I’m pregnant

My husband and I have exciting news: we are expecting a child.  The baby is due on August 20.  As a result, I will be taking maternity leave from whenever I go into labor until approximately January.  Microsoft is an amazing company to work for, providing 20 weeks of maternity leave (some of that is unpaid). 

I wanted to make this announcement well in advance so that everyone will be aware that I’ll be out for an extended period of time.  That means that I will miss out on some great conferences: devLink, the St. Louis Day of .NET, the Ann Arbor Give Camp, several regional Celebrations of Women in Computing, and possibly CodeMash

While I am out, you guys can work with my fabulous teammates:

I will be taking a break from blogging and tweeting during this time as well.  If there is anything that you need from me, please let me know well in advance of August.  I will miss you all during maternity leave! 

Comments (9)

  1. GlenGordon says:

    Congratulations, Jennifer!

  2. Gary Short says:

    Congratulations Jennifer (and "Mr Jennifer") but we will miss you while you're gone.

  3. Jody L Meyer says:

    So awesome!!!  That's just wonderful news!  Congratulations!  :O)

  4. Gerhard Weiss says:

    Whooo Hoo! 🙂 Are you planning on giving birth underwater? I hear it is less traumatic for the baby because it's in water. But certainly more traumatic for the other people in the pool.

  5. Carla McWherter says:

    Squee! Congrats to the both of you! I bet T is going to make an awesome big sis. You will definitely be missed during your leave, but how wonderful that you have such a generous amount of leave time available!

  6. infocyde says:

    Congrats, enjoy your time off with the baby and your husband.

  7. Akshay says:


    I just saw your tutorial on WPF animation and found it to be just great.

  8. Peter says:

    Congratulations Jennifer!

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