Wednesday, January 9, 2013

4 hours to remember

The temporal data I typically work with is best aggregated to relatively large chunks: months, quarters, years. But recently, life threw a situation at me where minutes became very important. Time since then has been a bit of blur; it's hard to believe a couple of weeks have passed already. While I'm doubtful I'll forget the details, I thought it would be fun to visualize these life-changing hours and minutes:


Still, I think this might be one of those situations where a picture says more than even a dense data visualization ever could:


Avery, our amazing Christmas surprise, is doing well. He remains in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit due to his 7-week-early arrival, but is getting better and bigger by the day. We are in awe of and in love with him and cannot wait to bring him home.

16 comments:

  1. congratulations on the new data point :0)

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  2. Congrats, and all the best for the little guy and his parents.

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  3. My very best wishes. Enjoy every minute of having him; they grow up so quickly. By the way, I heard some very nice comments on your slope plot of the expenditures data.

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  4. Congratulations Cole ! Life is full of surprises, this one makes you lucky in the end, as you get 7 weeks more with baby Avery :-)

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  5. I was awaiting this announcement and I knew you would throw some data around it! Congrats.

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  6. Congratulations -- he's beautiful! Best wishes to all. - Nicole

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  7. CONGRATS! Very excited for you and your husband!

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  8. Time to create some new dashboards! :-)
    http://media.juiceanalytics.com/images/BabyDashboardsLarge.png
    http://www.juiceanalytics.com/writing/baby-dashboard-20/

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  9. HOORAY, get ready the analytics be damned you are on the RIDE OF YOUR LIFE! Welcome Avery you have THE coolest mother in the whole world who one day will show you her work and you'll say oh mom that's so early 21st century!!

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  10. And there's your first lesson about t kids ... they have their OWN timelines and yours are out the window. Congratulations Cole

    Dean (father of three ;-)

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  11. Congratulations. I remember when my twins were born prematurely and I spent days and nights in the NICU and months changing their heart monitors. And now, 7 years later, you can't hold them back from anything!

    Happy parenting! Overanalyze at work .. but don't overanalyze the kids :)

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  12. Congrats Cole! You're going to love being a parent.

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  13. I know its scary having a baby in the NICU. Our daughter was born 6 weeks early and we spent 35 days in the NICU due to apnea of prematurity. She's home and healthy now and I pray y'all have the same outcome!

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  14. Hi Cole -
    I thought you might find this article and visualization interesting. Hint, it's mommy related:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/maternity-leave-paid-parental-leave-_n_2617284.html

    - Joy Throndsen (joy.throndsen@chempoint.com)

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  15. Late here...but CONGRATULATIONS! oddly, we were recently married and have the name Kiefer Avery picked out for our 1st if a boy.

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