History of Jarrod Austin Smith
<>Master Jarrod Austin Smith (b. 16 July 2004) is the son
A. Smith (b. 16 July 1971) and Kim Marie Baker (b. 11 Aug 1969). Yes he was born on his father’s birthday. Kim went into labor at 08:00 that morning. He was born in
We named him Jarrod Austin for a reason. His grandmother started nameing her children with the initials J. A. S. (Jerry Allen Smith, James Aaron Smith). In order to maintain the tradition, Kim and I looked for names that fit this tradition. Jarrod came to mind when we realized that it was unique in our family and had a nice ring. The Austin came from his Uncle's first wife's child, Austin Chase Atchison. I love my Austin so much, and even though he is not actually a part of the family any more, we chose to keep his name.
Over the next 6 months he was a happy baby. He slept most of the time and would not open his eyes for the first month. He hated the light. The next 5 months he was open eyed and curious. Towards the 6th month he was getting frustrated because he wanted to move but hadn’t learned how to sit up or crawl yet. During the 7th month he learned to sit up great and has learned to get on all 4’s. He still has to work out the mechanics of crawling.<>He loves to watch TV, mostly the “Prices is Right” show with all the lights and colors. He loves the color red and is intrigued by the emblems on people’s shirts. He loves to be roughed up and tickled. He is a very good baby and a great looking one as well.