S: Cayne's First Year
BC: Cayne, What a little ham you are. Marme is right. You would have made a good only child. You have the most precious personality. Social butterfly is the only way I can think of to describe you. I have never seen a child so in love with people. You never meet a stranger. God has blessed me with wonderful children. All three of you have been such treasured additions to our family. Sometimes I sit and watch you and Addi play, and wonder if anything in life could be any sweeter. We have worked so hard to preserve every moment of your first year. Mama and Daddy love you dearly. Love, Mama
FC: Aiden Cayne Little
1: We found out in the beginning of December 2007 that we were expecting twins. Needless to say it was a big shock that took some digesting. We were very 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 | 7Weeks
2: Hearts entwined Twenty fingers, twenty toes, two sweet babies with cheeks of rose. Born on the same day, two gifts from above, lives entwined, two babies to love.
3: My Children, My Heart Her laugh rings through me like a thousand bells. The soft sweet way her little head smells. His smile so bright, his giggle so sweet. His precious tiny fingers, his chubby little feet. What filled my days before, I do not know. I've so much love within me, from inside my heart I glow. A beautiful new world has just begun. For in it, is my beautiful daughter and my handsome son. | Cayne was Baby A and Addi was Baby B.
4: Mommy and Babies | 34.5 weeks | I measured full term at 28 weeks
5: Mommy and Aunt Heather | It's Almost Time 36 Weeks! | I don't think I could describe the level of misery I was in. Granted it was worth it, but it was not easy.
7: We anticipated the arrival of the babies for months. We could not wait to see who they looked like, how big they would be, and what their personalities would be like. When the day finally arrived, we were really excited and really terrified at the same time. What would it be like to take care of two babies at the same time?
8: Cayne Addi
9: Cayne and Addi were born on July 24, 2008. Cayne weighed 8lb 5oz and Addi weighed 7lb 1oz. Cayne was the biggest twin Dr. Phillips had ever delivered. This book is a glimpse into my precious Cayne's first year. Cayne was the boss from day one. My mom and I think he would have been a good only child. He loves to be held and hates to be put down. This can make things kinda difficult considering that he has a twin sister. Luckily Addi is very laid back and independent.
10: I was so glad for the babies to arrive. I carried them to almost 38 weeks. My summer was very hot. Cayne was born first and Addi followed 3 minutes later. It was a very fast delivery. Aunt Heather was in the delivery room and took care of Cayne as soon as he was born.
11: Both Cayne and Addi had jaundice. They had to stay a couple of extra days under the light. Aunt Emily figured out that going in for feeding time was the perfect opportunity to get some one on one time. | Addi loved the jaundice light, but Cayne could not figure out why he was not being held:)
12: There were tons of people around to love on babies. Chase was very excited to be a big brother.
15: 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!!
16: Cayne and Addi are just over a week old in these pictures
19: These beautiful gowns were made for them by Miss Carol Ann for their christening. Cayne and Addi were about two months in these pictures. Cayne weighed 14lbs and Addi weighed 9lb 13oz at two months.
20: Cayne and Addi were Christened at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Miss Ute and Mr. Wes are their God Parents.
22: Taken in November | I painted this on their nursery wall with the help of Aunt Emily and Marme
23: Taken first of November
24: Cousin Jack was born September 17. Now Chase really has his hands full.
26: Cayne and Addi started to notice each other at 3 1/2 months. These are some of my favorite pictures at almost 4 months. FYI Cayne weighed right at 19lbs 2oz and Addi weighed 13lbs 11oz at 4 months.
28: We had a Cat in the Hat theme for Halloween. It was too funny
33: Photos taken in November
35: Marme took these precious pictures the first week in December.
36: Chase was in the children's musical at church. Cayne and Addi took advantage of the opportunity to get some attention.
37: Cayne and Addi got to meet the Morrow side of the family | Cayne was once again in heaven with all the attention
39: Happy Holidays
40: Everyone had a blast at Gamma and Papa's house Christmas Eve. There were babies everywhere.
43: 2008 First Christmas
45: Bama Babies Aunt Dianne made sure they were decked out in their Bama attire.
46: Bath time fun at Marme's House
48: 5 months old | We bought diapers for the first time this month.
49: Cayne and Addi were doing all kinds of new things at five months. They hold their bottles, and are sitting up. They both finally rolled over and Cayne really wants to crawl.
50: Our Little Angels 6months old | They are going to hate me for these:)
52: We met Kristen and Ross Perdue's twins in the beginning of October. Anna Kate and Allie Grace were born on July 20, but were a little early. | We got a big kick out of comparing Allie Grace's hand and foot to Cayne's
53: We got to see Kristen and the girls again in February. All the babies had changed so much from the last visit. The big brothers (Chase and Davis) got some play time too.
54: 6 months | Cayne outgrew his infant seat. I had to buy 6 new carseats and a stroller this month. | They consume a large can of formula every 2.5 days. Enfamil is $27 per can
55: Cayne weighed 23 pounds at his 6 month appointment. He was 28" tall. Addi was 16.5 pounds and 26.5 inches. Cayne was "off the chart" in both his height and weight. Looks like we are going to have another big boy. Those Morrow genes are showing up. Cayne started crawling on Valentine's Day. Cayne also started pulling up in the baby bed a couple of days later. Addi is content sitting and playing. They love the new foods they are getting to try. Mashed potatoes and english peas are a favorite for Cayne. | Cayne, Addi and Jack had fun playing with Nana and Pawpaw.
56: Happy Valentine's Day
57: I had training in Huntsville. Cayne and Addi got to visit both great grand mothers. The babies stayed with Aunt Dianne and Uncle Ray. We also got to visit with Krista and her new baby Brantley (as well as Savannah and Britton).
58: On March first Cayne and Addi got to see snow for the first time. We got a couple of pictures before they got too cold. Aunt Reggie was visiting and got to play in the snow with us. She helped Chase build the snowman. We had a snowball fight while the babies slept. I am sure they will not be left out in the future.
60: Cayne got his first tooth just one day after turning 7months. A couple days later number two arrived. He also sported a new hair do this month. It seemed to fit his personality. Addi has no teeth and has no interest in crawling, but she has developed a ferocious growl. She will also play Patty Cake
61: 7 months
62: Chuck E. Cheese
63: Marme usually takes Chase to Chuck E Cheese for his great report cards. This time Cayne and Addi got to go along. They had a blast, but had all the fun they could take.
64: We could not let Easter pass without getting some bunny pictures.
66: Miss Delaine's Egg Hunt was lots of fun. Marme and Aunt Emily took the kids while Mama worked:(
68: Cayne and Addi's First Easter 2009
69: Cayne and Addi had a big first Easter. They went to three egg hunts. As usual Cayne loved all the attention.
70: 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 did God choose me 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, thank you, God, for two to love.
72: 8 Months | Cayne | Wild man is the best words I have to describe him at this point. He LOVES any and everyone.
73: Cayne started drinking out of a straw this month.
76: Cayne weighed 24.5 lbs and was 30 inches at 9months. Addi was 18.25 lbs. and 28.5 inches tall. Cayne has slimmed up a little from all his crawling. Last month Cayne started sharing. He shares his paci and cookies with us. This month he took Addi's paci and tried to give it to Baby the dog. I think this may be a regress. | They are starting to fill up my grocery cart.
77: 9 months These pictures were taken at Gamma's 50th birthday party.
78: "M-O-T-H-E-R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. -Howard Johnson"
79: "A Mother's love never ages."
81: We are really glad the babies love the water. They have a ball in the pool.
82: Oh... how we love to eat!!
85: 10 Months Cayne started to walk at 10 and a half months. He also flooded my kitchen this month.. He emptied 5 gallons of water from a dispenser into my floor. Cayne also made it all the way to the top of our stairs.. | 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.
86: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow but live for today" | Father's Day
87: 6.21.09 | Big Daddy and Pa Pa
88: 11 Months busy..busy boy | Cayne loves to mop and vacuum. It is about time he starts cleaning his messes:)
89: A Boy Is... Trust with dirt on his face, Beauty with a cut on his finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in his hair, And the hope of the future With a frog in his pocket. | Cayne keeps us laughing. He loves to talk on the phone. He also has been known to spank himself when he does wrong.
90: Memorial Day
91: Cayne and Addi's first Fourth of July
95: Cayne's First Birthday It's your first birthday, Cayne, 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 Cayne has brought pleasure Into all our lives. We look forward now to seeing How you progress and grow, From the cute and tiny infant 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: 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?
97: Cayne and Addi's first time on the beach.
98: 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. | Cayne and Addi's first year comes to an end.
99: It has been a fun and exhausting year. Cayne and Addi are loads of fun, and a ton of work at the same time. Cayne is all boy. He is as rough as can be. At a year he is running (especially from me). He has quite the vocabulary, but it happens not to be English. Addi seems to be sticking to one word "Hey"She is very girlie. She loves stuffed animals and baby dolls. She also likes to strut her stuff carrying her purse. They are so different, but both are so precious. Addi has just started trying to stand up to Cayne, and he does not like that one little bit. This year has been a wild ride, but I would not trade it for anything.