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I’m very pregnant and dealing with prodromal labor. Again. Of course since I’m writing this a week before it’ll publish, there’s a chance I’ll already have baby by the time you read this.
Since I usually see 41 weeks, I’m not counting on it though! 😀
The arrival of this baby is definitely something we’re all excited about! I’m ready to be done with these contractions and let others hold the baby for a bit. The kids are ready to see if God gave us a boy or a girl.
One way we help include the kids in the baby prep is to do baby guesses. It’s a fun way to spend time as a family thinking about what the new baby may be like.
Here’s what we do:
Create the Baby Guess Form
Our baby guess form is simple. In Word, I created a basic document. To keep it engaging for the littles, I left places to color, draw, and tried to keep it easy.
You can see what ours looked like in this PDF. baby guesses
Print One for Everyone
I printed out one of our baby guess forms for each child. Then, I walked through it with them. Everyone wrote their name, and then circled boy or girl.
Then we drew the pictures and completed everything else.
It was fun to talk about each of the kids, and give them details about their births.
They loved learning that three of my babies were in the low 9 pound range, one was 10 1/2 pounds, one was 8 pounds, 10 oz, and two were in the upper 7 pound range.
We talked about how long they were. We talked about whether they were early or late.
It was such a fun time to sit together and build memories.
Share the Baby Guesses Forms
Once everyone was done, we shared the forms. It was so cute to see the pictures the kids drew. Most just drew a blanket with a head sticking out! 😀
We had two people think we’ll have a girl, and the rest voted for boy. They all thought baby would be big–most picked 9 or 10 pounds.
Blue eyes and reddish blonde hair won those categories.
Add Some Candy
After we were done sharing, I collected the forms and put them up. Once baby joins us, we’ll pull them out again and see who got close.
Everyone will get a piece of candy for participating. Then they’ll also get a piece for each category they guessed right.
It’ll be a fun way to talk about the birth.
Do You Have a Guess?
If I’m still pregnant by the time you read this next Wednesday, do you have a guess? Will our new baby be a boy or a girl?
I’d love for you to leave a comment with your thoughts.
Also, if you’re expecting a baby, this is a fun way to integrate your other kids.