Monthly Archives: October 2003

After the Party's Over

(Part 4 of a 4 day series) The inevitable result of collecting milk 3 times a day into 6 or more storage bottles (depending on overflow) plus transferring milk from the storage bottles to 6 feeding bottles is a lot … Continue reading

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The Dairy in the Fridge

(Part 3 of a 4 day series) If you were to take a peek in the fridge, you might think we had a tiny little cow out back judging by all the miniature bottles of milk carefully lined up inside. … Continue reading

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Bottle Management 101

(Part 2 of a 4 day series) 3 days? 5 days? 10 days? Exactly how long is the milk good in the fridge? How about at room temperature? How about when it’s warmed up? There is no consensus on this … Continue reading

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Time to make the Milk

(Part 1 of a 4 day series) It’s early. Most people are still asleep and it’s dark outside. But inside Jennifer is already hard at work. The quiet humming and mechanical wheezing stand out against the pre-dawn silence. It’s time … Continue reading

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It's Milk Week!

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Will Trixie go as a bunny or a pumpkin?

Neither, thanks to your great ideas! We received a TON of them, and I wish they could all be winners, but we had to do some editing (to separate the losers from the winners). So how did we choose? Technically, … Continue reading

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Pre-Language

Trixie has started to communicate verbally. Now, I’m not talking about when she screams because she’s hungry, tired, dirty or startled. She’s also not even close to being able to talk. What she is doing is repeating phonetic sound clusters … Continue reading

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Self Defense

Trixie pulled a new trick on us in the bathtub last Thursday. About five minutes in, we catch a fleeting expression on her face and then watch in initial confusion as billowing, mustard-colored clouds rapidly spread throughout the water. Like … Continue reading

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Yesterday, about 9pm

That’s when we changed Trixie’s 800th diaper. The good news is that her usage rate is slowly and steadily decreasing. The 2-week moving average now hovers just above 7 diapers per day.

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Jennifer,

Don’t feel bad about the changing pad cover getting ‘wet’ this morning. Turns out, Trixie was just getting warmed up. She actually had to get a bath after her encore presentation around 10:00 that left her clothes, the sleeping pad, … Continue reading

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