The Viz On Paternity Leave

My wife Elise gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday, meaning it’s time for me to take a guilt-free vacation from the blog, which I’ve been neglecting already in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, here’s a parting viz, showing the interval between her contractions as we labored from home. They began around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, coming and going erratically until the late afternoon.

At that point the contractions came every three minutes, our baseline for going to the hospital (that’s also when we stopped collecting data, which admittedly aren’t perfect because we missed a few contractions along the way). Baby Eva came three hours later.

See you soon…

6 thoughts on “The Viz On Paternity Leave

  1. Obviously, I’m THRILLED and so excited Eva has arrived. Enjoy the family time! I can’t wait to find an excuse to come to town and meet her.

    • Hi Cecilia. We used an iOS app called Sprout. It helps you track the pregnancy and then, at the end, log the contractions. You can email the information in a format that’s easily parsed into structured data.

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