Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Enter now for your chance to win!

That's right, folks. For a limited time only, you too can compete with a chance to win a prestigious title from the one and only Duchy of Burgundy Carrots.

Here's the deal: Guess the gender, birth date, weight, and length of D2. The person whose collective guess is the closest (based on a complicated but fair mathematical formula I fully intend to figure out one of these days) will be awarded the title of Earl of Estimation, or, in the event of the correct guesser being female, the Countess of Calculation.

Data for reference: D2 is, according to doctor's measurements, due October 15; according to QOC's I-know-when-I-started-feeling-sick calculations, closer to the end of the month. D1 was born three days before her official due date, weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz., and was 20 inches long. (And I am a bad mother. I had to look that up.)

No allegations of gender bias, by the way. Estimation and Calculation are both equally large and prosperous regions of the Duchy. It's not my fault that the titles for that rank of nobility are not alliterative.

15 comments:

the Joneses said...

Okay, I'm game. Being an Anglophile, I'm always up for patents of nobility :)

Gender: Male.
Birthdate: October 22.
Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz.
Length: 20.5 inches

--DJ

Ben, Kyri & Rachelle said...

It's pretty scary to bet against DJ but since there is no $ on it:

Gender: Female
Birthday: October 29
Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz.
Length: 20 1/4 inches

the Joneses said...

Just to have a balanced Jones representation:

Gender: Male
Birthdate: October 19
Weight: 7 lbs, 6 oz
Length: 21 inches

DJ actually took my estimate for birthday and weight, so I had to make up something else for variety.

-- SJ

amanda said...

Gender: female
Birthdate: October 18th
Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz
Length: 21 inches

The Duke said...

Here's my take, although I'll continue as a Duke: ; )

Gender: Female
Birthdate: October 26th
Weight: 8 lbs 5 oz
Length: 21 inches

Queen of Carrots said...

SJ--if DJ wins, you'll then get the title of Countess of Estimation, which is fine although not alliterative.

I guess the Duke only gets bragging rights; if he wins, we'll still award the title to the next-best guesser.

Man, everyone's putting me late in the month. Have some mercy, folks!

Anna Decker said...

Okay, I will guess:

Gender: Male
Birthdate: October 17
Weight: 7lbs 14oz
Length: 21 inches

-- Marsha's sister

Devona said...

Since you're so close to Olivia's birthday I'm going to guess:

Gender:Female
B-Day: Oct 21 (we'll throw 5:05am in there for good measure)
Weight: 7lb 3oz
Length: 19 in

(That was Olivia's stats one year ago!)
I hope I win.

Jeremy said...

Here's a guess:

Gender:Female
B-Day: Oct 20
Weight: 7lb 10oz
Length: 21" (I'll assume this measurement will be when laying down?)

:-J

Anonymous said...

Gender: Male
Birthdate: October 23
Time: 06:20 p.m.
Weight: 7 lbs 1/2 oz
Lenght: 21 inches

Juliana M said...

Gender: Male
Birthdate: September 29, 2005
Weight: 6 lbs 2 oz
Length: 18 inches

Juliana M said...

To all who read this BLOG. QOC went in for an emergency c-section this morning. Mother and baby are doing well. I'm actually not sure of the exact oz or length (I am guessing). I'll let QOC enjoy telling you the details later, but I thought you might want to know so you can pray for them. Thanks!

Jill Sherman (friend of Ronald Sr.) said...

Ronald and Karen, I am praying for you all! Glad everyone is well!

Julie Bilbro said...

Here's my guesses ~
Gender: female
Date: October 21st
Weight: 7 lb 15 oz
Length: 22.5 inches

Rose said...

I'm thinking:
Gender: Male.
Birthday: September 29th, 11:29 am.
Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz.
Length: 19.5 inches.

Does that count? You never imposed a deadline on contest entry!! =)