S: Our First Year with Alexis
BC: You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knot me together in my mother's womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed how precious are Your thoughts about me O God! How vast is the sum of them. They are like grains of sand. And when I wake up in the morning I am still with You.
FC: our first year with
2: My beautiful baby girl, you are my world. Your first day, at birth was the first of the rest of mine on earth. Your eye's so blue, just like mine, are like a thousand crystals reflecting the sky. Like pearly gates passage to your beautiful mind, and no one can deny a smile once caught in their shine. I could never deserve you, only thank God your mine and always be here for you, one step at a time. Your my silly sweet heart, sunshine on a rainy day. Your every laugh ever laughed then caught in a jar and displayed. Your personality is sassy at best, I'll tell you, "No" and you'll smack me a couple of times then lovingly lay your head on my chest. How could I be mad at you, why even try, to say you didn't have daddy wrapped would be a lie. Time after time, while God made you in mommy's belly, I'd worry late nights, 'til a small voice would tell me...don't worry, you'll be a good daddy for Lilli. I promised God I would even if it killed me. I only hope that when your grown, and start living on your own, you'll know it to be true...mommy and I tried to raise you right and take care of you. We loved you since you were new, all the way through, and continually do. I love you so much baby girl Love, Daddy
4: Our first date was on October 18th, 2008. We went to Morganton, NC and saw Nights in Rohdante after dinner at Ham's. Mommy and Daddy had a very good time together and from that moment on were inseparable.. | August 28, 2009 | October 18th, 2008 | 1st Date
5: May you find strength in the love that surrounds you. | August 28, 2009
6: I found out that I was pregnant with you on February 14, 2009. I told daddy during our Valentine's dinner at Red Lobster. | Happy Valentine's Day
7: Our first doctor's appointment was on March 10th, 2009. We chose Dr. Robin Pendleton, from Rutherford ob/gyn to be mommy's doctor. We found out that you were due October 9th, 2009. Daddy and I also got to hear and see you for the first time. Your heart beat was 164 beats per minute. During the ultrasound you wiggled a lot you looked like you were doing the twist. | 1st Picture
8: We had two more ultrasounds during the pregnancy. On May 12th, 2009 we found out that you were going to be a girl! Daddy kept telling me that we were having a boy, but I knew that you were a precious little girl from the start. | Ultrasound
9: May 12th, 2009 Rutherford OB Office | Your Adam's foot. We knew from this moment on that you had gotten your feet from your daddy. Daddy's family have big feet, even the girls. | Nana, Nene, and Jackson were with Mommy and Daddy when we had this ultrasound. | Every time we had an ultrasound you were always head down.
10: Daddy and I decided to have a 3D ultrasound done. These pictures along with a 4D DVD were taken at Baby In Me Imaging in Hickory, NC. We loved being able to see what you actually looked like inside of me.
11: 3D Ultrasound | July 30th, 2009
12: Florida | We went to Tampa, Florida in February of 2009. I was only eight weeks pregnant with you. During March of 2009 we went to New York City with Aunt Tiffany. I was only twelve weeks pregnant. In May of 2009 we went to Orlando, Florida with daddy, Jack, and The Butts. | Disney World
13: While you were growing in my belly you went several new places. | Daddy and I rode on a water slide at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. I was 20 weeks pregnant. | Mommy is growing, glowing, and going...
14: Birth Pillow, daddy shirt, & six outfits-Nene & Family | Blankets & Diapers- Mamaw Kaye | Crib sheet, tights, & Crib Pad-Brittany,Breigh,& Josh | Dress & hair bows- Cayden | Picture Frame, CD, & Wall Plaque- Mamaw Adams & Papaw Adams | Given by Aunt Nene and Nana Ann
15: Your beautiful baby shower was given by Aunt Nene and Nana Ann on September 5th, 2009 at West Court Baptist Church. We had a lot of fun playing games and eating yummy food.
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17: Nursery | Mommy and Daddy worked very hard to get your room ready for your arrival. We painted the walls "bubble bath" pink and then mommy hand painted a tree and white fence. Later on we found stickers of little birds and flowers. Your closet stays packed with beautiful new clothes and shoes.
18: October 6th, 2009 | 11:34 a.m. | 21 inches | 9 lbs and 9 oz. | life is not measured by the breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breathe away...
19: "I knew I loved you before I met you."
20: Lilliana Grace Adams arrived on a perfect day! It was October 6th, 2009 and the sky was bright blue and the wind was calm. Looking back on that day, I know that she was sent from above for her eyes are sky blue and she is as serene as a warm breeze. Thank you God for giving me this precious little girl! | Rutherford Hospital Room 3
21: Baby Girl Adams | Mommy, Daddy, and Lilli's matching hospital bracelets | mad at the world | head full of hair
22: & | After you were born | came to see and hold you.
23: This Certifies | This Certifies | This Certifies | Tiny Hands and Tiny Feet | Tiny Hands and Tiny Feet | This Certifies
24: 1st Day Home
25: It was a beautiful day when we brought you home. Daddy and I were exhausted but you slept most of the day. Jackson cam home and Mamaw and Papaw Adams came to visit with Haley, Ashley, and Kelley.
26: Rub-a-dub-dub... | This was your first bath. It was the day we came home from the hospital. You did not like being naked in the water. You screamed the entire time. | First Bath
27: ...baby Lilli in the tub | You liked Daddy to bathe you. As you got older you splashed and laughed the entire time.
28: Someone wonderful, new and sweet. Has come to make our life complete. | October-November 2009 | During the first month you had your days and nights mixed up. You slept during the day and kept your Daddy and I awake all night. | You were breastfed. | You went to church and out shopping during the first month. Your friend Brycan was born November 4th. | You love black and white books!
29: 1 Month Old | This is a papaw Adams face! | Jack and Lilli getting used to each other the first week.
32: A bootiful night... | The Boo Crew Jackson, Lilliana, Cayden, Kaitlyn, & Nana Ann | We went that night around the beat, an old familiar Peachtree St. It's the chosen path for many feet, when it comes to going trick-or-treat.
33: Lilli's 1st
34: November-December 2009 | You went to the doctor for your first check-up on 12/1/2009 at Rutherford Pediatrics. You are healthy and perfect. You still have a little heart murmur but they said it would eventually go away. You weighed 10 lbs and 14 oz. You also grew two inches. You got three shots and only cried for a a brief minute. | At two months old you started sleeping all night. | You went Black Friday shopping with me and daddy at 4a.m. in freezing weather. I knew you were born a true shopper.
35: 1 to 2 Months | For thanksgiving 2009 we went to Mamaw and Papaw Adams house for lunch. All of your aunts and uncles were there. All of you first cousins were there too! (Brandon,Kaitlyn,Kelley,Virgil,Papaw Adams, Haley,Ashley, Tory,You, & Mamaw Adams.)
36: We decorated the Christmas tree in late November. You loved looking at the lights. | Santa brought you a big teddy bear, a glow worm, shoes, and clothes! | The birth of Jesus Christ made all of this possible...
37: On Christmas Eve we went toNana and Papaws house to open presents with Jack and Cayden. | We went to Mamaw and Papaw Adams' house on Christmas Day. | Look you were trying to open presents! | We also went to Mamaw Kaye's house for Christmas Eve and found out that Nene was going to have twins!
38: 3 and 4 Months | January-February 2010 | You weigh about 14 lbs now. | It snowed six different times this winter! | You like hanging out in your jenny jump-up.
39: You really can smile now! | You can roll over but are still trying to sit up. | We tried feeding you rice cereal for the first time this month and as you can see...you hated it!
40: 5 to 6 Months | March-April 2010 | Your first time to the park was on March 14th,2009. We went to James Crowe Memorial Park in Forest City, NC. You loved to swing. | You finally learned how to sit up. | You love for Jackson to swing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to you! | Stage 2, sweet potatoes is your favorite food. | We went to the library for the first time.
41: Dressed up as a princess at Cayden's fourth birthday party On March 20th,2009. | Daddy and I decided to have your ears pierced. We had them done April 2, 2009 at Claire's Boutique in the Cleveland County Mall. You cried for a little bit and we both regretted doing it. | First trip to the beach was in April. We drove down for the weekend to meet the Butt's Family, and boy was it cold!
42: 6 to 7 Months | You said your first word..."Da Da". | You can eat baby mum mum crackers and "puffs". | We went to the doctor at Rutherford Pediatrics on May 25th and you weighed 17lbs and 7oz. You got four shots, and cried so bad.
43: May-June2010 | You are trying to crawl, but you can't get the hold off it. you have no teeth yet.
44: Your first family vacation was to Charleston and Myrtle Beach during August, 2010. We went for a week and you had so much fun. You loved exploring the ocean and playing in the sand. You crawled all over the shore and sand stuck all over you. | Myrtle Beach
45: 1st | Vacation
46: You started crawling and standing.
47: Labor Day Cookout September 6th, 2010
48: September 18, 2010
49: 11 | Months
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