Thursday, June 29, 2006

Baby Fantasy League!

Alright, everyone, Survey Time. The person who wins will have my child named after them. No, wait, upon advice from my wife, this is not a good idea. The person who wins will have my child’s favorite stuffed animal named after them.

Little Harvey Garvey is due in exactly 17 days, and the boy/girl guesses are about evenly split right now. Wanna make a prediction? Fill in the blanks below, and either leave a comment here or email me at mikegarvey@hotmail.com with your answers. Highest point count wins!

Legal Mumbo Jumbo: All submissions due by The Birthday or 7/13/06, whichever is first. If the young'n decides that the toy named after the winner of this contest is no longer his/her favorite once given your name, too bad for you, loser. Better luck with the survey for my next child.

PREDICT:
1. Date of birth? (5 pts)
2. Time of birth? (5 pts)
3. Birth weight? (of the baby, not me.) (5 pts)
4. Gender? (10 pts)
5. First swear word Lisa utters during labor? (1 pt)
6. First drink Lisa asks for after labor? (1 pt)
7. Best description for Uncle Louis? a) wept tears of joy like a little girl, b) cried openly like niagara falls, or c) didn't cry until he was somehow roped into buying the first drink Lisa asked for after labor (1 pt)

16 comments:

aly said...

1. Date of birth? (5 pts) JULY 16TH (sorry, lisa!)
2. Time of birth? (5 pts) 9:46PM
3. Birth weight? (of the baby, not me.) (5 pts) 7lbs, 2 oz
4. Gender? (10 pts) BOY
5. First swear word Lisa utters during labor? (1 pt) does OMGYOUDIDTHISTOMEYOUSUCKYOUASSHAAAATE count?
6. First drink Lisa asks for after labor? (1 pt) WINE
7. Best description for Uncle Louis? a) wept tears of joy like a little girl, b) cried openly like niagara falls, or c) didn't cry until he was somehow roped into buying the first drink Lisa asked for after labor (1 pt) A.

i'd also like to add a bonus question: how many bags of clothes will mary, cecilia and esther arrive at the hospital with upon birth of said child? my vote is 6.

Anonymous said...

1. July 18th (even sorrier, Lisa!)
2. 11:39 p.m.
3. 8lbs. 3oz. (you might look smaller than that, but I think that baby's fooling us)
4. Girl, only because I think it's a boy...
5. Holy s--t
6. champagne and a cigarette. Oh, wait! That was me!!
7. Louis, make it GOOD champagne.

Bonus: my guess is 3.

Bonus II: How many bags will Mary Pat and Julia deliver to Sister's after said birth? My vote is combined 6.

R said...

1. Date of birth? July 14
2. Time of birth? 3:50 PM
3. Birth weight? 7 lb 6 oz
4. Gender? Girl
5. First swear word Lisa utters during labor? GODDAMNIT
6. First drink Lisa asks for after labor? Shot of Tequila
7. Best description for Uncle Louis? a) wept tears of joy like a little girl.

Scott said...

1. 7/17
2. 7:17 am
3. 7lbs 1.7oz.
4. BOY
5. Nothing. Lisa will be silent during birth just like Katie Holmes.
6. Milk (but she'll get good champagne, smuggled in by La Famiglia Garvey)
7. D - none of the above. Best description for Louis? Chatting up the labor & delivery nurses.

Jen(nifer) said...

Love it! My brother actually made one of those gambling squares to determine the exact date and time...I think the winner got over $200! ;)

Leah said...

PREDICT:
1. Date of birth? 7/18
2. Time of birth? 12:05am
3. Birth weight? 7lb 5oz
4. Gender? arghhhh!!!! boy?? girl?? no boy! and that's final
5. First swear word Lisa utters during labor? ssshshhhhhhhhhit
6. First drink Lisa asks for after labor? what is the medical term for a "Big Ass Beer"
7. Best description for Uncle Louis? a) wept tears of joy like a little girl

Sweet Pea said...

1. 7/20/06
2. 5:33 AM
3. 7lb 4oz
4. BOY
5. oh Shit..that one really hurt
6. Beer..definitely
7. A.) wept tears of joy like a little girl

Papa B said...

1. July 15th (PUUUUUSH...REST ...PUUUUSH....)
Saturdays are good. No one misses work.

2. 3:00am Where else would you rather spend a Friday night? Besides, you can sleep in on Saturday.

3. 6lb10oz Who really trusts scales to tell the truth anyway?

4. Girl Playing the odds.

5. OH SHIT! (A wisper through clenched teeth. Lisa will never submit to loss of control.)

6. Perfect moment to start acquiring a taste for single malt scotch. After your predictably easy labor, Glenlivit will just roll off your tongue.

7. The proud uncle. A good cry is said to be very theraputic. You will cry a second time when he finds out how much it really cost you(at the bar). Planning is everything. Please let everyone know where you'll be for the post-partum party. If you give the bartender your credit card, you can relive the experience after a billing period. Prepare a toast. Please hire a videographer. Lisa will also want to share in the moment albeit vicariously.

Option 2 Have a good cry at the hospital. Forget your wallet home. Do all of the above. Be sure to invite the grandfathers. One good cry is often underrated.

Bryan said...

1. July 14 (the day I hopefully have my next job interview - a good day all around!)

2. 4:20 a.m. (he he hee)

3. 8 pounds 4 oz., provided said child is not carrying a coconut ... Oh wait: I'm calculating weight, not velocity, right?

4. Man

5. Just breathe (She also said this just before taking her first steps down the aisle at your wedding.)

6. Water. Is this a serious question? Was I to infer alcoholic drink or actual drink? Because do ice chips count as a solid or liquid? How specific should I get? Should I really say, "The water left over after the ice chips melt?"

7. B. Because it stands for beer.

Esther said...

1. Papa's bday - July 19th.
2. I'm with Leah, just after midnight (12:02 to be official) so you get the most hospital time allowed. Don't let them kick you out a day early just because that kid arrived at 11:57
3. 7lbs 7oz
4. This is why I haven't answered yet. I say GIRL. Because I really think it's a boy. But I was SURE, 100% sure, that my own baby was a boy, and she is so not. So because I think it's a boy, I say girl. (Also, Scott is a pretty good predictor. Not helping.)
5. Oh gosh golly fiddlesticks! (unless she's talking about the neighbors, then I'm predicting f-bombs)
6. I was so parched I asked for ice chips and was grateful for a cotton ball soaked in saline. I hope she can do better. Bring that girl some Veuve.
7. U. Lou will be there with bells on. I didn't see his immediate response to Julia's birth, but every moment since has been a surprise. He adores her and she LURVES him.

I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

KT said...

1. July 19
2. 11:23am
3. 8lbs 1oz (hey chubby!)
4. Harvey Garvey all the way
5. I love you mikey (cozy, cozy)
6. Wegmans diet lemon-lime pop with a straw
7. Bring your credit card Louis...we're gonna need some good champagne!

Anonymous said...

PREDICT:
1. Date of birth? (5 pts) July 15th
2. Time of birth? (5 pts) 11:47 AM
3. Birth weight? (of the baby, not me.) (5 pts) 7lbs, 6 oz
4. Gender? (10 pts) BOY
5. First swear word Lisa utters during labor? (1 pt) Shit, then fuck, then because she is so cute she may apologize for saying shit fuck in the first place.
6. First drink Lisa asks for after labor? (1 pt) BEER
7. Best description for Uncle Louis? a) wept tears of joy like a little girl, b) cried openly like niagara falls, or c) didn't cry until he was somehow roped into buying the first drink Lisa asked for after labor (1 pt) A

Love, Michele (I forgot my user ID while in Florida... oops)

mary and steve said...

1. Date of birth? steve thinks July 18, mary thinks july 19
2. Time of birth? 3:21 PM
3. Birth weight? 7 lb, 11 oz
4. Gender? boy!!!
5. First swear word Lisa utters during labor? "dammmmit... sorry!"
6. First drink Lisa asks for after labor? A COLD BLUE LIGHT... or maybe 2 :)
7. Best description for Uncle Louis? none of the above: dances around the waiting room with champagne in one hand and blue light in the other hand for lisa :)


bonus: bags of clothing: at least 6

Jen14221 said...

1. Date of birth? 7/20/06
2. Time of birth? 11:04pm
3. Birth weight? (of the baby, not me.) 8lbs/4oz
4. Gender? male
5. First swear word Lisa utters during labor? motherfucker
6. First drink Lisa asks for after labor? Bailey's Irish Cream
7. Best description for Uncle Louis? a) wept tears of joy like a little girl, b) cried openly like niagara falls, or c) didn't cry until he was somehow roped into buying the first drink Lisa asked for after labor (1 pt) B

Karla and Simon said...

1. 7/13/2006
2. 9:31 a.m.
3. 8 lbs 2 oz
4. Girl
5. Lisa swears?
6. Cranberry juice cocktail
7. Don't really know Louis...saw him in pictures...looks like a smiler, not a crier

karen said...

1. DOB: July 16th
2. Time: 8:27 AM
3. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz.
4. Gender: Boy
5. Swear Word: I'm going with the ever popular SHHHiiTTTT
6. First Drink: Diet Coke
7. Description for Uncle Louis: c