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Archive for June, 2015

Today around midnight Greenwich Mean Time (evening for us in the US), something remarkable will happen. I’ve gotten tons of questions from friends about the Leap Second, which is coming to a clock near you today, so I thought I’d take a moment to discuss the topic and hopefully shed a little light on why it’s interesting and why you should (or shouldn’t) care.

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This weekend, Bart, Murphy, and I hopped in the car and drove down to Raleigh for a bit of a “last hurrah” car trip before the baby gets here. We don’t envision making any grand trips from here on out, as one just never knows. But we did want to take the opportunity to see some friends and family while traveling is slightly less complicated.

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Lights out

Last night, as we do so many evenings during the summer, Bart and I sat down after dinner to watch the Nationals’ baseball game on TV. Game time came, but due to severe weather in the area the game was delayed, so they were showing a clip from the ninth inning of Saturday’s game, which was a no-hitter by the new Nat’s pitcher Max Scherzer.

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It isn’t my intention for the Taylor Approximation to become just a pregnancy blog while we await the arrival of our child, but clearly preparations for a baby tend to get priority over other activities, especially as the day draws near. I’m at 31 weeks now, just two months away from the due date. I feel that pretty much everything is settled and we’re functional and prepared for a newborn, at least as prepared as anybody can be–which is pretty much not at all, except that he has a car seat and a place to sleep, along with oodles of cute and helpful doodahs that are nice to have but not necessary for survival. I know the last 9 weeks will go by quickly, but I also feel that, just like the rest of the pregnancy, it will go slowly at the same time.

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