When do you think it will come?

Tegan has now finished up at work and is starting to wind down and relax in preparation for the baby arriving. We have set up the nursery, Tegan has had her baby shower and we had a formal maternity photography session done with us on Saturday morning just passed (and we’re very much looking forward to the photos). We have a pram, cot, portable cot, baby capsule for the car (and a new car), stacks of baby clothes and nappies and pretty much everything we need for the baby. Tegan has even started packing her bag for the hospital.

In short – we’re basically organised and ready for this baby to arrive. Well, maybe not emotionally or mentally prepared, but physically prepared anyway.

So, given that only 5% of babies arrive on their due date and that two weeks either side of the due date is considered normal, the baby could be arriving any time in the next month. The nominal due date is currently 2 August.

Here’s a game: when do you think that the baby will arrive? And what gender do you think that it will be?

Leave your comment below. There’ll be some sort of prize for whoever is closest – at the very least it will be a large jar of jellybeans. The correct answer will (God willing) be revealed within the next month.


  1. Caitlin 15 July, 2008

    Boy, 9th August 🙂

  2. Greg and Ruth 15 July, 2008

    Bring the jellybeans over on…. the 25th of July, the birth being at some obscene hour of the morning… hahahahahah.

  3. Stephen Gale 16 July, 2008

    Lets say 1 August….and a boy!

  4. Steph 16 July, 2008

    I would say girl on 31st July!! Good luck!!

  5. Larissa Johnson 16 July, 2008

    A boy arriving on July 28! Can’t wait!

  6. Erin 16 July, 2008

    A girl on 5 August

  7. Bec (little sis and proud aunt-to-be!) 16 July, 2008

    It’s a GIRL! I wish I had a set date, but will settle on 27 July (27 turns up a lot in the Fish family! Birthdays, anniversaries…. you name it!)

  8. John Ballantyne 16 July, 2008

    A boy arriving August 7

  9. Sue 16 July, 2008

    5th August, and I reckon a girl because I know so many people who have had girls lately

  10. Prescott 16 July, 2008

    Girl. And while it would be cool to be born on 08/08/08 I think it will be the 3rd.
    You’re nearly in the home stretch, good luck!!!!

  11. Mike K 16 July, 2008

    A boy born at 10am on the 10th!

  12. veronika 17 July, 2008

    a beautiful healthy girl 9th

  13. Bianca Dopson 17 July, 2008

    Im going for a devine little boy on the 30th July…..2am LOL….

  14. Kazza the Blank One 18 July, 2008

    Boy, August 5
    Are you going to change your blog to “the three of us” ? 🙂

  15. Tim 18 July, 2008

    I hadn’t actually thought of that. I might just have to do that, although it kind of messes up the pop culture reference in the subtitle.

  16. Sarah Little 21 July, 2008

    A little girl on 30 July…anytime after lunch and after a good helping of mandarins…..

  17. Tim 1 August, 2008

    Comments are re-opened for any late comers, but no prizes for guesses after this point.

  18. Bess Crimston 1 August, 2008

    a boy on 8 August and what do you mean no prizes for guesses past this point – we haven’t reached the due date of 2 August yet!!! 🙂

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