Category Archives: Inner Workings

The Phantom Menace

At first I thought it was the lack of sleep, but it happens even when I’m rested. I’ll be running water at the sink or listening to the radio and I hear Trixie crying. I go in to get her … Continue reading

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Putting Trixie to bed

“Hey, why is it getting dark in here? There better be a movie or an eye examination starting soon, cause I KNOW I’m not going to sleep right now. Are you crazy? WHY are you getting in bed? Don’t tell … Continue reading

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Shark Attack

It’s hard to predict how any given breast-feeding session might unfold. Weeks and weeks ago, before Trixie learned to comfort-nurse, it was hard to get her to feed for more than five minutes at a time. Once she decided she … Continue reading

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Trixie's Master Plan

Trixie has a crazy look in her eye. She doesn’t like being swaddled and she doesn’t think she needs to be restrained. We can tell from her hissing and grunting. She looks at us with the narrowed eyes of the … Continue reading

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Don't you hate pants?

Apparently Trixie hates pants and wants to run around naked. She had tried to bargain with us, promising that if we take her diaper off, she won’t pee all over everything. We don’t trust her for a second.

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Better than flypaper

I have decided that based on her phenotype, Trixie must have a predilection toward eating bugs. Oh I know, all children try to eat bugs once they are crawling around in the yard, but Trixie has already been eyeing the … Continue reading

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New Parent Jitters

I am now worried that she’s going to be very difficult to care for once she starts blending into her surroundings. Being my first child, I have no idea at what age this might kick in, but I am taking … Continue reading

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