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Sorry I've been quiet on LJ for so long. As some of you already know, I've been kind of busy (and consequently staggeringly tired) making something. It's still very small, but I'm still working on it non-stop (whether I like it or not) & it should be making its debut some time around the end of March next year...

we don't know what it is yet but it's definitely not a badger

Answers to the most common FAQs (in no particular order):

1. I'm at about 19 weeks now.
2. We don't know what sex it is yet, but we are happy to find out (if/when they can tell), & generally have no objection to telling other people, unless they are only asking so they know whether to knit stuff in pastel-pink or pastel-blue (answer: no thanks).
3. Yes, I did have "morning sickness", perhaps better known as "all the bloody time sickness", lots of it, for about 2 months, it has been utterly miserable & has only really been getting any better over the last week or so (I still feel really grotty in the mornings, & often feel queasy at other times).
4. My current plan is to stay at work for as long as possible, take as much paid maternity leave as I'm entitled to afterwards, & then return to work (assuming there are still any jobs left in HE at all by then).
5. Yes I am sure it's addedentry's, you cheeky bugger.

I'm happy to answer any other questions asked in good faith or good humour (but feeding trolls while pregnant can harm the baby).

BTW, I did want to tell people face-to-face or at least email-to-email where possible, but I realised that the combination of my normal lack-of-organisation and current shatteredness are making it even more difficult than usual to find the round tuits and mental togetherness for social interaction, and I was starting to feel like I couldn't say anything else on LJ until my readers knew about this, and it was sort of becoming the elephant in the room (or should that be "the elephant in the womb"?). So, um, apologies to those of you who feel this is a bit of an impersonal announcement, but it's probably because I haven't seen you for ages, which is nothing personal but more to do with having not felt up to eating/drinking/thinking/going out/staying awake very much, and hopefully now that that's getting a bit better (before it gets worse again, I guess...) I'll be able to start catching up with people a bit.

So... yeah!
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From: hsenag Date: November 1st, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
ultraruby From: ultraruby Date: November 1st, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh! Congratulations!!
katstevens From: katstevens Date: November 1st, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats both of you! "Elephant in the womb" actually made me do a proper LOL just now :)
kaberett From: kaberett Date: November 1st, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, congratulations! And, of course, good luck...
dorianegray From: dorianegray Date: November 1st, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
hairyears From: hairyears Date: November 1st, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Squeeeee !


addedentry isn't er, nervous, is he? First-time fathers often are...
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2010 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
If he is nervous, then he's hiding it very well & actively denying it when asked, so there's not much I can do about it! :-}

Also, I reckon I have more claim on being nervous, being as how I'm the one whose body will inevitably get ripped to shreds. Not looking forward to that bit AT ALL.
htfb From: htfb Date: November 1st, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK, I see the elephant. It looks as though he's having his belly tickled by an ostrich.
htfb From: htfb Date: November 2nd, 2010 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
And congratulations, too, of course. The picture says Trim Harlow at the top right---funny choice of name, if you ask me. I suppose it's suitably gender-neutral for the moment, though if it grows up to be a pulp fiction detective you'll only have yourselves to blame.
khalinche From: khalinche Date: November 1st, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! And yay! Double yay, because when I saw Jon recently he said you'd not been well and then hastily added 'but that story's not mine to tell' and wouldn't say ANYTHING further about why and I thought you might have some debilitating illness and was actually going to send you a card hoping you got better soon, so - hurrah for you not having an illness! Except that all-the-time-sickness sounds absolutely rotten, obviously, and I'm sorry it's been so rough on you.

But much rejoicing for the creation of Little McKnight!
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2010 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Aww, I'm sorry if you were worried, & if I'd known he'd said that I'd've totally just told you, & to be honest I wouldn't've minded Jon telling you (but I think I wasn't specific enough with him about who-I-minded-and-didn't-mind and I sort of did want to tell people personally, so, eh, sorry). And thank you. :)
bluedevi From: bluedevi Date: November 1st, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeee! And awwww! And other such inarticulate stuff. :) :)
From: taimatsu Date: November 1st, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
nou From: nou Date: November 1st, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
uon From: uon Date: November 2nd, 2010 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, congratulationns!
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: November 2nd, 2010 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Gosh. My congratulations, and very best wishes to all of you. *suitably careful heartfelt hugs*
From: rmc28 Date: November 2nd, 2010 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
*snerk* Elephant in the womb.

I'm nursing an upgrade that's going badly. I needed a smile, thank you :)
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2010 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope your upgrade was delivered without too much more pain, & mother and software are both thriving now. :-)
emperor From: emperor Date: November 2nd, 2010 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Coo, congratulations!
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