I'm in the middle of trying to hire the various people we need to get through this whole "we're having twins" thing. I mentioned before that we will be starting off with a night nanny and transitioning to a regular nanny nearer the time I go back to work.
Well, it's hell. I hate interviewing people at the best of times but damn, these chicks are something. I spent four days tracking down someone's references only for her to tell me at the last minute that she works with her sister and is it OK if they tag team. NO HELL NO ITS NOT OK!!
I am seriously thinking about biting the bullet and going with an agency. They charge $250 for the application and placement fee which I think is a total freakin' rip off, the nanny's are more expensive but they are qualified, screened and trained and there is an agency to scream at if anything goes wrong.
At least we're fortunate enough to be able to have a night nurse and I should stop being a whiney pain in the arse but damn it chaps my cheeks when people lie and cheat, it brings out the worst in me.
All that and a tired, emotional-for-no-reason weekend. I think I scared myself reading about c-sections! There is a ton of crap and out of date info out there. They do not, for instance, cut through your stomach muscles. The move them, these days, coz they can. Seriously folks - how painful is is? what do you feel like afterwards (in the recovery room) and what about the day afterward? What words of wisdom can you give this poor demented mum-to-be.