S: Addi's First Year
BC: Addi Your first year has been quite the adventure. What a precious little angel you are. You are such a sweet girl. Cautious and comical would be two words I use to describe you. I guess you could say you are a little on the spastic side too. We laugh at all the crazy stuff you do when you get excited. God has blessed our family with three very special children. I love to sit and watch you and Cayne play. I know I will miss those sweet times one day. I have tried to capture every moment of your first year. Too bad I could not take a picture of that ferocious growl you have:) Always know that you have a family that loves you dearly. Love, Mama and Daddy
FC: Addisyn Claire Little
1: We found out in the beginning of December that I was going to have twins. It was a big shock and took some time to digest. We were really excited, but also a bit frightened. Our life was about to change. We announced the big news on Christmas. | Some of the first ultrasounds | 9 weeks 4 days | 7 weeks
2: My precious little babies, I have loved you from the start. You are two tiny miracles lying closely to my heart. Each day I feel your presence, each day you quickly grow. Each day your hearts beat softly as only I could know. So I've kept these in a special place , and remember each year through, of this very special time in life...the months I carried you.
3: One plus one is two and that's the both of you. Twice as much to love two blessings from above. Two precious lives to mold two little hands to safely hold. God touched our hearts so deep inside, our special blessing multiplied!! | Cayne was Baby A and Addi Baby B
4: Mommy and Babies | 34.5 Weeks | I was 28 weeks in this picture with Aunt Emily. I measured full term.
5: Mommy and Aunt Heather | It's Almost Time 36 weeks
6: Our Precious Babies
7: We spent months wondering who they would look like, how big they would be, what their temperament would be like, etc. I must say I was really ready for them to get here, but terrified at what it was going to be like to take care of two babies.
8: Twins! Twice the bundles and twice the love two little babies sent from above! A sprinkle of sugar, a dash of spice a brother and sister how very nice! Double the giggles and double the grins Doubles the joy of Precious New Twins! | Cayne Addi
9: Cayne and Addi were born on July 24, 2008. Cayne weighed in at 8lb 5oz and Addi Weighed 7lb 1oz. This book is a glimpse into my sweet Addi's first year. She is a precious little angel. Addi is very laid back and never fusses. Thank goodness she is so sweet, because her twin brother has proven to be a little more demanding...still precious, but much higher maintenance.
10: I had a very hot summer carrying Addi and Cayne. Although I was very frustrated with Dr. Phillips, I am now really glad he forced me to carry them to almost 38 weeks. Cayne was born first and one contraction later (3minutes) Sweet Addi was born. Addi started out smaller than her brother, and so far their weights are getting farther and farther apart. It appears Addi is going to be a petite little peanut and Cayne is going to be a bruiser.
11: Both Addi and Cayne had jaundice. Addi's case was a little worse. They both had to stay a couple extra days in the hospital under the lights. | Addi looked so cute in her shades. She really enjoyed the jaundice lamp. She was such a bathing beauty
12: Cayne Addi
13: There were lots of people around to love on the new babies. Aunt Heather even assisted in the delivery room. Big brother Chase was so excited about having a little brother and sister. He was partial to Cayne at first, but soon realized that Addi was a sweet little thing. It also helped that she never cried. He would not trade "Addi Girl" for anything now.
14: Twice Blessed
15: Double | Cayne Addi
16: Precious ones, So small, So sweet Dancing in on angel feet Straight from Heaven's brightest star What a miracle you both are.
18: Aunt Emily, Marme and I painted the bunnies on the wall. It was definitely a joint effort.
19: Cayne Addi | This picture is terrible, but Chase thinks it is too funny. This is Addi's poop face.
20: These beautiful gowns were made by Miss Carol Ann for the babies christening. They were about two months in these pictures. At two months Cayne weighed 14lbs and Addi weighed 9lb 13oz.
22: Cayne and Addi's Christening | Miss Ute and Mr. Wes are their God Parents
24: Cousin Jack was born September 17. Now Chase really has his hands full.
26: At about 3 and a half months Addi and Cayne started to notice each other and interact. These are some of my favorite pictures of them just under four months old.
27: At 4 months Cayne weighed 19lbs 2oz and Addi weighed 13lbs 11oz
29: Cayne and Addi's First Thanksgiving
31: Addi | Photos taken in early November
33: Christmas 2008 | Photos taken mid November
34: Bathtime fun with Marme
36: The babies got three shots a piece the day we went to see Santa. I was very proud that no one was in tears.
37: Marme took these the first week in December
38: On December 14, Chase was in the children's musical at church. Cayne and Addi made their rounds getting attention from family.
39: Cayne and Addi got to meet the Morrow side of the family.
40: Christmas Celebration at Aunt Tammie and Uncle Mike's
42: Addi had a big time her first Christmas. She got a little overwhelmed at all the people, but she gave away lots of sweet smiles.
43: Chase,Cayne, Addi and Jack had a blast Christmas Eve at Gamma and Papa's house. Addi just could not stay awake to wait for Santa.
44: It was a little difficult to get three infants to cooperate for us, but we did manage to get all the babies together(and there were no tears)
46: Miss Carol Ann gave the babies some Belkie bears. They thought the bears were great. Marme took Chase, Cayne and Addi to ride the train at the mall.
47: Christmas Day
49: Roll Tide Roll!!! Cayne and Addi got all decked out in their Bama attire Aunt Dianne got them.
50: 5 months old 5 months old | We had to buy diapers for the first time this month.
51: Addi and Cayne did lots of new things during their fifth month. They mastered holding their bottles. Cayne and Addi finally rolled over from back to stomach. Addi sat up at exactly 5 and a half months. Cayne was not far behind her. Cayne has been making his best efforts to crawl. Addi does not see the point in trying to crawl.
53: Our Little Angels 6 months old
54: We got to see Kristen and Ross Perdue's twin girls in October. Allie Grace and Anna Kate were born 4 day s before Cayne and Addi, but they were about 8 weeks early. We got a big kick out of the size difference between Cayne and Allie Grace.
55: We got to see the Perdue kids again in mid February. All the babies had changed so much since the last visit.
56: 6 Months | They go through a large can of formula every 2.5 days. The Enfamil is $27 per can. YIKES | I had to buy 6 carseats and a new stroller this month. Cayne outgrew his infant seat and that made my stroller useless.
57: At 6 months Addi weighed 16.5 lbs and was 26.5 inches tall. Cayne was 23lbs and 28 inches tall. Believe it or not, Addi is not on the small side, but measures between 50-75% on both height and weight. Cayne started crawling on Feb 14, but sweet Addi still has no interest. They are both enjoying new foods..esp. table foods. Addi loves mac and cheese and snatches my drink any chance she gets. This month Cayne, Addi and Jack all got to spend some time with Nana and Pawpaw.
58: Happy Valentine's Day
59: I had training in Huntsville around Valentine's day. Cayne and Addi got to see both great-grandmothers. Aunt Dianne and Uncle Ray kept them for three days. I got to see Krista and her new baby Brantley (along with Savannah and Britton) .
60: On March first Cayne and Addi got to see snow for the first time. We got a few pictures before they got too cold. Aunt Reggie was visiting and helped Chase build a snowman. We played hard while the babies were sleeping. I am sure they will be involved in all the snowball fights in the future.
62: Addi at 7 months | Addi officially does not like strangers. She is not quite the social butterfly Cayne is. She really studies people before she decides if they are going to get to hold her or not. 9 times out of 10 it is going to be a NOT:0
63: We are constantly on the go. They love to be out and about. Cayne has two teeth and we are chasing him all over the place. Addi is still content with sitting. I think she is going to be a perfectionist. She gets really good at one thing and just sticks with it. Still no teeth for Addi. | Addi has developed some unique vocal skills. She has a ferocious growl and hoots. She can also play Patty Cake.
65: Twins There's two to wash There's two to dry, There's two who argue There's two who cry. One's in the mud Having a ball The other holds a crayon Another marked wall. Some days seem endless My patience grows thin. Why was I chosen To be a Mother of Twins? The answer comes clear At the end of each day, As I tuck them in bed And to myself I say. There's two to kiss There's two to hug. And best of all There's two to love.
66: We couldn't let Easter pass without getting some really cute bunny pictures with the kids.
69: The Easter Egg Hunt at Miss Delaine's was lots of fun. Mama had to work, but Marme and Aunt Emily made sure that Chase, Cayne and Addi had a big time.
71: Addi and Cayne had a busy first Easter. They went to three egg hunts. Addi had a major melt down at one of the hunts. She just does not handle crowds well.
72: 8 months
73: Addi is finally crawling. She crawls with one leg kicked out to the side, but she is definitely crawling. She can pull up on things, and is so proud when she does. | Cayne andAddi hold hands in the car all the time.
76: 9 Months | Cayne and Addi are starting to fill up my grocery cart. Addi finally got her first tooth on May 5th. She cut her second tooth just prior to turning 10 months. At 9 months Addi weighed 18.25 lbs. and was 28.5 inches tall. Cayne weighed 24.5 lbs and was 30 inches. | Chillin with Big Daddy at the baseball field.
77: These pictures were taken at Gamma's 50th surprise birthday party.
78: We enjoyed getting to watch Allie Grace and Anna Kate's dedication in Tuscaloosa on Mother's Day.
79: May 10th 2009
80: Oh...how they love to eat!
82: 10 Months
83: A Little Bit of Sunshine She's a little bit of sunshine, She's a smile to light your days, She will steal your heart and keep it with her warm endearing ways, She's our precious little daughter, With a sweetness from above Who will fill our years with laughter and our lives with lots of love
85: We are so glad Cayne and Addi love the water. They get very excited when they see the pool., and we usually have more than enough people to help out with them..
86: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow but live for today"
88: 11 Months
89: Twins Double the pleasure Double the fun Double the chaos with 2, not just 1. Double the groceries Double the food Double the clothes They both outgrew. Double the treasure It's only just begun The joy they bring together will never be outdone.
90: Memorial Day The weekend was wet but fun. We had dinner with Mrs. Ute and Mr. Wes. We also went out on the boat with GG Mama and Aunt Reggie
91: July 4th
92: A baby will make love stronger, days longer, nights shorter, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future... worth living for.
93: Happy Birthday Addi and Cayne
95: Addi's First Birthday It's your first birthday, Addi One candle on your cake; Proud parents stare in wonder At each new move you make. We join in celebration, As this special date arrives, For Addi has brought pleasure Into all our lives. We look forward now to seeing How you progress and grow, From the beautiful little baby You were one year ago. So dig into your icing; Enjoy your presents, too. The reason for this day Is a special person--you!
96: Cayne and Addi's first trip to the beach
97: Sand Sand in my swimsuit, Sand in my hair. When I go to the beach, sand gets everywhere! I wonder, I wonder Oh how can there be, Sand left at the beach When there's so much on me?
98: Cayne and Addi's first year was amazing. They have added so much fun and adventure to our family. They are a ton of work, but so worth it. I love to watch them figure out new things. It is still hard to believe they are already a year old. Time really does fly by. At a year Addi is walking and loves to say "Hey" to everyone. I guess you could say that is her first word. She is still a tiny little thing. She is your typical girl. She loves stuffed animals and baby dolls, She walks around the house with her purse on her arm. She has started to stand up to Cayne some, and he does not like that one bit. Cayne is running and takes any opportunity to run from me. He is a clown and as rough as he can be. He talks a ton, but it happens to be in a language none of us can understand. They are so different, but both so precious. Chase loves to play with them and is such a great big brother. I don't know what I would do without him. | Our first year
99: These are a couple of my favorite pictures of Cayne and Addi and their growth charts for the first year.