On February 1st Anne Marie stood unassisted for the first time. She was 11 months old actual, 7.5 months old adjusted. We were stunned. We felt like she may walk before she was an actual year old. Well, not quite. But we’ll take 15 months actual.
Yes she is walking! She took her first steps a few weeks ago, but we didn’t want to declare her a walker until she could do something a little more sophisticated than the drunken sailor stumble for two steps and fall over. Well exactly 15 months after her birth she is toddlering, toddling, being a toddler, oh hell she’s walking unprompted for several steps at a time.
We’ve generally gotten passed the tears of the whole situation with AM and her departed twin sister Linda Claire. But every once in a while something will happen to start the waterworks. This is one of those moments for us. Peep the associated video.
So to shamelessly capitalize on my daughters major milestone, on Feb 1st I asked you , the loyal readers, to guess when she would walk by herself. You can re-read the post here: A Girl Stands in Knoxville. The person closest to the date would have their choice of a Frank’s Place T-Shirt or one of the original manuscripts of my book, Frank and Me…. Diary of A Stay at Home Dad. Editor notes, mistakes, etc… included. Seen below.
Of course we are now ready to name a winner. But a problem has cropped up. The person who won, and also guessed the date on the nose by the way, left no contact info and from what I can tell is no longer following the blog.
So we revert to the next closest guess. That would be 13.5 months or 13 months 2 weeks. And we have a tie. It’s getting exciting now.
Soooooo ANDREW TRAUGOT and SUSAN HUPP come on down!!! You have won the “When will she walk?” sweepstakes. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of prize and we’ll get that in the mail. Congrats!
But, May524, if you are still following and reading this, your guess of 15 months exactly takes the prize. Shoot us an e-mail to email@example.com.
Hey, possibly three lucky winners. We aim to please at Frank’s Place.
And Frank, all I can say is, brace yourself bro, you know not what you’re in for.