Quintuplet Dad

This is a blog for Jayson Wilkinson, father to the Wilkinson Quints (as well as Riley and Kaiya).

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Quint Olympics from TLC Multitude of Multiples Show

Today, they aired the Multitudes of Multiples show that we are in. We had actually seen it a few weeks ago. It is a pretty good show that I think everybody that takes fertility drugs should probably watch (just so they can know what might happen). It shows both when good things happen and when bad things happen. Unfortunately, much of the time with high order multiples, bad things happen. We, were really blessed and I am so grateful for the condition of our kids.

Our section was really the comic relief. You can tell by the music they play each time they start showing us. One of the things they showed was us shooting one of our Quint Olympics videos- The Quintathalon. In this video, they do both the shotput and the "hurdles." The hurdles are really just the stairs but it is a fun race. I actually had to shoot the some of it twice because we didn't have enough time to do all of it while they were here. In fact, I also found that I had a wrong setting on the camera and had to reshoot a bunch of it anyway. The stuff they showed on TV was actually some of the absolute worst footage I have ever shot for these things but...so be it. Here it is:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A TLC blog about the show we are in called Multitude of Multiples

Here is a link to a TLC blog about the show we were featured in.

They have Rachelle's name wrong but I imagine they will fix it. I assume the author just wrote what she heard and since the name Rachelle is pretty uncommon, she probably thought it was Michelle. Anyway, it is still a pretty good blog and it does a pretty good job of summing up what the show will be about. After it airs on Sunday, I think I'll write a little about what it was like to be in something like that.

One thing that I think has changed slightly since they shot the show is that we have realized that we aren't totally in control. Since they have turned two, it seems like they are getting more and more unpredictable and difficult to control. Just yesterday, I was giving them a bath while Rachelle was out teaching and I thought I was doing great until Kassidy decided to poop in the tub. Fortunately, she was the last one in the tub. I hurried and got her out but as soon as the other babies sensed the panic, they all started to run wild and get into stuff. It was like they could sense that I was powerless to stop them. Well, it turned out OK in the end but I had a glimpse of just how close to insanity I am at times. That seems to be happening more and more lately.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quintuplet Dance Party Video

Here is a video we just made. Be sure to catch us on Sunday August 30 on Multitude of Multiples on TLC at 8:00 Eastern.