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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Contest #1

With such support and continued readership, we wanted to find a way to show our gratitude. So we’re having a contest. Here’s how it works:
Each time I post on the blog, I try to give the most updated vitals for the day. Most of these are measured around 5-6 PM each night, give or take depending on his mood. For the contest, we’re looking for you to submit your guess (as a post on the blog) of what Jeffrey’s discharge weight will be (in grams, since that’s how he’s measured at the hospital). The winner will be the closest, either over or under, to his actual weight on the day he leaves the hospital. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the one who posted first, so if you see someone has already posted the same entry as you, you might want to change it +/- 1 gram or so.
The prize? A $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com. In order to be fair, entries must be posted by 2/18/06.
OK, on to the boy! Today is a great day for food! He had all of his feedings since 9 AM by bottle, and Danielle is going to nurse him tonight at 6 PM and 9 PM. That’s a half day’s feedings without the tube. Of course, if he gets tired (it’s a lot of work!), he’ll have to go back to an NG feed, but we’ve got our fingers crossed. Once he gets to all feedings “PO” – that’s latin for “we stick it in his mouth” – then we get another check mark on our discharge laundry list!
Danielle and I are getting ready to host her baby shower with my family. They’re coming out from Northeastern NY, near Glens Falls. I’m certain it will be a motley caravan, filled with sisters, aunts, nieces, nephews, Mom & Meme. It’s only a 4 hour trip across I-90 from there to here, but with bathroom breaks and stops for snacks, I’m guessing, oh… 10 hours. (Hint: take Route 67 from Ballston Spa, 87 Exit 13N, all the way Amsterdam!) My sister-in-law will be traveling that lonely stretch of Lake Ontario liner known as Route 104 with my nephews Skyler and Hunter. The two groups are converging on our house for the day/weekend to welcome the boy, see the new house and share in the Rochester goodness. Bon Voyage!
We’re just sitting here at home now, waiting. And waiting. For the furniture delivery guys. Don’t get me wrong, we’re waiting for Jeffrey too, but chances are his dressers will be here first… though staring down the road as their 11-2 delivery window passes, I’m starting to wonder. Mike and Kevin came over today to help get a ceiling fan installed in Jeffrey’s room, and it looks great. I was excited that I got to use my new saws for the first time.
Vitals: Two feedings in a row yesterday without any heart rate or breathing difficulties.
1.625 Kg as of last night or 3 lbs 9.3 ounces for the non-metric world. By the way, that’s also 8125 carats, a little over a quarter stone, 25,000 grains, or about 52 troy ounces. Did I leave anyone out?

Update: 9 PM - 1.655 Kg.

16 comments:

Sue said...

I'm gonna guess 2200g... just a hair under 5 pounds!
Oh, and by the way- you forgot to convert him to METRIC TON...
0.00000393 metric ton :o)

heidinew said...

I am going to guess 2365g.

Anonymous said...

Ok I'm going with 2,501g don't know why that number but it just seems right. Ok Brian just so you know I do believe you are the geekest person I have ever met. Of course I do mean that in the most loving way possible.

Liane

the great meem said...

I'm going to guess 1975g.

Anonymous said...

We're going to guess 2152g.

Roger and Bonnie in Pittsburgh

Anonymous said...

I guess 2086.52 grams (thats 4.6 lbs)
MOM

Anonymous said...

I guess 2086.52 grams (thats 4.6 lbs)
MOM

K said...

I would guess 4 lbs, 5.7 ounces.

Anonymous said...

I am going to guess 2211.26 grams which i think is 4pounds 14 oz.
Nikki Johnson

Anonymous said...

I am guessing 4lbs 2oz
Glad that things are progressing well.
Can't wait to hear the news that all things have been checked off and he gets to go home.

Much happiness to you both, happy valentines day!
Jen and Mike
wpb

Anonymous said...

I'm going for 2381 grams or 5lb 4oz.

Joanne

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...I am gonna go with 2365 grams. Yay, Metric system! The pictures are adorable, and make me feel guilty for dragging you to class!

ProfB

Katy Meehan said...

Hey Brian and Dani, I'm guessing 2468g, who do we appreciate!! LOL, and they wonder where YOU get your sense of humor from, love Aunt Kate

M Newberry said...

after using my slide rule, several mean deviation graphs and a calculator, I finally decided to just use some random number and it is 2429g but what do I know?

ArthurDent said...

2410g is my choice.

It's based on an exponential trendline and a discharge date of 3/17. I pulled out the first two weights as anomalies, otherwise the trend would have ended up around 2220. A polynomial trend line looked great but seemed perhaps a little too optimistic at 2800g (though I hope I'm wrong!).

"cool cat" said...

2220 is my guess...............

Amanda from ohio