Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Starting school for Ruby and then Mummy!

How has it happened? How has 4 years gone by so quickly? I find it hard to believe that my little girl is going to be going to primary school in September.

Starting to get the school uniform!

Last week Ruby attended an open afternoon at the school and she got so excited when she saw one of the teachers, her little face lit up. She ran in as soon as the school gate was opened without even giving me a cuddle or saying goodbye. To be honest I'm not really sure how I feel about that; I love how confident she is and know when it comes to September school will not phase her, but I did really want a goodbye kiss and cuddle! It feels like she's more grown up than her actually age. Ruby will be turning 4 at the end of July and will be one of the youngest in the school year.

The last 4 years has gone by so very quickly; I have had the most amazing time being able to be a stay at home mummy, enjoying the years with her, and to be honest I don't know what I am going to do with myself come September. I will still have Lottie at home with me as we can not afford childcare, so finding a little part time job is not an option, especially as Phil has irregular working hours.

However, looking further ahead I have come to realise that there will be a time in another 3 years, that I will be going through all this again with Lottie; what am I going to do with my life when the girls are at school? I can't just clean the house and socialise, I want something more for me. This weekend I went off to an open day at a local university; I am going to take the plunge and apply to study a midwifery degree!


I have been fascinated about midwifery ever since Ruby was born, and through my voluntary work at both rape crisis and pregnancy sickness support, I know that supporting women is something I really enjoy. I feel so passionate about becoming a midwife and have been very fortunate that the midwives who delivered my babies and cared for me during my pregnancy have been amazing and supportive; I want to give something back and have a career where I feel I am doing good. The money doesn't even come into, although it will help to us move to a bigger house and maybe the girls could have their own room.

I am slightly nervous about the prospect of going to university as I have not studied for a couple of years and to be honest, I am not looking forward to the 12.5 hour shifts; but I know its going to be so worth it. It will be a challenge to gain a place as competition is high but I already meet all the criteria needed to get me onto the course, so that's a good starting place, I just need to get on and write my personal statement and submit it to UCAS in September; everyone please keep your fingers crossed for me! If you have any words of wisdom or advice please share them with me.


16 comments:

  1. Ah my twins are starting school in September too and are super excited! Your like me and are now starting to think of a path to take for yourself. Good on you and I hope it all works out well for you.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, what are you looking into for yourself? X

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  2. I just found your blog by searching around on twitter for Leicester Wedding stuff, & your tweet about magazine came up. Nice blog! Nice to see another Leicester(shire) blogger too!

    If you want any help with personal statements or applying or anything, let me know! I did it myself two years ago, but I also tutor A-level students, so do a LOT of personal statements and UCAS - happy to help in any way!

    - Nin (@notoriouseld)
    http://www.prettypug.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much for the offer of help, I may well give you a shout and its nice to know there are other Leicestershire bloggers out there x

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  3. Ah the time does fly past doesn't it?! I think it's excellent that you are going to do something productive with your time when the girls are at school and one of my best friends is a midwife and she loves it! I wish you lots of luck!
    Found you on the 'My Life As A Mummy' bloghop! Popp over and visit my blog too if you fancy it-not far away in location either as I'm a Peterborough blogger! http://atwentysomethingmum.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/am-i-brand-snob.html

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    1. Yes it flies by way too quickly. Nice to meet another local ish blogger x

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  4. What a wonderful thing to do....Midwifery is so interesting...Good luck x

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  5. Time does fly doesnt it, you should be proud that she has that confidence. Some kids I know have literally screamed the place down going to 'big school'

    Wish you all the luck in the world with your university course

    Thank you for linking up with the Weekend Blog Hop

    Hope to see you again this weekend

    Laura x x x

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  6. Childhood years wait for no one do they! This september My eldest leaves his infant years behind him and starts juniors and my youngest starts pre-school. Im going to be on my own and im dreading every minute of it. Ive been lucky enough to be home with my children for the last 7 years but its time for me to find something new too. Im doing Makaton training at the moment with a view to becoming a tutor eventually and working with children like my youngest who require that extra support with whatever their difficulties are. Good luck with your new career move and all the studying. #ssamazingachievements

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  7. My little man starts school next September, but is moving from one pre-school to the school nursery this September and I've been busy buying his uniform - scary!
    Good luck with the Midwifery - a girl I worked with years ago, retrained and still loves the job #ssamazingachievements

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  8. Starting school is such a huge step, but it's so wonderful to see them blossom :) And good luck to you too! #ssamazingachievements

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  9. This post made me cry, I don't want Ethan to start school. It does feel like you are loosing your little baby :0( but on a positive note what a fantastic thing for you to do. I wish you lots of luck and I think you are so brave, I'm terrible with hospitals lol.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
    x

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  10. It really does go too quick doesn't it - my son is coming to the end of his first year at school and it was horrible letting him go and it is only really this term that I am beginning to accept it. Good luck with whatever you decide to do in the future.

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  11. Aww my youngest boy is starting school too. It's a big but wonderful step. Fingers crossed for you x

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  12. Good luck with the midwifery course. The years really do fly by. I am lucky in being able to carry on with some of my old work from home, but it's true, as they grow up and become more independent, can feel you need to do something to give a bit back and also for yourself. Sounds in some ways though as though this is a natural progression for you, funny perhaps in some ways how having children makes us grow in more ways than we ever anticipated.

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