When the Giants won the World Series in November, Jen Gulliver and her husband could think of only one way to celebrate.
Now nine months later — to the day — the couple is expecting their first child.
“We were in Idaho. It was the best way to celebrate,” she said Tuesday. “And we celebrated all week.”
The Gullivers could also score a number of prizes from the Giants if their child is born closest to 7:54 p.m. Aug. 1, nine months to the minute after the clinching World Series win. She is one of 400 women hoping to give birth to a baby then.
If her son is born closest, he will receive a $2,010 gift certificate, a commemorative brick at AT&T Park with his name, a birth certificate signed by the Giants and the title of “2010 Giants World Championship Baby.”
Many of the expectant mothers visited AT&T Park before the Giants hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for a baby shower put on by the contest organizers, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Each mom to be was given a stuffed Lou Seal doll.
The Giants’ World Series victory was their first since moving from New York in 1958, and the franchise’s first since 1954.
Gulliver said in order to seal her win, she is trying not to walk or get too excited. The couple is refraining from attending Giants games until the baby comes.
“I don’t want to get too excited and induce,” she said.
Gulliver is not the only one vying for the prize, however. Trish Purpura, 31, is expecting her second child to take the crown. Purpura could not say if the baby was conceived after the win, but said it’s possible. If her child is born one day after her July 31 due date, though, she is most looking forward to having her son’s name carved in a brick at the ballpark.
“It would be special,” Purpura said. “It’s something his dad would love.”
Phil Kelleher, 29, of San Carlos has already been calling his unborn daughter Posey, and he too is hoping she takes an extra few days past her July 29 due date to steal their hearts.
“It’s worth a shot,” Kelleher said. “It’s her first. First babies are always a little late.”
As for Gulliver, she said their son will be named Cameron, but she might use a Giants player for the middle name.
“I’d be open to that,” she said to her husband, Jared. “If you’re OK with it.”
What expectant moms had to say about the contest:
“I want his name on the brick. I want to be able to show it and say, ‘That’s my son.’”
— Gabriela Pinell, 23, San Francisco
“I’m not due until Aug. 27, but you never know. The sex is a surprise, but I know he’s a world-champion baby.”
— Taj Patel, 27, San Francisco
“I’m due Aug. 3; I want to him come two days early. It’s all I ask.”
— Deanna Morales, 34, San Francisco
“My grandma and entire family are huge Giants fans. Having a brick be part of the stadium would be a huge honor.”
— Mia Blue, 40, San Francisco