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Enter Innkeeper’s Baby Pool to Win $250 Gift Certificate


Innkeepers Jill and James are expecting their second baby at the end of October…or sooner!

On August 31st, at 32 weeks pregnant, I was rushed by ambulance to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston with contractions two minutes apart. Luckily, doctors were able to stop the preterm labor with a series of drugs and released me back to Cape Cod where I have been confined to bed rest for the duration of the pregnancy.

Meanwhile, James has been stepping into my shoes as meeter, greeter, and breakfast server in the mornings and has thankfully been doing a far better job than if Iever had to fill his accounting and substitute chef roles! With help from grandparents, interns, and a babysitter, our16 month old daughter is in good hands while James manages the inn so all is under control – except of course, for my need to contribute to the operations of the inn.

Hence, a baby pool I’ve created from the confines of my bed…we invite all readers to participate in this fun contest for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate toward a stay at the Captains House Inn. Here is some preliminary information to point you in the right direction:

• We already have a sixteen month old daughter who was born at 33.5 weeks gestation and weighed 4.3 oz., and was 17 inches long.
• Until Sunday, August 30th, Jill’s current pregnancy was uneventful (though Jill is quite rotund). Then, at almost 32 weeks, Jill experienced regular contractions and was pronounced 2 cm dilated, 70% effaced, and the contractions were coming every two minutes. After being ambulanced to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the contractions were halted with medication and Jill was ordered to bed rest with hopes to prolong the pregnancy as long as possible.
• Jill’s due date is October 27th. She was confined to bed rest just shy of 32 weeks pregnant on August 31st.

All entries will be inputted into an online baby pool forum where we have a secure account and all guesses will be scored based on the system’s weighted scoring system (incorrect gender: 400 points, date & time: 5 points per hour, weight: 5 points per ounce, length:10 points per inch)

Copy and paste the following details into an email to and as the subject of the email, simply put “Baby Pool Entry.”

Your Name:
Your Phone Number:
Baby’s Gender:
Date of Birth:
Time of Birth:
Baby’s Weight (in lbs. and oz.):
Baby’s Length (in inches):

OPTIONAL QUESTION: (does not count toward pool):
Suggestions for baby boy names (we have our girl name picked, but are struggling with the boy…middle name will be either Louis or William, last name is Meyer):

Thank you for entering and good luck!

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