My other half works for himself and has a contract where he is 3 weeks on, 3 weeks off. He will get back a week before she is due and skip a tour so he will be here for 9 weeks. The plan is to only do work locally for that 9 weeks, maybe a few days a week depending how he is.
I pretty much insisted he can't work for the first few weeks as he is an aircraft maintenance engineer (mostly helicopters) and I don't think anyone should be doing that job without a decent nights sleep.
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09-02-2012 17:39 #21Junior Member
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09-02-2012 17:39 #22
Didn't have a cs but dh worked 2 days a week for 8 weeks after ds was born, then he went back to 5 days. Worked well for us. (Combination of annual leave and sick leave. He had weeks of sick leave accrued so his boss gave him the option of using some)
This time around he'll probably have 2 weeks off.
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09-02-2012 17:43 #23
3 weeks but extended it to 4.
09-02-2012 17:52 #24
Ds1 he had 2 weeks
Ds2 he had 2 days and both of those I was in hospital and he had no choice to go back to work.
Thankfully this time he works in a great company and is taking 3 weeks off from when I go into labour or induced!
I can't wait - I love having him home!
09-02-2012 18:06 #25
Like BlissedOut I was ready to boot hubby.
This time I say 1 week... Why? Because he throws my routine and the way I do things out. Lol
09-02-2012 18:08 #26
DD - 2 broken weeks. He's self employed so had to go check on things a few times.
DS - 2 or 3 weeks with less interruption than the first time.
I would have loved 4-6 weeks both times but just didn't have that option.
09-02-2012 18:11 #27
with ds (our first) dh took 6 weeks off. He worked alot of holiday pay up and decided to take 3 weeks (he worked for his brother) but then his brother did the worst thing and refused to pay him (said he had no money yet he put a new worker on and added $50,000 plumbing to his house) So it ended up being 6 weeks as we had to move 1400kms away for work. rrr
dd (2nd child) dhe went back to work (night shift 6 days a week) one week after her birth. He could afford to take time off but we planned to have a month off at christmas which was nice.
09-02-2012 18:27 #28
DH had a week and a half off and then a week after he went back to work I got mastitis and he got a cold, so he had more time off. Not the best circumstances but I loved having him home!
09-02-2012 18:49 #29
Me and DH are discussing this atm. He has long service leave, about 12 weeks worth. I am not sure how long I want him home for lol. I havent even thought about how long I will take off lol
09-02-2012 18:54 #30
4 or 5 weeks.
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