Wikipedia defines lifehacking as “productivity tricks that programmers devise and employ to cut through information overload and organize data. Expanded to…anything that solves an everyday problem in a non-obvious way.”
Any good lifehack must begin with data – a problem has to be clearly defined in order to uncover a solution. H, our 8 week old, is starting daycare next month. Before his start date, we need to have him on a somewhat regular schedule of two 2-3 hour naps during the day (morning and mid-afternoon) followed by approximately 10 hours of total sleep overnight. Well, before I can hack the baby, I need to know what – if any – feeding and sleeping schedule he’s on now. So far we’ve just been flying by the seat of our Pampers and letting his rhythms evolve naturally….
So, I started recording babydata in order to analyze and discern a pattern. We’re talking CSI-level stuff here, dear reader. We’re going to get this baby with the program! Ooooh – I bet I can even make some graphs and charts out of this stuff. Good times!