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      08-02-2012 05:19 PM #26
      I took a week off from work. There wasn't much for me to do, other than normal household duties. I mainly kept the dog company.

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      08-07-2012 11:51 AM #27
      After 1 week my wife was like "Can you go back to work early?"

      I'm not a good "just sit there and help" type of person
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      08-07-2012 04:19 PM #28
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      When I first read this I thought you said "...when we adopted our daughter, Vladivostok."

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      08-08-2012 08:21 AM #29
      i have lots of family around, but they all work full time. my wife is due in Jan. i was thinking about taking 2 weeks. figured that was enough. other people here in the office have only taken 1.
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      08-08-2012 12:48 PM #30
      Wife due with the second in October. My company gives me a week and I take another week vacation.

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      08-09-2012 06:38 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by SinisterMind View Post
      Wife due with the second in October. My company gives me a week and I take another week vacation.
      what???? ur company gives you a week before u have to use vacation?? must be nice. lol
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      08-09-2012 09:28 AM #32
      We actually get Paternity for dads. 6 weeks. I didn't take it, though, because I wouldn't want my job to know they could be without me for that long.

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      08-12-2012 10:27 PM #33
      2 weeks.
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      08-14-2012 05:08 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Papa Dras View Post
      We actually get Paternity for dads. 6 weeks. I didn't take it, though, because I wouldn't want my job to know they could be without me for that long.
      6 weeks! wow. thats a ton.
      truthfully i wouldnt even want to be gone for 6 weeks straight.

      as i said above, i got 2 weeks (10 days).
      good thing about my manager is that he doesnt care when i take them as long as i use them within the same fiscal year the kid is born

      so i have only used 6 of the days so for, back in June. the next 4 are on the schedule for 1st week of Sept.
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      08-28-2012 08:56 PM #35
      Uh.. 0.

      That's what a WIFE is for, man.

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      09-04-2012 06:37 PM #36
      If its your first and you live anywhere near the future grandparents, youd be surprised how much help will be available to you and your wife.

      The first week can be hectic when you consider the family and friends that will be in the way..lol. With my first son my mother in law was with us the first week after coming home from the hospital. I took off the second week once things had calmed down and things were falling into how they would be for the next couple months. Crying, sleeping, eating and pooping... repeat. I'd save the remainder of those days for the remainder of the year which will include a couple doctors appointments and at least one set of shots (and the requirement that you be there to hold the baby while the shots are given..lol). Use the rest of those days to make holidays and long weekends even longer.

      If your wife is planning on breastfeeding, with that and the amount of time newborns sleep, us dads are pretty useless..lol..so jump in and change diapers every chance you get.

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      09-04-2012 11:56 PM #37
      My wife and I recently had our second child. I only needed to take 2 days off. He was born on a Saturday, I went back to work on Wednesday. But really it all depends on how much help from family, how cranky the baby is and the mother's energy.

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