BTS With Sophisticated Littles: The Buck Twins
Michelle Beisner-Buck holds a double bundle of joy: Blake Andrew (pictured left) and Wyatt Joseph (pictured right), with dad, Joe Buck.
Photography By Stephanie Cotta
Written By Carrie Edelstein
Meet Blake Andrew and Wyatt Joseph, the new additions to the Buck family. Joe and Michelle welcomed the boys in April when Michelle proudly reached the 38 week mark in her pregnancy! Mom says Wyatt, who came out first at 7lbs 6oz, looks more like a Beisner, and Blake is heavy on the Buck gene. Although they’re fraternal, let the mixing up begin: Blake, the Buck lookalike, is named after Mom’s brother, Andrew, and Wyatt is the one who is named for Dad. And yes, twins do run in the family; Joe’s sister, Julie, also has twin boys.
Mom says, “Because they are fraternal and look so different, I thought I would like to dress them differently, but at this point in their lives, I really like them ‘twinning’ as much as possible so matching outfits is how I like to roll.” Coziness and easy access for diaper changes are key for these hot shots who like to eat, sleep and, well, give a lot of love! Household brands now are Kickee Pants (as pictured), Magnificent Baby Magnetic Onesies, Kissy Kissy Convertible Gowns, and Kate Quinn Organics, many of which are available at City Sprouts in Ladue. “I cannot wait to dress them in their Aviator Nation gear, my favorite kids and adults LA-based ‘cozy’ loungewear,” Mom adds.
These guys are into challenging Mom and Dad to how many diaper changes then can do in a day. And in between, they love to take walks in the neighborhood, lay outside under a shaded tree in the yard (Mom says, “They love being outside with the breeze hitting their faces.”) and listen to music. Popular Pandora hits include Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Norah Jones, Leon Bridges, and 90’s & 2000’s hip-hop and pop. Wow these guys have great taste! Mom likes to sing them “You Are My Sunshine,” and Dad gets a melody going with whatever made up song pops into his head! Hmmm, could he do that with play-by-plays? There’s definitely some talent brewing in these diapers: as a former NFL cheerleader, Mom is already throwing in some dance moves during those cherished rocking sessions!
While the Fisher Price dog swing and Skip Hop mat will do, these literary buffs much prefer “snuggling up on someone’s chest in a warm, comfy, soft blanket,” as expressed through Mom and Dad. Move over Oprah’s Book Club… The Buck’s recommend: “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” “Barnyard Dance,” “Goodnight Moon,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “Corduroy,” “Guess How Much I Love You,” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” USA Today’s sports section read in the same tone will do the trick though!
Mom shared just how special it is to have these boys at home. “Wyatt is our little ‘chunker,’ and Blake is long and lean. Wyatt likes to sleep with his arms sprawled out, and Blake likes to be swaddled up tight in his Sleep Sack. We were so blessed that they didn’t have to spend any time in the NICU and every day, we wake up and say the same prayer: ‘Healthy and happy.’ It is so incredibly special to see how much their big sisters Natalie and Trudy Buck have fallen in love with them. They are so good with ‘Dem Boyz’ and that makes me and Joe so happy. These boys have no idea how loved and protected they are, by so many. We are so lucky.”
"Sophisticated Littles" is featured in the July/August edition of Sophisticated Living Magazine. Check out the digital version today! slmag.net/st-louis