Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I hope I get tenure...

Please send your good vibes toward my dean's office, as my tenure package has left my department and my fate is currently being decided by people in other departments. H and I have decided we want to have a(nother) baby, but we're waiting until next month to start trying because of the pending tenure decisions. If we succeed (on both counts) our children will be more than eight years apart... are we crazy? As I ran around making D's lunch this morning, I was wondering how it would be if I also had a fussy baby to nurse. I feel like I barely remember when D was that small. And I was a stay-at-home PhD student with a fellowship then, too. Oh my...

11 comments:

Julep said...

Good luck!!

Ianqui said...

Sending positive thoughts toward your administration!

Seeking Solace said...

Sending good thoughts your way!!!!

Arbitrista said...

Best of luck!

comebacknikki said...

Good luck! :)

Twice said...

Good luck on both fronts!

Jane said...

Good luck!! Sending good tenure vibes your way...

Addy N. said...

Thanks, everyone! I'll be happy when this month is over and I know the decision...

JustMe said...

best of luck thoughts going your way for tenure and baby!

MommyProf said...

Offspring and Bun are 7 1/2 years apart, and it actually works fairly well. Studies show that more than 7 years lets you avoid birth order effects...

Basically, with that much age difference, they are different worlds enough that they don't threaten each other, and Offspring is actually a pretty good help with Bun. She doesn't do the "late night baby dance party" or change diapers, but she can help with feeing and entertainment/containment.

Break a leg on tenure.

Eddie said...

Good vibes sent your way!