That really sucks,
! Not much worse than an unsupportive working environment.
I only work part-time, and plan to continue that at some point after the baby is born, but I don't know exactly when. With my first, I was only working 2 hours each day, and was able to work it out so DH took long lunches & kept DS during those hours, so I only stayed out 6 weeks. I went full-time, then, when DS was around 2 years (different job). Then, when I got pregnant with DS2, I told my supervisor right away, because she was super-supportive, and I planned to work up until the birth and then quit. My supervisor and our office manager were wonderful, and we worked it out so that they knew, so they could plan ahead (looking for my replacement), but we didn't tell HR, because I wanted to take all of my sick leave and vacation, which I couldn't have done had I resigned. So, technically, I resigned at the end of my FMLA/sick time. I just post-dated the letter, and gave it to the office manager to hold on to. I'm still working there, actually. I started back just PRN, filling in when someone went on vacation or got sick when DS2 was 8 months or so, and now I'm p/t, working 2-3 days a week (alternating). I already told the office manager and my colleagues about this one, and that I'll probably be out for a good while after the birth. DH & I are trying to plan, financially, for an extended leave for me. I really have respect for those of you who can pump, because I never could. So, probably at least 6 months out.