Monthly Archives: November 2003

9 hours 4 minutes — in 3 hour chunks!

Last night was a disaster. Not only did Trixie not sleep through the night, she divided her total sleep time exactly into thirds to maximize the inconvenience. Her 1 am and 4:30 am awakenings were made more painful by the … Continue reading

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7 hours 57 minutes — in a row!

Sleep-training Trixie this past week has taken a lot of work, and yes, yet another log. For once, this isn’t that outrageous a concept — every how-to sleep book says to keep a log, they just don’t all advise making … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today

The pregnancy hormone β-HCG was detected. This isn’t where it all began, but it’s as close to the beginning as we can get. On Saturday, November 23rd, 2002 we took a quick trip over to Pathmark to pick up the … Continue reading

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Second Self-Sleep

This is too good to be true. Trixie went to sleep by herself for a second time after crying for only 15 minutes. The first time took 40 minutes. I know two measurements don’t make a trend, but hell, I … Continue reading

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First Self-Sleep

This could become the most practical milestone we have achieved. It took almost 40 minutes of frustrated crying before she fell asleep for a mere 60 minute nap, but that’s a small price to pay in the long run. What’s … Continue reading

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Reboot the Baby

We just came through a harrowing couple of hours — at least I think we’re through it. Trixie choked on a bottle of milk earlier around 5:30. This in itself isn’t that scary. It happens often enough. She’ll be too … Continue reading

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The Millennial Celebration

We just changed Trixie’s 1000th diaper. Mercifully, it was neither poopy nor leaky. More diaper news coming soon-

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Shaken and Stirred

Granted Trixie is cute, but I can’t stare at her exclusively all day long — there are things to do. Often I hold or feed her while I’m reading and writing. Engrossed in my work, I’ll cough or sneeze without … Continue reading

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You hold it down, I'll chew its face off

Yep, this is the bargain that Trixie has struck with us. I know it’s been a while since I’ve reported on her development; a lot has changed over the last weeks. Trixie is starting to act like a real sentient … Continue reading

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Oooh, What a cute little dependent!

Trixie has been officially recognized by the Federal government. Let’s just hope Social Security is still solvent in 70 years.

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