Life Log

I’m a DAD!

Calliope Ann Buckell and Thalia Lyn Buckell were born, just before 7AM this morning, 5 pounds 8 ounces and 5 pounds 6 respectively. Mom and daughters are hale and hearty and the doctor said it was an easy and textbook delivery.

edit: for those wondering, we’re back home, but the twins are in the special care unit still. They were having trouble keeping their body temperature up and had a touch of jaundice (oompah loompah babies) so they’re working through that. The pediatrician we talked to today is hoping tomorrow we can bring them home. While Monday we were still in a hospital room near special care, today was a bit long because we had to drive down to Lima and spend all day sitting around the room with them, which is a bit tiring (as can be seen with my scruffy ballcap “I’d like to take them home to a more comfortable chair” look I have rocking of late that Emily snapped a picture of…)

139 thoughts on “I’m a DAD!”

  1. Well done, and congrats. And yes, the names are great. I’m the uncle of a Talia, and I do like your adjustment on the spelling.
    Life changes now, and for the better, even on the bad days.
    D

  2. I was just thinking about you two yesterday! now it’s “you four.” congratulations, what wonderful news (and what big sweet healthy babes). I love your name choices. welcome, Calliope and Thalia!

  3. Hurray! There’s more Buckells in the world (and that’s a good thing)! Congrats Emily and Tobias. Your own little muses.
    Oh, and sympathies for not getting any sleep for the next 6 months.
    And the villagers rejoice!

  4. Mazel tov! And all the other good wishes in languages I don’t actually speak for you and your new girls!

  5. Dude, you are Soooo outnumbered!!!! Best polish your spoiling skills! Congrats, and now I’m off to the bookstore to buy your new book.
    Dave

  6. Hurray! Joy and continued good health to you all.
    I’m a bit far away for babysitting but if you guys ever want help with the twins at a con or other event I’m attending (once they’re big enough to tow around), let me know!

  7. Congrats Tobias and family! They are just so terribly cute. We had preemie twin girls last month, so we’ll need to compare notes down the road.

  8. Congratulations, my friends. Please let us know if we can help – we’re close, we’ve done this (are doing this), and we’ll do whatever we can.

  9. Congrats! As the father of three wonderful girls, I can say you’re going to have a fun and interesting life!
    If you survive the first mumbletymumble years, it keeps getting better too. My oldest had her first girl last winter, and my second daughter is due in June.

  10. Congratulations to Mom, Dad and the newest additions to the family. May they live long and prosper…
    Best Wishes,
    Chris M. Barkley
    ps: You know you’re going to have to look out for the telepathy thing in a few years, right? You’ve been warned…8-)

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