How far along were you when you stopped working?
How long was your maternity leave?
I worked up until the week I was induced. I told my job I was going in Wednesday to be induced and they told me to take the day before off and use PTO. I apparently only had 1 hour of PTO so that was worthless. At the time I worked Tues-Fri 230p-1230a.
I was only home with DS 6 weeks. It definitely wasn't long enough for me though. Only 4 weeks of it was paid because of my short term disability. I thought that it would be the 2 week waiting period before they paid and then they covered 6 weeks but nope...they counted the 2 weeks
I worked until the day before I was induced, and was home for about 10 weeks. 6 of those were paid, the last 4 were not. Had to dig into my savings to pay rent. :-/
With my first, I worked until 39 weeks 4 days, which was the day before I was induced. I was off about 6 weeks.
With my second, I worked until 40 weeks 2 days, which was 2 days before I delivered. I was off about 8 weeks that time.
DD came 4 weeks early, so I wasn't on maternity leave yet. I hadn't even really decided when I would stop working. I was out for 6 weeks. But I did a little work from home to help out. I have a great company that allowed me short days as needed when I returned to work. Even now, it's easy to take a day when DD is sick. They know I don't take advantage, so it's really easy and a nice little perk.
I work at home, so I worked even when I was in labor rofl, then I went to the hospital when my contractions got closer.
then tool my Maternity leave that day I he was born for 6 weeks
We had (finally, after 6 months!!) closed on our house on a Tuesday. Wednesday, my FIL painted her room, Saturday DH and FIL put her furniture together. Nothing else in the house was ready. I had everything scheduled for the following Tuesday (movers, electrician, plumber, alarm company, fridge delivery, etc.). She was born the Sunday after we got her room done. DH had to go back and forth from hospital to the house because everything was scheduled. It was a crazy mess.
Quoting cjsmom1:I moved two weeks before having ds so I stopped working the day before I moved. I started working when ds was 2 months.
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