My husband *IS* taking 12 weeks FMLA to take care of the baby next January-March when I go back to work full time, so that baby will be a good 9 months old when he/she goes into daycare. He will probably still do some minimal amount of keeping up from home during that period of time, though.
Mom to James ( 5/2006), Claire ( 6/2008), furry kitties Calvin and Bob, and wife to Dennis.
This time, he's finishing his 3rd year of residency in June and starting a fellowship program July 1st. Our plan is for him to leave his 3rd year as soon as the baby is born - if this is early June (crossing my fingers), he'll have off the entire month. If it's not until mid-June, then he'll take his 2 weeks of paternity leave and whatever vacation/sick days he still has left for the year. The plan is for him to start his fellowship July 1st, but it's not absolutely necessary, just in case.
He'll be taking another 1-1.5 weeks in August for our summer vacation.
This time, I don't think he'll be taking much, if any. My mom is going to come up to help with my DS. At least, he doesn't work far from home...so if I need him, he can run home.
(If you're curious, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, and yes, it's a busy house)
This time around, dh will probably only get to take one week off, since he only gets two weeks paid vacay a year. I wish it were longer!! We are looking into fmla to see if he qualifies, but I think it is without pay.
My mom said she would come and help me, but I still can't decide if that will make it easier or harder (my mom can drive me nuts!)
Our big monkey wrench is that the 3rd week in July I have a major annual conference thing for my business, and I have to have a presence there. The original plan was for us to fly out there and everything but now I'm going to stay home with the kids and DH is going to go with my parents for the week. Blech. But I can't imagine traveling with a newborn and trying to work. Anyway, so he has to blow a week of vacation for that
Honestly I wish he could take the last month of school off. I find the end of pregnancy with 2 preschoolers way harder then after the baby is born! But yeah after the baby is born hopefully he will be on the older kids and I can just chill with th ebabe.
It's funny I remember when DS1 was born feeling so overwhelmed and like I really needed Dh there. By the second one, I felt like if he just got the freakin toddler out of my hair everything would be fine, I mean what did I need him for all I had to do was sit there and nurse while I watched TV
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The good news is that my mom will be flying down for a month.
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Not really. He is in lower management at a grocery store. There is enough people who do his job that it isn't a big deal.....and no one would call home. Its food, not rocket science.
I'm sorry I would definitely be upset if I asked DH to do something, knowing he could do it, and he just wouldn't. Very hurtful