Saturday, February 2, 2013

bye bye baby

I'm sitting here sneaking pictures of Sam on my cell phone. We're having a lazy Saturday morning (much needed), and I'm watching Sammy play with his "guys" (any super hero figurines, like Power Rangers or Spiderman... he loves "guys"!). He's all snuggled on the couch, and I'm watching him flux between becoming a big boy and holding on to bits of his babyhood. He still loves his blankie and sucks his thumb sometimes (much to his dentist-daddy's dismay). But he had a late start into relaxing into a real babyhood. So I let him hold on to it. He needs to be my baby for a little bit longer, and I don't mind it one bit :).
fuzzy cell-phone spy picture of my baby in his "nest" sucking his thumb 

he caught me spying on him! 
He's such an awesome kid... we are so blessed to call him ours.

Also, for those following our life story via this blog, I did get that coveted interview to the nursing school that I would love to attend. My chances of getting in are now very high. It's an exciting time, but also a little hard to decide in terms of what's best for us. My kids will all be in school if/when I start. They would go to after-school care four days a week. Any job I've ever had has been around their schedules, so I've always had the "stay-at-home-mom" status (which was my choice), working with clients in the evenings or on weekends (which was better for their schedules anyway, so win-win). They go to an awesome school and actually want to go to after-school care, so I know they'll be okay. Zach will be at a point in his education where he can step up and do some of the house stuff I'm typically in charge of.  It's just a huge adjustment for me! If I get the opportunity to go to this nursing school, I don't think it's an opportunity that I should pass up- I think it would be unwise to pass it up. It's expensive and will add to our education debt. BUT. I still think it's worth all the cost (financial and with the loss of family time). I do think, if I get the chance, I should go. It will be a hard year, but I'm sure it will be filled with blessings too. So, if you pray, I'd appreciate prayers for guidance over these next few weeks. I interview in 3 weeks. If I get a spot, I'd also appreciate your prayers for a scholarship and grants and enough federal loan aid. That's the only way I'll be able to go.

THANKS! off to study for my first Physiology exam of the semester... Monday at 8am. Ouch!


  1. Much, much love and luck to you!

  2. Don't forget: you have friends that will rise up and surround you/support you. You're not doing this alone. Love you!

  3. So proud of you Becca! You will make a fantastic nurse and are a wonderful role model for your children. We are cheering you on every step of the way!
    Love you, T and SB

  4. Woohooooo! You are going to be the best nurse EVAR!