Well...it is offical. Paityn and Conner (a little) do not like being held or talked to by people they do not know. We learned this over the weekend. On Friday evening, we took the babies to a fish fry and learned first hand about the fear of strangers. Matt and I found seats and parked the double stroller next to our table. A few people walked by...noticed we had two babies..asked, "Are they twins?" LOL and then began talking to them. Within a few minutes both babies had frowns on their faces and began crying. Once Matt picked up Conner he was fine with in seconds but Paityn on the other hand was a different story. It took her about 5 minutes or so to stop screaming.
Then, while holding the babies and attempting to eat, a kind woman who has twins herself came over and started talking with us. She offered to sit next to us and hold Paityn so we could eat. Within minutes appeared a sad face looking at the woman, then looking at mommy and daddy. Then the crying began yet again. This time it took over 10 minutes to get her to quit screaming. This was when the "bear" came out. Matt and I say the "bear" comes out when Paityn changes from her normally happy self to a very loud screaming baby that seems to not be satisfied by anything. Typically this only happens when she is hungry and wants her bottle.
We originally just thought they were a little crabby b/c they did not get their afternoon nap but Saturday proved the same thing. Saturday afternoon my cousin, his wife, and their two kids came in from the Austin area to visit with us, my sister and her family, and my mom and step dad. Same thing happened yet again. Within seconds of Paityn being held by Julie, my cousin's wife, appeared the same frown and the "bear" came out yet again! Screaming and crying lasted a good 10 to 15 minutes. Once she was content...she was only satisfied with mommy holding her. Hopefully we can break this habit! Now that it is warm and pretty weather, we are wanting to get out as much as we can since we were in the house majority of the time since Paityn and Conner have been born.