* UPDATE: I won! Thanks to everyone who voted. Tune into http://HubSpot.TV on Thursday, 12/31 at 4 p.m. EST. *
Hi Little Baby Lump readers! Now, I seldom – or never – usually use this blog as a soapbox to promote my own personal endeavors, but I could really use your help (and I apologize if you’re disappointed).
I’m in the running to co-host my company’s weekly marketing podcast, HubSpot TV on New Years Eve day with Karen Rubin, and in order to secure my spot, I need your vote! So, if you would all be so kind, would you mind heading over to http://bit.ly/votepam and clicking the up arrow next to my name before 3 p.m. EST today?
I’d greatly appreciate it. Also, play no attention to the vote count on the site. The voting interface is screwy and it doesn’t indicate the actual vote count, but I was told last night that I’m in second place, so I could really use your help pushing me to the top!
The winner will be announced on today’s live episode of HubSpot TV at 4 p.m. EST. If you’re even slightly interested in marketing news, I’d actually encourage you to watch it anyway at http://hubspot.tv.
Again, you can cast your vote at http://bit.ly/votepam.
For those of you who came to the site expecting an update and cute photos of Emmett, here’s one to tide you over
Thanks for your help!
Age Timer: 10 months, 3 weeks
Okay everyone – here’s the deal. We’ve embarked on the third trimester of our pregnancy journey and are still at a loss for baby boy names. James and I are pretty certain of a name if Baby Lump is a little lady, but we aren’t quite in love with or agreeing upon any names if Lump is a little gentleman.
This is where you come in. Gurgle.com has a fun little facebook application called “Name My Baby,” and I’ve just added it to my profile. It allows you to suggest a baby name or vote on names that have already been suggested. Unfortunately, the application isn’t without its flaws. It will only allow users to suggest names already loaded into its database. For example, I couldn’t add Atticus (What do you think of that one, btw? I think it’s pretty awesome – “Atticus Vaughan?”). Still, I think it will be interesting to see what you all come up with. Maybe one of you will suggest the perfect name that James and I have overlooked. Or maybe one of you will add a name like “Thygor” and crack us up. Either way, I think it’s a win-win situation. Remember, we’re only looking for boys/unisex names here.
For those of you without facebook (or are too lazy to make the extra trip), feel free to suggest a name in this post’s comments section, and I’ll be sure to add it to the list on facebook. If enough of you get involved with suggesting names, I’ll add another page to the blog that outlines everyone’s suggestions/votes, much like I’ve done with the Birth Stats page. For now, I’ll add the link to the facebook application to the blog’s sidebar.
Thanks in advance for helping us name Baby Lump!
Click here to visit my profile and suggest/vote on a name on facebook. Click on the “view suggested names” or “suggest a name” text in the “Name My Baby” application on the left sidebar of my profile.
Oven Timer: 28 weeks, 4 days
I have to admit – when my friend, Keith first came to me with the idea of creating a facebook group for people to place bets on my baby-to-be’s birth stats, I was pretty hesitant. However, once I realized giving him the “okay” wouldn’t really mean I was pimping out my baby, I gave in. (Plus, he promised to put two dollars of every five-dollar bet toward a baby gift for Baby Lump. Hey, we’ll always need extra diapers, right?)
The “Pam and James Baby Betting Pool!! $5 Entry!” group has only been in existence for about 24 hours, but I’m already starting to notice the potential for how much fun it could be. It’s really interesting to see what people’s guesses are and wonder who will be correct (or closest to it). I’ve even started making an Excel spreadsheet of the first submissions (eh – you already knew I’m a geek). And after a chat with the group’s original creator, we’ve decided to change a few things …
In the spirit of the group, we’ve decided to eliminate monetary wagers. This was also decided after the realization that people probably won’t be sending me five-dollar bills in the mail. (Unfortunately, facebook is lame and doesn’t allow you to change the name of a group after it’s already been created, so don’t be deceived by the title.) Anyway, I figured more people would post their guesses on the wall if they didn’t think they had to contribute a few bucks, and I’m honestly just curious to see if anyone will guess the three stats dead-on. Which reminds me, guesses are to be made in the form of three categories:
- Sex/Flavor (you know – boy or girl)
- Date of Birth (Month/Date)
- Birth Weight (in pounds and ounces format)
The official rules are posted in the group’s description, including specifications for scoring and how the winner will be chosen. So please, join the group and place your bet guess! Just be careful not to guess the same as someone else!
While there may not be any monetary compensation for the winner, I already have a few ideas up my sleeve as far as prizes go.
And hey, even though we’ve gotten rid of the actual betting, if you’d still like to submit a five-dollar donation for the future purchase of diapers, by all means! )
I’ve decided to post an ongoing list of people’s guesses in a separate page on this blog called “Birth Stats,” which I will try to update regularly.
Oven Timer: 24 weeks, 4 days