Re: How close to due date did you keep working?
I was due with DD 4/29. Planned on working until 4/15 (Tuesday), so I guess the answer to the original question is 38 weeks. Went into labor, though, on 4/13 (Sunday), so I didn't get to my planned date. I quit working after that, so without knowing it, 4/11 was my last day at work. Glad I had burned my essential files to a jump drive and brought it home that day! After FMLA, most of which was paid due to the amount of paid leave I had saved up, my last "official" day was in mid-June. I did that so I could make it to the 5-year mark of employment and thus be vested and eligible for retirement benefits down the road, as well as receive longevity pay.
K & B since 10/2003
Added our sweet little C
4/2008 and our baby boy I 12/2012