|Evangeline helping me study anatomy.|
I have been a student as a mama before so in many ways studying and balancing my various roles is old hat. In other ways it is completely new ball game. I now have two children and a lot less free time. :) I have a lot more competing for my free time these days. I also don't think that Eli was ever sick while I was a student. Having a sick baby and trying to be a good student changes everything. Still the happy hubby and I are really excited about this new path that God is leading me down.
I did skip a week of school to visit family and I doubt I will do something like that again in the future. I really enjoyed getting away and spending time with family but it was a little stressful trying to finish assignments and such. I survived but it was a lot more difficult catching up on five missed hours of lab and lecture than I thought. (It's very difficult to make up lab time because I don't have a slide and microscopes at home.) We ended up having to stop at a McDonald's around 11pm one evening just so that I could submit an assignment that was due while we were traveling! The happy hubby has been my biggest cheerleader the entire time. I am so thankful for him.
I will say that I am enjoying both of my classes and I have really learned a lot this semester. My anatomy class is SO interesting! I continue to be amazed at the wonder of God's creation when he made us.
I am anxious to start the lactation part of my training for the ibclc exam. Hopefully God will show us soon what that should look like for next year.