Monday, February 2, 2009

Your Chance For Free Java

I've decided to do my very first giveaway on this blog. I've never done a giveaway before because I am nothing if not super duper poor. I'm still monetarily challenged but I thought it would be really fun--for me. It will be a very small giveaway because, well, I have ridiculously small blue outfits to buy.

So here's how it will work. You leave a comment on this blog entry. Guess the date and time that the baby will be born. Also guess the baby's weight and length. One winner will receive a $5 dollar Starbucks gift card for getting the closest to the correct birthday. If more than one person chooses the same correct day, the time will come into play. Another winner will receive a $5 dollar Starbucks gift card for correctly guessing the baby's weight. If more than one person chooses the same correct weight, then we will factor the length in. For kicks throw in head circumference, hair or no hair, and eye color (hey, there are a few African-American's with light eyes) in case there is still a need for a tie breaker. I'm posting this entry now because she could always go into labor early. There's always a chance that someone will choose February 3 and be correct. Although, for all our sake's I hope that doesn't happen. I know $5 is no big deal, but neither is commenting with a few pieces of information.

Okay, friends, guess away. Winners will be announced at a later date. Feel free to hound me if it's suddenly August and you haven't heard anything. I might be really tired. I might drink all the Starbucks myself. And, oh, if you happen to hate Starbucks, guess anyway, you can always find someone who will take that gift card off your hands. By the way, the actual due date is February 27. And yes, you can comment even if you don't have a blog of your own.

If Jennifer decides not to give us her unborn child, you will forget we had this little chat. If you are one of the rightful winners, you will understand that me sending you a Starbucks card would only cause me greater inner turmoil. Instead you will come over to my house--I don't care if flying is involved--and mop my tears up off the floor.


  1. Feb 28th at 7:15pm
    6lbs 11oz and 21" long

    lots of adorable curly hair with super dark almost black eyes! :)

    Head size - perfect :) and 1000% adorable!! Praying for you everyday and for Matthew!

  2. Feb 28th at 3:43 am
    7lbs 3oz and 20" long.

    I don't like starbucks so if I win you keep it. You will need it.

    I just love these kinds of contest though. Guessing baby things is so much fun.

    The info I quessed is exact from my daughter that was born 10 years ago.

    Praying for you and Matthew. Love the name!!!

  3. I love trying to guess these type of things!

    I think he will be born on February 24th at 11:17am.

    I think he will be 7lbs 2oz and 20 inches long

    As for looks, I think he will have GORGEOUS chocolate brown (not SUUPER dark) eyes with black, kinky hair :o)

    I CAN'T WAIT FOR PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. February 21st.
    20" long
    7lbs, 8oz.

    Dark eyes, lots of hair, and perfectly CUTE!

  5. This will be a little challenging to make an educated decission since we don't know too much about his biological gene pool but here it goes....
    Feb 21st at 215 am
    7 lbs 7 oz 19 1/4 inches long
    I say small head but sadly I have no idea what a small head would measure because it has been too long. Medium brown eye. and hair. itty bitty curls all over his head.
    Is that all???? It's hard to think Tyson is crawling all over me. grr.

  6. I like what bridgett did and gave her daughters info. I should have don't the same. drats.

  7. I don't know if mom's can play, but you didn't give a disclaimer to that. If I win, I'll treat you to Starbucks while you guys are staying with us. I say:

    March 1st
    7 lbs. 1 oz.
    20 inches
    5:43 am

    A little bit of black hair
    Eyes that don't have a color description because they won't be brown yet, but won't be blue either (I speak from experience on this one :))
    Head size- perfect to hold his super intelligent brain.

  8. Ok Matthew David will be born Feb. 26th @ 3:30 pm.
    7lbs 8oz and 22"long
    I think all babies are born with gray eyes, my son is part Black and Japanese and was born with gray eyes. And hair, yes I say, a little bit of curls on his head.

    I am so happy for your family. God is Good!

  9. I say March 3rd at high noon. Sorry to make you wait so long, but now you have a few extra days to buy stuff. Everyone is saying 20", so I say 18.5" and 6 pounds, 15 oz. I win!

  10. I say Feb 27th at 9:45 pm
    8lbs 2oz and 21" long
    How exciting!

  11. Obviously, Troy and I can't win but I'll just post ours here for the fun of it. We wrote them down last night before there were any comments...

    Lori: March 2 at 8:12 am
    8lbs 2 oz
    20.5 inches

    Troy: February 22 at 11:01 pm
    7 lbs 5 oz
    21 inches

    I actually think my weight guess is probably high (I've seen Jennifer's middle and it's not very big) but I want to be honest, that was my first thought.

  12. March 2nd at 10:23am
    8lbs 0oz
    19" long
    and Beautiful :)

    I'm so happy for you both, I know exactly how you feel...its so hard waiting. We just finalized in January and its the best feeling ever :)
    Michelle D.

  13. i'm going to stick with my march 3 it is and i;m saying 8lbs 3oz and 20 in...i can't wait to see pictures of matthew (oh and i love the name, it was on my list for my future boy...matthew david is one we agree on)

  14. Mar 3 at 4:12 am
    8lbs 6oz, 20" long

    ...and i think he'll be bald :)

  15. Feb. 31st - hehe, just kidding.

    Feb. 25th at 9:42 pm.
    6lbs. 5oz and 19" long.

    Let's say thick hair, like his aunt - though we have no relation, lol, just in case anyone was confused.

  16. dang, girl...nothing like a giveaway to get all those blogity lurkers to come out of the wood work. NICE!

    Tues., Feb. 24th around 6:30am
    6lbs 8ozs and 19 1/2" long

    dark eyes, and short, dark, curly, stuck to his head hair.

    Praying God's will in little Matthew's life and sweet Jennifer that I just adore even though I haven't a clue to who she is.

  17. FUN!!!!

    (If I ever get any readers, I might have to do this myself this summer.)

    Mar 2, 1:45 am
    8 lbs 3 oz
    22 1/2 inches long

    I'm not going to guess on the size of the head because thinking about such things makes me very nervous for the birth of my own baby... and how much its gonna hurt.

    light brown eyes with a dusting of brown hair and completely ADORABLE!

  18. March 5th
    7lbs 8oz
    20 1/4"

    Soft silky, wavy to little curls, brown eyes after awhile (your mom and someone else are right)
    Sorry to predict so late....

  19. My gut feeling is March 3rd, but you have too many guesses for that day. I'm going to make you wait a little longer and choose Grandma Frances's birthday, March 6th. I'm going to use Neil's info for stats, since he's my second son. So, here it is:

    Friday, March 6th
    11:36 a.m.
    7 lbs, 12 ounces
    19 1/2 inches long

    This part will be different, for obvious reasons! He will have a medium amount of black curls, and dark greyish-black eyes. Go ahead and write my name on the envelope for that Starbucks card. I know you have my address! And by the way, congrats! So glad he will be born in California, so his new favorite great-aunt can meet him!!

  20. Feb 25th 7:35 pm
    7lbs 9 oz 20.5 inches

    slightly familiar stats and bday to someone I know!!!! Can't wait, I am soooo excited to have another nephew!


  21. Too bad it is not a leap year?!?

    March 4th at 8:32pm
    6lbs 9oz and 19"long

    Super short but curly hair... and dark brown eyes.

    I also think it should be known that I am in slight protest to you getting your baby before I know the gender of my own. So, Jennifer, if you are reading this... if you cold hold out maybe until the second week of March, I would appreciate that (not that I think Lori and Troy haven't been waiting long enough)... just my own jealousy!

  22. Okay, I'm gonna guess all Evie's stats just cause her Bday is so close to Matthew's!

    March 5th @ 1:50 am
    8lbs 4oz, 20.5"

    Dark gray eyes and a ton of dark curls!

    I'm so excited for you guys!!!

  23. Matthew David is a fantastic name and I love it!

    Feb 20 at 6am
    7 lbs, 2 oz, and no clue how long a baby is supposed to be (although I did look at all the other guesses, but that seems like cheating)

    ten fingers, ten toes, a little hair, perfect, and beautiful... I can't wait to see him!

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  25. March 3rd
    3:33 a.m.
    7 lbs. 3 oz.

    I am only choosing this because this is my birthday, not because I want you to have to wait that long!

  26. March 1st at 1:19 pm
    8 lbs 1 oz
    20 1/2 inches long

    Lots of dark hair and dark brown eyes

    I can't remember how they measure head sizes, but will medium do? I just hope for Jennifer's sake his shoulders aren't as big as Jadyns:)


    Kian says:
    Feb 28th at 8:00 pm
    8 pounds 10 oz.
    21 1/2 inches

    Little amount of dark hair with brown eyes

    Jadyn says:
    March 3rd
    8 pounds 3 oz.
    21 inches

    Tiny brown hair, brown eyes

  27. Matthew David will be born on February 25 at 6:42pm...

    7lb 2oz
    20" long

    He is going to have full head of hair and round cheeks with a dimple on his chin or under one eye. (if you don't see it right away, you will.)

    He is going to be a little heart-melter, and will open his eyes fairly quickly to get a good look at his Mom and Dad and new brother!


  28. Date: March 1
    Time: 4:56pm

    Weight: 7lb 2oz
    Length: 21 1/4 inches

    Head Circumfrence: 22 inches
    Eye Color: Hershey Kisses

    Excitement Factor of the Zabs for you guys on a scale of 10: 21!

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  30. Steven and Shannon guess Matthew will be born on Feb 25 at 2:25 pm 7 lbs 12 oz and 21 inches long. He will most likely suck his thumb, based on ultrasound pic.

  31. Grandma&GrandpaFebruary 15, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    DOB 02-24-09
    Time 3:25am
    Weight 7#-13oz

  32. Jamie says ...

    Matthew David will be born on February 25th at 10:15pm
    He will weigh 7 lb 5 oz and 18 1.2 inches long
    He will have beautiful dark eyes and lots of dark hair
    Congradulations - God bless your family

  33. Feb 25
    2:30 am
    7lbs 3.5 oz
    20 1/4 inches

  34. March 2 at 12:00 pm

    8 lbs 2 oz

    21 inches

  35. March 2 at 7:00 pm
    7lbs 6oz
    19 3/4"

  36. February 22 at 12:27 pm
    7 lbs 6 oz, 20 inches

    (I guessed early in the hopes that you'd get to see his precious face even sooner. You've got me on pins & needles with the waiting & wondering WHEN he'll be here!)