enter the baby xyerra-taber newborn betting pool!

jared & i are creating a baby betting pool, both to raise some scratch for baby needs (maybe we’ll even be able to start a college fund!…as long as the baby is cool with attending, like, community college) & for the amusement of our friends & families! here’s how it will work:

you fill in a ballot. each ballot costs $5 (we accept cash & paypal) & it behooves you to hazard a guess at all the questions. you are welcome to enter as many ballots as you want before the baby is born. more ballots give you more bites at the prizes. each individual who fills in a ballot will receive a birth announcement when the baby is born.

the GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be the ballot that comes the closest to reality in all five categories. the grand prize is 25% of the entire betting pool. if we raise $100, you win $25. if we raise $1000, you win $250! & if we raise $5…congrats, you win $1.25. better than nothing, right?

additionally, there will be a winner in each of the five categories. whoever comes closest will win some kind of personalized non-monetary prize, like a print of the baby’s hands & feet or something. plus, you know, bragging rights.

THE CATEGORIES
what day will the baby be born? the estimated due date is january 19, 2013.
what time will the baby be born? 10:41am? 2:17pm? 11:56pm?
how long will the baby be (in inches, ie 18 inches, 21 inches, etc)?
how much will the baby weigh (in pounds & ounces, ie 7 pounds 11 ounces, 8 pounds 3 ounces, etc)?
will the baby be a boy or a girl?

HOW SCORING WILL WORK
birthday?
exact birthday = 120 points
off by 1 day (before or after) = 80 points
off by 2 days (before or after) = 64 points
off by 3 days (before or after) = 51 points
off by 4 days (before or after) = 41 points
off by 5 days (before or after) = 33 points
off by 6 days (before or after) = 26 points
off by 7 days (before or after) = 19 points
off by 8 days (before or after) = 13 points
off by 9 days (before or after) = 8 points
off by 10 days (before or after) = 4 points
off by 11 days or more (before or after) = 0 points

time of birth?
exact birthtime (hour, minute & AM/PM) = 220 points
off by 1 minute (before or after) = 190 points
off by 2 minutes (before or after) = 171 points
off by 3 minutes (before or after) = 163 points
off by 4 minutes (before or after) = 155 points
off by 5 minutes (before or after) = 140 points
off by 6 minutes (before or after) = 133 points
off by 7 minutes (before or after) = 126 points
off by 8 minutes (before or after) = 120 points
off by 9 minutes (before or after) = 114 points
off by 10 minutes (before or after) = 108 points
off by 12 minutes (before or after) = 103 points
off by 13 minutes (before or after) = 98 points
off by 14 minutes (before or after) = 93 points
off by 15 minutes (before or after) = 88 points
off by 16 minutes (before or after) = 80 points
off by 17 minutes (before or after) = 75 points
off by 18 minutes (before or after) = 72 points
off by 19 minutes (before or after) = 68 points
off by 20 minutes (before or after) = 65 points
off by 21 minutes (before or after) = 61 points
off by 22 minutes (before or after) = 58 points
off by 23 minutes (before or after) = 55 points
off by 24 minutes (before or after) = 53 points
off by 25 minutes (before or after) = 50 points
off by 26 minutes (before or after) = 48 points
off by 27 minutes (before or after) = 45 points
off by 28 minutes (before or after) = 43 points
off by 29 minutes (before or after) = 41 points
off by 30 minutes (before or after) = 39 points
off by 31 minutes (before or after) = 37 points
off by 32 minutes (before or after) = 35 points
off by 33 minutes (before or after) = 33 points
off by 34 minutes (before or after) = 32 points
off by 35 minutes (before or after) = 30 points
off by 36 minutes (before or after) = 28 points
off by 37 minutes (before or after) = 27 points
off by 38 minutes (before or after) = 25 points
off by 39 minutes (before or after) = 24 points
off by 40 minutes (before or after) = 23 points
off by 41 minutes (before or after) = 22 points
off by 42 minutes (before or after) = 21 points
off by 43 minutes (before or after) = 20 points
off by 44 minutes (before or after) = 19 points
off by 45 minutes (before or after) = 18 points
off by 46 minutes (before or after) = 17 points
off by 47 minutes (before or after) = 16 points
off by 48 minutes (before or after) = 15 points
off by 49 minutes (before or after) = 14 points
off by 50 minutes (before or after) = 13 points
off by 51 minutes (before or after) = 12 points
off by 52 minutes (before or after) = 11 points
off by 53 minutes (before or after) = 10 points
off by 54 minutes (before or after) = 9 points
off by 55 minutes (before or after) = 8 points
off by 56 minutes (before or after) = 7 points
off by 57 minutes (before or after) = 6 points
off by 58 minutes (before or after) = 5 points
off by 59 minutes (before or after) = 4 points
off by 60 minutes (before or after) = 3 points
off by 61 minutes (before or after) = 2 points
off by 62 minutes (before or after) = 1 point
off by 63 or more minutes = 0 points

length?
exact length = 55 points
off by 1/8 in (over or under) = 48 points
off by 2/8 in (over or under) = 45 points
off by 3/8 in (over or under) = 43 points
off by 1/2 in (over or under) = 41 points
off by 5/8 in (over or under) = 39 points
off by 6/8 in (over or under) = 37 points
off by 7/8 in (over or under) = 35 points
off by 1in (over or under) = 33 points
off by 1 1/8 in (over or under) = 32 points
off by 1 2/8 in (over or under) = 30 points
off by 1 3/8 in (over or under) = 28 points
off by 1 1/2 in (over or under) = 27 points
off by 1 5/8 in (over or under) = 26 points
off by 1 6/8 in (over or under) = 25 points
off by 1 7/8 in (over or under) = 24 points
off by 2 in (over or under) = 23 points
off by 2 1/8 in (over or under) = 22 points
off by 2 2/8 in (over or under) = 21 points
off by 2 3/8 in (over or under) = 20 points
off by 2 1/2 in (over or under) = 19 points
off by 2 5/8 in (over or under) = 18 points
off by 2 6/8 in (over or under) = 17 points
off by 2 7/8 in (over or under) = 16 points
off by 3 in (over or under) = 15 points
off by 3 1/8 in (over or under) = 14 points
off by 3 2/8 in (over or under) = 13 points
off by 3 3/8 in (over or under) = 12 points
off by 3 4/8 in (over or under) = 11 points
off by 3 5/8 in (over or under) = 10 points
off by 3 6/8 in (over or under) = 9 points
off by 3 7/8 in (over or under) = 8 points
off by 4 in (over or under) = 7 points
off by 4 1/8 in (over or under) = 6 points
off by 4 2/8 in (over or under) = 5 points
off by 4 3/8 in (over or under) = 4 points
off by 4 ½ in (over or under) = 3 points
off by 4 5/8 in (over or under) = 2 points
off by 4 6/8 in (over or under) = 1 points
off by 4 ⅞ in or more (over or under) = 0 points

weight?
exact weight = 55 points
off by 1 oz (over or under) = 48 points
off by 2 oz (over or under) = 45 points
off by 3 oz (over or under) = 43 points
off by 4 oz (over or under) = 41 points
off by 5 oz (over or under) = 39 points
off by 6 oz (over or under) = 37 points
off by 7 oz (over or under) = 35 points
off by 8 oz (over or under) = 33 points
off by 9 oz (over or under) = 32 points
off by 10 oz (over or under) = 30 points
off by 11 oz (over or under) = 28 points
off by 12 oz (over or under) = 27 points
off by 13 oz (over or under) = 26 points
off by 14 oz (over or under) = 25 points
off by 15 oz (over or under) = 24 points
off by 1 lb (over or under) = 23 points
off by 1 lb 1oz (over or under) = 22 points
off by 1 lb 2oz (over or under) = 21 points
off by 1 lb 3oz (over or under) = 20 points
off by 1 lb 4oz (over or under) = 19 points
off by 1 lb 5oz (over or under) = 18 points
off by 1 lb 6oz (over or under) = 17 points
off by 1 lb 7oz (over or under) = 16 points
off by 1 lb 8oz (over or under) = 15 points
off by 1 lb 9oz (over or under) = 14 points
off by 1 lb 10oz (over or under) = 13 points
off by 1 lb 11oz (over or under) = 12 points
off by 1 lb 12oz (over or under) = 11 points
off by 1 lb 13oz (over or under) = 10 points
off by 1 lb 14oz (over or under) = 9 points
off by 1 lb 15oz (over or under) = 8 points
off by 2 lbs (over or under) = 7 points
off by 2 lb 1oz (over or under) = 6 points
off by 2 lb 2oz (over or under) = 5 points
off by 2 lb 3oz (over or under) = 4 points
off by 2 lb 4oz (over or under) = 3 points
off by 2 lb 5oz (over or under) = 2 points
off by 2 lb 6oz (over or under) = 1 points
off by 2 lb 7oz or more (over or under) = 0 points

boy or girl?
correct pick = 50 points
incorrect pick = 0 points

we will tabulate the ballots ourselves after the baby is born & announce the winners.

READY TO ENTER?
simply log in to paypal & send $5 to learningtoleaveapapertrail@hotmail.com (preferably as a gift, so fees aren’t removed). fill in the ballot & paste it into the message box. remember that you can enter as many times as you want! & the bigger the final betting pool is, the more money you stand to win!

BABY XYERRA-TABER BETTING BALLOT
your name:
your address:
what day will the baby be born?:
what time will the baby be born? (AM or PM counts):
how long will the baby be (in inches)?:
how much will the baby weigh (in pounds & ounces)?:
will the baby be a boy or a girl?:

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