we’re having a baby!
You might have guessed from my fascination with babies, my sudden uptake of knitting and the slight bulge of my tummy: Scott and I are having a baby! We had the “big” ultrasound today, at the hospital, where they look to see whether the baby has four chambers in its heart and five toes on each foot and so on, and she does, she looks just absolutely perfect – and she’s (almost certainly) a girl!
She’s due on April 14. I’ve already started saying no to invitations to speak next semester, and I’m obviously not going to the Electronic Literature Organization’s excellent-looking conference next May (CFP deadline Nov 30). I’ll be on maternity leave from three weeks before April 14 and for the rest of 2008. After that, Scott will probably take paternity leave for a while – we get 54 weeks (at 80% pay) to share between us, which is great.
There, uh, might be a bit more blogging about baby and pregnancy websites and social networking and blogging for mums than usual. You guys’ll understand, right?