Yesterday morning, I completed my last school obligation for the year, which was to take my biostatistics final. Therefore, I have successfully made it through the semester before giving birth, and I have also completed the first year of my PhD program with about 3 years to go. Or if you combine the masters and the PhD programs together, it would total about 6 years, so in that case, I'm halfway done. Normally I would work during the summer, either teaching summer school or doing research with my advisor, but this summer will be my maternity leave. I do still have research work that I can do, but luckily it's mostly things like editing manuscripts and writing IRB documents, and that's something I can do from home.
Now that school is finished, Ally is welcome to come whenever she likes.