I'm finishing up at 30 weeks and 5 days... 21st December... I am using all my leave till I finish and will start my paid maternity leave on 2nd January, I will be getting half pays for 24 weeks from my work so probably why I can justify leaving earlier.
My number 1 reason for finishing up early is so that I can spend time with my family before the craziness starts, my brother in law has cancer so I would like to be able to help my sister out as much as I can before bub comes, she has a 2.5 year old and a 20 week old bub so has a busy life. Then also spend time with my other neices and nephews before my priorities shift... Also I am in Perth and it can get really hot in summer so I don't want to have to rush off to work everyday! My DH is very supportive of the reasons why I want to finish when I do.