We're expecting our first at the end of September. I have 2.5 weeks of vacation time left. I was considering taking Fourth of July week off (burning four vaca days) and then keeping the remaining week and a half for when the kid is born so I can help out, etc. My wife says she has no problem with this, but I don't know A) If she's just being a trooper, or B) She has any idea what she's in for.
Just curious what some other dads did. For those of you that took extended paternity leave, I am jealous, but my wife is planning on four months off so that's not really an option for us finacially.