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Valonda's Baby Game

Posted November 8, 2007

I know how you love contests. Later today we will announce the winners of the NC TV Series Contest. But right now I have another contest question. The winner gets a CD copy of the recently released “Have a Holly Raleigh Christmas” album by Sir Walter Records. The album features 14 Christmas tunes recorded by Triangle area artists including one that I wrote called “Wintercolors.”

Here’s the question: When will WRAL Anchor/Reporter Valonda Calloway give birth and what will be the birth weight? Please give us a day and time of birth along with the weight. And feel free to offer a name suggestion for what will surely be a beautiful girl. The three people who come the closest to the exact moment of birth will win the CD.

Let me give you some background. Valonda’s due date was yesterday so a trip to the hospital could happen any time. “Val Cal Pal,” as I call her, is maintaining a great attitude. Valonda’s doctor says everything is fine and the baby will come when the baby is ready. Valonda thinks she’s waiting on warmer weather.

Raleigh friend Roger Wiggs emailed me this morning asking if the rumor were true that Valonda planned to give birth on the WRAL news set with Dr. Allen Mask handling the delivery. As Roger put it: “Now that’s coverage you can count on, buddy!” Sorry, Roger.  That rumor is not true but it all gave us a big laugh and we appreciate that.

Thanks for the playing the Val Cal Pal Guessing Game!


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  • kapa2 Nov 16, 2007

    Nov 18 at 12:01 AM and weigh 7 lbs 16 oz

  • NCviaWV Nov 15, 2007

    The baby will be born at 2:13 am. November 17th. She will weigh 6lbs 8 ozs. Victoria Graye would be a lovely name for her daughter. Praying for safe delivery for both Mama and daughter.

  • chenellemiller Nov 14, 2007

    Ok, my guess is Valonda will deliver the baby on Saturday, Novemebr 17 at 5:26 am and she will weigh 7 lb 11 oz.

  • camphost Nov 13, 2007

    Nov. 15th @6:33 am weight 7 lbs. 8 ozs.

  • kwilliams76 Nov 13, 2007

    November 14 at 10.45 a.m. Weight 7lbs 3oz.

  • rolltidenc Nov 13, 2007

    Saturday, November 17th at 9am
    A Raleigh Christmas Parade Baby!

  • wakemom Nov 12, 2007

    no baby yet??? well there goes my date and time....

  • Cindy Nov 11, 2007

    what's the latest news on Valonda? has the baby got here it? Maybe she's holding out for Thanksgiving. For Mom's sake hopefully she'll go ahead and make her entrance. God bless all.

  • lauraann126 Nov 10, 2007

    Hmmmmmmmmm Nov 13th at 8:07PM weight 6 pounds 8 ozs

  • bahamabandit Nov 9, 2007

    November 13, 7:52a.m., 9 lbs and 3 ounces




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