For those who have a job other than SAHM, what are your plans regarding how long to work and when to return?
Since I'm part-time my mat leave is unpaid, so I want to save my vacation time as long as I can. I'll work right up until my due date if I can, and hope he shows up not too long after--and I might think about picking up last-minute cover shifts if I'm still pregnant after my due date and nothing seems to be happening. Then I plan to take the full 12 weeks I'm entitled to by FMLA. I should be able to take 3-4 weeks of paid vacation and then we have some savings to cover the lost income for the remainder of that time.
A hazard of the way my job is structured is that for those who float (which I do) we routinely get sent 1+ hour out of the area during the first part of the year, but I already talked to my scheduler and she agreed not to do this to me this year. So I don't have to worry about going into labor an hour from home.