Thursday, August 2, 2007

Quints and Quads!

QUINTS - On Tuesday, July 31, Rachelle and Jayson Wilkinson and big brother Riley and big sister Kaiya welcomed quints (that's five babies!) at 34weeks gestation. The five babies collectively weighed over 21 pounds and actually set a record for total infant weight. Check out for their story. You can also look back and follow mom Rachelle's blog and dad Jayson's blog.

I was just introduced to the Wilkinson Quints' blogs yesterday, and was amazed by their story (what higher order multiples' story isn't amazing, right) and the fact that she was able to carry her quints until 34 weeks! Let's help to welcome the Wilkinson quints to the world:

Kassidy - 5 pounds, 1 ounce
Kaydence - 3 pounds, 6 ounces
Rustin - 4 pounds, 15 ounces
Kyndall - 4 pounds, 2 ounces
Ryder - 3 pounds, 15 ounces

QUADS - Then yesterday, Wednesday, August 1st, Suzanne and Joe Steece welcomed their quads (that's four babies) at 30 weeks 1 day. I've been following The Life of Suz throughout her pregnancy. They are such an amazing couple and definitely have a sense of humor that will come in handy when raising quads. Don't miss their "I'm having QUADRUPLETS??!?!?!" post. Here are their quads, one-by-one:

Andrew - 2 pounds, 8.6 ounces
Savannah - 2 pounds, 14.8 ounces
Ethan - 2 pounds, 7 ounces
Benjamin - 3 pounds, 4 ounces

It sounds like both families are blessed with love, prayers and support from family, friends and even strangers. I'm sure they would welcome continued thoughts and prayers from all of us baby blog addicts too.


beth ewing said...

why is it that we're all so intrigued to the higher order multiples? i can't seem to get enough. but i don't want them myself. hehe!

Bridget said...

Oh I cannot imagine how uncomfortable that must have been... to carry 4 or 5! God bless 'em! But I do like watching the progression. It's just amazing... and a blessing.

Andy, Cherie, and Sarah said...

How amazing! Thanks for sharing these. I am so thankful that I am only having one!

Burkett Quad Squad said...

what great families!!!! We've been following them both for a while now, and have 4 of our own who will be here any day. As if you don't have enough blogs to read, you can keep up with us at

Great site! God bless!

Kelly said...

I have been following them too but am pregnant with my second girl now.

Burkett Quad Squad said...

you had asked if you could link to us and talk about our pregnancy on here... that would be just fine with us!

Hope things are still going well for the Steeces and the Wilkinsons!