Can’t believe (I mean, of course I can, but still) that you didn’t get paternity leave. Not that I’d get any either. Stupid.
I’m not positive, because my Employee Handbook is at the office, but I believe the policy is that for births in which there are no complications, we are permitted to use up to 3 days of excused absence time for paternity leave. Any additional time must be taken from our vacation allotment or be unpaid.
We only accrue 8 days of excused absence time over the course of a year, so 3 days is a big chunk.
Before kids, instead of using excused absence time for doctors visits, I would work late or on the weekends to make up the time. Post-kids that’s not so easy, so I rarely have much balance.