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- by Dcmom Dec 6, '12Hi everyone, I'm a mom of two my little ones are one year old and a newborn, yes they are very close, I gave birth just weeks ago,not even a month,still recovering and getting my strength back ,having babies being very close means I am dead tired all the time I feel like a zombie walking most of the day.Im up all day and hardly get good hours of sleep but very happy and thankful still, The only thing is I cant ignore the fact that my test date is coming in 20 days which is also my att expiration day and it bothers me.I haven't fully study and don't feel prepared at all,This test is something serious and i know i need to study and to do that i need to invest time and effort to really put myself together, be focus and absorb all the knowledge but no matter how i want to do it i cant coz im just so tired and don't have energy to do that coz i get very exhausted. I don't know if I should just let it go or try to sit on the test not prepared. My father ( family priest ) told me to let it go and not to be too hard on my self, and take one thing at a time and for now , that is to be a mom to my wonderful babies which is GOD has given me, He mentioned that this is what the lord gave me and should live by the moment and treasure each day with my babies, which i agreed on I believe and know that I don't wanna miss any chance to be the best for them coz they will only be kids one time, Once they grow up thats it.. I know the test will always be there and if its meant to be its meant to be, At the same time other family member tells me that maybe I should just try it since i already paid for it eventhough chances are very slim its like going to war without a bullet and suicide. I don't think my gut can take it and sit on boards without a clue on what Im reading and answer to pick... I might blame myself forever when i find out I fail and couldn't do anything bout it, having a baby is something you cant predict and a huge blessing and I embrace everything about it this is God's gift which I am very thankful for. Any advice with be appreciated thanks!
- Dec 6, '12 by ladylibra018Being aa mother is a full time job. and you already make a schedule of the test. and also your ATT is almost due. you already paid for it might as well give it a try. If you passed then good. If not then you have now the idea about what the exam would look like. Then when you are ready again to take the test go for it! And congrats for your new baby.
- Dec 6, '12 by DcmomQuote from ladylibra018Being aa mother is a full time job. and you already make a schedule of the test. and also your ATT is almost due. you already paid for it might as well give it a try. If you passed then good. If not then you have now the idea about what the exam would look like. Then when you are ready again to take the test go for it! And congrats for your new baby.
Hi ladylibra018, youre right being a mom is a full time job plus the overtime with my newborn that requires me to stay up at night. Thats what most of the people tells me to do but i feel guilty and heartbroken knowing i have the chance to take it but didnt or should i say coulnt prepare for it. This will be my second attempt if ever i go ahead and take it, i took it before and failed coz of the same issue i wasnt prepared, got morning sickness,heartburn throughout the pregnancy. Which makes me feeling nauseated and very uncomfortable i couldnt sit for a long time but had to ,the test took me more than 5 hrs didnt have the choice but to sit there i got so pre occupied and just wanted to hit next all the time to finish the test, i was having dob because i was so big and felt that my tummy was blocking my airway and pushing my stomach and stuff, i was seven mos. Preggo with my first at that time. I scheduled my first try to test not knowing i was already pregnant, took it coz they said its better before the baby comes so i gambled and took it. Second time i re apply, paid and scheduled after i failed, my goodness gracious. Only to found out that when my baby reached 3 mos. I discovered... again... what a blessing! i was pregnant with my second at that time i was shocked and got mix emotions but then i embraced it wholeheartedly but then i couldnt study coz i hav and infant plus im preggo, but this time i said il just take it after i deliver fearing i might have the same issue,, mistakenly its harder this time that i have two beautiful babies. I guess it wont get any better? Not till my kids grow a lil bigger,, still contemplating, but i appreciate your advice.thank you!
- Dec 7, '12 by hbhallaof course should give it a try u r so bold and u have two wonderful blessings of god do it for them put ur heart into it and dont flood urself with knowledge just read until u get tried good luck
- Dec 7, '12 by snobandaI studied about 5 days before the test. Buckle down and just do it. If you can, get a baby sitter or have your partner take the kids with no interruptions for a couple of hours each day( if at all possible). Yes God gave you the babies, but he also got you through nursing school. It's not that bad of a test.
- [QUOTE="hbhalla"]of course should give it a try u r so bold and u have two wonderful blessings of god do it for them put ur heart into it and dont flood urself with knowledge just read until u get tried good luck[/QUOTE
Thank you hbhalla,,, i appreciate your encouragement now im feeling better to try and take it thank you so much!
- [QUOTE="snobanda"]I studied about 5 days before the test. Buckle down and just do it. If you can, get a baby sitter or have your partner take the kids with no interruptions for a couple of hours each day( if at all possible). Yes God gave you the babies, but he also got you through nursing school. It's not that bad of a test.[/QUOTe
I love it when you said " buckle down and just do it" it just give me so much motivation , il just try to give my best shot with or without study i dont know if ican get help these days since holidays are coming but i will try!! Thanks a lot!
- Thanks a ton you guys give me spirit!
- Dec 7, '12 by rdsxfnrnI understand that you have your hands full but seriously, just study and take the test. Even if you can not study take the test as you already paid for it. You seem to have a list of excuses why you can't take it ........ do you want to be a nurse?
- Dec 7, '12 by mzmaeYou don't loose anything if you try, its a greater loss if you let it go without trying. Your story reminded me of how it was 6 years ago. New mother, new baby, fresh graduate, confused and unemployed. Mind you, I've been a single mother since then. I tried to pass the test but failed thus me having to retake a remedial course and attempting for the 4th time come January. Life happened in between then. I had a million reasons not to take it. That's just how it is, but giving up is not an option. At times you just have to set things aside. There is always a perfect time for everything to happen.
If God puts you to it, he will put you through it.