Category Archives: Sleep

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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The Final Frontier

There are three variables that must be managed to raise a human child. Energy intake, waste removal and unit recharging. During the course of these past five months the first two have vexed us at the Trixie Update to no … Continue reading

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Latest Sleep Score: Trixie 126 – Parents 1

We got great advice from the doctor regarding Trixie’s sleep schedule: Put her to sleep at 8pm, wake her to feed at 11pm, and then put her back down for the night. This schedule is designed to break Trixie from … Continue reading

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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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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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She's finally sleeping 2-3 hours at a time

Sleeping last night was horrible. She went to sleep at 1:00am. Then fed at 4:15, 5:00, 8:15, 9:00 and we finally got up around noon. We both feel sick. She’s happy as a clam.

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Babies do not sleep as long as you and I

We are having a great time here with Trixie. She refuses to sleep more than 2 hours at a time and then she goes into ballistic screaming mode right around 3am. She’ll open her mouth, turn bright red and then … Continue reading

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