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Busybee Dinners

The second Jax could start eating solids I seriously started to stress. I am just not one of those moms who grows her own vegetables and makes organic, from scratch meals. Actually, I am not even one of those women who makes meals. While other moms are sharing recipes, I am thinking about how we can make better use of the 5-7 p.m. time we have with our kids (this week we went to the park when it was all dark outside and to the Counter for burgers).

Lucky for me, I work for and am part owner of a fresh food delivery service that has kids’ meals, Susan’s Healthy Gourmet. I kid you not and I am not just saying this because it’s my family company, I do not know what I would do without our twice weekly deliveries.

One time, and let me tell you this only happened once, I forgot to order our meals for Jax. Now like a good mother, I had bought some “back up” meals at the store just in case something like this happened. Up to this point Jax had been used to fresh fruit, bright green veggies and fresh meats. We rarely feed our kids junk food or high in sodium or sugary things. So I go to feed him this off-the-shelf dinner (I don’t want to say the brand because I don’t want to be rude BUT it was a well known brand and I am sure if you went to the baby section and saw shelf-ready meals you could figure it out) and as I open it, smell it and look at it, I say to him, “Jax I am really sorry honey.” (The peas were yellow. Ew.)

So, I deliver the meal to my child in his highchair. He looks at the food. I turn around to go back into the kitchen. I hear a “Plop. Plop. Bloop.” I turn back around and he has dumped his entire meal on the floor and then sees me and drops the plate too. Needless to say my husband and I have not since forgotten to order our Susan’s Healthy Kids meals. A usual order for us is: fresh fruit bowls, ravioli with peas and apples, turkey noodle bake with butternut squash and snow peas, meatloaf with potatoes and broccoli and pizza with celery, carrots and applesauce.

– Kerry

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December 13, 2010 at 6:35 pm Leave a comment

“Night night KK”

My 2 ½-year-old Jax kisses his baby sister (in belly) every night before bed and says, “Night night KK (her name is Kenady)”. Last night he was especially concerned that she was getting lonely in the belly all by herself. He wanted to snuggle her through the night, but well…there was a barrier in the way. So he thought the next best thing would be for her to sleep with stickers on her “home” that he put on there. Of course I had to wait until he went to sleep to take them off  🙂

– Kerry

December 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Psychic Dreams

My husband is super scientific. I mean he wouldn’t even take a guess at the sex of our babies. Not even a guess? I meant…whaaaat? Who doesn’t guess? He doesn’t. SO….when I tell him each time about the last dream I had that will come true, he pretty much stares at me blankly and walks off.

Before I even met my husband I had a dream that I was sitting on a couch eating popcorn with this 10-ish year old boy. I only saw the back of us. We were watching a movie and snuggling and I was just extraordinarily content and happy.

I knew when we got pregnant with our first. That was him. My snuggler and my heart. My Jaxy.

When I was pregnant with Jax I had a dream about another boy. It looked like he was in a soccer picture. Dark, handsome like his Daddy, and in some sports uniform. I knew it wasn’t my Jax. I knew it was a child that hadn’t even been conceived yet.

George is now 13 months and man is that boy a gymnast daredevil climber! My G Man. No fear that one. And probably going to be my athlete and of course gorgeous like his Daddy.  🙂

When I was pregnant with George I had a dream about a little girl. Now we were only ever having two kids so this was a shock to me when I woke up. She and I were at an artsy-crafty table chatting it up. She had long curly hair like me and she was just brilliant and so fun to talk to. I was thinking in the dream “What a cool little girl!”

I woke up and knew that had been my daughter.

As you know it was difficult to conceive our 1st and never, never in a million years would I have ever believed I would be a mom of three. Also, the “timing”. We should have never gotten pregnant withour 3rd and it for sure should NOT have been a girl.

But alas, we are expecting Kenady Renee in February or March 2011.

I told my husband about all of these dreams as they happened (well the 1st after we got pregnant the 1st time) well before finding out the sex. Do you think my husband believes I am psychic yet?

You are right. NOPE!

– Kerry

October 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm 1 comment

Welcome to My World: Being Kerry for a Day

So my normal day is:

Wake up at 6:30 and take a shower while the boys are still asleep. We brush teeth with the Thomas the Train (aka “Tah”) musical tooth brush and there is usually some crying when I take it away so we can leave. They are eating at a big boy table and chairs for meals now and it is the cutest thing ever. I was OVER the trays and clunkiness of the highchairs.

I take one of them into daycare while my husband takes the other and then we alternate on the way home. I always stop at Starbucks and spend a little time with the one I have, either eating or letting them “help” mommy. We listen to either disco (if it’s Jax in the car) or rap/club music/Lady Gaga (if George is in the car) and then drop them off at daycare where I stay for an additional 15 minutes to chat it up and watch my boy of the morning.

Then twice a week I do Pilates and go into work!

September 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Daycare

I am pretty sure we are the lame parents of my children’s daycare. I think we average about a C grade weekly, but that’s only because my boys’ cuteness raises our grade. 🙂

We usually run out of diapers or wipes and have to be reminded, I always forget to sign up to bring in snacks, and we forget more than we remember that it’s show and tell day or “wear that color” day. We have had to be reminded over and over to put socks on their feet because they get SUPER stinky (heehee!). BUT I am also told how polite and caring my child is and what a joy he is to have at their school.

We have Jax at a Montessori and George is moving there in 2 weeks. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their school. They are so good with them and teach them how to express themselves in healthy ways and don’t squish their individuality or spirit.

Jax has a few admirers that follow him around. He is a leader and does what he wants, and the little ladies enjoy watching him and he will run around, pick up some dirt, give them some and then go play some more while they watch. But I was also told when someone gets hurt he holds their hand while they go to the office. He is my heart <3.

– Kerry

September 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

In the Beginning: My Pregnancy Story

A collage I made after Jax was born!

A collage I made after Jax (aka "the noggin") was born..

I am 37 years old (almost 38) on my 3rd child. I will have three children under 3 next March. I co-own and run three businesses with my mom. I also work with my dad and husband. I never really thought of having kids until I met my now-husband. After I met him, I couldn’t imagine a world where a child of ours wasn’t in it. I have been sober for more than seven years and I could never be a mom or live this dream life without my sobriety and support system.

It took us two years to get pregnant with our first and I thought I might be infertile since I was older (32, which doesn’t seem so old now haha). So, I made him get tested (he wouldn’t give me any details – he is sooooo no fun!) and I went and got tested by myself. During the tube test I couldn’t see the screen the doctor was looking at and she goes, “Oh wow, look at that!” and then left the room for good.

I was in excruciating pain because I didn’t take the medicine they recommended –  but that’s no surprise for anyone that knows me! – and I went home crying. I told my gorgeous, younger hubby that I would not, in fact, be giving him any children because I just couldn’t stand the heartache of it anymore and I was sorry he would go childless and that he married me, a pruned-out, old woman.

He laughed and held me and told me that he didn’t marry me to give him children, he married me because I was who he wanted to grow old with.

We got pregnant with Jax 3 weeks later.

— Kerry

September 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm Leave a comment


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