October 24, 2005

My eyes are almost totally brown now – but they still have hazel specks in them; they are very beautiful and interesting, my mommy thinks.

I am doing so GREAT on my solid food! I till only eat 1 oz. or less at a sitting, so I get most of my calories and nutrition from formula and breast milk. Here are some of the things I “almost” like: avocado, apples (my favorite), bananas, rice cereal, yams/sweet potatoes (love!), berries, asparagus. Some of the things I don’t like: chicken (the texture), carrots (my mommy put cinnamon in them, yuck!), cauliflower (I gag like crazy!).

I’m fighting off another cold – but I’m winning this one! I don’t feel bad, just have a runny nose… Of course mommy is worried like mad (being a new mom, and all), but really I am beating this cold nicely.

The weather in PA has been very “blah” over the past 1-2 weeks – more rainy days than sunny. We still walk together though – mommy and daddy always seem to find a way to keep me warm and dry and comfy and I LOVE my walks.

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October 20, 2005

Oh my goodness, my mommy cried so hard when she read today’s (final and by far the *best*) installment of the article on me (it is here: http://ydr.com/story/linkinghearts/90556/), she is going to keep reading it and reading it. She hopes that people enjoyed it greatly, and maybe were touched in some way?!?

In case you are new to our story: I (Ava) was born 3 months early, and struggled in the hospital in Louisiana for 2 months (my mommy Barbie from PA was with me!). Jenelle is my birth mommy who wanted me to have a great life with Barbie and Tad, and so she arranged for an open adoption for me. The rest of my story is in the articles below, and on our website. Enjoy your visit with us, and please *do* contact us!

If anyone wants to get in touch with me or my mommy or my daddy, here is our home email address: theSmiths@suscom.net If anyone wants to view my mommy’s candle business here is the website: www.SweetScentsCandles.com/candles.htm If anyone wants to view the website that birthmommy Jenelle found us through, here it is: www.SmithAngels.com

October 20, 2005


Mommy cannot stop smooching me!

October 19, 2005

Oh, this part made my mommy tear – she is so happy and yet so sad too – it is so poignant what Jenelle and her family went through. Part IV: http://ydr.com/story/linkinghearts/90357/

October 18, 2005


Grandma Connie took this picture of me while I was at her house today. I was playing with my Kick ‘n Play Carnival. Grandma thinks I look like a Gerber baby 🙂

October 18, 2005

Part III – Jenelle is featured! http://ydr.com/story/linkinghearts/90197/ Enjoy! 🙂

October 17, 2005

Here is the second installment of my story – it is so well written and interesting, we Smiths love it so far. Birthmommy Jenelle, grandma Connie, and kitties Buttercup and Pumpkin are in this one too! Enjoy 🙂 http://ydr.com/story/linkinghearts/90002/