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May 3rd, 2011, 07:47 PM
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I'm expecting, and I'm also a college student, I just want to know how it's like, is it hard?

What would be some obstacles you might face? How exactly did you manage?

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May 3rd, 2011, 08:34 PM
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I actually had to drop my classes when I was PG because I had a complicated pregnancy (bleeding, low-lying placenta, etc.). I started up again when Siera was 6-7 months old. It wasn't so bad when she was that little because she was too small to crawl around and grab my things. And she was a good baby so I didn't have much of a problem working my schedule around hers.

Now it's a bit rough since she's 2 and walking and talking. I'm home with her during the day, in class every night (Mon-Thurs). I fit as much homework in as I can whenever I can - weekends, etc. I have a hard time sleeping at night so I'm usually doing homework after she goes to bed. It works for us. I think it varies from person to person and everyone has to figure out what works best for them.

Good luck to you
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May 11th, 2011, 12:50 PM
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When I am in school its online classes. Its a challenge to get it all done. Job, hubby, 2 kids. Honestly I am not going right now. But if you are willing to put in the time and effort and know that it will be more of a challenge now than it was its totally worth it. I keep telling myself I will go back and finish. Life just gets in the way. I think having a full time job makes it more difficult. Just having school and baby might work better. Good luck.
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May 12th, 2011, 06:33 PM
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For us, we tag team. DH goes to work while I stay home with our lo. I have dinner ready for when he comes home and then I take off to school and don't return home until 9ish at night. I was taking 4 classes each semester but had to cut that down to 3. It was too much with an infant and trying to stay on top of homework. We were fortunate enough to find a babysitter a couple streets over from us who watches our lo for 2 hours in the morning on Mon, Wed, and Fri so I can get school work done. You will find a balance between having your baby and juggling your school.
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May 12th, 2011, 08:02 PM
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It just takes time management and really wanting to do it.

I manage to go to school full time as a single mom to a 3 year old. He's in preschool luckily while I'm at school.
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May 13th, 2011, 03:48 PM
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Going to school was a lot easier with an infant! The older DD has gotten the more difficult it is to "go to school" or complete homework. I miss the days when she was perfectly happy rolling around on the floor without a care in the world. Now its "mommy" every 2 seconds!

When DD was an infant, I did as much as I could while she was napping. Anything else I did after bed time or when dad got home.
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