DH called home from OBC this afternoon--and he gets his 10 days of paternity leave! It won't count against him and he'll graduate with the rest of the class! I was fully prepared for him to miss LO's arrival and was okay with that. But this is so much better!
However, I have to get my doctor's office and hospital send the school a "doctor's note" that I am in fact pregnant and what my due date is. He'll have to put in for a pass 10 days before he can go on leave. Is that how it normally works (just curious)? He's planning on asking for leave as late as the midwife suggests because he'd rather spend time with LO than waiting around for her arrival if she comes after her EDD. I'm a little sad, because, while he'll be able to spend a lot of time with LO, there's still the chance that he'll miss the birth .
Also, if he were to ask for leave a week after my EDD, his leave would run up to the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend... Does anyone have any experience with paternity leave coinciding with/running into a holiday weekend? If so, how did that work?