I am due in October. I plan to take off about 12 weeks, and return to work Jan 2. 2-3 of those weeks will be unpaid.
Did/Would you take your first child out of daycare to stay home with you?
The perfect situation in my eyes, is to leave Allie in daycare part-time (2-3 days a week). BUT her daycare doesn't offer any sort of part-time. So I'd either take her out, and not pay at all... or leave her in and pay the whole amount. Taking her out, would save me well over $1200. That would help so much for those unpaid weeks. But I worry about her being bored, me being exhausted, etc.