5.12.2008

Guess the Babies' Weight, Win Some Prizes

So...listen. I have a confession to make. I have internet friends. I know that makes me sound like I play Second Life with a bunch of nerds. While it's true that maybe I've dabbled in Second Life (I was on bed rest and it was after that one episode of "The Office" so gimme a break), sometimes I get embarrassed when I refer to my internet friends because it sounds so...hmm. Lame? I dunno. Point being, I have decided to do what I can to make my internet friends Real Life friends. It also helps when they only live a few miles away.

This weekend, I met Stefanie. I know what you're thinking, and I made sure it was in a public place because it's clear that the sleep deprivation from mothering three tiny people has knocked a few of her screws loose. She was signing the latest of her awesome books, so since, in her words, her husband was watching her shorties, we thought we would take advantage of the opportunity to grab some face time.

What do we have in common, you might be wondering? Well, besides being exceptionally hot, we both have babies that are teeny. Her twin daughters were born premature, a few weeks after Maddie. One of the twins is a big fatty at over 13 pounds, but tiny little Sadie is, at her last weigh in, nine pounds three ounces. We commiserated over our white wine cocktails and tried to figure out how we could make our two little girls as big as The Fat Twin (poor Matilda, we mean it in a loving way).

So, why do you care about all this? Because today Miniature Maddie and Slim Sadie are both getting weighed, and I'm running a contest. Whoever correctly guesses Maddie and Sadie's weight gets some prizes. This is harder than you might think. Both Maddie and Sadie have been known to gain a pound in seven days. They've also been known to lose weight, or gain nothing for weeks.

I promised awesome prizes, and I always deliver. I'm like Papa John's pizza. Here is my baby spokesmodel with all the loot:
SWAAAAAAG
baby not included

The person who guesses correctly (or closest) will win a fitted woman's Billabong t-shirt, Neutrogena Deep Cleanser, Neutrogena Healthy Defense daily moisturizer, Neutrogena Moisture Rich Sunless tanner, Neutrogena Mineral Shears Blush, and a copy of Stefanie's latest book, Naptime Is the New Happy Hour. I'm not good at math, but I think that all adds up to like $12,817 in prizes.

To enter, leave a comment on this entry. I'll announce the winner May 13 after 2pm PDT.

16 comments:

Kristin.... said...

Maddie~9 lbs 14 oz.
Sadie~10lbs 2 oz

I heart contests!

Wish we didn't live clear across the country from each other!

Melissa said...

Maddie - 10 pounds even
Sadie - 10 pounds 3 ounces

I hope I am too low!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Maddie - 9lbs, 10 oz
Sadie - 10 lbs

Nanette said...

Oh, I'm the queen of internet friends, so you're preaching to the choir. My husband likes to tell people that I'm into "online friending" like other people are into "online dating." He used to be a little weirded out by it until he met many of my internet friends and learned that they are just as normal, if not more so, than my real-life friends.

Anyhow, onto the game...

Maddie - 10 lbs, 1 oz.
Sadie - 10 lbs, 4 oz.

Gemini Girl said...

OK here goes:

Maddie: 10.4
Sadie: 10.6

Gemini Girl said...

BTW we have crossed the realm of internet friends I would say!

Danielle said...

Maddie: 10.1
Sadie: 9.15

And I have nothing to base that on, I just like contests!

Good luck with the weight gain project!! I have some artichoke dip that is to die for- and always puts lbs on my thighs!!

:)

Bec said...

I'm not even going to bother guessing because clearly I can't even tell when my own daughter has only gained an ounce in three months *humpf*

Good luck though, I hope she's gained a lot.

Mommy's Boot Camp said...

Maddie ... 9lbs 15oz
Sadie ... 10lbs 6 oz

Memphislis said...

Maddie : 10 lbs 3 oz
Sadie : 9lbs 15 oz

jess said...

I'm not even going to hazard a guess. I came over from Sadie's mom's blog.

Maddie's such a cute little peanut!

And take it from a barely 5' 95 lb shrimp, it's not so bad being small, you can still shop at Gapkids when you're 30 if you pretend you're buying "for your niece." Also, it's best to avoid things with glitter or embroidered butterflies, which narrows the field.

Gwendolyn Peregrine said...

I guess they're both 9 lbs 9 oz.

I have a tiny baby too so I had to come over when I saw the link from Baby on Bored. I hope everyone gains weight soon, and lots of it! (Except me! Not me!)

Kristin.... said...

Please include the baby, or at least a photo because OMG she's adorable!

Christy said...

Maddie 10.2
Sadie 10.4

I hope they both gained a lot!! :)

Tiffany said...

Sadie- 9lbs 6oz

Maddie- 11 lbs 3oz

And your daughter is adorable!

Shamelessly Sassy said...

Maddie- 10 lbs 3 oz
Sade-10 lbs 2 oz


I might be late with with this.