Oh, jeez, no! We're definitely not getting him THAT early! No, I was more thinking that the later we pick him up = more time with the litter and mama = good. Also, then he'd be a full week older when I went back to work.
We're also a bit paranoid about the fear period because our current dog was beat up, in the shelter, by one of the other shelter dogs during her fear period. We worked really, really hard on dealing with that, but she still has fear issues (mainly just runs back to us if off leash, but will bark and growl if she's contained ie on a leash). We're starting from a better place with our new guy and we don't want to mess anything up for him!