I am planning to notify my work in 2 weeks as I will be just about 12 weeks. I think it also works out because I'll be almost done with the current project I'm working on. I know that more notification is better than less so that they can plan out the spring/summer projects which will be done soon.
I work in an office (from home 4 days a week). I was originally thinking about scheduling a meeting but I have no idea what I would put as the subject and I don't want to leave him wondering until it happens! So since I have a regularly scheduled meeting with him right before lunch.. I was planning to just say "Do you have a few minutes to chat?" He shouldnt have a meeting scheduled since meetings are rarely scheduled during lunch.
I plan to take the full 12 weeks but be available via phone if questions come up and then I'll come back to work full-time. I pay the majority of the major bills around here so me staying home is not an option. I do plan to continue working from home but DH will be home half the day and the other half I'm planning to get a nanny (3 hours). I'm a little nervous about how my manager will feel about this. (maybe less info is better?) I really can't go into the office more since it's sooo far away (90 min each way) especially with an infant!
I'm wondering if I should notify HR first or my manager first?
Has anyone else worked in a similar environment or situation and done this before? What have been your experiences? What are your plans?