When it rains it pours..

  1. Hello everyone,
    First of all I wanted to say Congrats to all the recent graduates and to all those who have been accepted into their nursing programs.....I still have to wait until June 15 to find out if I get into the Fall 2002 program at my college. I did get an "A" in A & P 1 and a C+ in Chem. 101 (*I needed a at least a "C" in each class to be considered for admission*) Although I am excited, I feel a little down. I found out recently by taking a home pregnancy test that I am pregnant. . My DH is ecstatic!!! I'm happy too, it's just that I was finally getting on track with college. We already have 3 children...2 dd's who are 7 1/2 and 6 and a 17 mth. old son. So we have our hands full..... I'm also a little upset because I was taking oral contraceptives.....I still can't believe that this is happening. I have an appt. tomorrow with my OB/GYN to confirm the pregnancy....*sigh*......So now I have to replan my plan.....lol.....so I plan to attend the Fall 2002 semester (should I be accepted) and take Nursing 107 and Medical Mathematics. I won't be able to attend the Spring 2003 semester because I will have the baby...and Nursing 108 doesnt' come around until the following Spring.....arrrggghhh....but I guess I have to do what I have to do......there are millions of women who would give everything to be in the position that I'm in......right????


    Fatima
    "RN 2B"
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   GPatty
    Fatima~
    You are being blessed. Hang in there. A couple of ladies who were pregnant at the beginning of our classes, now are Mothers to beautiful babies, and they are still going strong! You can do it!
    And congratulations!
    God Bless~
    Julie
  4. by   CountrifiedRN
    Fatima

    I started nursing school the first time around in the summer of 1999. Before the fall semester when things would really get rolling I found out I was pregnant (also have two older kids). At the time, we lived on the west coast, and all of our family is on the east coast. So I decided that I would leave the program temporarily so we could move closer to a family support system. It took a while to get situated in a new place, but I was able to start the program where I am now in Sept 2001, and God willing, will gradute in May 2003.

    I also felt depressed and happy at the same time, but things really did work out for the best. Even if you have to take a temporary break from school, you will be able to get back on track. Don't get discouraged, just think of it as taking the scenic route to get to your destination! You will still get there, it will just take a little longer.

    Congratulations on your new addition to the family! And good luck with school!
  5. by   NurseAngie
    I am thinking of you. Things never work the way WE think they will, but some how....it works out okay. It took me living in Italy for a long time to figure that out. I had nothing there..(no lasting friendships, family, nursing job...etc..., but I learned alot about ME!) I hope you aren't too disappointed....we're gonna have a baby on the boards!!!!!!

    ~Aunt Angie
  6. by   LuvaNurse04
    Fatima,
    Congratulations on your new addition to your family! Please don't be discouraged. If nursing is what you truly want as your career, you WILL reach that goal. It may not happen in the time frame that you planned on, but it will happen. I know a few women who were pregnant at some point in nursing school or had newborns when they first started the program. As long as you have a supportive family (which it sounds as if you do), you will perservere. Please keep us updated on June 15th and God bless so that you may have a healthy pregnancy.
  7. by   pkmom
    I had a pretty good pregnancy scare last month, but the test turned out to be negative. Before I saw the results I decided that whatever happened was what was intended to happen and if it took me an extra year to get my degree than so be it, I would have another blessing in my home to love on and another reason to work hard to graduate.
    Congratulations on your little blessing from this psychotic nursing student who's heart wants another child now, but who's mind just can't handle it right now. I hope that you cherish this time.
  8. by   peaceful2100
    Fatima, a baby is a blessing. Sometimes things happen, we go off a track we were on but it does not mean it will be forever. One of the girls in my study group was telling us how she was suppose to graduate this year but found out she was pregnant at the summer before her junior year had the baby during the middle of her junior year and get this she had her baby during the OB rotation of all places. She actually went into labor while she was in clinicals for OB while she was taking care of another laboring mother. Her daughter was 3 weeks early and spent about 5 days in the NICU. She did not come back right away like she planned. IT took her about 10 months. She is graduting in 2003. Only a year than what she first started out.

    Congratulations on the baby and the grades as well.
  9. by   fnimat1
    I just wanted to thank you all for the heartwarming and reassuring advice and comments...*as I sit here typing with tears in my eyes*. I know that things will be okay...it's just a little scary. I'm waiting for my OB/GYN to call me with the results. But on a happier note....my DH & I are going to close on our new home on June 17....yippeee!!!!!


    Fatima
    "RN 2B"
  10. by   fnimat1
    Well it's official...my Dr. just called ...I'm pregnant!!!!

    Fatima
    "RN 2B"
  11. by   maire
    Oh {{{Fatima}}}, congratulations on your pregnancy! Don't be discouraged or frustrated. I know EXACTLY how you feel; the same thing hapened to me last year. I just had to put my clinicals off a year is all. Now I have this beautiful 3 month old baby boy to show for my time off.

    It all works out. Don't fret.
  12. by   amblessing
    Congratulations on your pregnancy, I've got 2 children ages, 11 and 13 and I would just LOVE to have another baby - but my husband won't hear of it! I would LOVE to be in your shoes! Enjoy every minute of it!

    Here's to a happy & healthy pregnancy!

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