Thursday, July 30, 2009

Here are a few pictures of the adventure we are having with spoon feeding!! Luke has been trying cereal but not sure about the spoon......

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New things

A couple new things Luke is doing!!
Sucking on his toes. At least they're sweet!
Sitting in the Bumbo chair!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Been a while

It has been forever since I posted anything so I have a bunch of different pictures for everyone to see. Hope you enjoy!

3 Generations of Smith

Father's Day

My 3 month old holding his head up (he is holding up even more now)

4th of July at the beach
All American Cutie

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Busy Saturday

Last Saturday Luke went to his first birthday party. Karleigh turned 2!! After the party we took a nap and then we were ready to try out the pool. Luke didn't seem real thrilled with it so we just stuck his foot in the water. We had a really busy day!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


It was so nice to spend the whole day with Luke again. We just hung around the house and napped and napped. I miss my naps at work now. Jeff came home from a 12 hour shift and slept with Luke in the recliner. He hadn't seen Luke since Thursday evening with his crazy schedule. I can't believe the weekend is almost over. Jeff is working second shift this week so he is going to keep Luke some during the day. Lucky duck (with the keeping Luke part...not second shift).
Karleigh singing while we played guitar hero. Luke was fussy and fell asleep in his swing.
Jeff is already teaching Luke how to hog the remote! LOL!
Jeff and Luke sleeping after getting home. Luke was ready for a Safari but was just so tired!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Rough day

So, today was my first day back to work. It wasn't as tough as I thought it would be. It helps knowing that he's with my mom.
I think the toughest thing today was his doctor's visit. Luke had to get 3 shots. I'm not sure who cried more, me or him. The poor thing didn't just cry....he screamed. Whoever invented shots may just be evil. I know it keeps him from getting sick but I don't think I can do that again. At about 9:00 he finally let me lay him in his crib. Before that he screamed if he was not in our arms. Luke is now 11 pounds 3 ounces and he's 24 inches long. He's growing so fast!!
I may find it's a long night and it's just me so I better sleep while I can.
Nighty night!

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Luke has slept through the night the last two nights!! It's been so nice to get that extra sleep but when I first did not hear him crying around 2:00/3:00 I worried something was wrong. He must know I have to go back to work tomorrow :( I can't believe it's time for me to go back. It has been so nice spending time with Luke and being the first one to see his new accomplishments. Going back to work is going to be so much tougher than I ever imagined..... I'll probably be sneaking away and especially bugging my mom at lunch time!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Well we finally have gotten a new crib and put together after the recall on Luke's last crib. It isn't the same color wood so it doesn't match his dresser but it is a nice looking crib. The mobile doesn't fit right on there which drives me crazy but what can ya do.... Hopefully this one will last and not get recalled!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Luke's first beach trip!!

This past weekend was Luke's first trip to the beach. I think he really liked it and he did really well with the car ride there and back. He mostly slept on the beach. I think the sound of the ocean instantly soothed him. We just lounged all weekend. Matt and Karleigh came on Sunday to hang out. Tammy had to work and we missed her! I can't wait to do it again. It felt like the last trip before summer vacation is up for me. I have to go back to work next week after being out for 2 months. It's going to be tough!!
First thing on the beach

My parents with Luke

Such a good napping place!!!

Jeff and Luke the day we left

This is a small portion of the many many pictures we all took!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

2 Months Old

I can't believe our little guy is 2 months old today!! Time is flying by! He's smiling, laughing, and doing baby talk all the time now. It's hard getting up early in the mornings with him but when he gives you his cute smile it just makes you smile too. I can't believe I have to go back to work soon. It's going to be tough after spending all my time with Luke.
We took a visit to the Senior Center this week while a lot of the usual group was there and they all thought he is precious. He slept through the whole visit.
We finally got things straight with the crib recall and we got another one. We lucked up that they had the crib we wanted in stock and we were able to take it home the same day. I'll post a picture once we get it together. It's not going to match his dresser though. A nice one that would have matched was almost $200 on top of the price of our voucher which made the crib $400 total. That wasn't going to happen so the one we got is sort of a cherry or walnut color. Hopefully this one won't get recalled......

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Snakes are the devil....

Here is the nasty snake that me and Luke first almost stepped on in the yard and then it was on our back deck ruining our little outing. I saw it out of the corner of my eye thinking it was the hose but after doing a double take I realized it was a snake. Luke, Daisy and myself high-tailed it back in the house. Then the sneaky devil climbed onto the back porch where Luke and I were going to sit and be able to keep an eye on where the snake went. Little did we know he was at our feet again. Jeff got home and took his head off with a shovel. I know black snakes are supposed to be good for some things but I sure enough did not want that thing that close to my house.
Here is Luke after the snake experience right before bath time. He looks like he is thinking hard.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Before I was a Mom
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt..
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body...
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.

My Mother's Day gift from Luke to take when I go back to work so I can look at him all day long. And I will!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

8 Things

I saw this on Brittany's blog and thought I would do it. I hope I don't bore you!

8 Things I Look Forward To:

#1.) Hanging out with my baby boy and wonderful husband.

#2.) Fitting back into all my regular clothes.

#3.) Feeling confident that bathing suit season is coming up fast.

#4.) Mother's Day.

#5.) Spending time with family and friends.

#6.) Going to the beach!!

#7.) Watching my baby grow and reach milestones every day.

#8.) Having a bunch more babies like Luke.....

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

#1.) Watched my shows from the night before.

#2.) Hung out with my 2 boys.

#3.) Took a 2 hour nap with Luke.

#4.) Paid the power bill.

#5.) Stopped by the Senior Center with Luke.

#6.) Worried about the tornados close to Jeff's work.

#7.) Had dinner with my mom.

#8.) Went to bed fairly early to be able to wake up at 1 am.

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

#1.) Stay motivated.

#2.) Break this habit of getting online so much.

#3.) Finish my thank you cards that are really late.

#4.) Have a self cleaning house.

#5.) Put in new flooring.

#6.) Lose these extra inches.

#7.) Sleep 8+ hours all at once.

#8.) Find time to work on my scrapbook.

8 Shows I Watch:

#1.) One Tree Hill

#2.) How I Met your Mother

#3.) Lost

#4.) NCIS

#5.) House

#6.) The Mentalist

#7.) Big Bang Theory

#8.) CSI Miami

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Crib recall

Luke's beautiful crib will be no more soon. His is one of the recalled cribs. They tell you to stop using it immediately but it will take them two weeks to send me a voucher to get a new one. Now how does that make any sense. They're causing me a huge inconvience, why can't they step up and overnight be a dang voucher. Another thing that stinks is that I can only use the voucher at Babies R Us so that narrows my choices. So Luke will be spending time in his play pen again....

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Two Boys

I got some cute pictures of my 2 guys sleeping.It looks like Luke's neck broke. Looks like he might sleep like his Daddy!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Relay for Life

Friday night was Hillsborough's annual Relay for Life. It was out at the Orange County Speedway for the 2nd time. We went out with Luke and we made it for the luminary lighting. They cut the lights out for the luminaries around 9:00 so Luke was doing good right up until then. He cried during the entire luminary service. I was on the committee again this year but I didn't do very much with Luke just getting here this year. I hope to do more next year.
Orange Family Medical team. They toughed out the whole night!!!
The balloons from the Survivor Lap.
My mom walking the Survivor Lap.

Luke's first time at the race track. He likes to go fast!!!!
If he was awake he would see his Grandma walking the Survivor Lap.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Car seats

Jeff and I have been playing musical cars with getting oil changes and new tires. Mamma has been really helpful by picking me up so I wouldn't have to sit and wait. Luke got to ride in his Grandma's car and car seat. We found these thick strap covers that help hold his head up while driving around. They worked great but I had to take a picture because it looked so funny! They sorta look like Dumbo ears. He was mad getting into the car seat but he slept really well on these two big pillows.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jeff, Lukas, and I visited with Tammy, Matt and Karleigh Sunday evening to hear about their trip to Disney World. Karleigh was excited to see Baby Luke Luke and wanted to hold him so badly. She got the chance and she seemed to enjoy it. She didn't want anyone helping her hold him though....and we know how she holds her baby dolls so someone hand a hand on Luke at all times!!
Luke already has all the girls kissing him!!
Luke got his first Mickey Mouse also. Thanks Tammy, Matt, and Karleigh.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Well, being a one month old is full of "firsts" for Luke (and Jeff and I) and last night was one. Luke slept in his room last night for the first time. I think he did really well. At first I hesitated to put him in there but with our wonderful monitor that my cousin and her family gave us I could hear and see him. So instead of falling asleep to the tv I fell asleep watching the monitor. I slept great because I didn't wake up at every sound that Luke makes at night when he is getting himself to sleep and while he sleeps (he occasionally screams in his sleep). When it is time to eat you definitely hear him.
Luke also got his first manicure yesterday. I finally cut his nails since he cuts his face with them when he is angry and he has cut Jeff and I. I tackled the task while he slept and he slept the whole time. I was so scared I would cut the tip of his finger off but it was pretty easy. I think his nails being so long might have made it easier.
Well, gotta go. Little fella is started to get hungry again!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Luke has now started smiling some while awake. He has been smiling and even laughing a lot in his sleep, but today he gave me some smiles while awake. I tried to get some pictures but they aren't real great of the smiles.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My baby is one month old today!!

I can't believe that it has already been a month that Luke has been here. People aren't kidding when they say time flies. I have already forgotten what it was like before he was here (although I do remember 8+ hours of sleep at night). Here are some pictures of my handsome one month old.

Luke and his daddy

Some pictures before the doctors appointment!

Luke had a doctors appointment today and he is doing great. He is now 9 pounds 2 ounces. Next time he goes he has to get some shots, but I'm not telling him!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jeff's birthday & Easter

Here is Luke out at Jeff's cookout. It ended up being a lot cooler than we expected! He still had fun celebrating his daddy's 27th birthday.

Here is Luke's original Easter outfit. He did very well with his first trip to church. The service lasted a little longer than usual so feeding time came up at 12:00. So we scooted to the nursery before he started screaming.

This was Luke's final outfit for the day on Easter Sunday. Between peeing and throwing up everywhere he went through 4 outfits. We're still trying to find diapers to get the job done!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lukas' First Bath

Lukas had his first tub bath last night. He seemed to like it but wasn't real happy when it was time to get out. He was so cold when it was time to get out. I got some really cute pictures! Now Luke is a really clean baby!!!!