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Outliers and redheaded step-children.
Thought some of you may want to see what Daphne looks like at about 3 months of age. She’s healthy and happy and in the ~74th percentile for length (they don’t call it height until they can stand) and weight.
While her infant immune system gears up for her public debut, here’s a picture that seems to capture her essence.
Sun and Daphne and I are home now. Sun and I are taking shifts taking care of Daphne, which seems like a great short-term idea, but I would like to see Sun again some day 🙂
An interesting tidbit: Newborns are expected to lose about 10% of their body weight in the first few days after birth. Daphne has actually gained weight already. We think we may just tie a feed bag to her head.
Thanks to everyone who sent their congratulations, kudos and/or well-wishes 🙂 Let chaos commence!
Sun’s hospital stay has been extended so they can make sure she is free of complications. Basically, they think she may either have a stealthy infection or a reaction to a vaccination, both of which can present similarly. To be prudent, they’re treating it as if it’s an infection. So it’ll be a day or two before we’re all back home.
Daphne is doing great, and she already speaks baby talk in nineteen languages.
We Have a Daphne :)
We’re going to be inducing labor in the next couple of days. Daphne’s 0th birthday approaches!
Treadmill Desk Final
My dad and I put the finishing touches on the treadmill desk top, and it is both functional and beautiful. The wood is from dead walnut trees that had to be cut down, so I arranged for a portable sawmill service to turn them into rough boards about an inch thick. I have enough to make several more of these, if anyone’s interested 🙂 The desk surface isn’t 100% flat because I decided not to opt for a $1000 tool that would parallelize the top and bottom of the rough boards, but it’s close enough to flat that I don’t notice it unless I look for it. The surface consists of two solid boards joined with biscuits and then sanded with ever-finer grains of sandpaper with a combination of belt and orbital handheld sanders. Edges were smoothed with sanders, and the cable guides were made with a router. Finally, it was sealed with two coats of varnish to deepen the color and bring out the grain. The mounting method is easier to show than to describe, so take a look at the final thumbnail below for that.
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And here it is.
Treadmill Desk Race
The driving force behind officewalkers has suggested a virtual treadmill desk race. If you have a treadmill desk, feel free to join in the fun. I do about 8-12 miles a day now, so it’ll be hard to catch me!