I submitted this to my boss and I haven't gotten a response yet...
In relation to maternity leave, I wish to notify you that the expected date of my confinement is 11th March 2006. I have enclosed a doctor's report, which confirms my pregnancy and states the presumed date of my confinement.
I wish to commence maternity leave on the 6th March thru to 31st March 2006 inclusive, and then take the 3rd April to 21st April 2006 inclusive, as annual leave. I will be the child’s primary carer during this period, as (DH) will not be taking any parental leave. Leave dates hinge on our childcare arrangements, but I will advise of any changes with 14 days notice prior to return-to-work date. My intention is to return to work on the 24th of April 2006.
The leave I am applying for is no more than 52 weeks.
I approached him almost two weeks ago to have a sit down meeting about what we can plan for next year, but he hasn't got back to me on that either. I know only have to advise my employer 10 weeks prior but I wanted to get in early because over Christmas our workload is the heaviest all year. And he is going on four weeks leave starting 9th December, so it will be almost impossible to have a meeting with him too close to then.
How did you ladies approach the subject? Am I doing anything wrong?