Hmmm well 2012 seems to be flying and last night DP said she needs to submit when she wants to take her annual leave next year as it has to be approved. It's not allowed to be over the big holidays (Christmas/New Year/Easter etc).
So we were trying to figure it out and then I realised that hopefully we'll be having a baby next year. We want to try in Dec/Jan so would end up with a September or October baby if we were lucky enough to fall first go (will be going through a clinic and will be trying successively each month (IUI) for 3 months and go to IVF if that doesn't work).
So would you:
a) Take off 4 weeks in October and hope you fall first go so DP will have paid leave during the first month or so of baby's life or will get to hang out with her pregnant partner if nothing else?
b) Take off 4 weeks in November so if it doesn't happen first go but happens 2nd go she may still get some time with a new baby? Or she'll get to spend some time with her pregnant partner if nothing else?
c) Not base it around a baby that may or may not eventuate and take it sometime else, like the middle of the year to break it up a bit?