Welcome to In the Mind of the Man blog. Here I will try to keep a sort of running diary of my thoughts and experiences about raising a child from a male's point of view. After hearing countless people tell me that her childhood will be over in a Blink of an Eye, I decided to take time to stop and reflect on the day to day mundane activities my daughter and I share. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing in my journey, but most of all I hope my daughter and I enjoy looking back at this blog 20+ years from now and laughing.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Little Tomei Due Date Pool (LTDDP)

I know it’s been a while since I last updated and we are getting closer and closer.  With each day we're getting more and more excited about the arrival of our first child. 
But that is not what is important right now!  The most important thing at this time is to start the Little Tomei Due Date Pool!
I know it's a little late, but I originally thought Karen was going to start a pool... because she said she was, well, going to start a pool. 

Then I talked to Lynn.  I got the impression she was going to start up a pool... because she said something like, (and I'm quoting here, not paraphrasing) "I'll start a pool."

But alas, no pool has been started...

This is the official Little Tomei Due Date Pool post.
Please reply to the LTDDP post below to post your prediction of when you think Heather will give birth to the newest Tomei. 
Click on where it says "Comments" below to post your prediction.  ***Do not respond to the email that directed you here.***

Please write the date and time you predict to avoid ties.

There is no money involved, because I don't think we can organize that in time,  (see above references to Karen and Lynn), but the winner will be allowed to babysit her whenever we ask.  What an honor!

Keep in mind that her official due date is May 7, so get your predictions in soon to be part of the LTDDP before it’s too late.

p.s. Please forward the LTDDP post to whomever else you feel would be interested in joining in our pool. 

p.p.s.  Just joking Karen and Lynn.  I know I am not that important in your life. 


  1. May 9th; 5:45pm; just in time for dinner.

  2. May 12th 6:30 pm
    In honor of my spring flower.

  3. If you had asked me, I would have set it all up on espn and sent out daily recaps as each person dropped out. Why would you rely on Karen? I'm the favorite cousin.
    Is this like the Price is Right, if you overbid, you're out?
    I'll be nice, I'll go a day early.
    May 6th, 5:06 AM, because that would be cool.

  4. May8th 7:05pm Dahalia's greatgrandfather's Birthday

  5. Hey Matt and Heather- Just to let you know if I was your favorite cousin I would have gotten the pool together months ago. I never achieved that honor, so there!!!
    If I win will her middle name be Johanna?!!

    May 21- 10:06

  6. MAY 21st?!?!? You want her to go 2 weeks over, Johanna? You'll never get favorite cousin.
    (To be honest, all you have to do to get favorite cousin, is to call it.)

  7. And, Johanna, I think you might be trying to cheat by not putting down am or pm.
    But hopefully with that date there are no tiebreakers.

  8. Hi Matt and Heather,

    Counting the days until Dahlias birth. May God bless her beautiful parents with a quick delivery. My date is May 15th at 10:00 AM.

    Aunt Paula

  9. There is a method to my answer!!! Sorry Heather and Matt, most babies are usually at least two weeks late-:( Just viewed her beautiful video and Photos-- She looks just like me!! Now that should put me in favorite cousin standing shouldn't it?!

  10. Hi,
    I say May 8 at 3:10 am. She would be a nice Mother's Day present.

  11. Hi Matt & Heather,

    Luckily I don't have to worry about favorite cousin. You are stuck with me. I say May 11th at 4:23 am. Love you guys!!!

  12. Wednesday, May 4th, 4:00PM. Book it!


  13. From the Lambrou house ~
    Emily: May 5th at 2:22am
    Patty: May 11th at 9:46pm
    Theo: May 6th 6:05pm (during the rush!)
    Rachel: May 3rd at 10:30pm
    Lena: May 8th at 9:00am
    Good Luck to you both!! xoxo

  14. I predict Sunday, May 8th at 2:PM. Please make sure you get there on time
    As I don't want to read about Dahlia in a yellow cab,on the subway or in the theater or see her on the evening news the first day in this big wide world.


  15. May 12 6:54 pm :)

  16. Thought it might be Friday, May 13th, but felt a bit superstitious about that date, so I'm choosing Saturday, May 14th, at 12:05 AM instead...for this sweet little girl.

  17. Sunday, May 8, 11:57pm

  18. I guess I can safely say I'm the favorite Nana, and I think Dahlia will bloom on May 9th at 6:45 AM.
    I can't wait to hold you, Dahlia!!!

  19. I have insider information. Dahlia will arrive on May 8th, at 10:30 PM.

  20. Tuesday, May 10th at 11AM

    Jimmy (Heather's Dad)

  21. May 12th at 7:44a.m.

  22. May 13th at 12:44 p.m.

  23. May 11 at 8:00 PM.


  24. I guess I should get into the action.

    I think Dahlia will enter the world on the same day Heather's grandmother passed away two years ago. May 17th. 7:03 am

  25. Betti T said...

    My guess for the great arrival of your bundle of joy is Mother's Day, this Sunday May 8 at 5:45 am!

  26. My prediction is May 14th, Saturday night around 11:30, just in time for SNL...

  27. Heather I think fri the 13th is supposed to be a lucky day for the Irish. And Matt your guess is beautiful. I'm thinking May 12th at 4am 8.2 18in
    Claire says may 18th

  28. Although my prediction has already past, my new and greatest one is May 9, 4:45p

  29. I'm picking a new prediction. May 18th at 1:45 am.