Monthly Archives: August 2003

Poop is not a strong enough word

I’m inclined to use strong language to express my displeasure with the cute little bundle of crap that is crapping and peeing all over the house. Poop is a family-friendly word that parents use to chronicle their newborn’s exploits. But … Continue reading

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First Shower

You turn your back for two seconds during a diaper change and suddenly there’s urine everywhere. Trixie was completely covered in it. I was just about to take shower so we decided to take her in with me. She didn’t … Continue reading

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$5,191.12

That’s how much it cost to have a baby, vaginal delivery, no complications, followed by 36 hours in the hospital. Trixie is now officially the most expensive thing we have in the house — she cost way more than the … Continue reading

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More data from Visual test

Trixie is still pretty over-stimulated by the black and white patterns. But I think she likes it — as a sort of addiction. Sometimes instead of scanning the image, her eyes go wide, her pupils dilate and she just stares. … Continue reading

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Greasy little ball of hiccups

She’s still so tiny, and the logistics of trying to bath her are confounding, but Trixie’s hair smelled really bad so her first hair-washing was deemed necessary. We stuck her in the giant blow-up duck beside the kitchen sink and … Continue reading

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The baby's head did not actually explode

Well, we showed a few of the images to Trixie. Her reaction was pretty much the same regardless of the individual image. Her eyes INSTANTLY get huge, and start rapidly scanning, flitting back and forth. The immediacy was surprising and … Continue reading

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Infant Visual Stimulation

Everyone says that babies respond best to high-contrast black and white images. A series of images have been created to test this theory. But what kind of patterns are baby’s brains interested in processing? Ordered patterns, disordered, organic? Repetitions? Symmetries? … Continue reading

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New Noises

Trixie started making some new noises when napping today. She creaks and squeaks like a rusty door. Can’t figure out where the noise is actually coming from. Throat? Lungs? Stomach? Don’t know.

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A joke

Knock. Knock. Who’s there? What doesn’t have baby pee or poop on it? I don’t know.

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Another Bath

When baby poop shoots out the top of the back of the diaper, what does it mean? Is the diaper too small or too tight? note: she was not able to stay clean for even two hours since the last … Continue reading

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