Welcome to the world, Johannes!!! Early, but healthy

by Naomi House

Welcome to the world, Johannes!!! Early, but healthy 🙂

Phew! Only 1 day after announcing that INALJ / I was expecting a baby, I was sent by the ultrasound doctor to the big city hospital and, in just under 24 more hours, I had delivered baby #2.  At just shy of 37 weeks!  Baby House/Khan was sending distress signals so they started me on Pitocin and the next morning Johannes Ullah Khan entered the world!!!

He had a better start  than his brother, Chappell, thankfully and while still in the NICU he is expected to go home soon. I was released after 2 days and was able to stay close due to the generosity of the Ronald McDonald House. I spend 8-12 hours a day with baby and though we got little sleep that bonding helped a ton.  This is my second child after going through 5 miscarriages in 4 years so it is extra special.

Because his older brother is only 27 months old they have yet to meet, because the NICU only allows siblings over 3 years old in. Looking forward to that day <3

You may have noticed that I missed a few days last week, but I am catching up with the INALJ library jobs I love my work and those who sponsor jobs made it possible for me to be with my preemie and still help LIS job hunters.  Your donations and jobs made that possible and my gratitude is with you!

Donations / Registry info

Some have asked if there is any way to help – we don’t need much as far as stuff goes, but money helps infinitely, for that we are fortunate but we have PayPal for anyone interested.  Every penny helps with a new preemie in the house 🙂

Thanks for all your well wishes as well! It is important for me to be able to give my mini child a good start in life and I appreciate all of you who, knowing me or not, have given.  Ameen, Ameen!



Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular LIS jobs resource 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 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. 


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