Cailie came home a couple of weeks before Cadence and we were all so anxious to see if there would be any reaction when they saw each other for the first time. But they were pretty zoned out at their first reunion and both slept right through it.
But Caitlin reports now that when she places them in the bed together for a nap, they end up closer together than she placed them. Seems like it’s usually Cadence scootching over somehow just enough to put her hand on Cailie – sorta like looking for reassurance she’s really there. I’ve got some other amazingly cute pictures that I’ll be posting on the website soon.
I spent the day on Tuesday over at Alex’s parents’ house. That’s where Caitlin and the twins are living now and we’re all hoping those two can make their relationship work. Anyway, Alex’s mom, Christene, and I babysat the twins while Angelique took Caitlin to her doctor appointment. Caitlin absolutely hates to be separated from them for any length of time, but we convinced her it was important for her to take care of herself. Everyone agrees she’s doing an incredible job as a mom to her tiny girls. Christene says she is just in awe at how well Caitlin manages to completely care for the girls, mostly insisting on doing everything herself as much as possible. The first time she babysat, as Caitlin was leaving, she told Christene, “Now, when they both start crying at the same time, you’re gonna kinda freak out, but don’t worry you can do it.” Every time I see them, it still just amazes me to think of caring for two babies at once – especially alone! Caitlin is pretty much on her own with them during the day when everyone else is at work or at school. She really does seem to be a natural and obviously loves being a mom. When Alex was joking with his grandparents about their having 11 kids and not understanding how they managed that, they told him he could do it, too, if he wanted to. He said, “No way” but Caitlin said, “Yes, we can.” Christene chuckled when she told me that story and the look on Alex’s face!
This Sunday we’re going to try to get together – my mom, me, Angelique, Caitlin and the girls for a photo session. 5 generations – what a trip – and not too common! My mom just bursts with pride at being a great-great grandma and when she holds those girls, she just beams!
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