Sunday, January 10, 2010

From a Stay at Home Mom to a Full-Time Nursing Student!!

Tomorrow is the day.... The day I quit my job as a Full-time stay at home Mom to a Full-time Nursing Student. I have alot of emotions about it.. I am excited about starting this journey to finish my degree/career. I am sad about leaving my baby boy and the the days we shared together (all day). I am nervous about getting back into the swing of things.

I know that Brody is going to be just fine. My mom is going to be watching him and he absolutely adores her just as she does him. She is the only person other than me who can soothe him, calm him, and get him to sleep. He will also get to see his Papaw throughout the day as well as he comes in and out from his office. He is going to have so much fun at Mammaws house all day. I know that I am going to miss him terribly but I have to do this for me, Brody, and my family. I am a little nervous as he is still nursing ( mostly at morning and night) and I have been trying to wean him for this day ( didn't work well) so I hope that he handles it okay. I hope he has alot of fun and doesn't miss me too much.

I was so extremely lucky to be able to stay at home with him for a FULL YEAR, I will not complain and this was my choice to go back to school. I want to finish my nursing degree while I am young and this felt like the right time for me. I will be going M-Thur from 8-4. I also am very blessed and lucky that my mom has retired and will be watching Brody and we live right next door so it will be easy in the mornings for me.

Say a special little prayer for me as I change "jobs" tomorrow and pray that I make it through the day okay and that Brody does too. I hate knowing that he may cry for me and miss me. I want him to know I will always be there and that I am not gone forever. I know it may take a few days to get into the routine but I know he will be fine. This is hard for me as I don't leave him much unless it is to go to get groceries, to a movie every once in awhile, or to clean my house for 30 minutes and I have still yet to even let him stay all night with my parents right next door.. He's my baby and I want to be right where he is.....

He is going to love it being with my mom... I just know he will. I'm saying a special little prayer that everything goes good and that he has fun and does just fine on his first day without his Momma. Oh and a special prayer for myself that I can make it through the day without crying ( yea right.)


26 comments:

short southern momma said...

y'all will do just fine. My momma watched Macy until I finished college too. Thank goodness for Grannies! Good luck!! XOXO

Lisa said...

awwwwhhh! HUGS! I know it will be very hard for you but it will get easier and will be wonderful for all of you in the end. I will say a little prayer but you will be just fine. I hope your day is easier than you expect.

Abby said...

Good luck, Lea Liz! That is so exciting. I'll pray for a successful transition for everyone :)

Whitney said...

Awwww! Good luck with school! Sounds like Broday has the perfect Grandma to stay with while your at school!

Brandi said...

Praying for you and good luck!! You'll do great!!! Brody will too!

Melissa said...

you guys will both be just fine. ill say a little prayer for ya.
you are very blessed to have your mom watch him, and right next door at that!

Amber Ellis said...

I'll keep ya'll in my prayers. He will do just fine! You have so much courage doing this. I know it won't always be easy, but you will be so much better for it! What a great accomplishment to say you got a degree. I'm so proud of you!

Kristin said...

That is SO wonderful that your Mom can be his caretaker. That must make you so much more at ease!

kace said...

It is so hard to leave them, but the fact that its your mom will make it much easier after awhile. Hope you have a great first day!

Courtney said...

What an exciting new step for you. I'm sure you will adjust fine and will be glad you did this. Nursing is a WONDERFUL career for a mother. I have a few friends with little ones who get to stay home 3-4 days a week with their kids and still make a very decent income! Best of luck to you and Mr. Brody! It's so lucky to have your Mom right there to help out!

Kelly said...

Good Luck, it will be fun and he will love being with your mom!

Brandi said...

Good luck. I will say a little prayer for you.

Andrea said...

He is in GREAT hands :) Love you hope your 1st day goes well!!

The Wife of a Fisherman said...

Congratulations at starting your new job. I bet school and leaving brody will be tough, but you will make a great nurse!!

Rosie said...

You're going to do GREAT today girl! One of my best friends did the same when her little girl was a baby & now she is a full time nurse and loving it. And her little girl turned out just fine! Good luck!

Abby said...

How wonderful! This change will be great for both of you! You need some time to yourself and he needs to know that he can trust other's besides his dear sweet mommy. Everything will be great and you have nothing to worry about! So happy for you and j.e.a.l.o.u.s you will be a nurse. I always wanted to be one, but I am super super squeamish! HA! So, I nixed that idea and went with speech therapy...no blood involved there :) Good luck today and I'll be praying for the new transition! xoxo

jenn said...

best of luck..i am sure everything will go smooth..

Annie said...

best of luck getting back into the school routine and changing your life style.
i'm sure it's so nice that your mom will be watching your little guy :)
hope you are having a happy monday!!

Annie said...

good luck today!! it will proabably be harder on your than Brody :)....but you are so lucky that he can stay with your mom!

Jessica said...

I'll never forget how hard that 1st day of leaving Riley was but you will do just fine & so will he. It does get a little easier & at least you know he's in good hands with your mama! That's the only way I can do it!

Good luck with nursing school! I was just thinking about you the other day & was going to ask if you were still planning on going. You will be glad you did girl!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Good luck with this big change! That is great that your mom will be able to keep him...I'm sure that will make it all go great. :)

Meant to be a mom said...

Oh bless your heart. Your right it will be a hard day for you but I promise it will get easier. My prayers are with you guys. I'm so happy for you that he can stay with your mom though. What a blessing. He will be loved and taken care of. I hope your school is really great and just remember that you were able to spend that whole year with him just the two of you. Thats so much longer than so many moms (me included). Best of luck.
Prayers.

Tiffany said...

Saying a prayer for you and your new job! I can't imagine how tough that must be! XOXO

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Shanna said...

I'm on a hiatus because of nursing school starting back this past Monday as well, but I hope Brody (and you) and transitioning well. There's a girl in my class that had a baby boy over Christmas break (2 weeks ago) and she's back to knock out this last semester. I cannot imagine how hard nursing school and motherhood is combined...either one is hard enough on it's own (I'm assuming on the motherhood thing...no experience in that category)! I know you can do it...you're such a great mom & will make a great nurse too!

Katie said...

Good for you, girl! I hope that school is going well so far!