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I worked up until the Friday before she was born (which was a week after my due date, I was induced the next Monday night and she was born Tuesday). I had 12 weeks off (well I took 13, FMLA plus a week of vacation that was previously planned) then went back to my same job. Everything at work was pretty much the same, except I had to fit pumping into my day, but that wasn't really a big deal. I feel more stressed when traffic is bad because there isn't a "I'll get home when I can" since I need to pick up DD. And of course I miss her all day. If I had my choice I'd stay home, or only work part time, but that isn't financially possible.
I'm in Canada, so our mat leave is a year. I'm very glad I got it.
So I worked right up til the day she was born (she was 3 weeks early), and padded my mat leave with vacation. So when I went back to work, she was almost 14 months old. I went back to the same department, and was given a new project. I had a choice between this project, and applying/interviewing for another job when I came back.
Things hadn't really changed too much though. Couple new faces, a couple org changes, but for the most part, the department still manages the same scope of work, under the same mandate it always did.
Becky, mommy to my Monkey Pie, Maggie (June 10, 2010)
I had just graduated college when Austin was born, and still working my college job at a busy convenience store. My plan was to be a SAHM after he was born, but DH's construction job at the time was really hit or miss. I went back to work at the convenience store when Austin was 7 months old, because I was borrowing money from my parents like they were an ATM. I continued to work there even after Aubrey was born. They were really flexible with my schedule, and we were able to keep the kids out of daycare while I was there. I left in Dec of 2007, worked for a year at an establishment contracted out to Comcast, then started the job I'm at now.
I took 8 weeks off with my DD but was "on the bench" meaning I didn't have a project for the next 3, so it was more like 11 weeks. If there is a next time, I'm going to take 12 weeks off and see if I can come back part-time for the next 6 months. I'm not sure if I can but I'm going to ask.