Serving Notice

Sorry Poppy darling, but it’s time for you to come out. It’s been a real joy carrying you these past 38 weeks, but now, you’re starting to make Momma a little bit sick and I just need you in my arms instead of in my belly.

At our doctor’s visit yesterday, we found out that my pregnancy induced hypertension is causing me to develop pre-eclampsia. And to put it simply, she’s in perfect health, but if I go to 40 weeks, I won’t be. So we’re going to the hospital Thursday morning to begin “induction-lite” with some lovely Prepidil that will hopefully trick my body into going into labor over the weekend. If not, well, we’ll bring out the big guns next week. That’s not a great scenario, so let’s hope she decides to show before Monday!

So consider this the official opening of the Poppy baby poll! Leave your guess as to date and time of delivery below and weight and height as well. There will be prizes! If you guess the right date (the time will be a tie-breaker) I’ll knit you a scarf. If you guess the right weight (height will be used as a tie-breaker) then you get a pair of knit socks!

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18 Responses to Serving Notice

  1. Kathy says:

    aw 🙂

    My timing guess is Saturday, Sept. 13th at 10:48 PM.

    My size guess is 7 lb 7 oz and 20 1/4 inches long.

  2. jenn says:

    7:36 pm – friday

    120 lbs

    (that’s how big babies are, right?)


  3. Denisa says:

    September 15 @ 12:17 am

    weight: 8lbs 2 oz
    length: 21 inches

    Here’s to holding Poppy soon!!! 🙂

  4. Jen says:

    I’m guessing Monday, Sept 15 at 5:30pm
    Weight: 7lb6oz
    Height: 20″ long.

  5. Melanie says:

    Oh fun!
    Saturday, September 13. 3:29 p.m.
    7lbs 9oz
    19″ long

  6. Jill says:

    We are praying for you, Poppy and Josh too!

    My guesson baby stats:
    Friday, September 12th at 10:55pm
    7lbs 8oz – 20 1/2″ long

  7. Jill says:

    oh and I need to warm goodies because it gets cold here – or so I am told!!! I am scared of the snow too so this will be fun. . .I’ll keep you updated!

  8. Lindsey says:

    Yay for Poppy!

    My guess: Sunday, September 14th at 2:00 PM

    Good luck, Kat!

  9. Lindsey says:

    Oh, I messed up! I forgot height and weight (I’m not so good at guessing those).

    Height: 18 inches
    Weight: 7 pounds 12 oz

  10. Lydia says:

    Is the doula allowed to enter this contest? 😉

    Weight: 7 lbs. 14oz.
    Length: 19 inches
    Birthday: Saturday the 13th, 2:00 AM

  11. Jocelyn says:

    Lots of thoughts & prayers for you, Josh, and the little one!

    My guess:

    Sunday, Sept. 14th – 6:40am

    7lbs, 4 oz

  12. amy says:

    I’ll be thinking of all THREE of you this weekend!

    My guess is Saturday 9/13 (so you can be watching college football while you wait!) 😉

    6lb 12oz
    19.5″ long

  13. Barbara says:

    Thanks for keeping us posted . I’ll pick the special date of Sept. 12, 10:15 PM, 19 1/2 inches long and 7 lbs 12 oz.

    Love to all and I’ll be listening for a call from Bob.

    Great-Grannie Hughes

  14. Helen says:

    I’m guessing September 16th, 3.00am GMT, weighing in at 6lb 12oz and 18″ long. I’m hoping to be wrong on the date, but I figured an outrageous estimate was my only chance of getting my hands on the swag… bright blessings to the three of you.

  15. Linda says:

    I’m hoping for you to get “unpregnant” ASAP, so I’ll guess Friday the 12th at 2:48 pm.

    7 lbs. 10 oz.
    19 inches long

    Hang in there — the end (or beginning) is in sight!

    Love to all!

  16. Anonymous says:

    OOh, I can’t wait to see him/her! Good luck with the induction, Kat! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! – Joanie

  17. Anonymous says:

    BTW, the 12th is a great day (my birthday)! I’m guessing 9/12 at 11:23 pm. 7lbs 4oz

  18. Libby says:

    Friday 7:00pm

    7lbs 11 oz
    20 inches

    Can’t wait to see Poppy!

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