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Helen's Baby Sweepstake

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Stickerrocks Mon 18-Apr-16 19:23:44

Following on from a comment by DadDadDad on the spoilers thread, any predictions for the birth?

D3 has already picked 6 May.

I'm going for 13 May, 6lb 2 oz, Jonathan.

redshoeblueshoe Mon 18-Apr-16 19:48:43

9th May
6lbs 5oz
Ian grin
or Louise !

DadDadDad Mon 18-Apr-16 20:15:55

The baby will be called Sean, of course. shock

mollie123 Mon 18-Apr-16 20:28:05

11th May 2016
7lbs 6oz
boy (which we already knew smile)
called John

elpth Mon 18-Apr-16 20:55:25

17th May
3.5kg (no idea what that is in pounds and not much good at baby weights in pounds, sorry)

EsmesBees Mon 18-Apr-16 21:02:50

11th May (only because it's my birthday and a great date to be born)
James John Archer

redshoeblueshoe Mon 18-Apr-16 21:13:14

7lb 7 - but Helen's not eaten since November shock

redshoeblueshoe Mon 18-Apr-16 21:18:37

elpth that's 7lbs 11
although the sw's might make it 10lb 8oz after all why be realistic

R4 Mon 18-Apr-16 21:57:09

Don't dramatic things happen on a Thursday? - so that's May 5th or 12th.
Called Danaë.

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 18-Apr-16 22:00:17

Friday 13th May

7lbs 7oz

Named Sorrow

SuffolkNWhat Mon 18-Apr-16 22:04:59

Fri 13th May
6lb 10z
Girl wink called Kirsty

DadDadDad Mon 18-Apr-16 22:14:08

Why is weight one of the pieces of information that gets circulated after a birth? Is it meant to be an indication of health?

My DS was born weighing 2lb 2oz (that's not a typo). He's about 5ft 6in now, taller than his mum, and likes playing rugby. grin

elpth Mon 18-Apr-16 22:15:23

Thanks redshoe and sorry I was too lazy to google it myself blush

Stickerrocks Mon 18-Apr-16 22:18:41

I think you're right D3 & it also helps with buying presents. My DD was much smaller than expected & a different gender. She spent her first few weeks in red, lime green & navy baby grows with knots tied in the ends.

elpth Mon 18-Apr-16 22:21:09

I think the weight thing is because there's very little to say about a newborn especially when people often know the sex in advance so it's just something to say in addition to name. It's certainly not interesting in most cases!

R4 Mon 18-Apr-16 22:27:58

It's fairly interesting to the poor woman who has to push it out! The news of a large birth-weight is usually met with an "shock ouch!"

DadDadDad Mon 18-Apr-16 22:41:10

Right, so my other theory was that a higher weight gives the woman bragging rights about the size of her birth canal but I hesitated to write that on MN. confused Thanks to R4 for confirming. grin

GypsyFl0ss Tue 19-Apr-16 05:59:53

May 4th, 5lb 8oz and he will have two names. One that Helen calls him, for which I favour Jonathan as Sticker suggested and one that Knob will miraculously be well enough to put on birth certificate. Damien, natch.

BeaufortBelle Tue 19-Apr-16 06:32:55

May 10th, 7lb, 1oz
John Archer Titchener

redshoeblueshoe Tue 19-Apr-16 06:48:24

Gypsy - surely May the 4th deserves a Star Wars name

Bore of course Friday the 13th - must be Damien

trevortrevorslatterfry Tue 19-Apr-16 09:55:49

11th May 6lb 6oz
Name = Robert shock

Gruach Tue 19-Apr-16 12:10:02

Should have been born week before last. angry

Tiny. Helen hasn't eaten anything for ever.

Jacquetta Kirsty.

Putthetulipsthere Tue 19-Apr-16 14:08:57

Tuesday 3rd May (0nly because SOC made it clear recently he doesn't like to do big SLs at Easter etc, so Im sure it won't be on Bank Holiday Monday)

Thomas John Archer
Or Kirsty .....

Hadron21 Tue 19-Apr-16 18:53:42

18 May
Name - Alexander

Wordsaremything Tue 19-Apr-16 19:36:49

John, Timothy Bruce. known as Jack.
Some puny weight.
On a Friday fairly soon.

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