Stitchy McYarnpants

Confessions of a husband-neglecting, cat-shooing, yarn-hoarding knitaholic. But in a good way.

Monday, March 27, 2006

A now a message from Mama Melanie

Spring has sprung and so has Melanie! The babies have arrived and everyone is healthy and well. Melanie and Dean are in the most amazing state of blissed out exhaustion I've ever seen. She asked me to let everyone know that she's lost complete track of blogland, not only because she's now at the beck and call of two squirming, cooing little balls of cuteness, but her computer has gone and contracted it's own version of the bird flu. She sends her heartfelt thanks for all the good wishes and feels badly that she hasn't been able to get to her email or blog to thank people herself. But she did send a little visual message to let you know just how pumped she is about motherhood:



She's my new blog hero for allowing me to post this. Of course, she's ridiculously sleep deprived and probably isn't in any state to make such decisions. I took the liberty of touching up the more provocative bits in the photo. (Jon said the flower itself looks like a breast, so it didn't really help, and possibly made things worse. I like that it looks like she's wearing a big yarn flower pastie, so there.)

The pump she has is a modern wonder. It has a clear casing so you can see the mechanism working. I've never seen one in action and I just have to say, I'm impressed. Not so much with the pumping machine, but with the Melanie machine. Milk really does shoot out of there! Crazy, man.

And here is a fantastic family portrait taken at one of their many dinnertimes. I love this photo. Dean is holding Scarlett and Melanie is holding Blu. (See Scarlett's tiny little hat? Kellee made it in the car on the way over. She made one for Blu while we were there. It's fun to knit for itty bitty people!)



Scarlett is a little smaller than her brother, but they both pack a mighty diaper! All in all, I'd say that mom and dad are handling their new "Family-of-Four" status really well. Smiles far outweighed the tired sighs. I just couldn't stop looking at the babies, then looking at Melanie and trying to figure out just how they fit in there. They're not any bigger than they were a few days earlier, so there was some major baby origami happening. There's no way we're getting them back in there.

I predict that we're all going to be fighting over who gets to push the carriages at Rhinebeck this year . . . ME FIRST!!!

38 Comments:

Anonymous Leisel said...

"There's no way we're getting them back in there."

LOL... that's just too funny.

And, I'd bet the fit isn't the only reason you're not getting them back in. I would guess you'd have a major fight on your hands if you seriously suggested such a thing should be done.

3/28/2006 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous caro said...

They all look fab (as we knew they would). YAY YAY YAY!

3/28/2006 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous elisa said...

Oh yay! They all look awesome! :)

3/28/2006 06:29:00 AM  
Blogger maryse said...

thanks for the post. so cute they are. all 4 of them. i want to go see them but they're still too small and squirmy. i'll drop them!

3/28/2006 06:45:00 AM  
Blogger maryse said...

i wonder how many hits you'll get for pastie

3/28/2006 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

So cute! And the parents have THE BIGGEST SMILES EVER! I am not sure I smiled that much when mine were that small.

I had a milking machine just like that one, and it brought great relief to my poor udders. Being engorged, its like having two boulders on your chest that painfully need to pee but cannot. Then you hook up the milking machine/offspring and RELIEF.

I know the whole world is happy I shared that. I cannot believe I wrote the whole thing.

3/28/2006 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Janine said...

Thanks for the update, please send my best wishes to them all - I would leave a comment on her blog but she is obviously not going to have any time for checking it :-)!

3/28/2006 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Rachel H said...

You can push the carriage anywhere you like darlin', but I'll have already snatched up the babies out of it to cuddle so it may not be as satisfying an experience for you as you think.

Thank you so much for posting these great photos and the update. Melanie looks so lovely. (yes, I realize she may dispute that, but I'm seeing a new Mum completely in love. It's beautiful)

3/28/2006 07:37:00 AM  
Blogger Carole said...

Oh yay! Love seeing the photos of the new family, they look so happy. Please give them all my best wishes.

3/28/2006 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

OMG, I only had one, but I had the same response when she came out: "WHERE did we put her in there??? She's HUGE!"

Give Melanie and fam all our best. She is a hero!

3/28/2006 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That picture brought back fond memories of my best friend who used to pump in my office years ago. We had a little fridge in there to store the milk. Sigh. Good times.

3/28/2006 08:26:00 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Hooray! The family looks wonderful ... giddy smiles, lovely babes, the whole thing. Congrats to them!

3/28/2006 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger katiedid said...

Oh my gosh, the demon twins are SO FREAKIN' ADORABLE! And so are their parents. ^.^ Congrats across your blog to them!

3/28/2006 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

Ahh... cutness overload! Holy crap could those two be any more adorable. Melanie is my hero! Thanks for updating us.

3/28/2006 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Melanie is GLOWING. I'm so happy to see all the love and happiness in those pics and tell Mama Melanie that I can't wait to see her and her new additions :)

3/28/2006 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Cara said...

Melanie is by far the most BEAUTIFUL new mom (of TWINS no less) that I have ever seen! Those babies are teeny! YAY! Thanks so much for sharing. I've beent thinking about them a lot.

PS - My sister pumped for the first year of my nephew's life. She'd call me from work and I here this whoozh whoozh in the background. I'd say, "Are you pumping?" Very, very cool.

3/28/2006 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger claudia said...

Thanks so much for the pix!

3/28/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous grumperina said...

Thanks for posting an update. I've been hoping for one from Melanie, and for some pictures :). Stitchy to the rescue!

3/28/2006 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hilarious! Breast-pumped!

3/28/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger IndigoMuse said...

Please tell her how great I think she looks after delivering not one but two babies. I never looked that great after either of my kids. Thanks for the update and the funny photo!

Tanya

3/28/2006 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Imbrium said...

I'd love to see the look on Melanie's face if you suggested putting them back.

Congratulations to the new parents!

3/28/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Blogger christine said...

Wow -
Congratulations! I am so glad that all is well - cute names!

3/28/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Awwww. Love the pump! Yes, "shoot out of there" is right. Especially fun (speaking from experience) when neither a pump nor a baby is attached. And the yarn pastie is both decorative and tasteful.

3/28/2006 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

Thanks for the update, and what sweeties. Those must be mighty proud parents.

3/28/2006 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger JustApril said...

The shooting milk, I remember that! LOL - You could put an eye out with that stuff! When she wakes up from her occitossin (spelled all kinds of crazy, surely) induced coma - she may go, "Hmmmmm, now why did I give away that picture?" LOL

SWEET SWEET babies =)

3/28/2006 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything quite as beautiful as the photo of the new family. The smiles on Melanie and Dean's faces say it all!

3/28/2006 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

BEautiful family! Thank you for the update. I love the picture of baby origami...boggles the imagination.

3/28/2006 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Kim P said...

Awesome happy pictures. I kept checking Melanie's blog to see if the babies had arrived. Now I know! Congrats to all! I'll be looking for twins dressed in handknits at Rhinebeck this fall!

3/29/2006 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger Cari said...

Yay! I've been itching for some demon baby pics and an update. Thanks!

3/29/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

(insert big happy contended sigh here...)

thanks for the update! During newborn checks this week I've been thinking about them and how they're doing. Melanie looks fantastic, and they all look like they're one big happy family.

(insert another, equally as happy sigh here.)

3/29/2006 06:36:00 PM  
Blogger goodkarma said...

Thank you so much for this update and photos. I've been wondering how Ms. Mel is doing and how the babies are, too. That was a great post! :)

3/29/2006 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger mf said...

What GREAT photos.. gotta love Melanie and her pump!! hehee Thats the best blog picture I've ever seen Leave it to her for that one....LOL I was wodnering when those babies were going to arrive.. I'm glad to hear there home and all is well. Their so precious!! Too cute for words...Congrats to them all!

3/30/2006 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger modmom said...

what a darling family! so adorable :D

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