Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Heather Mulder Peterson's Virtual Baby Shower

Heather Mulder Peterson and her husband, Joel, are expecting their first baby any day now! We are so excited for them. She looks gorgeous, doesn't she? We thought that we'd have a bit of fun but more on that later.

She's recently published a book for kids and we can't say how adorable it is enough times! We'll be showing off some more of the projects in a later post.

The sample yardage of her latest line, Seaside Cottage, is on its way to Minnesota as we speak! We can't wait to see what Heather makes with this yardage! We'll keep you posted on that!

Here's where the fun for you begins! Answer these questions here or on Facebook and two lucky winners will be chosen randomly for a prize of a copy of the book and some fat quarters of Seaside Cottage. Are you ready?

1. Guess the weight of the baby.
2. Guess the date of birth of the baby.
3. Give Heather and Joel some advice or recommendations on baby products.

The contest will run until next Friday, June 15 at 4 p.m. Good luck!

Come back on Friday for some more fun! Some of our Henry Glass designers will have their answers and advice!

Congratulations, Heather and Joel! We can't wait to meet the new baby!


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scottylover said...

Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
Date: June 12
Advice: really don't have any to pass along, just love the little guy to pieces! :) Congratulations!

Sandy A

Judy1522 said...

For the weight I am going to guess 8 lbs 3 oz and for the date I am going to guess June 10. I could give lots of advice but parents have to do whats best for them with their child in spite of all the "helpful" advice from others. With a new baby you will be busier than you have ever been in your life but just take the time to enjoy your baby each day as they grow up way too fast.

Judy1522 said...

Oh yes I forgot to say Congratulations!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I guess 7 pounds 4 oz, June 10th, and my advice is to sleep when the baby sleeps and let other stuff go. Dishes and vacuuming, etc. will be there to take care of later.
Congrats you guys!

WoolenSails said...

I would say it is going to be 7lbs 8 oz.
It will be born on June 21, my anniversary, lol.
When you come home with the baby, let the relatives clean and cook, so you can enjoy the baby and rest. Do not try to take care of company, they are there to take care of you;)


Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

CONGRATS Heather and Joel!Hoping to see the we one in July! I'll wave across the lake, Heather! I'll say, 8lbs. 10oz. on June 14th... Advice? hmmm, Make sure to spoil Daisy a bit, she will get jealous when the baby comes... ;-) just enjoy every second... ask for help... and ask for more help.

Chickadee Chatter said...

Congratulations Heather, so happy for you! Looks like we will be getting some baby patterns coming soon.These next few years will be the best time of your life. Enjoy!

Kay said...

Weight 8 lbs 4 oz & born on 6/10. Congratulations & prayers to you all for a safe delivery. My advice is to hold & rock him as much as you can, because they grow up way to fast & all the other stuff will still be there to do & he won't be.

Kristen King said...

I'm going to guess 8 pounds 6 ounces and June 10th as the birthdate.

My advice is to just love the little guy as much as you can and enjoy every second. They grow up WAY too fast. Congratulations!!!

Leslie said...

8 lbs. 3 oz on June 9. Advice? You want advice from total strangers? Relax. Enjoy. Sleep. You've been around so many kids you don't need advice.

mascanlon said...

Congratulations Heather and Joel! I'm guessing June 13 th and 8lbs 2 oz. As for advice...listen to your inner Mom and Dad books and advice are only the starting place and sleep when ever you can!

Alisa said...

8 lbs 8 oz
June 11
Hold your baby lots. Don't worry as much about the stuff as the heart.

Kathy McDonald said...

Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz.
Date: June 11

Advice: You will get LOTS of advice. When all is said and done, go with your own instincts. You and this little baby boy will figure each other out just fine! Enjoy each and every moment.

Joan said...

Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
Date: June 12
Advice: Enjoy every minute and rock your baby and sing to him. Congratulations!

Kris P said...

Weight: 8lbs 14 oz
Date: June 14
Advice: enjoy every minute. Never wish away the day. Even if it's a teething kind of day. Before you know it, he'll be starting Kindergarten!

lroghair/lparks said...

Congrats!! I'm going to guess 7lbs 8 oz. date: June 11. My advice is to let the housework go and focus on the baby. The days may get long, but the years go fast.

MIss Sherry said...

June 14th Flag day
7lbs 10 0z
Advice: Savor every moment with him. He will be grown up and gone before you know it. Can't wait to hear all about him! Blessings

Jocelyn said...

How fun! I've been following Heather's progress over on her blog.

Weight - 8 lobs
Date - June 15

The only advice I can offer is to love on that baby because they grow up WAY too fast!

Jan said...

7 lbs, 11 oz
June 24
No advice on products, but remember babies are portable, you don't have to stay home, just because you have a baby.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations! 7 pounds 12 oz
June 15 (my grandniece's bday)
Advice: buy a good ample playpen so you can "hem up" the baby when he/she starts rolling and scooting pre-crawling... and later.

Donna said...

Weight 6 lbs 4 oz
Birth date June 24, 2012
Advise - Relax and enjoy the baby.

Kristen Sanderson said...

I am going to guess June 15th, 8lbs 1oz. I dont have any advice to give you, just enjoy every minute (Time goes way too fast)

Erin said...

Weight 8lbs 2oz
Birthe date June 17
I'm sure you'll be great parents! Looks like you've had many nieces and nephews to practice on. Enjoy and congratulations!

Noela said...

Weight 7lb 12 oz
Birth Date June 13
Enjoy every day, good or difficult. They grow so quickly.

Jenny said...

date june 8
advice...put the baby down to sleep! i held my first baby ALOT. i usually nursed her to sleep...oy! she didn't sleep thru the night until she was EIGHTEEN MONTHS OLD!!!! love your child, that is all that matters. :) best wishes and many happy congratulations!

Jenny said...

June 19
8 lbs. 10 oz.

The first six weeks are the hardest, but after that routines start to develop and your life will become more predictable... until he starts crawling. Then all bets are off! Good Luck!

KMSC said...

Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
Date: June 15
Advice: Enjoy every moment! One day you think your baby will never sleep through the night and the next day he's going off to college.
Congratulations (early) and Good Luck!

Deb said...

June 14th
7lbs, 8 oz.
Sleep whenever you can and enjoy the time. It goes so fast before you know it he will be in school. l

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Baby will weigh 7 lbs. 1 oz. and be born on June 18th. The only product I have any recent knowledge on is the Graco car seat/ stroller combo we got our son and DIL and they love it and still use the stroller 2 years later!

Susan C said...

June 9
8 lbs 3oz
Congratulations!! As a new grandma (3 babies in 6 weeks!) my best advice is to relax and enjoy each stage of his development. Our twin grandsons are 9 months old & we are astonished by how much they have grown & changed in that short time.

shelley said...

I will guess 7lbs 11ozs, on June 21. Oh, gosh, advice would be just to let everyone around help out and enjoy the little guy!! Every minute of every day, even when you can't hold those eyes open any longer! Congratulations!

deanna said...

Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz.
Date: June 13th (my dad's birthday:)
Advice: Enjoy the cuddles, snuggles & let the dust bunnies play!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Okay, I'm gonna say June 15th, Weight 6 lbs 15 oz. and about 21" long. As for baby products, wow, ya know I'm from the time before disposable diapers, LOL. I had only cloth diapers for my daughters. But when we found ourselves raising our grandsons from birth, we learned that (here comes a tip) you should keep just a few cloth diapers handy, because when he gets the occasional, albeit inevitable diaper rash, putting him in cloth diapers for just a day or even a few hours, will help speed up the healing and also keep him more comfy as the disposables hold more heat. Just a little something I learned raising our two oldest grandsons. Congratulations and Big Hugs...

MonikaC said...

8 lbs 7 oz
June 14

You can't spoil a baby by holding him too much!

Nancy said...

Weight: 8lbs 6 oz
Date: June 18
Like everyone else says, Just enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

Nancy said...

Weight: 8 lbs 6 oz
Date: June 18
Like everyone else says, Just enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

Amy said...

Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Date: June 17th
Advice: everyone says this, but it is so true. Enjoy every moment because children grow up too quickly.

Mary-Kay said...

Weight 8 lbs 4 ozs
Date June 14
Advice: All you need to raise a baby is common sense. And when the baby sleeps, make sure you do too, at least for the first few months.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Weight: 7lbs 6oz
Date of birth: 6/9/12 just because I think that's a cool number sequence!
Advice: enjoy every minute of these next few weeks and accept all the help anyone offers!

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your new baby!


LizA. said...

7 lbs. 13 oz.
June 13
Enjoy every moment and give Daisy some extra attention--she's going to be feeling very displaced.

Mary said...

1. 7 lbs. 4 oz.
2. June 11
3. I'll give the same advice my doctor gave me almost 28 years ago with my first - give him lots of love. I want to add - this time goes fast, be sure to spend all the time you can with them.

Mary Beth Wiggil said...

June 10
8 lb even
Advice: fill a cheapo baby bag with a spare diaper, a few baby wipes and a change of clothes, then throw it in the trunk of a car. Cause going to the grocery for a quick gallon of milk always = emergency.

Joyful Quilter said...

Weight: 8 lbs 11 oz
Date: June 10

Enjoy every minute of the new baby, but make sure to make time for yourself and your husband. Congratulations!

Judy W said...

Weight: 7lbs 3 1/2oz
Date: June 11th
Advice: He shall totally melt your heart. Enjoy, take time to take in the little things and the big. Give "Thanks"!
Judy W.

Needled Mom said...

Date ... June 12th
Weight.... 7# 14 oz.
Advice.....enjoy each moment because they celebrate their 18th birthday before you can blink an eye.

Anne said...

Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
Date: June 11
Advice: My late mother always said, "You can't put a grown person's head on a kid's shoulders." My mother worked with kids for many years. They adored her. She was correct in that a child doesn't think or act like an adult, and we should never expect them to do so.

Kari V. said...

weight: 8lbs 3oz
date: June 14
advice: Follow your mother's instinct (and Joel's instinct) above all other advice. You are completely capable of raising this little guy. Enjoy it! (And one last thing, he will eventually sleep through the night.)

Joan said...

1. 6 lbs 13 oz
2. June 13
3. In the beginning you will wish he would be awake more..... enjoy it.

I'm really enjoying Heather's new book, already putting the owl quilt together!!

Deb said...

1. June 14, Flag Day!
2. Weight: 8 lb, 2 oz.
3. Pray for your child every day that he/she would be a person of strength, character, and wisdom.

Ruth B said...

7 lbs. 3 oz - on June 14 - my best advice is to sleep when you can and don't put too much pressure on yourself to accomplish quilting projects and housekeeping - it will all wait - give that little one a kiss from all your blogging fans!

Colleen M said...

Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
Date: 6/14
My advice is enjoy every moment:)

Threads by Terry said...

the baby will weigh 7lbs 14ozs and be born on June 11th. My advice is to reat and not over do right away. I found that I would get home and still want everything to go the same and it just wasn't. You are tired and the baby is is #1Cant wait to see a photo....

robin said...

June 15
7 lbs. 3 oz.
My advice? Just enjoy him, and be gentle with yourself. Have you got a few meals in the freezer? It really helps later! :) Best wishes!

Carol said...

7 pounds 10 ounces. June 11th. Have fun with your baby Joel and Heather.

Dorian said...

How fun!
Weight: 8lbs 4oz
Date: June 16th
Advice: the first few months are very caotic with a newborn. Don't worry about dishes piling up, or laundry piling up quite so much. Just spend these first few months giving baby all the attention... you can't spoil him!

Anne said...

Little Petersen will weigh in at 7 lbs 12 oz on June 13 th.. Hold him closely whenever you can, forget about carrying him around in a car seat. Get out for fresh air everyday, it does you both good. My husband used to say that if he came home and the house was clean and there was a beautiful dinner but I was in a bad mood, then there was a problem . So, lower your standards on housework and meals and have fun with the baby instead and everyone will be happy.God bless all!

Claudia from Germany said...

Weight: 3210 g (7.07 pounds)
Date: June 13
Advice: don't read books, don't listen to advices, just do what you feel is best for you and your baby!
Greetings from Germany, Claudia.

Nancy said...

June 9th
8lbs 4 oz
Enjoy every moment, take LOTS of pictures, don't sweat the small stuff because it goes by way to quickly!!

Pat said...

I am going to guess 8 lbs 2 1/2 oz. ). My advice is to love and enjoy him becuase they grow up fast.

Anonymous said...

My guess is June 16, 7lbs 12 oz. My advice is to enjoy life.

Pat said...

It didn't publish my birth date guess which is June 10 (my birthday)

dortha said...

I think the baby will weigh 7 pounds and 14 ounces. He will be born on June 15th. My advice would be to enjoy him. In a blink it will seem he will be grown up.

Mary Ellen said...

8 lbs 2 oz.
June 11, 6:00 am
Tolo toys are great!

Deb C. said...

Early congrats on the baby's arrival. I'm guessing an 8lb.2oz chugger with an arrival date of June 12. I'm gonna guess a time of 2:06 AM cuz you know they like to be born in those wee hours. Advice: make time for you and hubby. You can get so absorbed in the baby's life, which is wonderful, that sometimes you neglect the ones that brought him here, which is often sad but true.

Kara said...

8 lbs 3 oz
June 16th 3:18 pm
They NEED a wipes warmer! I laughed when my friend gave me mine, but it's turned out to be my favorite non-essential!

Wendy said...

June 12, 2012
8 lbs 4 oz
Best product ever for diaper rash johnson's baby cream (hope they still make it - it's been awhile for me!).

Rosalie said...

June 12th, 7 lbs. 5 oz. Advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps; accept help when it's offered; cherish even the fussy moments...someday you're gonna miss it; do what you feel is best for your family, regardless of what others *think* you should do; make it a point to make time for each other-babies can be all (time) consuming; it's okay for the baby to cry-it might break your heart to hear it, but occasionally letting them cry won't hurt them. And love on the wee one with abandon. They really do grow up in the blink of an eye.

Patty V said...

June 14th
8 lbs 1 oz
just relax and enjoy the ride!

Anonymous said...

I think the weight will be 8 lbs. 3 oz. and he will arrive on June 15. No advice - just lots of love and cuddles!!!
Good luck and have fun!!!!

Kerry L.

Anonymous said...

WEIGHT:7lbs 2oz
DATE: June 20
ADVICE:Love+hold the baby+don't fret the other stuff!


AnnieO said...

Weight: 8lbs 2 oz
Date: June 12, 2012
Advice: Babies are wonderful teachers--soon you will know everything they like and dislike!

Also, there is nothing sweeter than a baby sleeping on your shoulder :)

TheaMinPA said...

7lb 12 oz
June 9

The first sign of teething: gnawing on the crib rail. Start watching for it around 5 months.. get as much sleep as you can, hold your baby as much as you can, and follow your maternal instincts.

Becky said...

I'm guessing that the baby's weight will be 8 lbs. 12 ounces.

Date of birth: June 10th

Advice: Relax and enjoy every minute with your baby.


Denice said...

Weight: 7lbs. 8 1/2 oz.
Date: June 11th
Advice: Enjoy every moment as they grow way to fast. My children are now 27 & 24 and it seems like they were born yesterday.

Denice said...

weight: 8 lbs. 7 1/2 oz.
date: June 11th
advise: Enjoy every moment as they grow way to fast. My children are now 27 & 24 and it seems as if they were born yesterday.

Wendy P said...

Weight, 8 pounds 2 oz
Birthday: 6-9-12

Advice: don't try to hurry up and go into labor. you won't get a good night's sleep for years after he's here. and don't feel like you have to say no to an epidural. I have done natural and epidural, and "Why suffer?" is what I have to say!

Zanymouse said...

I'm so excited for Heather and Joel! Okay, here goes - Weight: 8lbs, 10 oz. Date of birth: June 16th Advice: If someone offers babysitting, take them up on it and do a Date Night with the hubs. Best wishes!

Kelly O. said...

weight: 7lbs 4 oz
date:June 12th
Advice: hold your baby alot. Like alot alot. You can't spoil them til they're like 4 months old and they need all that snuggling. Also get him on a regular feeding schedule in the 2nd month. whether it be every 3 hours or whatever, be consistent and it will be easier for you both.

Kelly L. said...

7lbs 15oz
June 12

Definitely put the baby on a sleeping schedule after a little while so there is a certain time for morning nap and a certain time for afternoo nap.

Samantha K said...

Weight: 6 lbs 10.5 oz
Date: June 11th
Advice: As we only have four-legged children with fur at our house, I would have to say to make sure that Daisy still feels like a member of the family and still gets attention! Best Wishes!!

Paula said...

7.1 lbs and 6/18/12. Be patient with the baby!

Lee said...

7 lbs 4 oz.
June 15
Use organic and enjoy your baby! congrats!

luvtoquilt said...

Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz.
Date: June 18
Advice: Just enjoy every moment -- babies grow up so fast. Let the house go, just cuddle your little guy before he gets too "busy" to sit on mommy's lap.

PugMom said...

My guess is the baby will weigh 6lbs, 7 ozs and be born on June 14th. My advice is to let people help you and try to get some sleep.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Weight: 9 lbs 12 oz
Date: June 14th -- Flag Day
Advice: Babies are really into electronic devices these days -- isn't this crazy -- get one of the fisher price covers for an IPod - so many cute little baby games for developmental purposes -- and the device is protected by the cover.

Last thing I ever thought I would recomment -- but seems all the grandchildren and great nieces and nephews are loving them today !

Congratulations Heather -- Love your patterns and your fabric !


Kristy said...

Weight: 8lbs 13 oz
Date: June 13
Advice: There will be moments that seem to last forever...but time will pass very swiftly!

angbart said...

I guess the baby at 7lbs 13oz, born on June 16th and they should sleep as much as possible when they get the chance!

Marilyn said...

I'm guessing June 12th, 7 pounds and 14 ounces. My tip - treasure these last days before he is born; such a special bond - and note what settles him down now. That will help you calm him after birth. If he calms when you walk, he'll probably settle down when walked, etc. Congrats to the new family and enjoy!

Donna said...

8 lbs, 10 oz
June 13
BumGenius cloth diapers. I bought some for a shower gift and wished they had made them when I had my babies. said...

7 lbs., 3 ounces
Date June 13
Advice Play every day! said...

7 lbs., 3 oz.
June 13
Advice: Play every day!

Susan J. said...

My guess is a 8 pound 12 ounce lovable baby boy on June 10th (same as my daughter turning 9 on the 10th). My advice would be to sleep when he sleeps, and to accept help when it is offered. You will realize that the one who first said "the days are long but the years are short" was spot on. Enjoy the days; the kids grow and change so quickly.

Nicole J said...

8lb 6oz on June 12th. Sleep when he sleeps (or quilt!) and enjoy every moment. Don't compare him to other babies, they will do everything in their own time! Follow your gut, mother's instincts kick in the day they arrive and are always right.

Anonymous said...

8lbs 1oz
June 13th, 2012
Love all your books! One of my favorites is "Going on a Bear Hunt"

Enjoy your mircle baby boy!

nami11 said...

Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
Date: June 14

Advice: Enjoy all of the precious moments... sleep time, lack of sleep, baby crying, and the tenderness of all of it.

kynomi said...

Weight: 7 lbs 3 1/2 oz
Date: June 9
Advice: Enjoy

Ming F said...

Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz
Date: June 13
Advice: Lots of love and patience!


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KT said...

Weight: 7lbs 2 oz
Date: June 14
Advice: can't do that yet, since I'm still expecting my first!

Darlene B said...

Weight: 7 lbs 14 oz.
Date: June 16
Advice: I can't give any recommendations on baby products since my own kids have graduated from college and there have probably been many more great products invented since I had babies. So I would just say to enjoy each stage that you and your baby go through! So happy for you and Joel!

patay said...

For a weight I'm going to guess 6 lbs 9oz. The date, June 15th. My advice is no advice at all. Just listen to your heart and you will get to experience everything as it was intended. (I think we in the gma phase of our lives are going to be getting lots of great ideas for things to make for kids in the future - yippee! She is a true talent.)

Marianne Penner said...

I guess 8 lbs 6 ozs and born on June 11.

Advice: hold on cuddle your baby as much as possible, I never believed you could spoil your baby by holding him too much.

Jennifer said...

I'm going with 8 lbs, 2 oz. born on June 11th, and congratulations, they grow fast so enjoy!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Congratulations! I'll go with 7 lbs, 6 ozs. Beautiful fabrics!

EngrSandi said...

Weight: 6 lb, 14 oz
Date: June 13
Advice: Listen to your instincts - babies don't always read the parenting books. They're all different and have different needs.

Linda K said...

Congratulations on the baby and this awesome fabric!!
My guesses:
Weight: 8 lb 8 oz ( my son's weight)
Date: June 17th
Advice: same as many who said enjoy every day, good ones and bad, because it goes so fast!

Laine said...

Weight - 7 lbs 13oz
Date - June 16th
Advice - Treasure and enjoy every minute, it goes by so fast. Take a nap when the baby does. The housework will always be there.


Janet said...

Weight. 8lbs 7 ounces
June 20
Take a lot of photos. You will never regret it.

AlaskaBerninaGirl said...

7 pounds, 12 ounces
June 14th
Hold him and hug him as much as you can, there is no such thing as spoiling a baby with love. So excited for you three!

Anonymous said...

7lbs. 2 ozs


Don't get all uptight. Relax and enjoy.

Tina Mac

Kaye M. said...

My guess is the baby will be born on June 11 and weigh 8lbs. 1oz. My advice is "don't sweat the little things" like having a clean house or if there are dishes piled in the sink. Relax and enjoy your little one!

Jennifer Powell said...

My guess is....

8 lbs, 6 oz.
June 15th
Advice... Hmmm... just don't try to make *everything* perfect... especially the first couple of months. :)

Have fun!

A Payne said...

7 lbs, 15 oz
June 15th
30 years ago I used cloth diapers when everyone was switching to disposable...I am glad I did.

Anonymous said...

Date June 17
Weight 8lbs 2oz.
Advice Enjoy every minute because it goes by sooooooooo quickly.

Anna O said...

Congratulations Heather & Joel!

I'll guess 7lbs 2 oz on June 11th
I highly recommend a bouncy seat. Ours had a lion attached that roared, my little guy loved it.

Wishing you the best of luck and lots of sleep. :)

the girlfriend gap said...

weight 7lb 8 oz
date june 10
advice, sleep when the baby sleeps you are going to be really tired for a while. have fun.

Michele said...

weight: 6 lb 4 oz
date: June 14
advice: Enjoy every moment, they grow up so fast.

Kathryn said...

I'll guess 8 1/2 lbs on June 15. My advice is don't give the baby a crazy name.

April said...

weight 7 lbs
date June 8 (my baby turned 5 today!)
Take pictures and make notes or keep a journal. Time flies and you forget the little things. And always make sure you and the baby come first. No one will remember how messy the house was, but you'll always treasure your time together! Congratualtions!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Weight - 7 lbs. 2 oz.
Date - June 12
Advice - Sleep when you can for the first month!

Ursula said...

Weight 7lbs 13 ozs
Date June 13
Enjoy every minute with your baby.When burping baby I found circular massage on back is more effect than patting. This worked best on my babies.

Laura said...

Congratulations! I'll guess 7 lbs 8 oz on June 13. Take lots of pictures! Thanks for the chance to win some fabric.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Weight - 8lb 5oz
Arrival date - June 12th

Baby advice - sleep/rest when the baby sleeps. Take any help offered graciously and just enjoy the new bundle of love! <3 Congratulations!

Mary Jo said...

I am so happy for Heather and husband. This baby will have the cutest quilts of any baby ever born I think. I think his birthday will be June 14 and I bet he will weigh 8#3oz. Cherish each moment and after a month or so never wake a sleeping baby on purpose. Thanks for the give away.

Jessica said...

Weight: 7lbs 8oz
Date: June 13
Kiss em' while you can

Jessica said...

Weight: 7lbs 8oz
Date: June 13
Kiss em' while you can

Kelly said...

Congrats! June 22, 7 lbs 8 oz
Best advice is to tell that little one you love them every single day!

carolann said...

7 lbs, 2 oz, June 15: enjoy every minute with your precious bundle of joy!

Anne D said...

8 lbs and born on the 12 th.
I have no idea on baby products. My youngest is 12 and I really don't remember anything I loved and think everyone should have. All babies are so different, what is great for one may not be needed for another. As everyone else advises - just enjoy it and do what feels right for you.
Thanks for then chance to win a great book and gorgeous fabric.

Diana said...

8 lbs, 13 0z for weight, June 13 for date
the only advice is hug and love on that baby as they grow so quickly. take all the help you can get and sleep when the baby sleeps.
Congrats on your new arrival!!

Mary said...

June 12. (my brothers bday)
8 pounds 11 ounces
Love on him, love on him. They grow up way too fast...

Becky Laswell said...

I love the fabric & can't wait to try the patterns in the book -- so cute!
Here are my guesses:
Weight: 8lbs 1 ounce
Date: June 14th
Advice: Don't take advice from people who don't have kids. :)

Karen said...

Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz.
Date: June 12th
Advice: Enjoy him as he will grow up before you know it! Pray now for his future and spouse. Most of all, just enjoy that sweet baby.

Cheryl said...

Love the new fabric line!
Weight 8 lbs 6 oz
Date: June 20th
Advice: Rest when the baby rests. Lots of cuddles and kisses! Congratulations and enjoy every moment . . .

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Date: June 12th. Advice: You will learn as you go along. Just enjoy every day. Sue in MN

Donna S. said...

Weight 8 lbs 7 oz
Date: June 13
Advice: Swaddle tightly!! We used to laugh because my son swaddled his son so snuggly that we said he was wrapped up like a burrito but he loved it & slept so well. Nobody else could do it just the same!!

Newbie Jen said...

June 14th
8 lbs, 1 oz
Advice: use the amazing moments to power you through the tiring/overwhelming ones. Soon there will be more amazing moments than not. It took me 3 kids to figure that one out!

CathyK said...

Weight: I am guessing 6 lbs 8 oz
Date: June 11
Advice: Make sure to take some time for you and your husband. It will keep you more "recharged" and so a better mama!!! Also, have patience with yourself as a mom. Children do not come with blueprints!

busyascanbe said...

I guess 6 lbs 7 oz on June 14th. And enjoy every minute they grow so fast.

Sue said...

7 lbs 4.5 ozs
On June 11th
Looking forward to seeing the new baby, Just enjoy him, they grow up so fast....

Carla G said...

7 lbs 11 oz
June 13
Don't worry about the small stuff like keeping your house spotless. Your child is more important and grows sooooo fast, spend as much time as possible with them. :)

Joanna said...

June 11th, 8 lbs 1 oz. It looks as if the little guy already has a great room and loving family to arrive to so I can't think of anything else he'll need, except lots of Pampers.

DONNA said...

Weight: 7#15oz
Date: June 12
Buy a Bumbo seat, an essential's like having an extra set of arms to hold your little guy.

Laurie said...

Weight 7#14.5 ounces
Date June 22
Once in awhile, when it's quiet for a moment, reflect and write down your thoughts on his personality development. I was just reading what I had written ( my son is 25), and it brought so many smiles, and helped me see how he grew to the man he is today.
But mostly, enjoy the journey...every good and hard moment.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Weight: 7 pounds 12 ounces
Date: June 14th
Advice: Never wake a sleeping baby.

Lcenlow said...

7 lbs 4 oz on June 10. Take many photos along the way. They grow up too fast!

SharO said...

7# 2 oz
June 14th
Put photos in an album every day.

LeAnne said...

Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz
Date: June 13
Only advice I have is love him lots and never let him forget he's special.

Carolann0117 said...

7lbs, 8oz
Date: June 14th
Advice ~ get down on the floor and "PLAY" with your baby... :-)

Heartsdesire said...

Weight: 6 lbs, 11 oz.
Date: June 11
Advice: I think it's an old wives tale about not picking up a crying baby. So I say, pick him up and cuddle him no matter what!

WhimisicalQuilts said...

weight: 6 lbs 10-1/2 oz
Date: June 19 (my dad's bday)

Advice: Love them, hug them, discipline them (no matter what these namby pamby idiots say these days about it hurting their self-esteem), play with them, read to them, spend time with them, enjoy them! They grow up so fast that you'll regret not doing these things if you wait.

Doreen said...

Huge Blessings! Hmmmm...7#13oz. on June 16th. Live in the moment cuz they pass so quickly (even the 'difficult' ones are such a little blip in the grand scheme of things;-)

shauna said...

My guess for weight: 7lbs 14oz.
My guess for birthday: June 13
My advice is that you don't need any. You and Joel both seem like lovely people with common sense and good instincts. Your baby is going to be blessed with wonderful parents!

NancyL said...

Date: June 14
Weight: 8 lb, 4 oz
Advice: Enjoy each moment and love him to pieces! Kids need love, not stuff; the best toys are often found in the kitchen cupboards!! Anxious to meet him!!

Anonymous said...

June 14th

8 lbs, 3 oz

Enjoy every moment. They grow so very fast.

Nancy Anne in the Finger Lakes said...

Weight: 6lbs 15 oz
Date: June 11
Just love that little guy a lot - and show us lots of pix on the blog!

Lisa England said...

I'll guess 7 pounds, 14 ounces on June 14. People used to tell me not to rock my son to sleep, claiming that he would never learn to go to sleep on his own. Well, I did, and he did, and it was all good. So my advice is to do what works for your family and it will be the right thing. Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Anonymous said...

Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz.
Date: June 12 (my 30th wedding anniversary!)
Advice: Enjoy every minute because before you know it they're graduating from high school!

Congratulations, Heather and Joel!


Andy said...

Weight: 8lbs 2 oz
Date: June 13th
My advice: take plenty of home videos because kids LOVE to watch footage of themselves as babies!

lovetostitch said...

Weight: 8 lbs 2oz.
Date: June 16th
Advice: Enjoy every minute, it goes by all too fast!! Don't worry of making too much noise - babies adapt to what's normal for your home.
I'm so excited for you!! xo

Quilting with Jannette said...

I just found this post, and I'm glad that there's still a bit of time to guess......
I'll go with a birth-date of June 11th, and baby weight of 7 lbs. 9 oz.
As far as advice goes - accept every little bit of help that's offered, especially in the first weeks.

Sandy D said...

Weight 7lbs. 1 1/2 oz.
Date 12
Advice Enjoy these days while the baby grows because they go by soooo fast.I think that is why we enjoy our grandkids so much because we are not as stressed out.

Kerri said...

Weight: 8lbs 8.5oz
Date: June 13th (that's my baby boys birthday!!)
Advice: with 5 kids of my own i can not stress enough to sleep when baby sleeps and enjoy every waking moment...they grow WAY too fast!!

April @ Sewing Novice said...

Date: June 10
Weight: 7 lbs 1 oz
Advice: You cannot spoil a newborn so don't worry about holding him all the time. In the beginning you will be in "survival mode" so don't feel guilty for letting him sleep in a swing, your arms, his carseat, etc. Anything to help him sleep is what truly matters. Do what is best for your family and not what others think is best. Congrats!!!!

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Unknown said...

June 12, 7lbs 11oz. Advice-give him a sister or brother. Parenting is the greatest joy. Conratulations.

j0anne wicks said...

I will guess a weight of 6 lbs. 8 oz. June 16 - get the nurses to show you how to swaddle the baby they loved being wrapped tight.enjoy!

Jennifer said...

This has been a long road for Heather and Joel and I am happy that their baby boy will arrive so soon! I guess that he will be 8lbs, 5 oz and born on June 12. My advice is to nurse as long as you can. It is hard the first 4 weeks, but after that is wonderful! Congrats to Heather and Joel!

Kayli Taylor said...

I guess 7 lbs 12 oz and June 13th, your story is so touching and I recommend pampers swaddlers diapers when he is tiny but after size 2 switch to huggies snug and dry, it makes for a lot less leaks and blow outs up the back when they have the band at the top. Good luck!

Vicki said...

Weight: 8lbs 4 ozs
Date:June 12
Advice:Cherish every moment. I will always remember what my Dad told me. When they are little they give you little problems and when they become big they give you big problems.

Heather said...

Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Date: June 14
Advice: Speaking from experience. I have two boys! Sleep when the baby sleeps. Shower every day! A routine will keep you and your husband sane!

LindaV said...

Weight- 8 lbs. 1 oz.
Date- June 13 (those 1st ones are always late ;)
Advice- "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" Book of Proverbs

Unknown said...

Weight: 7lbs 8oz
DAte: June 15, 2012
Advice: Don't rush life, enjoy every minute, they grow sooooo fast. Remember they will learn MORE by your example than by what you say!
I am so happy for you Heather! God Bless you!!!

trudys_person said...

June 15 ... 8 lbs, 2 oz ... Not being a parent, I don't really have any advice except enjoy every minute! Congratulations!

Tina McNamara said...

7 lbs 13 ozs


I agree with Chris from above: They learn mostly from what you do, than what you say.

Tina Mac

Malinda said...

My guesses are 7 lbs, 3 oz, born on June 16. My parenting advice is read, read, read (looks like you have a good selection of books to start with already)! Oh, and don't forget to take a bit of time for you and your sweet husband - it's ok to be a wee bit selfish!

Betty said...

I am going to guess June 12 at 2:30 pm and weighing in at 8 pounds and two ounces. My advice is don't worry about quilty stuff for at least 6 months. You should just enjoy every possible moment with your little family.

peggi said...

Okay, I'm gonna guess today (6.11.12) is the big date, and 8 lbs 12 oz for weight. My one piece of advice is to purchase "The Baby Book" by William Sears - I wore my copy out!

Bev said...

7lb. 3oz. June 15, for the birth date. What a lucky baby!
Congratulations!! Your life will never be the same and you would never go back to the time before baby....enjoy every moment, time goes fast!

Claudia said...

Weight 3210 grams
Date: June 13th
Advice: don't take advice, especially not from people who have no children, or like to tell you just all kinds of horrible stories around birth and baby. Don't read books! Your baby is special and you will know just what he needs by listening to your mother instinct. Lots of love from Germany, Claudia.

Eileen said...

June 18th
go with your gut

QuiltNut Creations said...

June 15th
6lbs 12oz
You can't spoil a baby. Congrats and good luck Heather!

Sunnybec said...

7lb 4 oz for the weight. Date 15th June. Advice...if it's not standard procedure have your baby checked for Cystic Fibrosis. My niece's little girl has CF, it's not routine to check in the UK for it but she had the test done anyway. There is no one in either family with CF but they were both carriers, my great niece is doing really well because she was diagnosed so early, and it's such a simple test to do. Also don't forget to give your dog extra cuddles!! Linda

Joyce said...

June 16th, 7 lbs, 8 ounces, Enjoy every moment, empty nest comes way too soon!

Cecilia said...

June 15
7 lbs 3 oz
Enjoy them while you can because they grow up so very fast.

quilt for fun said...

I hope the baby is born today (June 12, his due date), but since first babies are notoriously late, I'm going to guess June 17, weighing 8 lbs 2 oz. My advice: be a relaxed mother and enjoy him. Best wishes to the whole family.

begoodbabe said...

Congratulations Heather and Joel!
Birthday: June 22 (my daughter Katrina's Birthday; she'll be turning 19!)
Weight: 7 lbs, 14 oz (her birth weight)
Advice: Love your child but don't spoil them; no one likes a spoiled, selfish child or adult. You'll be doing yourselves and your future daughter-in-law a favor!

Evelyn said...

Congrats! I've been so happy for you ever since your first announcement post!

I'm going to guess June 20, and 7 lbs, 11 oz.

My advice is to join a baby group, or somehow otherwise make friends with other families that have kids the same age. They will be your lifeline over time!

suz said...

7 lbs 6 oz
June 15
Advice: Cherish every minute - they grow up way too fast.

Kate Brown said...

June 14
7lbs 14 oz
they grow so fast, try to enjoy every bit of it, before you know it he will be all grown up. Keep a sensse of humor too ;)

Carol is Sewbizzy said...

Weight will be 7' 11"
Date will be June 14
Advice---just enjoy every moment of time with the new little one!!!

patricia said...

Let's put it at 7 lbs. 12 oz. on June 24. As for advice--just enjoy! It all goes too fast. And a bay has never been spoiled by being held. My sister-in-law says that it makes them smarter.

Kim said...

8 lbs 2 ozs, June 15, and I'm pretty sure they change the baby equipment every little while so t hat there is something the new parents know more about than older parents! Enjoy baby! They don't last forever!

QuiltSue said...

7lbs 6oz on June 18th. My advice would be don't take any notice of any advice you don't like, just go with your gut instincts.

Frau Moi Designs said...

Weight: 8lbs 9oz
Date of birth: 06-16
My advice: Do not let yourself out about what other people May think about you handling your baby. Just Trust your own gut feelings

BJ and Amber said...

Weight: 7 lb. 10 oz.
Date: June 13
Advice: Buy the book "Healthy sleep habits, happy child." This has the best advice on sleep for babies and children of all ages. My son is almost 12 and I still reference this book on a normal basis! It helped me get my babies to sleep through the night by 3 months too!
Best of luck.
-Amber S.

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Ruth K said...

7 lbs, 6 oz, June 13. On baby products i'm lost my last baby was 15 years ago, but it doesn't matter is not like quilting, this time you learn as you go, well; maybe a little bit like quilting. Congratulations!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

June 15th, 6lbs 12 oz, rest when baby does; congratulations!

Katherine said...

7lbs. 7 oz
June 19th
Trust in your mothering instincts.


Rose M. said...

7 lb. 2 oz.
June 17th

They say you can't spoil a baby until they are older, so hold your little one as much as possible!

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