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Ryan and Jessica Blaak's Baby Pool

Welcome to our baby pool. We look forward to your participation!

 

 
 
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
2005-08-28 22:08:59Micah Wittmanmicah@???.
org
2006-03-2404:22Girl19.4507.225
7 lbs 4oz
BrownBlueTaliaChristineAwesome! God bless you as you discover the whole parenting thing.
2005-09-09 00:27:45Hilary Beard 2006-03-3004:55Girl20.5008.600
8 lbs 10oz
BrownHazelShariaKimGreat News Ryan and Jess!!!
Sleep now while you can :) :)
2005-09-18 20:58:38Rosemary Dobbsdobbs@???.
ca
2006-04-0506:30Boy21.0007.140
7 lbs 2oz
BrownBlueJeffreyJohn 
2005-10-29 09:35:37Carolyncdoherty@?
??.com
2006-03-1523:54Girl20.0006.800
6 lbs 13oz
BrownBlueHannahMarieI can't wait.
2005-10-30 05:52:15E Neumanneneumann@?
??.com
2006-03-1919:43Boy19.7506.300
6 lbs 5oz
BlackHazelBradZechariahcongratulations!!!
The fun just starts now!
2005-10-30 06:11:29Doriseneumann@?
??.com
2006-03-1306:14Boy22.0008.500
8 lbs 8oz
BrownBlueReeceDonaldWe are so excited that you're family is growing. We need a new baby around here!!!
2005-11-02 22:31:59teva 2006-04-0101:20Boy18.0007.600
7 lbs 10oz
BlondBlueerlandoyecan't wait to meet the little bambino
2005-11-04 01:58:17grandma (sue)pinckles@?
??.com
2006-03-3118:00Boy20.5008.000
8 lbs
BlondBrownJosiahRiver This is sooo exciting!!!!!! Love you guys!
2005-11-04 02:19:11Grandpa Dondonandsuec
raig@???.c
a
2006-04-0112:00Girl20.9008.100
8 lbs 2oz
BrownBrownSheridanAlexisYou guys will be awesome parents.
2005-11-17 17:32:22Sarajsblaak@??
?.com
2006-03-2703:35Boy19.0007.562
7 lbs 9oz
BlackBlueMichaelRyanCongrats, guys!! Can't wait to have some cousins on the Blaak side!
2005-11-20 20:55:51Rachel Sturgeslilsurfers
tu@???.com
2006-03-2607:16Girl20.2208.250
8 lbs 4oz
BaldHazelHannahJoyYou guys are going to be the best parents. Jess, we need to set up a play date! ;)
2005-11-21 05:42:02Grandpa Basbablaak@??
?.ca
2006-04-0510:05Boy19.0006.125
6 lbs 2oz
BrownBlueJasonAlexanderCongratulations! I'm so excited to be a GRANDPA again and one that is so close by.
2005-11-21 05:58:48Grandma Adiebablaak@??
?.ca
2006-04-0117:05Girl19.0007.125
7 lbs 2oz
BlackBlueNicoleMarieCongratulations!So excited!You guys are going to be great parents.I wish you all the best.I'd love to babysit when you need one.Love ya!
2005-11-27 03:40:17Cousin Connor 2006-04-0102:43Boy21.3308.062
8 lbs 1oz
BrownBlueRoryRoger 
2005-12-17 06:17:16claudia sutherlandclaud1st@?
??.com
2006-03-2408:00Girl22.0008.250
8 lbs 4oz
BaldHazelKIMBERLYANNECONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH, I AM A LITTLE JEALOUS THAT MY SISTER IS GETTING ALL THE GRANDCHILDREN, BUT DESPITE THAT FACT I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU AND RYAN.....
2005-12-26 19:28:41ange blaakblaak_05@?
??.com
2006-04-0314:30Girl21.0007.250
7 lbs 4oz
BaldBlueMakenzieElla 
2006-01-09 10:55:09Joanne Jacobsonjo-jacobso
n@???.ca
2006-03-2804:00Boy21.0008.500
8 lbs 8oz
BaldBlueDanielRyanCould we be more excited. Congratulations! Can't wait to meet this baby.
2006-01-17 23:29:02Marlenemarlenea@?
??.ca
2006-03-0123:05Girl21.5007.625
7 lbs 10oz
BrownBlueEmmaGrace 
2006-01-28 05:09:56John Blaakjsblaak@??
?.com
2006-03-2703:00Girl19.2506.875
6 lbs 14oz
RedGreenPatriciaJoyCongrats Ryan and Jessica! Looking forward to a little neice or nephew.
2006-03-13 16:36:33Joanne Jacobsonjo-jacobso
n@???.ca
2006-03-2604:18Boy21.0007.812
7 lbs 13oz
BaldBrownMatthewDonaldWe are so excited for you both....you will make the most amazing parents. The countdown has begun. Love, Joanne




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Email (Optional)
(Will be partially masked for privacy / anti-spam reasons;
however, Ryan and Jessica Blaak will have access
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)              
ampm
Gender
Length inches
(e.g. 20, 21.5, 22.33)
 
Weight lbs
(e.g. 6, 7.5, 8.33)
lbs oz
 
Hair
Eyes
First Name
Middle Name
Comments/Congratulations

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Statistics:

Gender:   
10 Boy (50%)
10 Girl (50%)
  20 Total
 
Average Length:    20.32 in
 
Average Weight:        7.59 lbs
 
Hair:   
5 Bald (25%)
3 Black (15%)
2 Blond (10%)
9 Brown (45%)
1 Red (5%)
 
Eyes:   
12 Blue (60%)
3 Brown (15%)
1 Green (5%)
0 Gray (0%)
4 Hazel (20%)
 
   
 
 

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).

Gender
1 point if guess is wrong.

Length
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).

Weight
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).

Hair
1 point if guess is wrong.

Eyes
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.