I work full time and my job is pretty awesome (most days). Assuming everything goes reasonably smoothly, I'm planning to work until pretty late in the pregnancy (standard at my company is 39 weeks), take 3 months maternity leave, and then return to work full time. Anyone else planning to work after the baby arrives? What are your plans?
I have very mixed emotions about my plan. I'm very lucky that most of my maternity leave is paid. And I think returning to work is the right choice for me and my family. But I really wish I had more flexibility with it. Going back to work part time seems like a much more sensible plan, but I'm not sure it's feasible with my job/organization. And I'm not sure if I'd be better off saving the possibility of part time for when the kid is a bit older.
There's also the challenge of being pregnant at work. Totally different than hanging at home. How's it going for you?