Eight Days Until Due Date: Place Yer Bets (VIDEO)!

Checking the BabySo we’re down to just single digits in the number of days until the baby’s due date.

Lots of people are trying to guess the name (we’re still not telling!) but here’s the chance for you to have bragging rights. Leave a comment with your guess for:

  • baby’s name
  • when you think she’ll arrive
  • her weight
  • her length

No prizes awarded, but you’ll forever have the right to say, “I knew it!”

Oh, and if you want to know what the baby’s using, be sure the find out here.

Posted by Greg
January 16, 2009
  • Len says:


    Since it’s a girl, I’ll say Kateri, because that’s my daughter’s name. 🙂

    Good luck guys!


  • Mike Kuypers says:

    If the weather is anything like it is today on the day your baby is born I’m hoping you name her Chilly Willits.

  • Jim says:

    I’m going with Theresa Rose Willits. After Mother Theresa & the beautiful flower she will be. 🙂 Although, I admit, I like “Chilly” Willits!!! At least for a nickname!

  • Julie H says:

    How about Leah Therese Willits

  • Greg says:

    Don’t forget to guess the arrival date, weight, and length!

  • I’m not too good at measurements, but I’ll try and guess the name : )

    I’m going to go with “Hannah” — Every Catholic family needs a “Hannah.”

    Have you considered the name Joshette? ; )

    Blessings to you guys and your little girl. I bet the boys are going crazy!

    – Joshua

  • Jenny says:

    Okay, this is fun 🙂 –
    how about a weight of 7 lbs. 1/2 an oz. 🙂
    length – 20 in. 🙂
    I think it would be wonderful if she was born on the 21st – the Feast of St. Agnes.
    And, for her name — Therese Marie — isn’t that pretty? 🙂 After St. Therese (and Mother Teresa since she took her name from St. Therese – and Mother Teresa was born Gonxcha Agnes which goes with the St. Agnes Feast Day birthday), and Marie for Our Blessed Mother of course. 🙂

    I’m so excited for you guys!

    Prayers and Blessings,

  • Mary says:

    Hi Jennifer and Greg. I’ve been following you through Rosary Army and now through the website for a couple of years. I just had my 4th baby in May, so I can relate to the new baby thing. Here’s my wild guess:

    Sarah Grace Willits
    January 22
    21 inches
    8 lbs, 2 oz.

    Good luck next week!

  • Mary says:

    Here’s my guess:

    Lino Josephino
    January 21
    8 lbs, 3 oz.
    19.5 inches

  • Jayna says:

    I was trying to get ideas on the name from the boys’ names, and, well, I got nothin’. So I’ll just go with date, weight and length. I’m gonna guess January 23, 7lbs. 8 oz., 19 inches.

  • kim says:

    name: Mary Elizabeth

    due date: I am feeling this weekend..

    length: 21 in.

    weight 8 lbs. 12 oz.

  • Christopher Humphries says:

    Bernadette Anne

  • BarbaraKB says:

    Mary is middle name. No idea about first name.

    Barbara? LOL!!

    Arrival: Jan 23 @ 2am. 7 lbs, 3 oz.


  • Christopher Humphries says:

    18.5 inches
    7 lbs 4 ounces

  • Leisa from Minnesoooota says:

    Isabella (Bella for short)
    Tuesday 1/20/09
    7 lbs 2 ounces
    19 inches

  • I was listening to your show yesterday driving to a clergy conference in Cambridge, MD. I didn’t bring my cell phone with me so I was just enjoying all the wonderful suggestions for a name. I was pretty settled in my own mind on Mary and then I moved a bit to Miriam, both of which were suggested by callers. Then I thought of Kate and liked the sound of Kate Willits. My mother was Katerine but always went by Kaye. I was thinking how well St. Catherine of Siena did with the boys in her day, Popes and Kings, and figured Kate would be a good name for a little girl with four big brothers. Then a name came to me out of nowhere, a name I don’t think I’ve ever heard but a very Catholic name nonetheless – Aquina. I thought of it as a feminine form of Aquinas which is really a place name but I liked the sound of it and it really is sooo Catholic. Then today on my drive home from the conference I was again listening to the Catholic Channel and a Dominican signed off his show as Fr. Aguinas! That did it for me. If there can be a Fr. Aquinas there could be a beautiful Catholic girl named Aquina.

  • Jeb says:

    I do not discuss the weight or ages of women. Learned that a long time ago. As for the name…

    Mary Leah Willits

    There really are no other options. End of discussion.

    — Uncle Jeb

  • Raymond Moon says:

    I believe she will be born on Sunday, 18, 2009. 7:32 a.m. (get up early Greg)
    She will weigh 8 lbs 2 oz.
    She will be 19 1/4 in. long, 8 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches deep
    The circumfrence of the head will be… ok now I am going too far.

    Name her Augusta Marie Willits.
    Augusta (for a city in the state where she will be born, and for St. Augustine)
    Marie (for our Blessed Mother)
    Willits (because it would be odd to have a different last name than either of you)

  • Lisa says:

    I am thinking Sunday January 18th just as you get those kiddos in bed for school the next day. Her weight will be 7 pounds 11 ounces, she will be 18 inches long and her name would be Ava Louise.

    Good Luck. Can’t wait to hear what happens and when.

  • Jim says:

    Oh yeah… the essentials…
    Date: Tuesday, January 20th.
    weight:7lbs., 7oz. (just for luck)
    length: just over 19″, but not quite 20.

    And I will concur with Jenny and settle for
    MARY THERESA or a version thereof. 🙂
    Theresa Marie…

    or just plain ol’ “Sugar-britches” ’cause there’s
    gold in them there diapers! 😉

  • Rob Williams says:

    Hmm Ok, here goes my guess.

    Ava Marie Willits

    1/22, 7am

    7lbs, 3 oz, 18.6″

    Not sure if she will have the NY accent after birth though. 🙂

  • Robbie Dunn says:

    Can Auntie Robbie have two guesses? My first is Mary Margaret (or Margaret Mary) and call her Maggie…we could use a Maggie in the family. Second guess is not after a saint, but after the Angel Gabriel, only the female version…Gabriella (it came to me in a dream..haha) We already have an Abby…why not a Gabby as well.

    My hope is that she arrives on Gramps birthday…January 25th, and my guess for weight/height is 8 lbs. 3 oz…21 inches.

  • Ronald says:

    Dear Greg and Jennifer, no guesses from me yet but thank you for this update. Love to hear from you this way.

    God bless, Ronald

  • friarpark says:

    Christina Marie

    19 inches

    6 pounds 11 oz

    Many blessings on you both!!

  • gregs mom says:

    Effie Katinka

  • Adrianne says:

    ::Blank stare:: I do not understand the “What is the baby using?” … joke. : (


  • Greg says:

    Mom – You’re relentless! And you want us to wait for Dad’s birthday, no less.

    @Adrianne – Did you follow the link a the bottom of the post to learn the history of the joke?

  • Chris and Jen says:

    We think Lois Leia has a nice ring to it…

  • Rita says:

    I was going to say Effie Katinka also or Lilly Rose. Or how about Gloriann?

  • Barb says:

    this is so much fun…

    b/c she will be your family’s angel and

    for our Blessed Mother!


  • DeniseInTexas says:

    Name – Bertha Mabel
    Wt. – 9 lbs.
    Lth. – 21 inches
    Date – Jan 27, 2009

  • Ruthie Anderson says:

    Been a long time since I listened but I do check this website. So I just HAD to chime in:

    Name: Leah Rachel Willits
    Date: Jan. 24 (go into labor near midnight), born early AM Jan. 25
    Weight: 7 lbs. 15 ozs.
    Length: 19 1/2 inches

    No matter what, I pray for a safe delivery and a healthy mom and baby.

  • iMom3 says:

    Name: Teresa Rose
    Date: Jan. 19
    Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz
    Length: 21 in.

    God Bless

  • DeniseInTexas says:

    I’m kidding about the name! 🙂 God bless you guys and the new baby!

  • Andrea in KS says:

    My guess:

    Margaret Elizabeth nick name Daisy
    but her brothers will call her “stinky pants”

    born the morning of Jan 23rd after just 4 hours of labor

    8 lbs, 4 oz & 19 1/2 inches

    Can’t wait to hear the happy news.

  • gregs mom says:

    It just came to me while I was having my prayer time…I bet it is Joyce Marie, after RA soldier Joyce who had a straight shot to heaven & who I know without a doubt is praying for all of us. WOW..MOM

  • Nancy says:

    I think Sarah Elizabeth will be born on 1/20/09 and weigh 8 lbs and 21 inches long!! PS: That is my daughters name.

  • Theresa says:

    I am guessing Grace Jennifer
    8 lbs 2 oz
    21″ long

  • Rebecca says:

    Here are my two cents:
    Faith Georgia Willits
    9 lbs 7 oz
    22 inches

    Blessings to you and your family!

  • John and Maria says:

    We think this is a great name
    Julianna Marie Willits
    born on 1/24/09
    Weight 7 lbs 12 oz
    Lenth 19.5 inches

  • Brandi from Kansas says:

    Praying for you guys!

    Name: Leia (first or middle)/Mary
    Will Arrive: January 22
    Weight: 7lb 3oz
    Length: 18 inches

  • Cassie says:

    8lb 1oz
    18 in


  • Donna Forgas says:

    The first name ‘has’ to be Princess, there’s no doubt in my mind. (Even if it isn’t registered on the birth certificate, Greg will think of her as his little princess). So I think Princess Leia Maria Willits will grace us with her presence January 23rd, at a whopping 7 lbs 11oz, 21.5 inches! (God only knows, but it’s fun to guess!!!)

    God bless!

    ps Princess Leia, ‘come on down’, the price was right!

  • Tanya says:

    Rebekka, biblical matriarch, goes well with Willits and the syllables roll nicely. Also, Bekka is a cute nickname. When will she arrive? Probably nice and late on Friday (Jan 23), maybe 11pmish.
    7 lbs 7oz, 20 in

  • Christy! says:



    6 lbs 7oz

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