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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Twelve weeks old...

My brother thinks Hayden looks like the alien from the notoriously horrible eighties movie "Mac and Me". Although I cringe at the comparison of my child to a second rate E.T. knockoff, I can't help but crack up everytime I think about it!! Hopefully she will someday grow hair and won't spend the rest of her life hearing this comment. We realized she also LOVES to listen to Andrew play the guitar. She stares and stares at him, and when he quits her lip quivers. He says it is nice to know he has at least one fan so far.

The babies were christened this weekend. They were so good in church...except during the mass suspicious noises started coming from Cale's diaper...I took him back to the bathroom to change his diaper, because I didn't want him to stink during his baptism....I ended up having to change him on the counter by the sink because there is no changing table at my parent's church. After cursing them for being blantantly "anti-child" I tried to take him into the bathroom stall with me. Going to the bathroom in a dress while holding an infant on your hip is no picnic, let me tell you. I had to look in the mirror before leaving the bathroom to make sure I wasn't going to walk out the door and back up the aisle with my dress stuffed into my underwear. Luckily, they were both so sweet during the whole mass and baptism afterward. The only grumped a little bit while the water was being poured over their heads....(we have been practicing in the bathtub!) Shawn had a hard time with the ultrafeminine baptismal attire they both wore. He kept apologizing to Cale while we were getting them ready. The gowns were crocheted by my grandma Mannecke before she died, so their wearing them was non negotiable...I am sure Cale won't remember wearing what my husband deemed "A dress". They looked adorable...and Hayden only threw up three times during the one point you could actually hear splashing on the least she didn't throw up on the bishop, which was our prediction. Speaking of throwing up, I have never laughed so hard as last Saturday morning....Shawn and Hayden were laying in the bed talking....He was laying on his side talking so sweet to her, and then he made this horrible noise and sat straight up...she had spit up right into his mouth and all over his face!!! I was crying laughing....which I am sure he didn't appreciate. I asked him how formula tasted, and he said, "I was trying not to taste it!"...I think he is officially inducted into the Daddy hall of fame!! Hopefully her spitting up is about to reach a crescendo and taper off....She takes medicine for reflux, and cries sometimes because her throat hurts....she screamed us out of Luby's today, while a whole herd of old ladies stared at me like they were judging my parenting skills. I was so frazzled I would have had to strangle someone with a shawl were they to comment....

We had a great time this week because my brother was home from Addison. We hung out pretty much every day....he really helps out with the babies. I am sure he thinks he has no idea what he is doing, but he helps anyway! He put together the exersaucer, which Cale loves. Cale is so happy in it....we think it is because he thinks he is standing up on his own. He SO doesn't want to be a baby anymore. He thinks he is twelve! Both babies are getting so good at lifting their heads and chests off the ground...although we can only do "tummy time" while they are in a really good mood, or lots of crying ensues. They are getting to be so much fun, laughing and smiling at us all the time....Hayden is about five seconds from rolling over...she gets her whole body twisted and could do it if she realized what was going on! Cale still wants to be held every second....which is getting harder and harder to do since he is HUGE....Shawn is worried he is going to be the "fat kid". He just got done eating a minute ago, and my mom said he looked like a tick. He was laying there with just a shirt and diaper on (yes, I have turned into THAT thing you know it, we'll be in Walmart in nothing but a diaper) and his big old gut was hanging out...I am SURE he will work it off the minute he learns to walk, because I predict that once that kid starts moving, he is not ever going to stop!

I still can't believe these babies are mine...I sometimes have a hard time realizing they were the ones in my stomach. I can't believe that at this time last year, we were still hoping and praying for a baby, and now my whole world is babies! It becomes more and more clear to me every day that they are the very best thing to ever happen to me!!