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. Congrats! Though you’re making me wonder where all the months between your first announcement and this one have vanished to . . . . (I bet your wife felt they dragged on plenty long enough.)

  2. Congrats to you both! Does the name choice presage 7 sisters to follow?! (V. cool names.)

  3. Grats on the new daughters. I’m glad mom and girls are doing well. Best of luck daddy!

  4. Congratulations!
    (Thalia’s the Muse of Comedy, but she doesn’t look like she thinks this is funny at all.)

  5. Congratulations!
    (But… dude… you gave them both the names of Muses…
    You sure you can handle such a surfeit of inspiration of your life…? [grin])
    May they bring you much joy.

  6. My twins just turned two. If you can get through the first year without going grey I assure you it gets better! Congratulations on your lovely twinlings.

  7. Congratulations!
    I was Googling you, as I just finished listening to your book, and enjoyed it so much I wanted to find more.
    My wife and I have our own daughter, 8 months old, and another one on the way. Good Luck! Your friends are right, your life will never be the same! (In a good way).
    Keep up the excellent writing!
    P.S. Drop the swarm, there was SO many interesting sidelines you could have gone down with all your aliens! Of course, I finished Halo, and am sick of the swarm. Only to find out you wrote one of the books…
    I was surprised T’Mas didn’t join the Ragamuffins…

  8. Oh, Toby! The best news ever! Congrats to you and Emily and welcome to your two little muses! They’re beautiful.

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