As many of you who have read my recent posts have apprehended, B and I are expecting a son at the end of November. Everything we do is geeky, so why would having a baby be any different?
One of the most exciting things for me so far has been the sonogram. For my research job, I often look at echocardiograms, that is, sonograms of the heart. I was so excited that they could see the baby’s heart movement; it looked just like the images I study to calculate heart function parameters. Although the technician kind of laughed when I told her what machine we use to take the sonograms; it was the same kind she’d used when she first trained decades ago. That’s research for you.
Right now, B and I are trying to decide on a name. Naturally, we have several from Star Wars in the running:
Which is your favorite? B tried to throw in some Star Trek names, like “Tiberius” and “Montgomery Scott,” but I nixed those. Sorry. Any other suggestions with a geeky/nerdy theme?
I will be honest, I don’t know how this blog will change once I have a kid. Though I will be taking some time off from work, I am not planning on quitting my 9-5 research job, which will likely mean reduced writing time. I may only be able to do one post a week, or likely even fewer. And I’m sure a few mommy-type things will pop up here from time to time, but right now I don’t have any plans to completely change my blog theme of geeky/nerdy stuff.
We’ll just have to wait and see. I hope you’ll all stick with me through what is possibly one of the biggest life changes imaginable!