It may be that I have baby head, but I can’t help but notice that every other woman here is pregnant. At work, we’re welcoming at least one baby a day! (Seriously, someone talked with HR and crunched the numbers – it’s one baby a day.) Walk around downtown Mountain View during dinner, and you’ll see woman sporting either pregnant bellies or newborns. And Google added a weekly $100 waiters-on-wheels benefit for their pregnant employees – guess they feel they should feed them when they’re working at midnight and the kitchen’s not open??
So what’s brought on this baby boom?
- More people that can afford to raise children? It’s not just Google-aires that are getting preggers.
- More women in the valley? Google’s campaign to get more women couldn’t have worked that quickly.
- The geeks are growing up and (gasp!) they’re getting to the edge of childbearing years?
I’m expecting to see Playdate networking events soon.
* Brendon has informed me that we won’t be adding to the boom ourselves anytime soon.