- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I am a teacher in a public school. Do you not get any paid time off because you haven’t had a chance to build up sick days? In my district, I use sick days for my 6-8 weeks off (I am currently on maternity leave). I have enough banked that I could have covered my entire maternity leave, but it would be nice to have some days left for when our kid is sick, as well as build up for when we want to have baby # 2.
We were one of the lucky couples. We did plan out when we wanted to get pregnant, and it happened the first try. Ideally, I wanted to get pregnant in June, deliver in March, and then not come back for the rest of the school year. We started trying a little early and I delivered in January. Luckily, this worked out because with my new job in our district, it’s important for me to be there at the end of the year.
If you are really wanting to deliver at a certain time, I read up on tracking my cycles and using Fertility Friend. It worked out for us, but of course, everyone is different. Good luck!