2011/06/07

Compliment and a Contest!

Today I was at the Commissary... A lot of my fun life stories have started at the commissary, some good and some not so good. Today was a good experience for the most part. After Samuel was nearly thrown from the shopping cart by a vendor dragging a huge display of Hidden Valley Ranch bottles who didn't see him; I received a sweet compliment from an older man. Older as in 70's.. if I had to nail down a decade of age. He approached me and said how he couldn't help but notice, "How well-behaved your children are.." he then proceeded to say, "And I see your calling in reinforcements." Referring to the bump in my belly.  Such a sweet thing to say and so meaningful after receiving the usual startled glares and people counting as we walked by with their jaws dropped open.

Onto the contest. It's a you guess, the weight, sex, and birthday of baby.  I am due the 9th of June, that's this Thursday. Below I'll lay out the weights and how late each of the kids were for your reference.

Colby - 3 days late 7 lbs 3 oz.
Jackie - 2 days late 8 lbs 10 oz.
Benjamin - 12 days late 8 lbs 14 oz.
Louisa - 9 days late 9 lbs 4 oz.
Libby - 1 day late 7 lbs 8 oz.
Silas - 10 days late 8 lbs 8 oz.
Samuel - 15 days late 9 lbs 12 oz.

I'll leave a guess as well because I want to play. The reward will be something fun, like chocolate, or homemade cloth napkins, or strawberry jam, or some fun unmentionables... it depends on who wins!

36 comments:

CLR said...

I think an 8 pound girl on June 10.

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

8 lbs 9 oz
sex girl
6/11/2011 Grandpa and Grandma R

Keri said...

I think 8.5 lb girl on June 12th! I love that comment from the sweet old man! Such a reminder that a nice word goes so far to make someones day!

Jen said...

I'm guessing 8 lbs 7 oz (just like AJ was) and how about baby arrives on June 15 (because that is 6 days late and we had Peter 6 days early.)

:)

Jen and Geoff said...

I think it's a girl, 8 lbs 4 oz, to be born on June 11th. Can't wait to see pictures of whoever is in there:)

Karen said...

I keep trying to send you a message. I want to guess that you will have a 9 lb-3oz girl on the 13th of June. Hope I can send this. love gram

Karen said...

I hope you know wthat this really isn't Karen but your grandmother. I love you

Christy said...

Christie, I think it's funny that you're guessing June 10th considering that you're always two weeks late! Is that wishful thinking?

I guess girl. June 22nd. 8lbs. 2oz.

dirtandrib said...

7lb. 5oz. baby girl (named Melia) born June 16th
at 9:36am.

JackieLynn said...

Girl ,9 pounds 4 oz. June 14

Colby Reynolds said...

8 lb. 1 oz. BOY on June 13

Abby said...

A girl, 8.5 oz on June 15th. And you are seriously offering to make homemade gifts with a newborn? Girl - you are my hero! Miss you guys and your beautiful kids!

Appollo Schloss said...

Girl, June 17th, 8 lb. 4 oz.

Maryn said...

June 12th
Girl (here's hoping for you)
8lbs. 4 oz.

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

Aunt Becky says girl, date 6/12 8 pds 7 oz

shana bartlett said...

I'll guess BOY with Colby just to mix things up a bit. I know you have an awfully sweet girl sweater made. Sorry, if I'm right on the baby being a boy. However, I know you'll love whoever this little one is that God so perfectly ordained for your family. Gosh, I'm wanting another baby just thinking of you having another baby. Sweet anticipation! Okay, my guess~
Boy
June 12
8lbs 14 ounces
Love, Shana

Karen said...

Ok Christie Lynn ... this is mom, not nanny! My guess is a boy. I think our little bundle of love will arrive on June 14 and will weigh in at 8 pounds and 2 ounces. I can't wait to meet the newest Reynolds.

Gaines Family said...

My guess: girl, 9 lbs 3 oz born on June 11

: )

Karen said...

June 10 has come and gone ... Looks like CLR isn't a winner. My odds of winning just got better :)

Linda said...

A little late to the game here :(
I'm guessing beautiful baby girl, weighing 8lbs.8 oz.,on 6/15.
Praying for a smooth delivery of that precious one either way!

jj said...

I'm soooo late! But I think you are, too :)

I say June 15, boy, and 9-2.

Happy babying, my dear!

JLR said...

I don't care how close any of you get, nobody's getting a jar of my strawberry jam.

team brownlee said...

Girl, born June 14, our 14th anniverary...8 lbs. 14 oz. I won't go as far as saying 14 lbs...that would just be mean. We are all waiting for news in Santa Cruz and are praying for a smooth labor and delivery. Can't wait to hear all about it!!! Love you all!

Karen said...

So what happens if someone gets the day right and the sex of baby wrong? Who becomes a winner?
A few of you are already out of the running. I am still in it for the remainder of the day. JLR I want your jam!

dirtandrib said...

Like I said, Mimi, the girl is coming tomorrow!

jj said...

While you are waiting (:)) google not so perfect life of bliss. maybe the inspired room, too? fun decorating ideas/cooking/browsing blogs to pass the time and keep your mind off certain OTHER things...

Karen said...

Ok "dirtandrib" looks like you didn't win either. Appollo is still in the running .. and I feel like I am too.
June 18th is my birthday and maybe .. just maybe she will have the baby on my birthday. That makes mimi a winner :)
Oh and Melia ... I think it is a boy :) just sayin!

dirtandrib said...

I humbly accept defeat. I really wanted jam. Mimi, you will come out a winner if this GIRL is born on your
b-day!

JLR said...

I am hiding all of the jam from CLR, and thus from all of you. It will be in a location safe from the generosity of my wife and yet permit me focused alone time with a spoon and a hungry appetite while on baby leave.

dirtandrib said...

"What's that, dear? You need some help? It will have to wait. I know I'm on baby leave, but this jam is so good and I'm a little sticky right now."

Christy said...

Mimi only has two more hours...after that it's between me, Silas and Samuel! Come on June 22nd!!!

dirtandrib said...

I saw how many strawberries the previous commenter picked and the jam that followed. In the event that she wins, the right thing to do would be to forward the earnings to Spencer Ave.

shana bartlett said...

Christie,
TCC prayed for you and little one today! One good thing about this lateness is that your child may share a birthday with Faith(22nd) or Osh(23rd). This would be cool! Maybe you should have us all guess again! Hahaha.....are you still laughing? I cannot say I relate to your feeling with being overdue. Although, watching Hope, I know it's challenging. I'm looking forward to your birth story.
Shana
xoxo

Linda said...

Woohoo!! Just got the TCC announcement, and we're all rejoicing with you in Hayward!
Congrats on your new little doll and can't wait to see pics! Praying for a quick recovery for her mama and much grace for her daddy :)
Love, The Machamers

jgrowden43 said...

Sorry i missed the contest. :( I am so happy for you all and for Hazel. How beautiful. I am sorry to say, and please don't be mad at me... I caught myself people counting a family in the grocery store yesterday. And then I thought of you. Don't worry, you had her beat. She only had six. Sorry, I won't do it again. BUT I do love you sooooo much, and wish our lives could be closer together. Please squeeze Hazel for me and tell Jake I said HI.

pops said...

Girl

8 13

June 20th