Category Archives: Metrics

2,000

That’s a lot of diapers. I’m still shocked when I step back and think about the total number she has gone through. It’s depressing.

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Leaks

At the time of publication we are currently enjoying the longest stretch of uninterrupted, leak-free diaper usage in the history of Trixie’s life — 318 hours, approximately 13 days. It’s taken us a long time to get here and the … Continue reading

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Any chance it's time for a nap?

As I have stated many times before on this site, sleep is really the only thing that new parents want. They want their baby to sleep and they want to be able to sleep themselves. And they want both to … Continue reading

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6 month doctor's visit

Trixie’s 6 month monthiversary wasn’t totally without observance. We did swing by the ole docs office to pick up another barrage of shots and the requisite measurements. She’s smack in the middle of the weight average and on the upper … Continue reading

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On This Day in 2003

The obligatory grainy ultrasound photo. This is the first visual evidence of what eventually became a Trixie.

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Recap

For an explanation of these images please see: Sleep Cartography and The Good, the Bad and the In-between

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The Good, the Bad and the In-between

(or How Random is Random?) I’ll admit my bias as a visually oriented person. I am personally drawn to Trixie’s Sleep Maps for their intricate, cartographic patterns. However, while these charts are excellent at expressing disorder — a single glance … Continue reading

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Sleep Cartography

This horrible, random mess is a visual representation of the past 45 days of Trixie’s sleep cycle. As in the Sleep Log, yellow depicts awake periods and blue sleep. The format has been vertically compressed with higher contrast colors to … 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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Revised Downward

In addition to the shots received last Thursday, Trixie got weighed at the doctor’s office. The new numbers confirm Jennifer’s assertion that babies do not maintain geometric growth beyond the first 4-6 weeks. In fact, Trixie gained less than two … Continue reading

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