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Mia Hamm & Nomar Garciaparra: Parenthood Takes Teamwork

02/09/2008 at 06:00 AM EST

Mia Hamm & Nomar Garciaparra: Parenthood Takes Teamwork
Nomar Garciaparra and Mia Hamm
Mia Hamm may be the ultimate soccer mom, but she has a lot of help from her baseball player husband, Nomar Garciaparra, when it comes to raising their twin daughters.

"They sleep in different rooms right now," says Hamm of Ava and Grace, who were born "So I have the monitor for one and he has one for the other. When my monitor goes off, I go. When his goes off, he goes."

Besides night duty, the Dodger shortstop also shows he's an all-star in the fatherhood field as well. When asked if he changes the diapers, he told PEOPLE at the G2 lounge during the Super Bowl weekend: "With two you have to. There was no manual for that. But that doesn't bother me."

Another item missing from the parenthood manual for twins: "They didn't tell you how to pick up both of them at the same time," says Garciaparra.

Adds Hamm, "Or who to pick up first when they are both crying. It doesn't tell you that. You're afraid if you go to one the other is going to be hurt."

Hamm, 35, who played on the U.S. women's national soccer team for 18 years and is currently training for a half marathon, says her main focus is on family. Even though she and Garciaparra have their hands a full with two kids, there's "potential" for more. Says Hamm: "If we're blessed with another one, that's fantastic."

"There are challenges," she says of motherhood. "In the early morning, you're thinking 'Man, I could really use another half hour of sleep.' But you go in and it's those smiles, they look at you like you're a superhero."

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