At first I thought, oh I'll work up until baby comes. Then a few months ago I decided it would be good to start my leave one week before my due date. Then I thought baby would come super early (like, before Thanksgiving, which is tomorrow!). Then I saw someone in my babycenter.com birth club say they were taking off two weeks before their due date.
That would be in a little less than two weeks. And it would be so nice. SO so nice. But I don't know if I can justify it. What do you think? What did you do? I know every person is different, but what do you think is reasonable here? I would just feel dumb if I took off two weeks before, and then she came two weeks late (so, a month of unnecessary leave).
One of my coworkers told me I "didn't look happy" today. And it is probably true: I am tired, and everything aches and hurts. But, still not what I wanted to hear, you know?