Milestones Contest #1

April 15, 2009 at 8:24 pm 12 comments

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So, it’s time for a contest around these parts.  And it’s going to be a sweet baby A related contest.  We’re approaching a couple milestones (we think, hope, worry):  crawling (the one we worry about because that means we can’t run to the bathroom real fast and know that baby will be in the same spot when we return) and sleeping through the night.  So the big question is WHEN will baby hit these milestones?  

Here’s how the contest works.  We will take entries until either next Wednesday, April 22 at 11:59 PM OR baby reaches the milestone (whichever one happens first).  So, here’s what you need to do to enter the contest.  Hit the comments section on this entry.  Share your prediction, indicating which milestone it’s related to (ie: Crawl:  May 1; Sleep through the night: April 28).  That’s all it takes to enter.  When the milestone happens, the winner will be announced.  And what does the winner win?   African fair trade coffee (Did you know that coffee originated in Ethiopia?).  I’ll email you off the blog if you win to work out mailing you your grand prize. 

A few housekeeping items related to Milestones Contest #1  (yes, the #1 indicates that there will be Milestones Contests in the future.  We still have walking, talking, and other fun things to tackle around these parts!).      

1.  Just in case this is important to you in making your prediction:  Sweet Baby A is 7 months, 3 weeks old.      

2.  The sleeping through the night date correlates with the evening that baby is put down to bed.  So, let’s say that Thursday night we put baby down at 8 pm and this is the first night he sleeps through the night.  The person who predicted April 16th is the winner not the person who predicted Friday, April 17th.   

3.  The crawling criteria is for forward progress.  Some babies crawl backwards first. We’ll count it as crawling for this contest when he crawls forward.   

4.  Let’s say that 5 people predict that baby will sleep through the night on April 16th and then he does.  What’s the tiebreaker?  A drawing.  I’ll put all five names on little slips of paper and let baby draw (look at that, we’ll be practicing fine motor skills while we’re at it!).

So, there are the contest details.  Enough from me.  Now, hit us with your predictions!   Baby A is eager to prove somebody right!

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ashley Hardee  |  April 16, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Sleep through night: 5/18
    Crawl: 6/2

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  • 2. MK Elkins  |  April 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Ok, I predict crawling on May 1 and sleeping on May 4. Honestly, I hope that he sleeps through the night april 16 but I have to go with my gut instinct here :)

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  • 3. jen  |  April 16, 2009 at 11:52 am

    sleep through the night: 4/20
    crawl: 5/5

    I hope I’m wrong on the first one and that it’s tonight!

    Reply
  • 4. Ashley Hardee  |  April 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Sorry to pick a dates so far out! I hope it’s much sooner (at least on the sleeping part!!

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  • 5. rosiemolinary  |  April 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Oh, don’t be! You got to be in it to win it and far out’s probably not unlikely with our boy!

    Reply
  • 6. Yvette  |  April 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    crawking.. may22nd..( my moms bday)
    sleeping.. may 25th.. (my tia virgies bday)..lol

    praying “the baby face” does it sooner tho :-)

    Reply
  • 7. Brenda  |  April 17, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Sleeping…..May 11th! Wouldn’t that be a great mothers’ day present??? LOL

    Crawling…….May 21st

    Reply
  • 8. Jenn  |  April 17, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Sleeping April 27th
    Crawling May 20th

    Reply
  • 9. Sonia McCutcheon  |  April 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I predict that Abe will crawl on June 17, 2009
    He will sleep thru the night on August 25, 2009

    Reply
  • 10. Jenny  |  April 21, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Hmmm….tough one, G. Here goes:
    Sleeping through the night – May 22
    Forward progress – June 4
    Best of luck with the former!! :) Love you!!

    Reply
  • 11. fightingwindmills  |  April 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Crawling June 21
    Sleeping through the night November 1

    He sure is photogenic! I hope he’s gradually becoming a better nighttime sleeper!

    Reply
  • 12. Mika  |  April 26, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    crawling May 30
    sleeping through the night April 30

    Reply

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