It's only Tuesday, but it's been quite the week already.
This week will be the first time in 6 weeks that I'll work all 5 days. I brought it on myself, I had vacation time that if I didn't use by February 15th, I would lose it. So, I've been taking Monday's off, and a random day here or there. It's been wonderful, but I think I'm a little spoiled now.
Yesterday was a crazy day at work. The kind I like. A big story broke in our town, and after a bunch of phone calls, I had a great interview segment lined up with some of the key players to help expand our coverage.
The Governor, a congressman, and two neighboring mayors agreed to talk live on my newscast.
It was great, until they wouldn't stop talking. Each newscast I have a certain amount of time for news, the rest is taken up with commercials, weather, and sports. For example, in my HOUR long newscast, I really only fill about 18 minutes of that hour.
And you just can't tell the governor to stop talking.
It was a LONG stressful hour, and I had to make some really quick decisions in the control booth on what stories were still going to air, and which were not, but over all it was awesome. I felt like I was alive, although exhausted by the time I hit the door to leave.
After work, I picked up M. and Miss O. and headed to the car dealership. I gave in. We officially own a mini van now. I know it's a mental hurdle I need to let go, but my 21 year old self swore I would NEVER drive a mini van. Period. With 2 infants on the way, and Miss O. to drive around, it's the logical solution. I know that. We needed something that allowed Miss O. to get into and buckle up without my assistance. Our new Sat.urn Re.lay 3 with captain chairs will do just that. It's just going to take some time for me to get used to it.
Even more than the mini van, I'm struggling with clothes right now.
I know, listen to the pregnant woman whine, "Oh, woe is me, I finally got what I wanted and now I can't wear any clothes." It's stupid, I know, but since I refuse to walk around unclothed, it's a problem.
My old maternity clothes are 6 years old, and have been passed around to 3 different friends over the years. I went through them at about 12 weeks, and weeded out the worn out, stained, and dated pieces. Sadly, that left me with one pair of jeans.
So, I invested in 2 pairs of jeans from moth.er.hood mat.ern.ity.
I hate them! The "secret" panel? It's like pantyhose, all the way around the top of the jeans...comfy, yes BUT they fall or roll down all the time. I'm constantly hitching up my pants, my shirts feel too short, because the dang panel is showing as they slip down.
"Secret" my a$s.
I don't know what to do!?! All I know is I don't want to spend money on new pants, but it's quickly becoming apparent that I need to. What are you other lovely expecting twin mommies wearing? Am I going to be stuck wearing yoga pants for the next 4 months?
I can't be the only one with this problem, can I?