I guess I could always ask my MW or OB, but I've been thinking about when to start maternity leave. I get 12 weeks at 60% of my pay. Except that very first week has to be covered by vacation time before it actually kicks in, so 13 weeks really. DH and I don't make enough money for me to stay out of work that long at only 60% of my pay. He said (a longggg time ago) that he thinks I should be able to stay out for 6 weeks and we'd be okay. (Well, not "okay", I'm gonna have to ask my family for money LOL). So, 6 weeks. Okay fine. But I *really* don't want to go into labor at work. But then again, I don't want to go into labor at home, by myself, either. I've never been in labor, so I'm not sure I could drive to the hospital. There's a hospital about 2 blocks from my house, but I don't want to use to that one, I want to use the one about 30 minutes from my house. That's more on DH's way home as well, so... if I were to go into labor, I'd either have to wait an hour for him to get here, then take me 30 mins away or drive it myself for him to meet me. (obviously, that's a perfect world if I get to CHOOSE where to have the baby.)
So, I'm stuck. Do I take off the week before I'm due and wait for it, not so patiently at home, or work right up until the end? I'm the only one who does what I do at work, so if something were to happen at work, it might cause an issue as they'd have to bring someone in to finish my job.
What are you guys planning on doing?? And, how scared did I just get realizing that delivery is NOT that far away? EEEEEEKKKK