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My husband get about 6 months paternity leave, so he will certainly be around. But, he will be doing a lot with our older son. My mom will be coming up too.
Sounds like my hubby. He could take 9 but i don't think he could handle being home and not working that long! LOL
His leave will consist of taking DS outside to play and on daddy/son outtings! LOL
It will be soo nice to ahve a complete summer off together! I usually enjoy all the nice weather alone since he works til 6:30 every evening.
Happily Married since 09/2007
Alexander James - July 2009 <3 <3 Madison Christine Ann - March 2012
My mom is taking a week off to help with Oliver while I'm in the hospital and then home recovering. DH is taking 4 days off when my mom won't be around. Then my MIL comes after DH goes back to work. She will stay 3-4 days. The most help will be from my mom!
SO being around to help after birth is kind of iffy. He gets no paid paternal leave, and it's too early in the year to use up what little vacation time he does have banked. Besides being at the hospital for delivery, I'm not counting on too much help from him until weekends when he's off. My mom and dad will help out quite a bit I'm sure. I'm very fortunate to have them.. they are very active grandparents and live about 2 miles from me. My mom will probably spend the night a few nights after to help us get adjusted.
DH is still job searching, so if he doesn't have a job yet by then, he'll be home. My MIL is going to be in town for a church assembly and will be over most nights from the 26th til the 28th before heading back home on the 29th (my birthday). I will have her by the 19th, so that is good. Plus it will be in the evening and she has a hotel, so I don't have a problem with her visiting, she lives 8 hours from us, same as my parents. Other then that, just friends stopping by, I'll take advantage of their need for a "baby fix" to take showers or whatever. Amelia's godmother will be in Colorado on the 4th or 5th of May, we'll see how much time she spends here and how much time she spends with her parents (they live an hour away). We'll do her baby dedication then, when her Godmom is here.
“First things first, but not necessarily in that order.” The Doctor
My b/f gets 10 days pat leave as well. He has to use his sick time to do so. All my family lives out of the state. I hope between a few good & reliable friends they will be able to help out a few times with my girls, and I will heal relatively quickly to resume back to normal schedule. I am taking 5-6 weeks off of maternity leave.
Brigitte & Ian
Mama to 4 Lil Ladies
Sierra (14), Micaela (10), Breanna (10)
& Littlest Lady, Alyssa Anne 4/13/2012
No one will be coming to stay, and I prefer it that way. Easier to get into a routine and establish some normalacy ASAP. Also both of our moms are nut cases, so even if they were closer to us I think we'd rather shoot ourselves first!
If I have a c-section, DH might take some additional days off right after I come home from the hospital to help out - but that depends on the timing too. The kids have off from school the week of 4/9 for spring break - so if she is born then Alex will be around to lift anything heavy and Katie will be able to help some too (with running and getting things and doing the little stuff).
We are trying to avoid DH taking any significant time right when the baby is born because he is going to take about 3 months paternity leave after my maternity leave is complete so that we can avoid daycare longer.
My in laws are coming for a VISIT--not to help (my FIL is useless and would just sit there and drink all day) but my mom will be coming down for a few days to help us get settled in and DH will be taking about 3 weeks off to help and get settled as a family of 3!