That's right! I'm expecting!
I have been saving up that geeky little announcement for a while now. I wanted something I had never seen anyone else use, but that also had a tech twist. It got good response.
I'm due around Christmas, so barring any complications, I'll be able to work the entire fall semester. I'm hoping to take only four months of official leave, or possibly eight if I need it and we can afford it. The downside of being a student is that I don't think I'll be eligible for any employment insurance benefits (even though I pay into it from my TA and contract instructor salaries, I don't have enough working hours in the last year). I wonder if other countries are able to do more for pregnant students? (I'm in Canada.)
While I'm still planning on focusing on my usual blog topics, I am guessing I won't be able to resist talking a bit about this journey as well. Just a heads up. ;)
Quick edit: This is actually not me in the photo (though I wouldn't mind it!). It's just a nice photo I found on Flickr. I'm actually not even showing yet!