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 webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (formerly I Need a Library Job) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of T160K.org, a crowdfunding platform focused on African patrimony, heritage and cultural projects. INALJ was founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard. Its 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. INALJ has had over 21 Million page hits and helped many, many thousands of librarians 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 one month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this with many new jobs published daily. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro and many other publications in the past decade. She presents whenever she can, including serving on three panels at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas; as breakout presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa; as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting; at the National Press Club in Washington DC; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has been living and working in Budapest, Hungary and Western New York State. She spent years running her husband’s moving labor website, fixed and sold old houses and assisted her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food. She is preparing to re-enter the workforce and is job hunting. Her husband is now the co-editor of INALJ, a true support!  She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay. 


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