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11 weeks and no. If I ever do it again I'll take the 12 weeks FMLA and then use my vacation to either extend the leave or to come back 3-4 days per week until the vacation runs out. For me personally, I think the idea would be about 4 months completely off and then to come back part-time until about the year mark.
Hi - Just popping in for the first time! I had 4 months, a generous work program. That felt like the right amount of time, though I was sad to go back anyway. It took a long time to adjust back to work, I started a new role when I went back and was pretty unhappy for a long time. Now though I feel like it's the best of both worlds as Becky said, and I'm able to be a better mom because I work outside the home too.
With my first two I was a SAHM so I didn't have to go back to work. With my 3rd I was in college and went back after 2wks. But it wasn't a fulltime schedule, just a few hours three days a week. With my 4th I had to find a job 1 month after she was born because my ex husband and I were divorcing and I was a SAHM prior to us splitting up...so I was forced to find work.