Jenny is a full time mum to 3 young boys. Kyle (9), Nate (3) and Hugo (14m) who are slowly turning her hair grey!.
When the boys are in bed she turns to her alter ego – KyNa Boutique, an online organic clothing store for 0-6yrs. KyNa is that little bit of spark she need to keep her brain ticking over and remind her that you can do whatever you want to do if you put your heart and soul into it.
When your outside looking in we look pretty normal, if you can ever define what normal is, 3 boys running riot round the house, family time together filled with laughter but Im a big believer in “life is what you make it” We all have our difficulties that we deal with every day, to us they become normality and you know, you just kind of get on with it. Looking back you wonder how you ever coped.
I was quite young when I was pregnant with Kyle and i had no idea what to expect, I thought life would just carry on as normal just with a baby in tow. Boy was i wrong. At 32 weeks Kyle was born, he had been starved of oxygen and wasn’t breathing. All I remember was seeing a purple baby being rushed out of the room and then an hour later seeing my boy for the first time from a polaroid picture. The consultant let me go and visit and explained that his left side of his brain had been damaged and if he survived the night then he would have long term problems.
He did survive the night and the flash in his brain closed up. It took him much longer to learn to walk and talk but he did it and he carries on doing it he amazes me. When you meet him he is the same as any other boy his age – all the hospital visits, therapy, classes paid of.
I seperated from Kyles dad when Kyle was still a baby and went on to meet my amazing husband. we had another two children together (Nate and Hugo)
I never thought I would have to go through anything like I had to with Kyle again but life has a way of kicking you when you don’t expect it and at two weeks old Hugo contracted Septacemia. Things were pretty touch and go for quite a while but 8 weeks later he came home from hospital. He has been left with long term kidney problems and has to go into hospital every 6 months to check his kidney function but he is the happiest and biggest baby you will ever meet. He has now been nicknamed Hugo the Giant – ha.
So our family life I suppose you could say is very modern, Kyle visits his dad, we have regular hospital visits with Hugo and this is the way our family will always be.
I suppose its made me realise that no matter what happens, you can dwell on what happened or you can hold your head high and make happy memories for the future.