Thursday, January 27, 2005

Six week checkup

Tuesday was Hannah's six week checkup, and I am glad to say she is starting to look like any other six week old baby. According to the Doctor's chart, at 8lbs 12oz she is on the low end of normal for a six week old baby, but if corrected for the fact the she was 8 weeks premature, she is actually on the very high end of the scale. Despite her sizeable weight gain, at 50cm her length still shows that she is, in fact, a premature baby, which is normal if you correct for her prematurity but doesn't even register on the chart if for a full-term, six week old baby. This may make you think that she is a very fat baby, but I can assure you that she looks like a perfectly happy, healthy little girl - Just not quite as lanky as she used to be.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Website Update (Warning high Geek Factor)

The most obvious change is that I have added my all-time favorite picture as the background for the site - Please let me know what you think of it.

For all the geeks out there:

I have finally fixed that last nagging problems preventing the site from being XHTML 1.1 Compliant. There were two HTML 4.01 elements that aren't supported in XHTML 1.1:

  1. The <strike> and/or <s> tags
  2. The onerror attribute for the <img> tag

The fix to the <strike> problem was pretty straight forward, I just had to use the <em> tag with the appropriate style attributes.

The fix to the onerror attribute was a little more tricky and required some changes to the JavaScript behind my slideshow images. As a side-effect, I have also fixed the problem where all of the images shared a single index (so if you stopped viewing image set #1 after the third image, the next time you clicked on another image, it would load the fourth image of that series). Please feel free to take a look at the page source to see how I did it, it was really quite simple, but considering my limited Javascript experience, I was pretty happy about the outcome.

Once again, please fell free to share any advice or feedback you might have :)

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Hannah - A Professional Take

For those of you who either wouldn't have known or haven't figured it out yet. Carmen's sister Angela and her husband Marc were out for the weekend. Having them here was great! I really enjoyed watching them with Hannah, and best of all, Angela brought her trusty camera and took about 100 pictures of her. The picture I posted yesterday is probably my favorite, but here are another bunch. One Two of these 17 18 images wasn't weren't taken by Angela or with her Camera, can you guess which one it is ones they are? ;)
Hannah - Click for next image

It's nice to have a photographer in the family

Mom and Hannah

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Where did the last week and half go?

Wow, it's hard to believe that it's been almost 2 weeks since our last post. Needless to say, lots has been happening in our little world. Christmas came, and Christmas went: Carmen's dad came out the day Hannah came home (talk about timing!), my family was here Christmas Day and Boxing Day, some friends from WAY out of town came in for New Year's Eve, and we had a social dinner with some friends tonight.

For those of you who were otherwise unaware (and those that simply don't care), I am smack in the middle of changing jobs. My last day at 5D was Friday, and I start at Global IQ tomorrow today. While I have every confidence that this move will be beneficial for our entire family, I still have that nagging little voice deep inside screaming at me for leaving a sure thing just to pursue a little bit of happiness in my career. Thankfully a supportive wife, friends, and a few sympathetic co-workers have helped in smothering suppressing the little bugger.

Hopefully the new job year and new job will give me more time, energy and patience to enjoy the more pleasant things in life: My wife, my daughter, and of course my computer ;)

The holidays saw a lot of nice photo opportunities, hopefully tomorrow I will have a chance to upload some more and post them for all to see.