INALJ is expecting another baby! Well, I am!

by Naomi House

INALJ is expecting baby #2!!!

Well, my husband, Sana (who turns 50 today,) and I are!  As many of you know from my Tweeting and blogging about it, I have had 5 unexplained miscarriages in the past 6 years, and we have had one child, back in July of 2017, so we are delighted to be over 36 weeks pregnant and expecting a wee baby boy* very, very soon.  Actually this is more than a week further than I have ever been since wee Chappell was born at 35 weeks!

And this time the wee one has zero recognizable-as-a-baby-to-be ultrasound photos so I am going with one of our current fam <3

Many have asked about what we need and we really do not need too much for baby until we move abroad again (which is why I included a PayPal link below.) We never did a baby shower either time because it is easier to just buy the items we need in Budapest, and here in the US we have so many generous hand-me-downs. In general my aesthetic is second-hand 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 naomi.house @ inalj.com 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 back to Budapest later on)

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 by the end of November!

* 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 webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (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.com. INALJ has had over 19.5 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 has also written for the 2011, 2012 & 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro. She presents whenever she can, most recently thrice at the American Library Association's Annual Conference as well as breakout talk presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa and as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting, at the National Press Club, McGill University, the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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 has relocated to being nomadic. She runs her husband’s moving labor website, KhanMoving.com, fixes and sells old houses and assists her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food as well. She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay. 

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  3 comments for “INALJ is expecting another baby! Well, I am!

  1. R.R.
    November 12, 2019 at 9:43 am

    So adorable, Naomi! Currently, I am balancing life as a library director with two little ones too, a four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son, as well as a 44-year-old husband, so I totally get your life.

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