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.