Ellie’s LogYasmin LuceroQS LA meet-up October 2012www.yasminlucero.net                             Ellie, ten days old
Methods and Motives• Keeping a baby log is  encouraged by “experts”• In particular, doctors want  newborns to be closely  ...
What we tracked• sleep• feedings• diapers• medicines• spitup• weight            Thanks to Tori Moses,           our nanny,...
Key technology: velcro tape
The log (latest version)
Variables tracked evolved over time as needed                  1st                      2nd-4th                      5th-6...
Sleep(or lack of)
Newborns sleep a lot
But they don’t sleep for very long at a time                                               9 month sleep                  ...
She can’t seem to stay asleep
Night time consolidation
Night consolidation
Disappearing day sleep
Naps: a measure of how long she can stay awake
This isn’t supposed to happen
Feedings
In the beginning, feedings are frequent and longLater, they are fewer and faster
It took about three months for feedings to dropdown to a typical ten minutes long
Bottles of milk, while mom sleeps                      hospital stay
Learning to eat
Settling into a schedule                              5-10 total                           diapers per day
Weight
Our 50th percentile baby
Early days: apparently reflux suppressed growth
Measuring reflux• this was hard, and didn’t  produce graph-able data• our qualitative scale:  ✔ some spit-up ✔✔ a lot of sp...
Teething
The books are liars                                  first teeth                                 cut through               ...
What we gained• communication among multiple  caregivers• tracking helped us maintain  perspective• specificity makes it po...
Thanks!results up at www.yasminlucero.net
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Presentation from Yasmin Lucerno @ the Oct Quantified Self LA 2012 meetup - Currently tracking her daughter (born in Jan) Ellie's sleep, feeding, and diaper schedule. Yasmin shares her visualizations, analysis and discoveries.

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LA Quantified Self Meetup (10/12) - Ellie's Log from Yasmin Lucerno

  1. 1. Ellie’s LogYasmin LuceroQS LA meet-up October 2012www.yasminlucero.net Ellie, ten days old
  2. 2. Methods and Motives• Keeping a baby log is encouraged by “experts”• In particular, doctors want newborns to be closely monitored• hospital logs/forms all sucked• I could do better...
  3. 3. What we tracked• sleep• feedings• diapers• medicines• spitup• weight Thanks to Tori Moses, our nanny, who did a lot of the actual work
  4. 4. Key technology: velcro tape
  5. 5. The log (latest version)
  6. 6. Variables tracked evolved over time as needed 1st 2nd-4th 5th-6th 6+ month month month month breastfeed - left (mins) breastfeed - left (mins) breastfeed (yes/no) feeding breastfeed - right (mins) bottle milk (ounces) breastfeed - right (mins) bottle milk (ounces) breastfeed (LR) bottle milk (ounces) solid food types new food? (yes/no) sleep NA sleep (duration rounded to quarter hour) sleep (duration rounded to quarter hour) sleep (duration rounded to quarter hour) diapers Wet diapers (count) Poopie diapers (count) Wet diapers (count) Poopie diapers (count) Wet diapers (count) Poopie diapers (count) Wet diapers (count) Poopie diapers (count) medical NA spitup (qualitative check scale) spitup medicines medicines
  7. 7. Sleep(or lack of)
  8. 8. Newborns sleep a lot
  9. 9. But they don’t sleep for very long at a time 9 month sleep regression
  10. 10. She can’t seem to stay asleep
  11. 11. Night time consolidation
  12. 12. Night consolidation
  13. 13. Disappearing day sleep
  14. 14. Naps: a measure of how long she can stay awake
  15. 15. This isn’t supposed to happen
  16. 16. Feedings
  17. 17. In the beginning, feedings are frequent and longLater, they are fewer and faster
  18. 18. It took about three months for feedings to dropdown to a typical ten minutes long
  19. 19. Bottles of milk, while mom sleeps hospital stay
  20. 20. Learning to eat
  21. 21. Settling into a schedule 5-10 total diapers per day
  22. 22. Weight
  23. 23. Our 50th percentile baby
  24. 24. Early days: apparently reflux suppressed growth
  25. 25. Measuring reflux• this was hard, and didn’t produce graph-able data• our qualitative scale: ✔ some spit-up ✔✔ a lot of spit-up✔✔✔ whoa, that was a lot
  26. 26. Teething
  27. 27. The books are liars first teeth cut through (at last) start of teething: first teeth: age 4 months age 9 months
  28. 28. What we gained• communication among multiple caregivers• tracking helped us maintain perspective• specificity makes it possible to recognize aberration• Often, we learned that what we were doing didn’t work. Which meant we could stop doing it, without guilt.
  29. 29. Thanks!results up at www.yasminlucero.net
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