DH Time Off

Hi Ladies- Just wondering how much time your DH's are taking off from work once baby is born or how long your DH took off when you had your LO? We are trying to plan ahead for this since I'll be taking 12 weeks and 3 weeks will be unpaid.
Posted on July 31, 2013 at 9:26 am
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 My husband is a graduate student and TA so he doesn't exactly get time off...thankfully our baby will be born (hopefully) right in Christmas break, so he will not be in school then. I believe he gets about a month off. I am taking 12 weeks off starting the week of Thanksgiving and returning mid-February.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:24 am
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 Unless DH gets a teaching position in the next few weeks, I don't believe he's going to be able to take any time off of work.  Where he works is a bit crazy--crazy schedule, crazy time, and they require their employees to work overtime on some of their days off.  Knowing them, they may allow him to be there for the birth, but he will have to provide proof from the doctor or hospital that he was with me during that time.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm
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DH gets up to two weeks paternity leave but his company are being a little antsy and may require him back after a week - we won't know nearer the time.  But the plan is for him to take 2 weeks Paternity Leave and then a few holiday days on fridays so he has a longer weekend with LO once she's born.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm
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 If we end up going with the midwife and a different hospital to have our baby, then DH will be taking a few weeks off. So far, we're hoping to go to his parents' house for Christmas, and stay there til LO is born, so we could be there for a while. I'm working til early-mid December before I quit, and I won't be going back.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm
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We're not entirely sure yet - it's going to depend really on DH's boss. He just started this job in June, and they know I'm pregnant but he's not eligible for Paid Family Leave yet. I'm hoping he can at least take a week off but it might be unpaid. 

I'll have plenty of help around me for when he's at work but I know I won't get him for long. :(

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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Posted on July 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm
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 My DH got two weeks paternity leave. It flew by! :-(

I  would have absolutely loved more time, but I did feel like two weeks was a good amount of time. 

My parents were staying with us that first week after LO was born and it was very nice having the help. Then we were on our own the second week. That family time with just the three of us was so, so nice. Now we have help again (his mom) in our third week since he just went back to work. This arrangement worked well for us! 

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 2:44 pm
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 DH is allowed six weeks paid family leave. He took the first week off and went back to work while I was off. Starting in June he takes Monday's off to watch Jada and but back on our daycare bill. It's really worked well on helping them bond :) 

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm
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 Due to unfortunate timing of job loss, my hubby was with us for the first 4 MONTHS!!  It was truly amazing considering this will be our only baby and like posts above show, most other dads would never get that much time at home with their newborns.  She had to be hospitalized 2days after we got home for jaundice, and I cannot even imagine if he had to go back to work right after that.  

California dads can also get up to 3 weeks that first year for family bonding time at approximately 60% pay...they can take it all at once or split it up. (Same for moms too or do moms get 6?  I forget!)

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 10:24 am
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 My dh's company paid him one week of paternity leave and then he took 2 weeks of vacation so we've gotten him for 3 weeks. He goes back on Saturday though so time has flown by! Once my 12 weeks is up and I go back to work, he's going to take his paid family leave so he'll have 6 weeks with our LO :)

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm
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 Jackieg- both mom's and dad's get 6 weeks (or a certain amount of money) paid family leave in CA. We have a year to use it. Most moms use theirs right after the disability is up, which is what I did. As much as I can gripe about CA, this is one thing I am so thanful for! 

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm
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 I did the same...I took mine all at once as soon as my disability was up too :)

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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