Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pounds, Ounces and Inches

It's time for you to "weigh in" on our final Nooner poll!

We're asking for specifics here, so please leave your guesses in the comments section. Tell us your thoughts on pounds, ounces, and inches...you can even throw in eye color and hair/no hair opinions if you've got 'em! Plus, because with this poll we can see who made which predictions, we can reward the most accurate respondent with a surprise package of goodies...so it's really worth your while. :-)

To give you something to go on:
  • My father was ten and a half pounds at birth. My husband was nine pounds, fourteen ounces. I told this to a nurse many months ago, and she replied, "Oh, that's OK. How big is your husband now?" When I said he was over six-foot-two, she raised her eyebrows and admitted that the baby would probably be big.
  • The nurse who saw his most recent ultrasound said that based on the amount of fluid she saw, "you've got a big baby."
  • The same nurse then palpated my abdomen and said that he was "about eight pounds, and will probably be nine or nine and a half if he goes to full term [forty weeks]."
    When I fretted about this report to my nurse practitioner, she reassured me that she'd been told her own baby was going to be eight pounds...and turned out to be five and a half, even at full term.
  • The average size of a newborn in the United States is seven and a half pounds, with boys trending toward the eight-pound mark; the average length is between 19 and 21 inches.

Thanks for giving us all your guesses--we love reading them, and we can't wait to name a winner!

8 comments:

Maria said...

9 pounds, 3 ounces:).

Jan said...

8 pounds 8 ounces, 21.5 inches.
Dark hair, brown eyes (who knows? Blue would be shocking -- but cute!)

LWF said...

Sorry, Jo, but ...
10 lbs, 3 oz, 23 inches, and I'll just pray that he has Dave's head...
Love you, Le

Grandpop said...

Grandpop says:

Stats? 8 pounds, 14 ounces

Hair? What's that?
Eyes? 2 baby blues
When? September 28 4:15 pm

Kristoffer & Lisa said...

I was going to say 8 lbz. 8 oz. but your mom already took that! So I'll say 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 22 inches long. I do think he'll turn out to be a really tall boy like Dave, although hopefully with better vision for spotting people who are only 5 ft.

love, lis

danielleuofm said...

9 lbs 5 oz., 21.5 inches... will look like brad pitt, speak french fluently, and be all smiles.

Julie said...

8 lbs 2 ounces. 21 inches.
xoxo
-j

Anne said...

I'll go with 9 lbs 3 oz., 21 inches, brown eyes (eventually)... And how could any child of Jo's not have at least a little hair? Can't wait to find out! Xoxo - Anne