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!