Eric C. Snowdeal IV.Born after only 25 weeks, little Odin (Eric IV) was looking at a 65% survival rate and mom was recovering from a life threatening attack of Preeclampsia. The next three months were absolutely frightening as things would look up one day and down the next, Odin would go through all kinds of procedures, and the parents wouldn't know what to expect.
born at 8:36 p.m. on july fourth 2004.
weight: 1 pound 7 ounces
length: 12 inches
sometimes things they don't turn out quite exactly how you planned.
The good news, if you've already jumped to present day, is that Odin survived all this and has settled into what seems to be a normal life.
This week I was out at AICM teaching the kids there to melt metal and occasionally get it to stick back together (welding), and since someone had recently decided to donate the money for the school to upgrade its IT infrastructure, I actually had highspeed access out in the dorms. Besides connecting into work and getting some work done, I also checked in with the usual suspects to see what was happening. At least I did with the other webloggers on my list.
The camp had put a web proxy in place (most schools have), and the web proxy had sorted through snowdeal.org, finding lots of images featuring large quantities of skin-tones. Deciding to err on the side of caution, bluecoat decided that it was possible that this web site belonged to an altogether different economic sector, one generating large quantities of pictures featuring lots of skin-tone areas. Luckily they supplied a "response" form so that I could inform them that a premature baby in an ICU was not the pr0n they were looking for. sigh