Category Archives: Sleep

The Failure of Optimism

We’re ready to cry. It doesn’t surprise me how quickly a good sleep schedule can unravel into a hellish limbo of uncertainty. We’ve been through it more than a few times. The thing that does amaze me is how quickly … Continue reading

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She is a learning machine

Who was optimistic? Not many of you. Only about 8% of you thought you can teach an old toddler new tricks. But to our knowledge, Trixie didn’t fall out of bed at all last night. (Unfortunately, she also tried to … Continue reading

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The answer and another poll

The overwhelming majority of you either thought there were no problems (19%) or it was a complete failure and she slept on the floor the whole night (50%). The correct answer lies somewhere in between. Jenn had to go help … Continue reading

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Poll: How many times do you think Trixie fell out of the bed last night?

As reported below, we removed the crib side rail yesterday. How many times do you think Trixie fell out of the bed last night? Vote now, see the answer tonight after Trixie goes to sleep. (Poll is to your left … Continue reading

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The New Maginot Line

Keeping the crib side rail in the lowered position lasted only one day. It got too dangerous because a sleepy, wobbly Trixie was still inclined to stand up and grab for the railing, even though it no longer came up … Continue reading

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TST

After taking this trip, I realize that Trixie’s decent sleep schedule exists only because of routine and familiarity. Once you throw those out the window, you get to see what horrible kinds of sleep instincts are still buried in that … Continue reading

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The Year in Review: Sleep

We’ve looked at Trixie’s sleep cycles a lot since we started collecting data at about 4 months, and things are definitely better now than they were back then. Basically, her overnight sleep patterns are pretty stable, and we’ve been successful … Continue reading

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Good Morning Sunshine!

I always imagined that real babies would wake up the way they do in cartoons. You know, a sunbeam breaks through the blinds, and the sleepy little baby slowly blinks awake, streeeeetches, yawwwns, and maybe even rolls over in an … 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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Recap

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

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