Sunday, July 31, 2005

Join the Guessing Game!

We've devised a little game for you all that we've been playing for months now. The winner will receive a little gift from our daughter's province. :)

Object of the game: Guess our daughter's birthdate and province. Tie-breaker: Weight (as of the latest physical they give us).

How to Play:
Read the helpful hints then, when ready, post a comment to this entry. Include your three predictions: Birthdate, Province, Weight

To post a comment, click on the current comments at the end of this post. Then, if you wish to keep it simple, post as "other" and include your name within the post. Still confused? Email your entry at and I'll post it for ya!

Helpful Hints:
Here are the different provinces of China. The ones with the highest adoption rates from our agency include Jiangxi, Guangdong, Hunan, and Guangxi -- although there are many, many adoptions from other provinces. The following link might give you a better view:

We requested a girl, 0 - 24 months old. Most of the referrals the past six months have been 7 - 12 months for those who requested 0 - 12 months....

Most of the babies are little, but not all. We might get a skinny mini, but we might get the buddha baby!

Have fun and good luck!

The Lucky Ones


Melissa, aka "Lucky Mama" said...

Okay, I'll start:
Birthdate: 07/04/04 (although my second choice is 2/25/05)
Province: Guanxi (from the city of Nanning), although I'm also drawn to Anhui
Weight: 16 pounds

Let's see if I have any mother's intuition!

Mom said...

Can Grandma guess too? Here it is:
June 28, 2004 ... Guangong (can't remember spelling). Weight:
15#... and I love her already.
Hurry Kate!

Traci said...

Birthdate: October 12, 2004
Province: Hunan
Weight: 14 pounds

P.S. Should have asked for a 14 year old! ;-)

your arse said...

i'm going to say... guangdong, 9/24/04, 7lbs. 4oz.

your arse said...

oh, oops... sorry, didn't realize that it's not the birth weight... can i change my weight answer to... hmmm... 16lb. 4oz. - thanks.

Christy said...

Birth date: July, 8th 2004 (my birthday!)
Province: Hunan
Weight: 18lbs 6 oz

Patty Kunze said...

I guess May 25, 2004 (5/25 is my b/d)
25 pounds
Hunan Province
Most important thing: hope she's healthy and happy!

scott, aka "lucky papa" said...

Birthdate: 7/04/04
Province: Guandong
Weight: 14 pounds, 9 ounces
(By the way, the birthdate was my guess before I even knew it was Melissa's too...!)

Bobaphat202 said...

Hmm..not to good at this kind of thing..
Birthdate: Sept. 12,2004

Good Luck and God Bless you and your new arrival <(*.*)>

Christina Fleming said...

Birthdate: 7/5/04
Province: Jiangxi
Weight: 17lbs 6oz

I wish you guys nothing but happiness. I think its wonderful that you have chosen to adopt from China. Your daughter is going to be beautiful!

Christina Fleming said...

Also I would like to add to my last comment. In my neighborhood, there are two families that have adopted four girls from China each. I don't know what province they are from, but they're all very nice girls and I babysit for them occasionally. They are so sweet!

Laura Carroll said...

Birthday: May 22, 2004
Province:Oinghai --check our this cute page--it has provinces T-shirts
Weight: 14pounds 2 oz

Kate, you have a huge family waiting to meet you...hurry and get here!!

Opa grady said...

june 19/2004
14.5 lbs
see you in Jan.

Beth & Brett said...

We think:

Kate's Birthday is: 02/06/05

Her Province is: Guangdong

Her Weight is: 18.5 pounds

We can't wait to see her!!

Adrianna said...

Kate's B-day: Jan. 27, 2005
Province: Jiangxi
Weight: 21 lb.

Sara B. said...

Birthdate: 08/06/04
Province: Guanxi
Weight: 14 lbs

Rachel Allen said...

The Allen's guess is... May 12, 2004, 13 pounds and Guandong Province (my grandfather was born in that province)

Kay said...

Province: Jiangxi
Birthday: 8-28-04
Weight: 19 lb. 7 oz.

Kate, Hurry home to all your aunties and nanas! We can't wait to see you!

bubba said...

OK, lets see,

Birthday: My guess is May 27, 2004. I picked May 27th because it is the same birthday as Rachel Carson the female writer/ecologist.

Province: the Liaoning province. Because this was the first place that Oviraptor fossils were found.

Weight: Now this is an area I have little experience with so I will go with 13,2 lbs. This is the average weight of an adult elephant. which reminds me of the Chinese proverb "Elephant tusks cannot grow out of a dog's mouth." whatever that means......

Alright now Kate we are ready and waiting…….

Mary said...

Let's see.........
Province: Jiangxi
Birthdate: 1/25/05
Weight: 19lbs

Can't wait....she'll be just like like her Aunt Mary. On second thought..........Congrats you guys.You'll be super.

Megan said...

Hey Mrs. Braun! I'm so happy for you!

Birthday: September 11, 2004 (The birthday sounds like a bad omen, but it's MY birthday...oh yeah...and O. Henry's...I think.)

Province: shaanxi
Weight: 21 pounds

judy said...

Scott & Melissa, we are so excited for you and can't wait to get to know your little girl!

My guesses:
Feb 28, 2005
Guangxi Province
12 lbs.

Your neighbor, Judy

Earl said...

God Bless You!

Birthdate: 02/28/04
Province: Hunan
Weight: 15.5 lbs

We'll be anxiously awaiting all news, from next door.

Papa Earl

katie j said...

Well, okay. I'll give it a shot I guess.

Province- Guandong
Bithdate- 10/14/04
Weight- 15 lbs 6 oz

This just seems right ot me. Hurry up and get her home!

Joe Nagy said...

Uncle Joe's guess is Kate will be born on 04-09-04, and her weight will be 16 lbs.

Anonymous said...

Stacey guesses:
Birthdate: April 12th, 2004
Province: Xiangxi
weight: 14 pounds

Emily H. said...

Hey Mrs. Braun!!! These are my guesses:

birthdate: July 2, 2003
Province: Guangdong
weight: 16 pounds

I hope i'm right *crosses fingers* ;)

And good luck with everything!


Emily H. said...

oops, typo. i meant 2004!!!

Hannah Smouse said...

Birthdate:May 18,2005
Province: Anhui
Weight: 14lbs. 2oz

Dear Mr.& Mrs. Braun,
I can't wait till Kate gets here. I'm so exited for you guys!!!!!!!

Meg D. said...

Birthday: October 19, 2004
Province: Guanxi
Weight: 19pounds 3ounces

Hebrew Hammer said...

Birthdate-January 13, 2005
Weight-13 pounds 6 ounces

JeffreyA, aka lucky student said...


Birthdate: November 16 2004
Province: Hunan
Weight:12 Pounds 3 Ounces


Natalia said...

Brirthdate: July 28, 2004
Province: Guiyang
Weight: 12 pounds


Rosa said...

Kate's Birthday: November 10th 2004
Province: Guangxi
Weight: 13 pounds

Uyen said...

Birthday: May 2, 2004
Province: Guangxi
Weight: 20 pounds