How about a contest?

My baby, looking at the rocks

Today, in honor of having only six weeks left of this pregnancy, I’m going to do a contest and giveaway. Here’s how it will work:

You guess the date the baby will be born and include a time of day. The closest one to the right time gets the prize! How fun, and you might guess that we have access to some really tasty coffee for the winner! So everybody guess, not just friends but family too!

Here’s a little hint for the guessers…Aidan was born three days late, Eamon was two days early, Guenna was 5 days late and Cait was six days late. One more thing, all the babies were born between 1:45am and 7:00am. I really can’t say which pregnancy this resembles the most, they are all pretty similar, but I might say that I’m carrying him more like I did the girls not that that matters. Although he is bigger like the boys :) My due date is October 31st and I will except entries on this contest until October 17th (Eamon’s Birthday!) after that I will close the comments. Happy Guessing! And for those of you who might want to be funny and guess two weeks late, you will be immediately disqualified! ;)

If you want to guess names you can, but we aren’t telling his name until he’s born. And yes, we have finally picked a name for the little chap, if he really is a “he”! If not, we have a problem :)

Here are the votes so far…

October 27, 5:00am – Amy Kelley
October 27, 9:30pm – Mother Hen
October 28, 8:05am – My Boaz’s Ruth
October 28, 10:15am – Andrea Nash
October 29, 2:22am – Suzi Searles
October 30, 3:08am – Sara Halloran
October 30, 8:00pm – Jennie Powell
October 31, 4:00am – Kelly Gross
October 31, 12:00pm – Kim Cunningham
November 1, 1:00am – Robin Webberly
November 1, 4:30am – Uncle Sanford
November 1, 2:16pm – Rachel McAskill
November 2, 2:00am – Ellen Evans
November 2, 3:10am – Nana Joan
November 2, 6:30am – Christine
November 2, 8:19am – Auntie Carrie
November 2, 4:32pm – Nicole Stol
November 2, 6:00pm – Liz Kirkman
November 2, 8:45pm – Sherri Alexander
November 3, 2:20am – Auntie Tamara
November 3, 2:30am – Roberta Staigle
November 3, 5:37am – Catherine Edwards
November 4, 3:30am – Jenna White
November 4, 9:23am – Carol Easterly
November 4, 12:30pm – Adele Aguilar
November 5, 3:14am – Alecia Silva
November 6, 6:30am – Kim C
November 6, 5:36pm – Shannon Smith
November 7, 1:33am – Nana Judi
November 8, 8:00am – John Aguilar

Thanks for all your votes, this is fun! You can still vote in the comments until MIDNIGHT October 17 so keep ’em coming! It will be fun to see who wins :) And I might add, for those of you who are lurking who might not know us personally, please feel free to vote. It’s open to ANYONE so don’t be shy, the more the merrier!

Yes Adele, the picture of the stripes up there is my stomach! :)

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35 Responses to How about a contest?

  1. Melody Gross says:

    Ok here’s my totally random uneducated guess: he will be born on his ACTUAL due date, 10/31 at 4:00 am : )

  2. Jenna White says:

    My guess is he will be born on November 4th at 3:30 AM. Just for kicks I say he will be 8 lbs, 5 oz., and 21 inches long. Upon his arrival you shall call him…. Xander Caedmon Burns. Which means (man’s defender) and (wise warrior).
    Because he is the fifth child, he will certainly need the to know how to wisely defend himself as well as the siblings God has blessed him with.

    If I am right on even 2 out of 3 of these, I say that deserves several bags of coffee! ;)
    And I am a coffee addict, so if you wanna just go ahead and change whatever name you chose to the name I chose, just to give me a fighting chance, well….I’d appreciate it! :)

    Be Blessed


  3. Jenni says:

    Thanks ladies for your contributions! And Jenna, one can truly at least appreciate a confident voter ;) Thanks, this should prove to be a fun contest!

  4. Jennie says:

    I’m going to guess one day early, on the 30th October, and I think he’s going to be considerate for his Mamma and arrive at around 8pm so that everyone can get a good night’s sleep to recuperate!

    Take care of yourself through this last month. xx

  5. Jenni says:

    Oh wouldn’t that be nice :) I’m a little doubtful, but it WOULD be nice!

  6. andrea says:

    Hey Jenni! I’m so excited to have another nephew! He better be as cute as the rest! I believe “he” will be born on October 28th, at 10:15 A.M. I don’t think we should have to wait to know the name, since, you didn’t wait to find out the gender. However, I would say that you would name him Sir Lancelot, no wait, Henrick Christopher Burns. I hope the rest of your Little Blessings are helping these last weeks go by quickly, by keeping you busy!Love you Sis!

  7. Nicole says:

    November 11 ??? No you’ll disqualify me. Elizabeth was due Oct 25th and was born on the 11th. What’s wrong with that? Okay how about November 2nd at 4:32 pm. How exciting! If I win I think I’ll have you send the coffee to Genna! She would appreciate it more than I.

  8. Christine says:

    HI Jenni! I am guessing that he will be born on November 2, at 6:30 am.Praying for you!

  9. Alecia says:

    Hey Jenni!

    My guess is November 5th at 3:14am, because that’s exactly when Andrew was born :)


  10. nana says:

    Well, Jen, It would be fun if he were born on his cousin Aariah’s birthday, since Cait was born on Nathan’s birthday. I know you don’t want to wait ’til Nov. 7, but that’s my guess anyway, at…let’s see…1:33 AM.

  11. Hey Jenni!

    My guess is Nov 1 at 2:16 p.m.

    I love the tree you created…what a great idea for a countdown.

  12. Kim says:

    Oh I am the worst at this… hmmm October 31st at noon is my guess? Bless you!

  13. sara says:


    I guess…

    Oct. 30th
    3:08 am
    8 lbs. 12 oz.
    21 1/4 in. long

    I was actually going to guess caedmon as a name also! I have a girlfriend who named her baby that and it sounde like something you may like…

  14. Amy Kelley says:

    Hi Jenni

    We so love the coffee that I had to give it a shot. How about October 27th at 5am?

    And I’m with the Caedmon crowd – that is a great name. But Samuel is my next favorite.

    What a blessing he is to your family already!


    Amy (and Eldon) Kelley

  15. Catherine says:

    I thought Caitriona was born right on her due date? Or just a day late or so? My memory may be off though.
    I guess November 3, 5:37 am.

  16. Auntie Carrie says:

    I’m going to say November 2nd 8:19am :o) Can’t wait to hear the name and see the little face.

    Love, Auntie Carrie

  17. Suzi Searles says:

    I would like to make two guesses, if that is not ok you can just disqualify me.

    My first guess is November 2nd at 2:22 a.m. That’s Ezekiel’s birthday.

    But I really think he will come on October 29th at 2:22 a.m.

    Suzi Searles

  18. Jenni says:

    Well Suzi, if you REALLY think he is going to come on the 29th then I will put that down as your guess :)

  19. Robin says:

    I’ll guess November 1 at 1:00 AM.
    Praying for a safe and wonderful birth!

  20. Sanford says:

    I think he’ll be born November 1st at 4:30 a.m. :-)

  21. The Sister says:

    I’m going to guess that he is going to follow the trend of first born boys in this section of children. You know he is the beginning of a new group of children, right? 2 boys, 2 girls . . . he’s the first born of this next group of children. Aidan was three days late, so I think this baby will be 3 days late and will be born on November 3rd at 2:20 a.m.

  22. Jenni says:

    Wow Tam, such an educated guess :) It will be fun to see who wins since the votes are starting to get so close now!

  23. October 28. 8:05am

    And I don’t think Lancelot would be a great name with a Guineve already there. Too much like having a Boaz and a Ruth as siblings.

  24. Ellen says: my guess is Nov 4 at 2am

  25. KimC says:

    I’m going to say November 6 at 6:30, just to give you another later date to shoot for in case you miss the earlier ones. Those past-due days can drag on forever, and it’s fun to have something to shoot for!

  26. Mother Hen says:

    October 27th @9:30pm. This is really weird. We have never met and I am guessing your baby’s due date. I almost feel rude. But I like coffee.
    Cute little family ya got there, and congrats on having a new little Pirate. I followed you from a comment on Life in a Shoe. Because you offered coffee. :D

  27. Jenni says:

    Thanks ladies, I agree Kim it’s nice to have something to look forward to, and these last days are already dragging on! It will be fun getting to the first date that someone has guessed :)

    Mother Hen, please don’t feel bad, this contest is open to anyone! You are more than welcome to guess, thanks :) And if you win, I really will be pleased since you guessed an early date, but I have a feeling that Kim has a better chance at the coffee :) Thanks again!

  28. Carol says:

    Wow so many guesses! I want coffee too ;) Hmm… I’m going to guess November 4th at 9:23am. That way you have a few more days to get your list completed ;) I won’t even venture a guess on a name… you are always so creative with names, but they’re always such good names! Only a few weeks left!

  29. Nana Joan says:

    Okay…I guess I’d better get my two-cents in there before you close the contest and have that little guy! A totally wild guess….Nov 2nd at 3:10AM. I’d better start the Chicken & homemade noodles, so I’m not caught off guard. Oh, yeah…I want that coffee, too! :)

  30. My mail, or my email..? and what do you mean website? you can’t make your contests confusing. anyway, my guess is:

    November 4 right when Chris wants to go vote. Let’s say around 12:30 p.m.

    And yes, i definately still like you and is that striped thing up above your stomache?

  31. Liz says:

    I’m gonna say Sunday Nov. 2nd, after I have spiked your coffee and the evening hormones have well kicked in…yes. I’m gonna go with 6:00pm.

  32. Liz says:

    Haaa! I just saw Adele’s vote about when Chris wants to vote! ha haaaaa! Wait a minute. Maybe I should’ve voted for wednesday the 5th. Because…it’s wednesday…and there’s nothing good on TV…and y’know…it’s bizness time! ;)

  33. Roberta says:

    November 3rd 2:30 a.m. I know it’s similar to your sister’s guess…but it was my first thought, so gonna stick with it.

    You are so close…very very exciting!!!
    I pray you will rest in the Lord in these final weeks as He sustains and strengthens you.
    Love, Roberta

  34. Shannon says:

    Because I totally love coffee, I will partake in this contest:) My guess is November 6th at 5:36 pm. Maybe if I win, we could even hook up and drink it together!? Best wishes,The Smith’s

  35. Oh and btw if I win drink the coffee yourself :)

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