Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
First episode of Wilkinson Quints Show
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Lastest news segment and an update
Last night (Sept. 17th) we had someone from KEYE (CBS) News come over and interview us. It was fun because she was pretty excited about the babies and we let her hold Kaydence for a little while. She did a really good segment and I have it here:
KEYE (CBS) News segment
One of the volunteers last night commented that holding our babies is therapeutic. I have to agree. I really enjoy going home and getting a little snuggle time with each of them. Right now they are pretty snuggly and like to fall asleep on our shoulders. Also, a few of them have started smiling a little which is really great. I am really looking forward to when they start really smiling and then laughing. I remember th first time I heard Riley laugh and that it almost brought tears to my eyes because it was so funny and cute. Anyway, now I have 5 of those to look forward to.
I still have a bunch of video I need to post and will do it just as soon as I can finish it. In the meantime, you should check out the CBS segment because it was a pretty good one.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Week of craziness - will post more soon
One thing that I have learned is that all diapers are not created equal. So far, the only reliable ones have been the Pampers Swaddler diapers. In many cases we have found that with other diapers, they simply leak. Today, someone picked up Kaydence because she was crying and found that with the amount of wetness surrounding her (we call the wetness "She-she"), she may as well have not even had a diaper on. On closer inspection, we found that the diaper she was wearing was not the type that we have found are reliable. I think things will change as they get bigger but right now, it seems that only those diapers work. This is something I didn't anticipate. I had thought that one diaper was pretty much the same as any other diaper. Now, I know that a diaper is only useful if it actually holds all the she-she in.
Anyway, sorry for the short and relatively uninteresting post. I really hope to put up some video soon because I have a lot of good stuff that I just need to get up there. I actually want to make a weekly 5 to 10 minute episode (sort of like a reality show) to put up on the blog. I have some ideas for it but I guess I will have to test it out. I have found so far that there is probably enough interesting stuff going on in our house to actually merit a weekly 5 to 10 minute video.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Home at last
Next, we had to go through security. This was a pretty serious ordeal. We at least were able to skip the main line and go through the first class line. However, when we got to the actually scanner thing, it took about 20 minutes to take out all the car seats, strollers, babies, computers, video cameras, and shoes for each of us. The security people were actually really nice, though, and we eventually made it through. When we got to the gate, we were a bit of a spectacle and a whole lot of people came up to figure out what was going on. There was a lot of picture taking.
We next got on the airplane. Because of some confusion from the airline, we were all assigned middle seats throughout the plane. Fortunately, however, the babies were all very good during the whole flight and everything went smooth. This was in part due to the preparation from Rachelle in making diaper bags for each baby with enough formula, burp cloths, new outfits, diapers, wipes, and candy (for the carrier) to last for about a day. When we got off, it was difficult to actually make it to the baggage claim due to the many people wanting to figure out what the deal was as we walked.
We met up with friends from church who had brought 3 suburbans to transport out 12 checked bags, our 5 babies, and our 5 adults back to the house. Rachelle loved what everyone had done to the house. In particular, the nursery that she didn't know about was a great surprise for her. Stephanie Coleman, Nancy Tueller, and Christine Woods from church really did an excellent job with it.
A few news stations were here as well. Here are the ones that posted stories last night:
I will post some more when I have time. I took some video myself of the arrival and I also want to post the details of the computer application I wrote to help keep track of the quints.