Re: How close to due date did you keep working?
I worked through my first two pregnancies right up until the end.
With my first, I actually didn't know I was in labor, but my boss swore I was so she sent me home at 6pm. I had a baby 9 hours later. (I had been having contractions at work, but I had never felt Braxton Hicks contractions before and I thought that's all they were. Nope, it was the real thing!)
With my second, I woke up at 6am for work and had lost my mucous plug. I called into work that day and had a baby that night.
I was a SAHM with my next two pregnancies.
A real woman always has a clean house, an empty laundry basket, smells good, is well made-up, slim, healthy, eloquent, and perfectly well behaved...I suspect I am a man.