Saturday, March 14, 2009

How do you all do it?

So I am totally stressed about this coming fall.  I will be going back to Weber to become an occupational therapist.  JT will turn 3 and he will be going to the Early Intervention Preschool.  He still refuses to stay at any nursery or daycare type place without me.  How will he do with preschool?  How will I go to school?  How can I make sure he gets all the therapy at home he needs with all my homework and housework?  ARGH!  I just feel so worried about the whole thing.  I know we will figure it out somehow but it feels like such an incredible task.  Then there is also the regular worry about going back to school.  How do I pay for it?  How will I do going back after 3 years?  *sigh* Life changes are scary for me I think.


Melissa said...

Katie!! How are you? I haven't seen you at group lately and I was hoping it wasn't because you guys were really sick or something. Anyway, I think it is great you are going back to school! I can imagine how stressful that can be, but I know things always work out. It will be an adjustment to balance it out, but you can do it. I know that JT will also have his challenges with preschool. I remember when Trevor transitioned... it was a little rough, but he did better than I thought. The good thing about EI preschool is they are used to dealing with kids who have a hard time. In the end it will all work out. If you need anything, or just someone to talk to.. please call! Oh, and we need to have another playdate! Call me!

Lori said...

you do the best you can! i agree with melissa, especially with preschool through EI they are used to dealing with separation issues, delays, etc. look at the time as time for YOU and don't feel guilty for it. you know how the rest of your day will be spent.... you can do it. i went back and finished up my degree when Jaylee was 2.5, it was rough but it was totally worth it. best of luck!!!

hayngrl101 said...

YOU CAN DO IT!!!! After my daughter got her diagnosis, I immediately switched majors and finished my masters degree in speech language pathology.

Something about being in a program that directly benefits your child with special needs... the motivation and drive... its just a little different and you will find a way to make it happen and to make it work. Just keep the faith and know that if others out there have done it, then you surely can do it, too.