And then there were five… (The story of Claire’s birth)

The set-up When Sarah was about 20 weeks along with this baby, she began to lobby for us to not find out what the gender was until the baby was actually born.  After all, she figured, we could be surprised by learning if it was a boy or a girl at 20 weeks, or at […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on September 15th, 2010

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Fun with Markov chains and Book of Mormon names

So a guy posted on Reddit yesterday about the Markov text generator that he wrote to generate pseudo-Greek names.   If you don’t know what a Markov chain is, Wikipedia explains that “Markov processes can also be used to generate superficially ‘real-looking’ text given a sample document”.   In his case, he put in all […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on October 31st, 2009

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And baby makes four

This morning Sarah woke up at 2:15 with pretty strong contractions. She got me up soon after, and we called for Becca (her sister and doula) to come help with the labor. We looked out the window and saw that it had snowed quite a bit overnight, so the roads were pretty bad. Becca and […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on January 21st, 2008

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You Gotta Love It, Baby

I got the chance to laugh at Sarah the other day while we were tossing around names for Baby Brother. (A few weeks ago, we were pretty much settled on Nathan, but we’ve since backed off it.) Our neighbors have a son named Stockton (after Utah Jazz great John Stockton), so Sarah said, “We could […]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on January 12th, 2008

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