I know what you’re thinking – is that a picture of a pregnant lady, a question mark, and a knife? Yes. Yes it is. Here’s the deal…
Things are busy at the Farley house.
I don’t think we’ve been through such an exhausting season in our life. Among all the job transitions, house hunting, boy raising, good marriage pursuing, volunteering, consulting and business building – my wife is also pregnant with our 4th child!
It’s overwhelming at times, but big things are growing all around us (including Lauren’s belly) and we’re pumped about the future. She’s due on March 29th, but we don’t think she’ll make it.
Who Doesn’t Like Surprises?
We like to go old school with all our kids – we don’t find out what we’re having until they’re born. We did with all 3 of our boys and we’re doing it again with this one. I like to imagine how my grandpa’s generation would have carried on (or at least how TV says they did). They’d pace around the waiting room, two boxes of cigars sitting on the table; one pink, one blue. The whole idea is fun to us. We can’t imagine it any other way – who doesn’t like surprises?
The last 3 times, I ran (ok, it was more of a zombie like stumble) out to the waiting room and said “It’s a boy” to our waiting family … I wonder what it’ll be this time?
Let’s Celebrate, have a
In honor of the new addition to our RusticMan family, it’s only right that I give everyone a manly cigar and we crack open a vintage bourbon. But, we can’t do that on the internet, cigars are bad for babies, and I’d go broke sending bottles of Kentucky firewater all over the world. So, here’s what we’ll do instead… I’m going to give away one of my favorite knives – the Havalon Piranta Edge – when our new baby is born! Awesome, right? I know. You’re welcome.
There’s Always a Catch.
It’s the good ‘ol office pool style wager here. Every body gets one guess. You guess the date, and the gender of the baby for a chance to win. That’s it! We’re just going to do it using the old fashioned honor system too. Just be honest about it.
So how do you submit your guess? Good question. To enter a guess, you’re going to have to get on Twitter or Facebook.
“@exampletwitterhandle: Hey @rnfarley I think the #RusticBaby will be a girl on the 25th”
On Facebook, you can make your guess in the comments on THIS POST on our Facebook page.
It’s that simple.
What Happens When You Win?
Make sure to keep an eye on my twitter feed (you can see it in the sidebar of this page right now) and I’ll announce the date and gender when the baby gets here. Then, I’ll pilfer through all the entries and see who was closest. If there are multiple people who guessed the right gender, on the right date, I’ll pick a random winner among the entries.
Thanks so much for celebrating with me! We’re so excited to meet the new little Farley, and I’m glad you’re here to share in the joy with us 😉
Cheers my friends, and good luck!
PS – I’m guessing a girl on the 23rd.