I totally understand needing to step back! I was testing daily and analyzing line progression and would panic if the lines didn't look much darker the next day and was googling symptoms and it all just created so much anxiety that I couldn't enjoy it at first. I felt like a huge weight was lifted after the first scan. We are here when you are ready And yes, I get 12 weeks of paid leave and my partner is taking 5 weeks of half pay. Not ideal but much better than nothing! I definitely want her to have the opportunity to bond and help as well. My MIL is coming to visit from 3/1-3/8 so she can help us with laundry and household chores and meet and bond with her grand baby, so we are thankful for that too I've definitely reached the stage of being so uncomfortable that I want her to come out lol. I absolutely could not sleep last night, my abdomen hurts every time I roll over or move, I'm waddling everywhere because of the pelvic pressure and I'm feeling very crampy. I've gained about 38 pounds so most of my maternity clothes don't really fit comfortably at this point so I'm living in sweats and leggings. I've lost part of my mucus plug so I do think she will be coming pretty soon but it's hard to say! I have the group B strep test and cervical check on Monday (1/23), along with a repeat growth scan, so I'm definitely curious about that!