Monday, March 21, 2011

It's A Girl!!!!

Our pastor and his wife had their first baby last night!  The baby weighs 6 lbs. 8 oz. and measures 18 inches long.  We are so thrilled and excited over here that we can hardly concentrate on our school work.  So what's a mom to do if she can't go immediately to the hospital to see the new babe? 

Do baby math!

I got out the food scale and a tape measure and let the kids use the baby stats for a short math project.  A sack of flour or a bag of potatoes would have been real handy but I have neither.  The kitchen is quite bare right now so we had to be creative.  We piled up things from the fridge and the food cabinets into a bag.  The best part of the project was when we couldn't find something to make the last 2 ounces, the kids had to fine tune their weight estimation and try different things, much smaller things.  My daughter tried a stick of butter (in its dish) and found it to be too heavy.  My son went to looking high and low all over the house for odd things, usually coming out too high as well.  Finally my daughter found the tea bags and she added one at a time until she reached exactly 6 lbs 8 oz.  Then they carried the grocery bag in their arms like a baby and measured out 18 inches so they'd have an idea how long she is. 


Kris said...

How wonderful! Great to hear the news.

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

What a great way to celebrate a new little life and get an 'idea' of the size/weight of the new baby before you all get to meet her!!!