Multiple Births

Wilkinson Quints Celebrate 1st Birthday

It has been a year since Rachelle and Jayson Wilkinson welcomed their 5 bundles of joy into the world and plenty of people want to say ‘Happy Birthday.’

“We have about 190 people that RSVP’d that they wanted to come,” said Rachelle Wilkinson, mother of the quints.

“We wanted to invite everybody that’s helped us out this past year.” During the past 12 months, dozens of friends and neighbors have volunteered their time, watching the five babies grow.

Rustin is still the fiery red head — he’s the first to walk. Sister Kassidy is also up on her feet. Kaydence is still a mama’s girl. Ryder is Mr. Sociable, and Kendall is pretty in pink.

“I just really thought there was no way I was going to be able to do it, but really this first year has been a lot easier than I thought it was going to be,” said Wilkinson.

As many as 20 volunteers continue to help out mom Rachelle. Her family’s in town for the party and they’re taking on Thursday’s shifts.

“They drink four bottles a day — each still — so that’s 20 bottles a day. I’d say we go through about 30 diapers a day,” said Wilkinson.

And that’s why the Wilkinson’s have invited so many people to their home. They want this birthday party to be a thank you party.

At birth the quints toppled the scales at a combined weight of 21 lbs 7.2 ounces.

KassidyF5 lbs., 1.2 oz.8:17 a.m.
KaydenceF3 lbs., 6 oz.8:18 a.m.
RustinM4 lbs., 15 oz.8:18 a.m.
KyndallF4 lbs., 2 oz.8:19 a.m.
RyderM3 lbs., 15 oz.8:19 a.m.

During the last year the family has kept their blog current with fun competition videos and updates.

A post worth reading is Rachelle’s full account of the day the babies were born. She includes family pictures and an in depth play by play about how the who delivery happened.

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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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