When will Steph’s Baby Arrive???

It is coming up on a year since Susan and I counted down the days till our babies arrived. I remember those uncomfortable weeks, as we both longed to meet our little girls.

This year it is Steph’s turn.

(In case you haven’t met Steph yet – she is the fabulous blogger behind Adventures in Babywearing and the managing editor at 5 Minutes for Parenting. Earlier today, we posted the second of our interviews with her from BlogHer this summer.)

Both Olivia and Sophia arrived early, (Olivia was ten days early and Sophia was one day early,) and Steph is convinced her little girl is going to arrive early too.

So – we thought we would have some guessing fun here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

When do YOU think Steph will have her baby?

Her due date is September 18, but her midwife thinks she might go the 10th — and that’s always been the date that Steph has thought too!

(I always knew that Olivia was going to come early. I never thought of October 9th as my due date. And true to my maternal instinct, Olivia came on September 28th.)

So let’s see who can guess when the big moment will be…

We will have five winners – the five of you who guess the closest will win two fun, Jackson-approved prizes for your kids to play with.

I like these two items because they surprised me with how wide of an age appeal they have. Both of them were sent for us to review and, since they are aimed for younger children, I never expected my six year old to like them so much.

The first is Clipo Figure Bucket from Playskool. Clipo is a new collection from Playskool that encourages creative, open-ended play while helping to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

I was especially interested in this toy because I am always looking for toys that Jackson and Olivia can play with together.

While Olivia is too young to actually build, she loves to play with the pieces (and of course put them in her mouth.) And even though Jackson is obviously way older than the intended age group, he still had so much fun building “airplanes” with them that he chose to take them on his weekend trip with Phil. All he took for toys was the Playskool Clipo and two Transformers and his imagination!

The second toy I guess isn’t really a “toy” — it is a toothbrush. But Jackson has so much fun with it – brushing his teeth!!! – that it is kind of a toy.

It is Tooth Tunes Junior.

I was intending on giving it to Julia, since it is designed for younger children with preschool friendly music. But when Jackson saw it he jumped on it, “Cool – Tooth Tunes – I always wanted one.” (Hasbro sure is good at marketing to kids. I had never heard of them!)

So, despite it being the “junior” version, I decided he sounded like a good tester for the product. And indeed he was! He loves it and it definitely encourages him to brush better and longer. (Now, he wants me to buy him the Transformer Turbo Tooth Tunes, one of the original Tooth Tunes series for older kids. Okay Hasbro – you win again! Can you say “stocking stuffer?” Sounds like a perfect fit.)

How to Play:

To join in our game, leave a comment with your guess of when Steph’s baby will arrive. Note the day and time. (Include minutes and even seconds if you want.)

The five comments with the closest guesses will each win a Clipo Figure Bucket and a Tooth Tunes Junior.

We will announce the winner as soon as we can after Steph’s baby is born.This contest is open to both Canadian and US shipping addresses.

Ready, Set, Guess…

UPDATE: It is Sunday evening, September 14. Steph is currently IN LABOR!!! :)
So – entries are officially closed. Once we get baby Ivy’s official birth moment, we will try to sort through all the entries to find the five winners.

THANKS so much for playing everyone — this is so much fun.


  1. says

    I have to guess my niece’s birthday, so I’m going with Sept. 9 at 6:45 am, because all good babies make their moms labor through the night and start out sleep deprived.

  2. says

    September 21st at 1:45am.

    Just taking a wild guess here and thinking maybe this little girl will be totally different than her brothers were.

    For Steph’s sake I hope I’m wrong as I’m sure she’s ready to have this baby soon 😉

  3. says

    I’m going to be sentimental and guess Ivy will be born on my son’s third birthday: September 16.

    9:27 a.m.

    And also, hubs says he predicts she will weigh 7 lbs. 9 oz. (and that, friends, is the closest the man has EVVA come to commenting on any blog in the universe.)

  4. says

    With both midwife and Steph feeling like it’s the 10th, how can I guess otherwise?

    I’ll go for 11:00 a.m., just in time for lunch!

    All the best to you, Steph. I can’t wait to see pictures of Ivy being welcomed into your beautiful family!

  5. Aunt Diane says

    I predict this coming up Monday (Sept. 8th) may be in the late afternoon around 4:00 – 6:30 (maybe even later). I will be thinking of you Steph and wishing I was there! Give Ivy a Big kiss and hug for Aunt Diane! I can’t wait to get the report from Mimi!

  6. says

    I’m sure Steph would rather have the baby earlier than this, but my sister’s birthday is on September 17th, so that’s my guess. She was born at 2:28p.m. (I think) so that’s the time guess.

  7. says

    After a peaceful, beautiful (quick!) home birth, Ivy will arrive on September 12th, 2008 at 5:35 a.m.

    I’m praying for a safe delivery and healthy baby girl!

  8. says

    Little girls are such princesses and with 3 older brothers why in the world would she want to come out on time? I am voting that just to get the diva attention all princesses deserve she will hold out until September 19th at 225 am!

  9. says

    I’m going with September 16th at 7:20 am. That is the perfect time for a little girl to be born into a family full of boys. I should know, that’s when I was born!

  10. Heather says

    I think steph will go into labor on the evening (late) of the 9th and deliver at around 3 am on the 10th!! Good lick either way–what a blessing!!

  11. Heather says

    I think steph will go into labor on the evening (late) of the 9th and deliver at around 3 am on the 10th!! Good luck either way–what a blessing!!

  12. Erin D says

    I know you feel little Ivy will be here very soon and while I totally trust your instinct, I can’t resist guessing September 20th at 10:26am. Exactly one month after Alice! :)

  13. says

    Yay for Steph! I can’t wait to hear about the little arrival, whenever it happens.

    I’m going to guess Sept. 9th at 9:09 pm. (That would 9-9 at 9:09.) :) And yowza, that’s like a few days away, only! ….

  14. Megan says

    Well, I planned to guess Sept. 11th but that seems to be what everyone else is guessing, so I’ll go witht the 12th.

  15. Lori Z. says

    I’m going with September 9th at 9 am. (Coincidentally my birthday and two of my friends’ birthdays, too!) Good luck!


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