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christin's Baby Pool

well this may be a little early, but I'm getting excited, so it's baby pool time! make your guesses at what you think our little boy will be like at birth! Some of the blanks are already known such as his gender and name and middle name, and just a reminder our predicted due date is september 18th.


Entered Sort by EnteredPerson Sort by PersonEmail Sort by EmailBirth Date Sort by Birth DateBirth Time Sort by Birth TimeGender Sort by GenderLength Sort by LengthWeight Sort by WeightHair Sort by HairEyes Sort by EyesFirst Name Sort by First NameMiddle Name Sort by Middle NameComments/ Congratulations Sort by Comments/ Congratulations
2008-07-10 21:03:18Christin 2008-09-1404:00Boy19.5007.562
7 lbs 9oz
BlondBrownColtKenneth Earlhmm... I really have no idea, but I wanted to get this pool started. lol
2008-07-13 09:05:39Mita Parbhootheoddisee
7 lbs 5oz
BlondHazelColtKenneth EarlAWWW... I love you both!!! Congratulations. Much Love and Blessings!

Your Friend Always and Forever,

P.S. My heart and thoughts are always with you.
2008-07-16 19:56:46Corinne Evanscorinne3si
7 lbs 14oz
BlondBlueColtKenneth Earl 
2008-07-22 02:58:58Erik VDB 2008-09-2101:00Boy20.00010.000
10 lbs
BlondGreenColtKenneth EarlHurry up and pop him out!
2008-07-22 17:59:15Chad 2008-09-0103:15Boy20.5009.000
9 lbs
2008-08-04 01:18:02Dadrob.c23@??
8 lbs 3oz
BlondBrownColtKenneth EarlThis baby's going to be the best thing that's ever happened, in this world! so there.
2008-08-18 07:27:49Craig 2008-09-2408:00Boy20.0006.562
6 lbs 9oz
2008-08-31 21:44:09Irene 2008-09-0907:45Boy21.0006.750
6 lbs 12oz
BrownBlueColtKenneth EarlThinking of both of you at this exciting time.
2008-09-09 03:30:25Candace 2008-09-1720:00Boy20.0005.375
5 lbs 6oz
BlondHazelColtKenneth Earlcant wait :)
con-grats and luv ya xoxoxox....and I don't know inches so well
2008-09-09 05:12:22antie kellymounty_69@
10 lbs 13oz
BlondBluecoltearlhe will become an edmonton oiler and antie will spoil him just because she can.all our love!!!!!!!

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Email (Optional)
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to your full email address. If you include your email, you can receive
messages such as a birth announcement or other information related to this pool.)
Birth Date
Use format yyyy-mm-dd (e.g. 2005-12-31)
  NOTE: It's not uncommon to mis-type the year part of
the date - please double check the year you enter.
Birth Time
24-hour format (e.g. 20:00 for 8pm)              
Length inches
(e.g. 20, 21.5, 22.33)
Weight lbs
(e.g. 6, 7.5, 8.33)
lbs oz
First Name
Middle Name

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10 Boy (100%)
0 Girl (0%)
  10 Total
Average Length:    19.41 in
Average Weight:        7.94 lbs
0 Bald (0%)
0 Black (0%)
8 Blond (80%)
2 Brown (20%)
0 Red (0%)
4 Blue (40%)
2 Brown (20%)
1 Green (10%)
0 Gray (0%)
3 Hazel (30%)

Scoring Explanation:

A pool entry/guess entails up to 9 components. The pool administrator chooses which components to include. An exact match results in a zero (0)—a perfect score—for that component. The overall score is the total points of all the active components.

Points are determined as follows:

Birth Date
1 point for each day of the week before or after actual (for instance, off by two weeks means 14 points).

Birth Time
A value ranging roughly between 0 – 3 points for time of day (approximately 0.12 points per hour difference. For instance, plus or minus 4 hours is approximately a half point; birth date is not part of the calculation, so clock time is relative and not calculated across the midnight boundary).

1 point if guess is wrong.

1 point for every inch (or 0.3937 points per cm) greater or less than actual (technically, if the actual is 20 inches and the guess is of 19.999, then 1/1000 of a point is added, for example).

1 point for every lb (or 2.2 points per kg) greater or less than actual (technically, if the actual is 7 lbs and the guess is of 7.001, then 1/1000 of a point is added, for example).

1 point if guess is wrong.

1 point if guess is wrong.

First Name & Middle Name
On average, one will gain 2 to 4 points for an incorrect guess.

The characters of a name are analyzed for similarity. Character parity, order, and count determine how close the guess is to the actual; phonetic distance is also taken into account. For example, if the actual name is "Bart", then:

"Barry" scores better than "Bartholomew" (count: Bart [4], Barry [5], Bartholomew [11]).
"Brad" scores better than "Jill" (parity: Brad contains the 'a' & 'r', but Jill contains neither).
"Marli" scores better than "Keira" (order: both contain the 'a' & 'r' of Bart, but in Keira it occurs in the wrong order).

If the actual name is "Stu", then:
"Stew" scores better than "Stan" (phonetic: pronunciation usage of 'u' more closely related to 'ew' than 'an').

Case matters ('A' is not equal to 'a')!

There's also significant penalty points for a guess that looks like a non-guess: "?" or "???", for instance.

Note: When the administrator of the baby pool enters the Actual Results, some, but not all components may be filled in. Actual Results components of numeric type which are left blank will default to zero (0). Blank multiple choice components will display blank and 1 point is applied equally to all participants for that component. If the Actual Results are removed and re-entered (for the sake of corrections/additions), scores will be recalculated. If a pool component is deselected by the pool administrator, any data entered while it was active will be ignored by the total score calculation.