Baby Long Contest

This is my beautiful wife, Kristy.  We are expecting our first child.  We thought it would be a lot of fun to have a contest in which our friends and family guess the gender, weight and time of birth of the baby.  A bit of info: we do not know the gender of the baby; the official due date is January 11th, 2009.  Each person who guesses will get points based on the accuracy of their guesses.  The person who gets the most points will win a $25 gift card to the retailer of their choice!  Here is the points breakdown:

5 points for correctly guessing the gender

10 points to start for guessing the date of birth minus 1 point for each day off target

24 points to start for guessing the time of birth (regardless of date) minus 1 point for each hour off target

10 points to start for guessing the weight of the baby minus .25 points for every ounce off target

Post your answers on this blog as a reply to this post.  See the first reply below for an example.  Email if you have any questions or can’t figure out how to reply.

Good luck and we can’t wait to introduce Griffin Michael or Emma Jean Long to the world..


~ by Joshua Long on December 14, 2009.

58 Responses to “Baby Long Contest”

    Guess Gender
    Janurary 40, 2020
    25lbs 19 ounces

    • Boy (lots of hair)
      Dec. 28th at 9:40 am
      7lbs 2 oz.

    • Hi Kristy, it’s your cousin Deborah in NC. Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of:
      Emma Jean Long
      11:10 pm
      7 lbs 10 oz
      We wanna see pictures when she’s born!

  2. Ok, I’m in guys! I can’t wait to meet:
    Griffin Michael
    January 13th
    9:31 a.m.

    Praying for you guys!
    Mwa, Darcy

  3. Hi Kristy- It’s Darcy’s mom. What a great idea! Here’s my guess:
    Baby Girl
    January 10th
    4:40 pm

    • oops… forgot to list the weight:
      Darcy’s mom Diane-here’s my guess again completed:
      Baby Girl
      January 10th
      440 pm
      6 pounds 7 ounces

  4. Hi guys- it’s Darcy again… I forgot the weight. I guess:
    6 pounds 12 ounces with a nice small head!

  5. Okay, I’ll play…

    January 12
    7:20 PM
    7lbs 4oz

  6. Girl January 9 5:18 p.m. 7lbs. 10 oz.

  7. You look so beautiful.

  8. Griffin Michael
    6:25 PM
    8 lbs 1 oz

  9. Scott in Las Vegas predicts,

    Baby girl
    January 4
    0500 a.m.
    7lbs 6 oz

  10. Josh & Kristy — I wanna play too!
    Okay I keep in mind that I can be a bit of an extremist.
    *JANUARY 14
    *1:23 AM.
    *10 POUNDS 9 OUNCES.
    (Sorry Kristy, but I think he’s going to be big!)

  11. Easy….
    January 9th
    7 pounds 6 oz

    I win

  12. Girl
    January 14th
    9:14 PM
    6LBS 8OZS

  13. Jan 8, 2010
    14:41:37 (Just in case you want it down to the seconds 🙂
    7 pounds 3 oz

    for added bonus…her first words will DA DA…her first steps will be at 8 Months 15 days…her first boyfriend will not be allowed to see her, a dad’s protection…

    Best wishes to you…my two are now College Freshman…the nest is getting lighter 🙂

  14. How fun is this!!!
    A bouncing baby “boy”
    Born January 12, 2010
    8 pounds 5 ozs

  15. emma jean
    11:45 am
    7 pounds 2 oz!
    jan 4, 1009

  16. emma jean
    11:45 am
    6 pounds 5 oz
    jan 4, 2010!

  17. Here’s my guess from the 1st time Grandpa
    6 Lbs. 8 Ozs.

  18. My guess is:
    3:20 AM
    8 lbs

  19. This is fun! I’m Diane, Kristy’s boss, and I hope I win.
    Baby Girl
    January 11
    1:05 pm
    7 lbs, 4 oz

  20. I’m so excited to meet our “Little Long”
    January 11
    12:35 AM
    7 lbs. 14.5 oz

  21. hmmm..
    JANUARY 13th @ 10:39PM

  22. Love me some baby guessing!

    I predict girl.
    January 10th
    7lbs 7ozs

  23. This is fun.

    Jan. 5, 2010
    6:08 P.M.
    7lbs 10ozs

  24. Hey it’s Stacy from work!
    December 25, 2009
    7:27 pm
    6 lbs 2 oz.
    yes–I know it’s before your due date!

  25. I think Emma Jean will arrive on January 8, 2010 at 10:38 am. She will weigh 6lbs. 10oz.

  26. Emma Jean
    January 4,2010
    2:00 AM
    6 lbs, 11oz

  27. oops… and 7lbs, 6oz.

  28. Boy
    Jan. 7th
    6lbs 7oz
    Great news. I know your so excited right now.

  29. In spite of HIS mom, the only pink Griffin will wear is on his cheeks!
    January 18 (I was late, too)
    7:11 am (maybe he’s a morning person?)
    7 pounds, 11 oz (just to be consistent)

  30. Griffin Michael
    Dec. 21st
    12:55 am.
    7 pounds 8 oz.
    and I love the name Griffin Michael!!

  31. Boy
    Jan. 6
    3:23 a.m.
    7 lbs, 2 oz.

  32. Hey… I love these types of games. I’m going to say
    Jan 5, 2010
    7lbs 6oz 19inches

  33. Boy
    Jan 9
    7lbs 4 oz

  34. Girl
    December 31
    8 lbs 12 oz

  35. Griffin Michael (I trust your instincts Kristy)
    January 11th (If anyone could get it right on target, it would be Kristy) (PS… Please please please don’t have it before the 3rd. I will be in Phoenix)
    2:00 PM (Not too late, not too early)(I figure Kristy has put this part in a planner as well. Haha.)

    Love you guys and your baby too!


  36. So I wanna play too even though I can’t win:)
    Jan 7th
    7lbs 3

  37. Griffin Michael
    January 11, 2010
    7:30 am
    7 lbs 2 oz

  38. It’s Ann from GCE
    Emma Jean
    January 9, 2010
    1:20 pm
    7 lbs, 5oz
    Tally those points, I’m ready to win!

  39. The baby will be a boy born January 13th 7 lbs 6 oz

  40. Oh at 2 AM

  41. Ok, we are in.
    Boy (tyler and jaycob agree)
    January 2nd
    8lbs 6oz

  42. Ok here’s my guess. A girl, (cause Brooklyn needs another playmate). I think Jan. 11th (cause that is my Dad’s birthday). And I’m gonna say born at 5:05 a.m., 6 lb. 8 oz. and 20 in. long! Can’t wait to see him or her!

  43. Well, Even it is a long contest list
    Ok, I am still in
    December 31st,
    7Lbs 5oz
    2:00 pm

  44. What fun!
    Griffin Michael
    Jan. 9
    7:00 pm
    7 lbs. 6 oz.

  45. mer-man
    jan. 9
    11 in the a.m.
    7 lbs. 2 oz.

  46. Griffin Michael
    Jan 10
    10:30 am
    8 lbs. 3 oz.

  47. Boy
    January 14
    7 pounds 4 ounces
    10:30 AM

  48. We are taking final submissions and will close the contest to entries at 11:59 on Sunday night, the 27th. Tell your friends to send in their submissions now. Nothing to lose!

  49. Boy
    Jan 17th
    8 pounds 4 ounces
    3:30 PM

  50. Girl
    Jan 4th
    5:30 PM
    7 pounds 5 ounces

  51. Girl
    7 pounds even
    Jan 5th
    3 PM

  52. girl jan. 16 6:35 pm 7 lbs. 7 oz love you guys! Can’t wait to see Emma Jean!

  53. Ok….
    7.2 lbs
    January 7th

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