As of yesterday, we're officially in my sister-in-law's "due month" (38-42 weeks)---which is the term my first OB used in a futile attempt to keep her patients from focusing on the due date. All it does for me is give me up to TWENTY-EIGHT days to think "BABY? BABY? BABY? BABY? BABY? BABY?"
On one hand I don't want to try your patience by having a contest so soon after all the giveaways. We are not some sort of daily sweepstakes blog. On the other hand, I'm jittery and I'm looking for distractions and I'm thinking a lot about the BABY? BABY? BABY? and it's fun to make care packages, so here's what we're going to do. We're going to play a game I love, which is called "Guess the Birth Date." (You may think you can also Guess the Rules, and you would be right.)
Guess the day my very first NIECE! will be born. If more than one person guesses correctly, I'll pool the correct guesses and choose one randomly. The prize will be a Happy Niece Day Celebratory Swistle Care Package, contents as yet undetermined. A little spruce tree kit? An owl notebook? Lip balm? A monkey apron? Mint brownies? Goodness knows! But for sure it will include a small toy chicken for The Chicken Game, because Dr. Maureen introduced me to it (the game and also the chicken, whose name is Mr. Pickles), and you may want to play too. I also might send you the 2009 dishtowel calendar I just bought two of, because I love mine far more than I ever expected to love a dishtowel calendar, and perhaps you will feel the same way.
Here are some details you may find useful in coming up with your guess, now that you're all hot to win that dishtowel:
1) The due date is February 24th.
2) This is my sister-in-law's first baby.
3) Her OB has already warned her that she (the OB) doesn't like to induce until 1 or even 2 weeks past the due date.
Okay, now guess! One guess per person. The deadline is the birthdate.
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