Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Giveaway!

I thought I'd get some of you to come out of the woodwork by hosting a giveaway. There are so many visitors to this blog, but relatively few comments. I'd love to get to know my mystery readers. Furthermore, I've been blogging for more than five years, and this will be my very first giveaway. I think it's about time!

Anyway, you will have to do a little work for it.

In the comments section, please indicate the date and time you think Michaela will be born, and be sure to include your name and town, if we're not already blogger buddies from way back. ;)

The lucky guesser will receive a $25 gift card to one of my favorite places to shop:

Now because my appointment with the perinatologist on Monday, April 11th may influence all of our perception of when Miss Michaela will make her debut, I'm only going to accept guesses for this giveaway through next Sunday, April 10th. Just to be clear that will be up until midnight Pacific Standard Time on April 10th.

So, leave your best guess in the comments section, please!


  1. Penny Malley :-)
    Los Osos, CA :-)
    Tuesday, May 3 at 10 am

  2. Carrie Cummings
    Pearland, TX
    Thursday, April 28 at 8:20am

    I hope you don't have to go 40 weeks - although whatever she wants, she'll get, right? Thanks for the opportunity for this giveaway.

  3. Karen Andersen
    Elk Grove, Ca
    May 5th feels right....and labor almost always starts at in the evening or at night. So, I say she will arrive around 3-4am.

  4. (just an FYI) we stopped using our blogspot/google account long ago, and moved on to a different format that is not on your list of blogger scripts. It's very possible that some of your viewers have never used google/blogspot or any of the other formats, hence they can't comment, but just view. I think there's a way to open the comments to all formats, but I don't recall how to do it in blogspot editing. If you could do that, you might get more responses...yeah, this is coming from a girl who hardly ever gets responses to her blog posts any more, because nothing new goes on around our yeah....I'm hardly the one to give advise on more

  5. I think she will be born on May 10th at 6.52 am. following a very easy labor :)

  6. May 5th (Cinco de Mayo! She'll have two reasons to celebrate!) 4:44pm

    Hang in there...

  7. May 11, 2011 10 am (my birthday!)

  8. Anonymous, it will be a shame if you're right because I have no idea who you are! If you check back, please leave your name and town. Thanks! :)

  9. Although I would be thrilled to share my May 8 birthday with your Michaela, I believe her size and your discomfort may prompt the docs to stir the pot a little earlier. I'm going with April 26 at 1:15 PM

  10. May 10th at 0249 am..sorry for the wee morning hour. :)

  11. This is Aunt Laurie and my guess is May 6, 2011 @ 19:24 (7:24 p.m.) Sorry, I had to choose Anonymous to play the game. Prayers all the way from beautiful NM

  12. Jodi Durham
    Grandville, MI

    My guess is April 30 @ 4:38 pm :)

  13. christine johnston
    westmont nj
    my guess is may 4

    best of luck to you`
    motherhood is wonderful

  14. hmmmm for some reason my post did not post....

    April 24
    7:20 PM

  15. Ok, although it would be neat if you had her on my 40th, april 27, I think something different...

    April 28, 2011 2:36 pm and she will be 8 lbs and about 6 oz

    Ang-Maple Valley off-grid Farm

  16. I am going to guess April 28th @ 7:20am
    I am a huge TJ Maxx fan too!!

  17. LOVE TJ Max! I am going to say...

    Easter morning! :) The best day of the year! 8:00 am. 7lbs 10 oz. I know that's on the small size but babies are often smaller than the docs think!

  18. Tami
    Colorado Springs, CO

    May 1st @ 2:30 p.m.

  19. I'll go with May 2, about noon.
    Jacquie =)

  20. For purely selfish reasons, I'm hoping for May 3 @ 8:30 am. I will be celebrating my half birthday that day. At my age, I realize that is ridiculous however, it is our family tradition!

    Isabel was 8 lbs., 15 oz., but I am guessing that Michaela will pass her up!

  21. Marie
    Downers Grove, IL
    April 30, 2:04 PM

  22. Oh! TJ Maxx!! Another thing we have in common. Spring is a time of year with many memories and events in my family. Your original due date is my birthday, but I know your little girl is going to make her appearance before then! My son, Kyle, was born on Easter Sunday. This year his birthday falls on Easter again and he will be 11. I really want to go with that day, April 24th, because of all it signifies. However, I think she just might wait a tiny bit longer. So my official prediction is April 26th at 10:24 a.m. I am in Neenah, WI and you know, when she is born I am going to be here in WI jumping for joy! Hugs, Sarah

  23. Darn..I don't think my guess "took" the other day as it's not posted. My guess was May 8th at 2:07 a.m. May 8th was the day I made my First Holy Communion (Catholic) many years I'm hoping that that date is as much of a blessing to you as it has been to me!!

    Anne In Massachusetts

  24. I think it will be May18 at 3:30 in the morning

  25. I am going to say May 2nd (because it is my brother's birthday)
    AND let me say something about hiccups, because I see she has them a lot already. The crazy fixes never worked for us, when Bradley has the hiccups, we just rub his back OR give him a one ounce bottle, it stops it instantly. I am sure you are going to be not using bottles, but if you think about it and can't get anything else to work, that is working for us!

  26. Ha I was reading all of the responses last night, maybe that is what prompted me to dream you had her TODAY! ( or maybe I should change my guess!! LoL)

  27. Hi Joannah! It's Joyce Cole, Huntington Beach
    Mother's Day, May 8th. 8pm 8lbs 8oz
    I'm counting on you! lol

  28. May 7th, 3:30am (sorry you will be awakened in the middle of the night)

  29. Heather Price
    Cary, IL

    April 19, 1:10pm, 6lbs., 9oz.

  30. Jodi McCarthy
    Phoenix AZ

    My guess is April 30th at 11:11 pm

  31. Erin from Hebron, Ohio. My guess, may 1st. 650pm. And I do love me some tj maxx.

  32. Erin from Raleigh NC (I love TJ Maxx too!) On the poll, I guessed 40 weeks, however, I agree with a PP that your docs are likely to stir the pot a bit and so I think that you'll go into labor on 4/30, but she'll come on 5/1 by 9:27 pm. Here's hoping that she doesn't have to come by c-section.

  33. I know I am passed the date so I am just guessing for FUN...I am going with my dads Birthday, May 2nd at 8:07pm.


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