Any day now…

Rocket Baby #3 will be making his debut soon, and this was just too good not to share. Here’s what our resident rocket scientist sent his coworkers about his upcoming paternity leave:

“As I’ve mentioned to many of you, my wife and I are expecting our third at the beginning of February, so I wanted to send out an email informing you that starting sometime around the turn of the month, I’ll be out for approximately 6 weeks. Babies, often like space missions, while they have a specific date, there is a probability around that launch date as to when it will actually occur. So to aid in planning, I’ve put together the following probability distribution as to when I’ll be headed out of the office. Right now, we are at 0.82%.


P.S. for some very interesting reading on due date probability distributions, please see the following:

Peer Reviewed Publications:

 [1] H. Kieler; O. Axelsson; S. Nilsson; U. Waldenströ (1995). “The length of human pregnancy as calculated by ultrasonographic measurement of the fetal biparietal diameter”. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 6 (5): 353–357. doi:10.1046/j.1469-0705.1995.06050353.x

[2] Bergsjø P, Denman DW 3rd, Hoffman HJ, Meirik O. (1990). “Duration of human singleton pregnancy. A population-based study.”. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand: 197–207.

Website (easier to use and access):

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Seriously. This is why my life is so fun!

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