Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ava- 1 month checkup

Ava went to the doctor's today for her one month check up. She weighed 8 lb. 3 oz. and was 21 1/4" long. (25 percentile for weight....and 75 percentile for height, sure that will drop soon!) She's doing great! She actually has slept 8 hours, no joke, for the past two nights! Another angel baby...ahhhhh:)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The greatest invention ever...

Let' s just say that Ava is not quite the same baby as Jaxon. She is a little colicky in the evenings some nights... but she has thrush to so that could be it lately. But I invested in a sling called the Baby K'tan from target. It has 8 positions and can hold two babies at once. She can be screaming her head off and I put her in and silence! It's awesome, plus I can get things done around the house and play with Jaxon.

Jaxon felt he needed in the picture too!

Ava enjoying the outdoors

Here's Ava enjoying the outdoors...she just looked so darn cute!

First "real" bath

Ava loved her first bath in her little pink tub (everything is PINK!!!...can you tell I first had a boy?) Her belly button clamp fell off at 12 days old...not soon enough, I hate changing diapers around those things!

Sports fan!

Jaxon's daddy has him in training to be a pitcher, hoping he will be a lefty. He also is hoping he will follow in his footsteps and be a redskins fan. He certainly likes his redskin pillows which he arranged himself in front of the tv to watch Barney. Check him out!

Lil' helper

We've been remodeling for months now at my parents house. The lastest project is the living room where we have painted, added a gas fireplace, new window treatments and hardwood floors. Here are some pics of the room and little man helping paint and tear up the carpet. It is not complete yet, but almost...

Jax and another friend...

I had training for my new job last week and I needed a sitter for the kids. Ang and Gracie came to stay with the kids. Jaxon had a great time playing with Grace. They watched Barney and played in the ball pit. He had fallen asleep and they left when I got home. When he woke up he cried for Grace. It was so cute!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Addition- Nephew Aiden

Announcing Aiden Paul Reed, the newest addition to our extended family. He was born Aug. 25 at 3:00 pm, weighed 7lb. 0.5 oz. and is 21" long. Here is a picture of him... Also...there is a link on the right hand side of this page that says Aiden's World. If you click on it, it will take you to (Aiden's page)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kiddo update

Jaxon and Ava went to the pediatrician on Monday...Jaxon (18 month check up) finally gained 1 1/2 lbs. since April and he was 30 3/4" tall, he now weighs 19.2 lbs. Ava on the other hand is growing well. She was 7 lb. 9 oz. at 11 days old and went from 18 3/4" to 19.5". Hopefully she doesn't pass her big brother. He may grow to resent that some day. Just wanted to post their stats.

Jaxon had some visitors....

Jaxon loves to be outside so he plays on the back deck a lot. Yesterday...he had some visitors stop by. 2 random cows stopped along the fence to check him out. They would come right up to him and he would back away...he was a little afraid if they got too close, but he kept yelling "Cow!" and "Moo!" Glad we had the camera to capture the event.

New drum set!

Since Jaxon loves playing the drums so much, we have been on the lookout for a miniature drum set for months. It was started to look like we weren't going to find one until closer to Christmas...but good old Nanny Reed was driving by a yard sale and spotted one...guess how much? $2.00!!!!!. He loves it.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Newborn Photo Shoot

Ava Jane Smith - 1 week old

Pretty girl!

Since I am new to the little girl clothes, I have thoroughly enjoyed dressing up my baby girl...I'm not partial or anything, but I think she is beautiful!

Jaxon/Ava - Best of friends (for now-lol)!

Jaxon absolutely adores his little sister. He is going to be the best big brother! He always wants to hold and kiss her, pick her up, give her the pacifier, sleep with her blanket, etc... We love watching him interact with her.

Random pics!

Big brother Jaxon is doing great adjusting to his new sister. He loves trying out her things, but he is just going on about his business as you can see...

Announcing Ava Jane!

Ava Jane Smith arrived into this world on Thursday July 31, 2008 at 3:18 a.m. She weighed 6 lb. 15.4 oz. and was 18 3/4" long. She is doing wonderfully! Enjoy some of her birth photos!

Here is her birth photo next to her big borther's. They look very similar but he had more hair!

Labor Support #1- Proud Daddy

Labor Support #2-Pap Smith

Labor support #3-Nanny Reed

Proud mommy

The Smith Family

Going home!