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Five little angels

What a handful these five little babies are, but what a joy! I was happy to be there today especially because their mommy and grandmother (Betty Ann from Arizona) wanted to take a group picture of them inside the wheelbarrow wearing overalls, so I stuck around to help after my shift ended. Luckily, I had brought my camera, too. I have some of their names matched with their faces. Top left is Rustin, who is easy to remember because he's a redhead, so I think of rust colored hair, which sounds like Rustin. Then the other little boy is Ryder, the one crying. He is adorable. They're all amazing. I'm pretty sure I got to hold each of them at least a couple of times during my three-hour shift today.
Here's the same shot as above in full color. In the front, center is Kyndall. I can't tell which of the other two girls is Kassidy and which is Kaydence.

Here's their sweet mom, Rachelle. Can you believe this skinny woman gave birth to quintuplets about three months ago?
I love black and white, so I wanted to post some in those tones too. The Wilkinsons are so organized and everything was so clean and tidy in their home. I signed up to do an all-night volunteer shift in two weeks, where I get to be up with the babies with one other person from 10 pm to 6 am. I am wiped out from today's three-hour shift and can't imagine how they manage all this, day after day. It's mind-blowing just thinking about trying to deal with five little babies 'round the clock. Sometimes nobody is crying. Then sometimes all of them are. I propped one baby up on my lap and held another. I put two in bouncy seats and bounced them while holding another. It was a lot of work, but I loved every minute of it and truly felt like I had a bit of heaven in my arms when I held these precious little angels.

Comments

they are so darling! i can't imagine what it must be like with 5!
Madison said…
Wowee! What a handful. They are precious, though, and Rachelle looks so great! I hope I rebound as well someday when I have kids.
Bobbi said…
The babies are darling. I know how much work it is because my oldest niece had triplets and came to stay with us for a month when they were 6 weeks old. I took one each night, she took one, and a sister-in-law or Carrie took one. And, since she had been unable to conceive w/o the fertility drugs, she didn't use any contraception and became pg and very nauseated) when the triplets were just turning into the terrible twos. It was a nightmare for her. But they are 7 years old now and she survived and is so glad to have them! That's great of you to go help, I am sure they appreciate and need it!
Heidi said…
Wow she does look great- even for having just have had one child let alone five at once!
Summer Adams said…
Oh my goodness, she DOES look great adn what a LOT of work!!!!! What a site to behold they are. Soooo precious and angelic!
Wow! That mom has to have a sense of humor or she's going to have to find one. That's a neat thing that peolpe are doing for her and her babies.
Julie V. said…
How fun and totally exhausting! It's no wonder she is so skinny,think about it. Taking care of five babies, who would have time to eat!? How lucky you were to be able to help. Will there be a point in time when she will have the same regular helpers instead of someone new every day?
Julie said…
Ok - now those babies in the wheelbarrow is just too precious for words! I cannot believe how awesome their mother looks, too!

That was so thoughtful of you to help them out! I'm sure it is priceless to them.
Kellie said…
They look like quite a handful!! I can't wait to help out. There is something so fun about helping someone with their babies; I think it is because you know that at the end of helping, you can go home and get a good night's sleep. Poor mom doesn't have that option in those first months... or years.
Wow! I can't even imagine how much work that is. I bet they really appreciate you helping out. Nice work!

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