The fact that I'm even taking the time out to write this is insane. I have no time. But I feel the need to stop and catch my breath for a minute.
We're getting by this week with a temp nanny whom I actually like a lot. We will definitely consider hiring her permanently, once I figure out what I'm doing with my job.
I talked to my boss - she is on board with me switching to a part time role. But there's lots of legwork involved - I need to figure out what my options are, meet with HR, etc. It will take some time. So we have this temp nanny full time for a few weeks, and then we'll decide what we're hiring for once I know what my work schedule will look like.
This all has terrible timing - as this is my busiest week at work in like 3 years. I feel like I'm barely keeping my head above water - trying to juggle this busy week, when it's already a short week, and I'm trying to spend a few hours each day at home with the temp nanny. Because I'm not the type to just have a new nanny show up and I walk out the door. Tomorrow will be another crazy day at work, but then hopefully things will get back to a normal pace - we're just in last minute crunch mode for a big project, but once we get past a few deadlines, things should be much calmer.
Next week I have to go on a short business trip. It will be my first time away from the babies. I'm not looking forward to it at all. There's whole post in that, which I'll take some time to put to words maybe while I'm travelling.
In other news: my babies are totally anti-social! We had a friend come over this morning with triplets who are basically the same age as my two. (born a week before, but at 34 weeks, so older by birth date, younger by gestational age, you get it). And my two normally sweet and happy babies - they cried basically the whole time. Daniel was downright mad. He yelled at me! And as soon as the triplets left - my babies were as happy as could be. WTF?? Do they really need to be socialized at 8 months old? I had no idea that they could be that way. Really, I was shocked. So now, on top of all the other shit I need to get done - I gotta figure out a way to get these babies a little more social interaction with other babies. I don't want to raise a couple of antisocial little hermits.