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!

Comments are closed.