Steve and I have created another clone!! Here are pictures of each of the little munchkins. The pictures don't quite do it justice because they are each taken at different stages of the facial unswelling process! They are in age order, starting with Clone Maxwell, then Clone Sophia, and finally...Clone Capri! By the way, her full name is Capri Alexis Payne and she weighed in at 7 lbs. even.
The family of five.
Next time the photographer needs to tell me that the person of the hour (baby) is covered by her mass of hospital blankets!
Maxwell cannot get enough of this little sweetie. He doesn't even want to go to school or soccer practice because he hates leaving her. After school yesterday he wouldn't let her go until I forced him off to soccer. He is such an amazing brother to Sophie, so I knew this would be no different. He really has a sensitive side. I tell him all the time that he is going to be just like his Daddy when he grows up, which by the way is a very very good thing. Just before we left to the hospital on Wednesday morning at 6:30 am (and no sleep for several days) my sweet little guy, who by the way had already woken up because he was so excited for the big day when Capri would arrive, called in to my bathroom as I was brushing my teeth and said, "Mom, you look beautiful...no, you look more than beautiful." If that doesn't make a pregnant woman feel good I don't know what does.
Sophie also can't get enough of Capri, but in an independent 3 year old way...hands everywhere! I know this will wear off soon because Maxwell was the same way when Sophie was born, and because I am not a germphobe, it is actually quite adorable, in an annoying sort of way! I also now have two extra arms for doing the little things, like getting diapers and wipes, throwing diapers away, getting bottles...you name it, Sophie will get it, and she does it on the run!
I had forgotten how little newborns are. She looks like such a little munchkin in this car seat. And I love that her sleeves and pantlegs are each rolled up three times!