INALJ is expecting a baby! Well, I am!

by Naomi House

INALJ is expecting a baby!!!  Well, my husband, Sana, and I are!  As many of you know from my Tweeting and blogging about it, I have had 5 unexplained miscarriages in the past 4 years, so we are delighted to be over 33 weeks pregnant and expecting a wee baby boy* at the end of August.

Many have asked about what we need and we really do not need too much for baby until we move abroad late this year (which is why I included a PayPal link below.)  In general my aesthetic is Used goods and so we have a ton of great hand-me-downs for baby.

If you do wish to get us something on a list that you ALREADY own, instead of PayPal or new, and you have it gently used that is great too!  Just email me at @ in advance and let me know (especially books) – I love saving $ and will totally appreciate just as much!  Also if you find something somewhere cheaper and want to buy it let me know too, as saving $ is key!

PayPal for Baby House Khan
(funds to be used when we move abroad at the end of the year for baby)

Amazon Wishlist

Target Registry

Ikea Baby registry

Millet Baby Urdu books & David McKee Baby Urdu language baby books

Thanks to EVERYONE who has followed us on this journey – it isn’t over yet and I don’t take it for granted but feeling lucky at this point!  Tiny House/ Mini Khan should be here late August!

* The only person who can truly tell us Baby’s gender will be Baby and we know it.  Though his assigned gender is male based on Harmony tests and visual ultrasounds, we are aware that gender is really something only the individual will be able to tell us.  I still chose to announce Sex so I will get 90% of sexist statements to me out of the way, because post-birth I may just punch someone in the throat if they say anything about boys be preferred or other sexist nonsense!


Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular LIS jobs resource (formerly I Need a Library Job). Founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard, INALJ’s social media presence has grown to include Facebook (retired in 2016), Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ has had over 20 Million page views and helped thousands of librarians and LIS folk find employment! Through grassroots marketing, word of mouth and a real focus on exploring unconventional resources for job leads, INALJ grew from a subscription base of 20 friends to a website with over 500,000 visits in a month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this many new jobs published daily. She was a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and has served on the University of Maryland iSchool Board from 2014-2017. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and now lives part time in Western NY and Budapest, Hungary. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay. 


  14 comments for “INALJ is expecting a baby! Well, I am!

  1. Susan Del Pozzo
    July 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    That is wonderful! Congratulations! I am sure that you will put all your amazing energy in to being a mommy and no doubt will be terrific!

  2. Denise
    July 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    All the best !

  3. Anita M.
    July 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Wonderful news! Congrats to you and your husband! I hope the birth and move go well for you. Here’s to new beginnings and the latest chapter in your journey of life!

  4. Nichole J Wilson
    July 14, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I am so happy for you Naomi, he’ll bring you both so much joy!

  5. Christine zubrinic
    July 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations! My husband and I bwent through 7 yrs of infertility and 2 miscarriages before we had our son. I wish you an happy and uneventful birth and lots of good wishes for you, your husband and your little bundle of joy 🙂

  6. July 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Sending you love and good health for everyone! <3

  7. Veda Darby Soberman
    July 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Yay! Congratulations, Naomi and Sana! I’m so happy for you.

    • July 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Awww thanks so much Veda!

  8. Lynda
    July 12, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  9. Miriam Herrell
    July 12, 2017 at 9:19 am

    So happy for you and Sana! I hope you keep posting on your life abroad. I appreciate your honesty and lack of BS.

    • July 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks! I aim to be BS-free 🙂

  10. Jennifer Little
    July 12, 2017 at 9:00 am

    May his birth go well! Thank you so much for your INALJ blog.

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