## Saturday, May 31, 2008

### Upcoming Arrival

I imagine most of my regular readers have already found this out through other channels, but we're expecting. (Really it is Vanessa who is expecting, I have never really figured out why people say "we".) The bouncing baby bundle should be arriving in the very near future, so we've decide to guess the delivery date, weight, and length. The due date is June 22 and the doctor will usually try to induce labor if the baby hasn't arrived a week after the due date. Please write your own guess in the comments.

Here are the guesses we have so far:

Jeff
- date: June 17
- weight: 7 pounds 8 ounces
- length: 21 inches

Vanessa
- date: June 15
- weight: 7 pounds 7 ounces
- length: 21 inches

My mom's
- date: June 18
- weight: 7 pounds 6 ounces
- length: 21 inches

Vanessa's mom
- date: June 15
- weight: 6 pounds 15 ounces
- length: 19.5 inches

Vanessa's dad
- date: June 18
- weight: 8 pounds 6 ounces
- length: 20 inches

Sister
- date: June 15
- weight: 7 pounds 4 ounces
- length: 22 inches

The person who guesses the closest may receive a major award.

#### 2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you going with The Price Is Right rules (if you guess too high, you automatically loose) or just taking the absolute value of the difference between each guessed statistic?

I assume that, for each person, you'll then compute a weighted mean for each of the three guessed statistics? What weighting function would you use?

(Yes, I'm a geek. I can't help it.)

Anyway, here's my guess.

Date: June 20
Weight: 8 pounds, 0 ounces
Length: 20.5 inches

But most importantly... congratulations!

Benjamin P Lee said...

Date: June 19
Weight: 7 pounds 6 ounces
Length: 20"

And yes, congratulations to both of you!