The YHL Baby Pool Winner!

First of all, thank you THANK YOU for all of your kind words and well wishes about the birth of our little Clara. It means so much to have so many people sharing in our joy. Now, who of you would like to share in our diaper changes?

Obviously the winner of the baby pool (and the $100 West Elm gift card that goes along with it) is someone who picked May 14th as Baby P’s birthday. And while I’d love to tell you how many people guessed the right date, going through 5600+ entries is admittedly not high on my daddy to-do list. But trust us when we say it was actually a rare choice, with many people guessing (like Sherry) that she’d come a bit late or on her actual due date (which just happens to be today). And in the informal family baby pool that we did with our extended family, not a single person guessed May 14th. Surprisingly, I actually had the closest guess (May 15 at 4:15am – which was only about 10 hours off). But it’s not because I have any sort of daddy intuition at all, I just selfishly selected my own half birthday as the random day that she’d arrive. And apparently she decided to drop in a bit early to surprise us all.

But there’s not a hundred dollar West Elm gift card in my future. That prize goes to one random spot-on guesser from our baby pool who picked May 14th (as selected by And that lucky lady is… Sue! We’d love to know if you used any secret method when it came to predicting the right date (phases of the moon? pulling numbers out of a hat?). Oh and we’d also love to know what you’ve got your eye on at West Elm! Happy shopping…

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  1. Laura says

    I respect that this blog is about your house, but can you please post more pictures of your sweet little bean? She is just darling. Congratulations!

  2. says

    I LOVE that you dress Clara in such bright, fun colors! So refreshing from the pastel, pale colors…my friend is due in July w/ a little boy and I haven’t found anything I liked in the stores, because it’s all blaaaaaaaaaaah.

  3. Emily says

    Have you guys thought about printing out or preserving in some way the 1200+ welcome comments Clara received on your first post? I can’t imagine there are many babies in the world that get a welcome from so many different and exotic places…she’s certainly a lucky girl! It would be so neat when she’s older to be able to look back at how many people were happy to hear of her birth.

    Capturing those words of welcome in a creative way seemed to be the kind of thing you two cute kids would do, so I thought I’d ask.

    • says

      Hey Emily,

      We hadn’t thought of that (’til someone else suggested it on the other post) but think it’s a fantastic idea. We’ll have the brainstorm the perfect way to do it, so stay tuned. Thanks for suggesting it!


  4. Emily says

    p.s. I totally second Laura’s comment- I don’t think anyone would mind if you put your decor posts on hold for a week and just posted photos and updates about Clara!

  5. says

    i agree….more baby please? :) she is just precious!
    also, if you ever care to post about the cloth diaper how to, i would love to read anything you can say on the subject as i will be CD when my little bundle comes in sept.

    • says

      Hey Alli,

      It seems as if a bunch of people are interested to hear how cloth diapering goes, so we hope to share some info with everyone after we’ve put them to good use.


  6. Lindsey says

    Such a cutie. Clara is high on my list of potential names when (if) I have a baby. Like you, Clara is a family name — my maternal grandmother’s middle name (and a much better choice than her first name, which she happens to share with a very popular car rental agency).

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