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Bryan G. Nance

Jan 11, 2006

The Birth Of Baby Nance

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Hi folks,

Ben here, with an update from The Nance, who called me at 7AM to tell me that his wife's contractions were 20 minutes apart. (Next time, Bry, just stick to the 9AM report unless they're 20 seconds apart, mmmmmkay?) :-)

So Lance "Nance Nance Revolution" Nance is on his way.

I'll keep you updated over the course of the day. Let's use this thread to make predictions on the exact time and weight. The closest time and weight guesses will receive gifts from Bryan (Ha! I love hijacking his blog and making promises on his behalf!).

Personally I am hoping that the little guy waits until after midnight so that he will be born on my birthday, which is tomorrow. So my (wishful thinking) guess: January 12, 12:42AM, 7 pounds 1 ounce.

Let the predictions begin!



[EDIT] 2PM: Contractions are 10 minutes apart, but they are lasting longer. Bryan says that anyone who guessed over 8 pounds is going to be in big trouble with his wife.


[EDIT] Noon on 1/12/06: Finally got in touch with Bryan! Alas, Baby Nance was not born on my birthday. :-( He was born at 10:40PM on 1/11/06, weighing in at 9lbs, 14oz (!) and 22 inches long. Congrats to Bryan and Tina!

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Just so it's here in the comments too:

January 12, 12:42AM, 7 pounds 1 ounce.

Posted by: Ben on January 11, 2006

I guess 7 pounds 5 ounces. 19 inches long.

Posted by: Julie on January 11, 2006

I'm going with 7 pounds 6 ounces smile

Posted by: Vicki on January 11, 2006

I predict 8lbs. 2oz., born today at 8:43pm. Just so you know, I don't think Lance Nance is really in the running for names!

Posted by: Amy Perez on January 11, 2006

7lbs 14oz, Today 11:23 pm

Posted by: Jeff on January 11, 2006

wow - those are "little" babies! i'll up the lb's to 8 pounds 3 ounces, born at 11:45!

Posted by: Diane on January 11, 2006

Hope Baby Nance arrives today 01/11/06
weighing in @8lbs 2 ounces 21 inches long

Posted by: Ellen Stordy on January 11, 2006

Baby Nance will arrive today at 1:52 PM, weighing in at 8lbs 10 ounces & 21 1/4 inches long

Posted by: Linda DiSilva on January 11, 2006

2:23 today, 7 lbs 8 oz

Posted by: Benjamin Prosnitz on January 11, 2006

7lbs. 5oz.

Posted by: Lipei on January 11, 2006

01/11/06. 4:27PM. 8 lbs 2 oz.

Posted by: Kristin R. on January 11, 2006

7 pounds 6 ounces (don't really know how heavy that is since I'm a SI guy). 5.30pm

Posted by: Andrew Lin on January 11, 2006

Sorry, forgot to add the date ... 01/11/06.
Happy Birth Date (=P) little Nance and congratulations Bryan.

Posted by: Andrew Lin on January 11, 2006

3.65 Kg
12/11/06 3am

Posted by: l0ngL on January 11, 2006

hum dee dum...

let's say 8.3 pounds, born at 8:16 on 1/11/06. That would make Baby Nance an hour old right now.

Posted by: Shannon on January 11, 2006

meant to say 8 pounds 3 ounces... what can I say, I've been studying for chem? I'm currently swimming in decimals.

Posted by: Shannon on January 11, 2006

11:36 PM today

8lbs 6oz

Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on January 11, 2006

pi * 10^(-1) smoots long

Posted by: The Salmon on January 11, 2006

12:03 AM

8 pounds 3 ounces

20.5 inches

Posted by: Nalin K on January 12, 2006

Congrats Mr. Nance! We all wish your new family the best in 2006!

Posted by: I heart MIT on January 12, 2006

Wait, the baby's name is Lance? Lance Nance?

Posted by: Julia on January 12, 2006


Posted by: DJ on January 12, 2006


In order to risk Mrs. Nance's wrath I'm guessing 7.99 pounds, at 9:30 pm.

Posted by: shen on January 12, 2006

OMG! Ben wants Mrs. Nance to undergo labour for the entire day. wink

CONGRATS! I hope we get to see a picture.

Posted by: s on January 12, 2006


Posted by: Timur on January 12, 2006

Wow, I was born at ~5.5lbs. Then again, after about a week of worried observation and feeding I grew to about 15lbs. Very fat baby, I was.

Posted by: MikeyYang on January 12, 2006

OK, I've had 2 babies and I'm gonna go with my gut on this one. (Um.... I didn't mean that to sound sketchy, sorry.)

Today (Thursday, 1/12), 12:14pm Eastern time.
8 lbs, 4 oz.


Posted by: leftcoast mom on January 12, 2006



Posted by: Kristin R. on January 12, 2006


Posted by: Eric Asava-Aree on January 12, 2006

Wow! Congratulations!

Posted by: Minh on January 12, 2006

Excellent. Congratulations Bryan!! raspberry Lance Nance....

Posted by: Sohaib Raihan on January 12, 2006

Lance Nance raspberry Awesome

Posted by: Sohaib Raihan on January 12, 2006

congratulations! surely this news eclipses the news of our own petty acceptances/deferrals/denials :-D

who officially said the name was Lance? ::is confused::

Congrats again! My friend just turned 18 yesterday... it's a good day for birthdays!

Posted by: mugho pine on January 12, 2006

*off to cuba to do you know what!! tehehe*

Posted by: YeSeul on January 12, 2006

Congratulations!! Have you decided on a name?

Posted by: Curtis on January 12, 2006

Congratulations! Post pictures soon, please smile

Posted by: Jess on January 12, 2006

Congratulatinos Nance!

Give us the name ben! raspberry

Posted by: Kevin on January 12, 2006

Hahaha yes, a name please! Congratulations! =D

Posted by: Catherine on January 12, 2006

CONGRATS!!! Is this your first child? Wow, a nine-pound 14 ouncer!!!! Glad he was born healthy and strong ready to take on the world!

Pictures and NAME please!!!!

P.S. just something that I thought i'd share... I was 6 lbs. 10 ounces, born at 6:10 AM, and on the 6th month and 10th day of June... a triple 6-10!

But anyway back to the Nance's boy~ congrats again and wish your family the best! smile

Posted by: Julia Yoo on January 12, 2006


Posted by: NorthCoast Dad on January 13, 2006

Congratulations! =)

Posted by: Laura on January 13, 2006



Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on January 13, 2006


Posted by: Rhiannon Carr on January 13, 2006

Awww...the baby was not born on my birthday (which is today...Friday, the 13th), but I guess that was a good thing, right?


Posted by: Amy on January 13, 2006


Posted by: Omar Fernandez on January 14, 2006

HURRAH! What's he called? I know we'll all call him NNR. wink
Since most of us aren't parents (I think), that makes us all eligible to give tips to The Nance Effect. wink
Parenting tip #1:
Learn how to make Gingerbread houses from Ben.

Posted by: s on January 14, 2006

Parenting tip #2:
Ensure he NEVER gets to read your post asking for baby names.
("DAD, you actually wanted THEM to name me?!!"

Posted by: s on January 14, 2006

Congrats to all three Nances!

Posted by: 0 on January 15, 2006

Best wishes to the Nance Family!

Posted by: Zach on January 15, 2006

Congrats, NNR!

Posted by: Akira on January 15, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!11 I feel so happy for your family. January is also the perfect month cause its beginning of year. Wait is his name Lance NAnce cause im confused? Well congrats anyway thats great i sure you been in celebration mode since new year's. great way to start of the year.

Posted by: Carly on January 17, 2006

Jeez, that's a BIG baby. I think we should all pitch in on some sort of medal for Mrs. Nance. Meanwhile, congratulations to everyone in the Nance family.

Posted by: 0 on January 20, 2006

Best wishes

Posted by: Paul on January 21, 2006

Congratulations on the birth of MILES.

Posted by: mohan on January 24, 2006

It's about time your friends in Ithaca (remember that place?) heard the good news about Miles! Please give my warm regards to Tina...I am experiencing sympathy pains as I write! I hope the Benedict-Augustine cradle is providing lots of warmth and comfort to the little the mom and dad can get some sleep, too! Hey, when you get a chance, post your address so we can follow-up by U.S. Mail.

Congratulations to you all!

Love and hugs,

Posted by: Amy on January 24, 2006

Miles is an awesome name!

pix please?

Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on January 25, 2006

I second April's comment. We want pix.

Posted by: s on January 26, 2006

Oh and btw,
Parenting tip #3: (God, I am cheeky!;)
There is no such thing as enough pocket money.

Posted by: s on January 26, 2006


s, your parenting tips are so true

Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on January 27, 2006

Where is your baby. Where are the pictures
Pls provide it!!!

Posted by: 0 on January 28, 2006

Congrats, Nance! The gift of January. More to follow?

Posted by: Samuel Asare on January 28, 2006

Aww, congratulations! That's so wonderful

Posted by: 0 on February 2, 2006

Parenting tip # 4:
Chocolate IS a basic food group!
And can't u guys (eg April) contribute. I cant come up with 52 ideas by myself. I've got final exams till Mar 17.

Posted by: s on February 10, 2006

i like chocolate ^^

parenting tip #5
snowmen are your friends

it's SNOWING here in NJ

Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on February 12, 2006


I'm back! Miles Nathaniel Nance is here and raising sand! I'd like to thank you for your warm comments and well wishes. In the next day or I hope to give you all a glance of the Manchild named Miles. According to Miles' Grandfather (my dad), my wife gave birth to a toddler!

I saw this great tee-shirt: "My daddy drinks because I cry". It is my deepest host that my 2 year old lets Miles live!


So drop me a line!

Posted by: The Nance Effect on February 12, 2006

Congratulations!!!!! And WOW is Baby Nance a big boy... It is utterly amazing to me that I was glancing through the blogs only to find you. I remember when I met you at the college meeting in New York City and you informed us that you're wife was pregnant. Well, I wish you and your wife loads of happiness!

Posted by: Alex on February 25, 2006

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