

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Sarah August 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I guessed boy because of how you are carrying. :)
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Karen Glatt August 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

My gut feeling is you are having a boy! I think that you are having a boy because you are carrying the baby low! Also, I want you to have a boy! They two girls and boy would be so nice!

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Mary Williams August 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’m saying that you are having a boy because I think that a womans gut feeling on this is almost always right!

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Amber August 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Boy!

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Cassandra Eastman August 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

You look SO great first of all! And i’m guessing a boy this time… I think for a name maybe Jacob?

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Sandy VanHoey August 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I’m guessing a boy and maybe going into labor around 2am the morning of Aug. 18 get ready and your bags packed…lol

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Lindsay August 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

This is fun! When I was pregnant with my second boy, someone told me she heard if the first two are the same gender, it’s more likely the third will be too, then the fourth might break the pattern. So I’m going with girl!

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Kristin Gilbert August 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I think its a boy because you are carrying him lower. I think you might name him Michael

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Ashley Suzanne August 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I just went with my gut and said boy :) I like the name Oliver!
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Anne Perry August 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I said boy because that is what I am having!!

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tennille August 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I was thinking a boy. but i have no real basis just thought it might be nice for you :)

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Kristen August 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I guessed girl just to be different. There are way too many names to even hazard a guess but I think it was start with a vowel.
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Megan August 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I guessed boy – I don’t know exactly why, it just felt right after reading the post! As far as a name, there are so many options…Ethan?

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Mary August 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Guessed boy because that is what the mama is feeling, and mama usually knows :)

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Renea Pike August 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I’m guessing girl. I don’t know why, I just went with my gut feeling. I’m excited to find out the name!

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JC Martin - Bradley August 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I guess girl and you’ll name her Jacqueline. That’s my name, my last daughters name, my grandmothers name, cousins, a few aunts… ect …. you get the idea. lol

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Jeannette Laframboise August 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I had 2 boys and when I was pregnant for my 3rd I was so sure it was a girl…but that was not to be. I had another boy for a grand total of 3. Everyone else said he was a girl too. We were all sure but we were wrong which is why I think you are having a girl. Not very scientific of me is it? All the best! ;-)

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Judy Cox August 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Guessed a boy-you are the same shape as a good friend who was pregnant a few years ago-and ended up having a boy!!

There are so many great names out there any more!! I know you will pick a suitable one for the new one:)

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Alessandra Peterson August 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I guessed girl because I’m from a NBG (Nothin’ but girls) family and it was a blast.

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Deanna P. August 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I guessed boy because you have that gut feeling, and a boy would be so nice now, even though girls are sweet too. I have 7 boys and 1 girl now. I too am pregnant and my due date is August 31, unless you go by the “new” due date of the ultrasound computer, which is now, your due date, the 19th. This baby is a girl. I “had” to know. I have 7 boys you know….. I do not think I will have this baby by the 19th though. You are way readier than I….Take care and rest, you will need it. Eat pineapples!

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Kathleen August 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I guessed boy, b/c of your mama’s intuition. :)

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Kathleen August 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Oh, and my guess is Andrew for the name. :)

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Kristen Bobbitt August 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I’m guessing a third girl just because of am the youngest girl of 3 and it’s fun.
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ToCo August 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I say girl, only because I have 2 and love it! And for a name I’m guessing Chelsie! :)

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Purposeful Homemaking August 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm

My guess is boy and on your due date. :)

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Jennifer Clay August 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I said girl because..well I don’t know! LOL I have 50/50 chance of being right. I said August 18th, because you are so close to your due date! With my first, I went into labor one day before my due date! Good luck with your labor!!

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Melinda August 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Name him Judah.

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Louise August 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I’m guessing boy because I trust your guts. I think a sturdy traditional name like Jacob or Johnathon would fit nicely with your girls’ names.

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Sarah Hull August 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

My guess is boy! You said that your little one is super active and I’m pregnant with a super active little boy…so there’s my reasoning, haha! :) Also, your cute belly looks like it has a boy in there. ;) For a name, I’ll guess Benjamin
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Marianne August 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I guessed girl on the 22nd :)

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desiree August 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

hun i feel sorry for you going thrugh taht much labor i had my first and it less than 4 hr the second big boy he was 2 hr adn then the twin well they were little so it took less 1 hr
and then the last one she came late and was quck i was inlabor only less 45min

but you haveing girl the name i not sure after one of the grand or both you have her on aug 18 about 2 am which will make it the 19 but then you look small as far as agirl goes so i say girl and about 7 lb 6oz

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Kim Reid August 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

My guess is boy because of the way you are carrying and for the name – Matthew or Gabriel!
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Brittany Thomas August 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I’m guessing boy…I just have a thing for the third kid being the one that breaks the gender mold… that’s what happened for me…2 boys then my girl (who by the way is just a day older than your Victoria!)
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Britni Bradford August 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

i said boy because with 2 girls already, it seems like time for a boy. but i guess it’s 50/50 odds just like always =)

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Mari August 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Alexander :)

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Shiloh August 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I left my reason why in this thing above. :)
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Lucy Lopez August 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I said boy because you are carrying low.

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Nena Sinclair August 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I say you’ll have a boy and he will be born on August 20. (Lol just because that’s my grandson’s birthday and he’ll be turning 4). I hope everything goes well, looking forward to hearing the outcome!

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Nena Sinclair August 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I guessed boy based on your gut instinct, it is often accurate!

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Amanda August 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I guessed boy because that’s what you said you think you’re having!

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Nikkita Hill August 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I guessed boy because that is what you said you think you are having and when most pregnant women have a feeling about what they are having, they are right. My cousin is pregnant with baby #2 and she had a feeling the baby was a girl. Found out a few weeks ago that it is a girl!

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Kelsey August 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I guess boy … because every baby that has been born lately around me has been a boy :)

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Kathy Davis August 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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Janean August 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I don’t know if it’s “ethical” to allow one of the apprentice midwives to guess, but I’ve only seen you two or three times this pregnancy, so figure I am pretty much out of the loop. Also, selfishly, I am hoping you go into labor Sunday evening. I SOooo want to be there for number three – I was there for the last two!
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Kathy Davis August 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Clair or Benjamin

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Bekah Kuczenski August 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I guessed girl because I just see you as a Mama to all little girls! As for the name I have no idea…

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vicki cooley August 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Boy…your belly looks like a basketball…that’s how I looked with my boy!
August 18th

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courtney hennagir August 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

went with my gut and guessed girl.i just imagine 3 little girls around you. it’s so awesome to wait to find out until delivery what you are having.i waited with my daughter and it gives you a little extra incentive to push when you are so exhausted. so excited for you!!

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Angela Percival August 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Girl. 2 already, hubby’s on a roll!

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Beth R August 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I think boy, only because I have two boys and they are so much fun

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Jessica Fox August 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I am thinking boy, and maybe Evan? I don’t know….but I am super excited to find out! =-)

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Alyssa P August 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I guess a boy! As for a name….I guess Liam. I also don’t know what I am having in 5 weeks. It is fun not knowing! This is my first and I really have no idea!!

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Stephanie August 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I say girl because its always room for another. Maybe you will get your boy next.

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kimbuckjr August 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I guessed boy because it looks like you are carrying high and protrude more. And from what I’ve heard, girls are more low and are carried more in the hips. This is just what I heard, I have no idea if it’s true. I hope I’m right though!

As for the name, I’ll say Blake. Just a wild guess.

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Amanda Frith Thomas August 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I think it will be a girl. BROOKE would be a great name for her! Family friends of ours have 3 girls, Katie, Victoria, and Brooke :)

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Scott M August 17, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Your carrying up front that usually means a boy.

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Kasee Johnson August 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

No theory. I just think it’s going to be a boy because you’ll need a little testosterone to mellow out all the estrogen when your girls hit the teenage years.

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Amy @GrinningCheektoCheek August 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

You look so amazingly beautiful and calm!! <3 you and miss you! I'm looking forward to seeing those pictures!
I voted Girl – because you have 2 already – why not 3? Plus… Then you've got everything you need ;)
Also – I said the 20th. just for fun.

Relax and take it easy! Last few nights of good sleep M'Dear :D
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Stacey Roberson August 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm

We just welcomed a boy 3 weeks ago. So I’m going with boy :-D congratulations!

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Carrie Phelps August 18, 2012 at 2:47 am

I just guessed a girl without using any of your information. I think three little girls would be so cute. I think her name will begin with a J, perhaps Jennifer or Jacqueline.

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Terri Moore August 18, 2012 at 3:45 am

I think and know you are so right in waiting until the baby is born to know the gender. Having done that myself 3 times I can honestly say it really does add to the joy . Plus it is more fun to announce along with the name. Sure you will be glowing !

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Heidi P August 18, 2012 at 6:29 am

I guessed girl because I just had my third girl. :) I didn’t find out with her, either. I definitely prefer it that way. My husband likes to know, so for the even numbered kids we’ll find out, but with the odd numbered kids we won’t. I’m going to guess Annabelle for a name, because that was one that I considered. (We went with Susannah.) I hope it goes well for you!!

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Joanne August 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

You can go ahead and have the baby on my birthday, Aug 27th. I think it’s a boy, just because it has to be one or the other, and I have no idea. As for the name, I can’t even figure out what to name my own baby and I’m due September 25th

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Diane Sallans August 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I guess a boy cause odds are after the two girls

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Lien August 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I guess you are having a boy because your belly is pointed and carrying low. Also, having two girls, I think you are having a boy simply because it is true for me.

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Jessica Mcgregor August 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I just went with my gut feeling on the gender I guessed.

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ashley August 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Momma always knows best so I am going with BLUE!

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Bella M. August 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I think your having a boy simply because yiu have a feeling your having a boy because it feels different this time around. I had that same feeling with my recent baby. I felt like he was a boy right from the beginning. A mother always knows.

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Brittany Poole August 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I guessed a boy based on personal experience. My boy was super active and my family has a trend with two girls and one boy.

My grandparents (moms side) had two girls and one boy.
My parents have two girls and one.
My aunt on moms side has two girls and one boy.
One of my first cousins has two girls and one boy.

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Taryn Lysa August 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Sorry but I said Girl! My sister ended up with 3 girls. I have my one and most my family is girls as well. But I wish you a healthy happy baby over all. Gender is of no real importance. :) I like the name Faith Hope. But I doubt you’ll use it. :)
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Elizabeth O'Keefe August 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm

BOY because everyone said I’d have a girl but he was a boy. : -)
We didn’t find out either.
Name….. IDK, Zack

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AlannaB August 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I said guessed boy, only because I thought it would be nice for your husband not to experience another teenage girl in the house :-)

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Kayleigh S August 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I guessed boy b/c I think it’d be nice to have one after two girls! :) we are on baby #2 and he’s a boy and our first was a girl! hope you are blessed with a healthy baby either way!

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Laura August 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I said boy because you mentioned some of the differences that you’ve noticed… increased sickness and more activity.
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Susan August 19, 2012 at 12:02 am

I guessed a boy (possibly named Benjamin Michael) for no particular reason, other than, as Katie and Victoria get older, they will need a big brother (yes, even though he is younger, he will be bigger than them one day) to protect them and defend their honor. I know, it’s hard to think that far ahead right now, but trust me, it comes way to0 fast. Enjoy these years now!! Your little girls are adorable!

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Copper August 19, 2012 at 3:28 am

I guessed boy, mostly because I’m hoping that’s what you get! having little brothers are fun, so that is why. Super accurate way of predicting, I know. =)
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Tyra August 19, 2012 at 3:55 am

I guessed boy, partly because of your own feelings and partly because I’m carrying a boy who is due any day as well and we look just alike! :-) No idea about the name though. Sounds fun to keep it a secret! Here’s hoping we BOTH go into labor soon and meet these sweet little ones.
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stephanie August 19, 2012 at 4:25 am

I guess boy! I too have 2 girls and it would be nice for #3 (not yet conceived for us) to be a boy so we can get some more male in the house :) So, do you have a bunch of boy clothes in case its a boy? Whats your strategy on that? Sometimes I think about letting #3 be a surprise but I worry about the clothes. Maybe if #3 is a boy than #4 can be a surprise!
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JLin August 19, 2012 at 6:03 am

I guess that your baby will be boy, because my cousin is having a boy.

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Crystal C. August 19, 2012 at 7:22 am

I guessed girl, don’t really know why just think so, and the active part you talked about just had my 3rd baby in Jan. and she was very active and I was so sick with her, and bad heart burn.

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Samantha August 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

I think it will be a girl and you will name it Sidney.

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Jeaneen August 19, 2012 at 7:25 am

I’m guessing that you will have a boy as I had a boy after 2 girls and I think you will as well;) I think either his first or middle name will be John.

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Denise August 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

I think the way you are carrying it is a boy. Also, you said the pregnancy is totally different than your girls. And you yourself said your 85% sure it’s a boy.

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Samyra August 19, 2012 at 8:23 am

Since you are carrying differently I think it’s a boy. Also since the activity level is different….

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Jayde Ann Shrew August 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I guessed girl because of the way you are showing, looked just like i did when pregnant with girl. J Wresh

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joy h August 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Charles-boy Madeline-girl

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Ellen Levickis August 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm

are you naming the baby boy Andrew?

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Robin Phillips-Knotts August 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I just guessed on the gender as I have no clue how those tales work. lol. My daughter is due in 4 weeks and they are having such trouble with names. I like earthy names like Cedar and Sage, Willow, Aubrey…
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Amanda Alvarado August 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

No scientific reason or theory but I think it’s a boy! Your girls need a brother to watch out for them and they need a little brother to watch over too! LOL For the name, I’m going with either Christopher, Michael or Gabriel.

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Donna George August 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I’m guessing hte baby’s name will be Anthony. I like that name :) Or Caden.

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Knocked Up and Nursing August 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

i was just reading your story and thought boy right away.

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Kirsten August 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I guessed girl just because around me everyone I know is having a girl and there are a lot of girls being born. Even the unlikely like my family. We have 6 boys and haven’t had a girl on my husband’s side in over 70 years. Well we just had a girl 6 weeks ago. Either way they are a great blessing! Congratulations and pray all goes well.

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Caroline August 22, 2012 at 3:16 am

Congratulations, all the best for the future.

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Amanda Evans November 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I love that sunset picture!
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