Monday, March 28, 2011

Farewell to this Blog

Confession. I am not a Kentuckian anymore. Kentucky holds a dear place in my heart, as it is where we had our two baby boys and started our farming adventures with Josh's dad at Pike Valley Farm. It's time to start anew! Once I have my new blog up and running I will let you all (all 8 of you!) know where to find me. This blog is going to be fun! I'm calling it:  ~Love. Create. Share.~

Much love.

Jamie Pike

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm back!

Our sweet baby boy on his first Christmas! He is so much fun!









Well, thanks to Rachel Wyman I decided to visit her blog and wandered back here!

Hudson is sitting in his high chair grinning at the ceiling, covered in green beans. He insists on eating himself now. Such a big boy! He will turn 11 months old this Friday! He has 8 teeth, is standing up on his own and walking several steps before he plops down and crawls like turbo man to get to his next destination! He points at everything now. He is sweet, happy, smiling, loves to explore, loves spoons, and thinks it's hilarious to eat my toes. He fights to get his diaper changed and twists and turns his body in ways I didn't know a child could manuevar! I adore him so much, I just can't explain it in words.
I am pregnant again, if you didn't already know! I've been craving stir-fry and seafood. I was pretty exhausted and nauseated in my first trimester, but feel much better now. I'm 15 weeks, which puts my due date at June 26th. I am attempting to have a vbac (vaginal birth after c-sec). I am also attempting to do it unmedicated! Wish me luck. (Ha.) I am kind of scared because I have no idea how to have a baby naturally. I have alot of studying to do!

In other randomness: It is winter here in Kentucky and our pipes to the kitchen hot water, the washer, and the drain to the bathtub are all frozen. I mistakenly thought I had a drip from the kitchen faucet last night and so now we have ice cold water. Did I mention that we don't have an automatic dishwasher? Yeah. So, darn, the dishes won't be done tonight. =) It was interesting all day trying to clean up Hudson after each meal and snacks without hot water. We made a few trips back to the bathroom sink to clean him up. He enjoyed washing his hands and playing in the water. He also grins ear to ear when he sees his reflection in the mirror. And he points to himself. Too adorable.

We have mice. They live under our cabinets in the kitchen, behind the fridge and behind the stove. I can hear them when it gets quiet and dark. (naptime, bedtime). I have attempted traps, but they just keep coming. I have caught around 8 since we moved in, in July. Oh and there are babies. One decided to chill on the floor and Hudson found him and was petting him. I freaked out. Immediately washed Hud's hands and the poor, cute baby mouse was moved out to the cold. Sorry buddy.

I have changed since having Hudson. I am a mother now and my priorities have dramatically changed, for the better. I had a beer last year on Josh's birthday. That was my first and last drink since having Hudson. I am breastfeeding him still, which I am very proud of and plan to continue until he weans himself off. I listen to country music now...Hudson enjoys it and so I have taken a liking to it as well. =) There are no more nights at the dance club or the bar. My clothes are sweatpants and button down shirts and nursing bras. I wear my glasses unless I go "out" and my outings are the grocery store or a rare visit to a friend. I've been to church more times in the past 2 months than I have in the past 2 years. While I don't always feel "cute" in the pj's that I wear for days at a time before changing-I do feel like a good mother and a more at peace person. I am grateful for having a baby. He makes my life better, more purposeful, more complete. I can only imagine what having another baby will be like for me, for us. =)












Thursday, August 6, 2009

6 months on Saturday!

Well! Hello 5 1/2 months later! First off, our nephew, Ezekiel is a big 1 year old today, so Happy Birthday to him! We just can't believe how time flies. We are so happy he is healthy and developing the way he should be. (He was born 3 months premature). I love you Kristin-you are such a good mommy and you should be soooo proud of yourself. xoxo.

Hudson is AMAZING! He said da-da yesterday (mumbling of course), but now he says it anytime he babbles; he is crawling (just happened this week); he can stand up if he has something to hold on to at the right height (but I have to be guarding him from behind because his little feet don't stay on the ground at all times.); he giggles with me; he rolls; he jumps in his jumperoo; he's eating baby cereal; he's still breastfeeding so well; he naps in his crib during the day and sleeps with me in bed at night. It depends on the night as far as how often he nurses. sometimes it's every 2 hours, and other nights it's once or twice. I don't feel the need to "train" him to sleep through the night when Josh is working 3rd shift and I don't see any harm in it since we are in the same bed. I am half asleep while he nurses anyway. No worries...I don't roll over on him or anything. I sleep like a rock-don't move at all. He is working on getting his bottom teeth in. I can tell it bothers him. He is always chomping on my or Josh's fingers.

Wow...the last video I posted he was teeeney!! Here is a recent one!!

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I forgot how long those take to upload! Jeeesh.