Monday, January 23, 2006

All grown up...

My 'baby' went off to his first day of school today. (sigh...) I thought I was more than ready for him to go off to school (we've been driving each other nuts for the last week or so), but when I see him in that gorgeous little uniform, well, the emotions flow and I realise just how grown up he really is. It all happens so fast, doesn't it.

His school bag was so big for him, the sleeves of his shirt go past his elbows and his little school shoes make him taller than he is. He's 5 and he's growing up, that's for sure.

I thought I could handle the emotions. I was fine at school. It was only when I was driving to do the groceries straight from school that I started feeling empty, sad, even a little sick. I don't know whether its just today, or also the emotions of yesterday and the past week at church, but today I just didn't really want to be alone. I cried only a little. But I wanted to lots more. And if I hadn't got over it by the time I got home, I would have had a nice bawl session to myself.

I ended up coming home, unpacking the groceries, having some lunch and just going to bed. I was tired (I guess as you do get when you're pregnant), emotional and just wanted to sleep it all away. And the fact that I was alone.

Anyway, my little boy had a fantastic day. He had a whinge on the way home coz he couldn't untie his shoe-laces... something tells me he'll be in bed early tonight. Pity Greg gets home so late and he won't get much time to chat to Jaidyn about his day.

Well, to finish off, here are some photos of my 'big boy' all ready for school. I didn't get any fantastic ones, as he was too excited to stand still, and it was bloody hot and sweaty, making it hard for me to keep the camera still and sweat-free! But hopefully I can use these enough to do a nice layout.


Deb said...

Aww look at your little man!!! I was thinking about you today Natti - I was hoping that you were doing ok this morning as you dropped him off... he looks so handsome in his uniform - the layout you make will be just great!!

Hope you are feeling better soon OXOXOOXOXOXOX

Diana said...

Jaidyn looked great and very grown up.

Nat I am so sorry you have had such an upsetting time. Except for when I took Chris to school, I was home all day. If you feel like this again and would like company, just ring to see if I am home and we can get together.

Take care

Marie said...

Awww, hugs to you, Nat. I know what it is like. I felt the same way last year my Blake started school. You're entitled to have a big bawling session.

I'm praying for you and your family and your pastor and his. Just trust in the Lord and things will work out fine.


Carol-lea said...

Oh J looks so cute in his uniform... they instantly look smaller when you put them in a uniform.

Have a good cry... it's only natural, and it will get better. You feel less lonely when they come running out telling you all about their day!! It will get exciting!!



PS Sorry about all the stuff happening at your church... I know how much you love it there! Hope it gets better soon!!

Madamx81 said...

O M G Nat, he is absolutely adorable! i've got goosebumps, he's so cute, you must be so proud and i can see why! you're a very lucky lady to have such a wonderful family :)

linda said...

he is so gorgeous. i'll be going thru the same thing next year so i'll be able to relate to the emotions i'm sure. hope your week gets better.

Mel Diener said...

Ahhh Natti, it is hard to let go isn't it. And he looks so adorable in his little uniform. It will get better for you, hope he enjoys it.

Kathie Link said...

Oh my! Isn't he all handsome and grown up? He's just adorable Nat! Sorry to hear that it got to you. I'm dreading the first day of school already, and Jamie's only 9 weeks old, lol!

Put your feet up. Have a good cry. Eat some chocolate (or whatever else you're craving at the moment - are you getting cravings?). Sorry to hear about all the troubles. Pregnancy hormones, hey! They don't help, do they?


Ruthy said...

Boy he is so darn cute!!!!
If he's ever lost for a 'little girlfriend' we have a nice one waiting here in Warwick!!!! LOL
I wonder if he's anything like Gabriella when she gets home - talk, talk, talk,(don't know where she get's it from...) So I guess we need each day to get prepared for the latest update from them!!!
Have a great week,

Roz said...

OMG Nat, look at him!! How gorgeous is he! I can only imagine how hard that first day was for you- I mean, I still think of Jai as your little 3 year old lol!!

And hang in there with all this church stuff, it has to get better. I'm only a phone call away if you need anything :o)

Rach Axton said...

Wow Nat, he has grown up SOOO much, how adorable is he!!! I totally understand the way you feel.. I was so ready for Megan to go to day care, then when she did I didn't really know what to do with myself!!! At least ya know you get used ot it!!

And he is so damn cute, I'm sure you'll have to start beating off the girlfriends soon.. lol

Susan (smiles1965) from said...

Terrific photos of your son here. He is so cute.

I remember how I felt last year when my daughter started school. I hope your son enjoys his new routine and makes some great friends.

Enjoy having some spare time now before your baby arrives. Take care and have a great day :)

Shari said...

Jai looks gorgeous and so grown up!! Have a great year at school young man :)
Catch you soon Natti ... Shari xxx

Chris Millar said...

Look how big he looks Nat!!!!! Glad his first day went well and sorry that yours didn't go so well! Take it easy and before you know it you'll both be in the swing of things!

Sarah said...

Wow, what an absolute cutie!!

Must have been a very emotional day for you!!

How's bubby number 2 going?? And you of course??

Take care