Saturday, May 19, 2007

hot potato



In the wee hours of Friday the 18th, the monkey ranch welcomed the arrival of this little spud. We are ecstatic!

Hot from the oven, I barehanded this little tyke and placed 'em on his mother's bosom. (Well attended by midwives and family, so calm down there pardner.) We had no idea it was a boy, until we flipped him over and took a look. You might think we're crazy, waiting until the arrival to find out, but we figure it's one of those mysteries of life that gets ruined by today's technology.

Monkey witnessed this gorgeous moment, acting as an integral part, squealing things like "Mommy he's almost here! I can see his head!" which was enormous comfort and encouragement for expediting the entire process. They say that second births can go rather quickly, and at under an hour and a half, it's good this was a planned homebirth or we might not have even made it to any hospital. Even with it only half a mile away.



So now the ranch will be configured a bit differently. I get promoted to executive kithchen manager with two to manage, and the monkey gets an apprentice. Mom retains her title of Superwoman, while we stand in awe.

I'll tell the whole story another time, when I'm rested enough to be cognizant of what I'm actually writing.

Peace and happiness,
D

17 comments:

cookiecrumb said...

Beautiful! Good job, all of youse.

Callipygia said...

Blessings to all of you, and thank you for sharing this happy special moment. He's a beauty!

Tea said...

Best whishes to the growing family--and welcome to the little guy! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the wonder of a new baby. Congratulations!

Elise said...

Ah, congratulations! He's gorgeous! Now more monkeys to wrangle. :-)

Sean said...

And thus another hungry mouth with discriminating palate is brought into the world. And not a moment too soon. Congrats!

shuna fish lydon said...

yeah! more monkeys!
more naked boys in the kitchen (a la Night Kitchen.)

Congratulations to all of y'all!

Love and peace to you four. Call me if you need ice cream...

Sam said...

huge congratulations winging their way from me to you

Leena said...

congrats!!!

Dr. Biggles said...

Whoa, congratulations there wrangler family! In no time you'll have another mouth to bake for, too cool. Enjoy.

Biggles

HipWriterMama said...

Oh my word...absolutely beautiful. Welcome to your little monkey. Hope the Mrs. is well and resting. And you too!

So how big did Monkey #1 look after you Monkey #2 triumphantly arrived? Give Monkey #1 extra big kisses and hugs...it's gonna be a bittersweet adjustment.

Congratulations! This will be an amazing new journey.

Monkey Wrangler said...

Cookie, Calli, Tea, Elise, Sean, Shuna, Sam, Leena, Doc & Hip: Thank you all.

We are working on feeding ourselves the leftovers in the fridge and sleeping whenever possible, so I guess we're back to our regular routine. The little guy is doin' good, yelping and squealing and feisty.....when he's not passed out.

I feel the love and kindness, thanks once again.
D

Erin S. said...

belated congrats! I love the hand on the head and cry on the lips in the first picture--ack, what am I doing out in this cold world??

Hope you get some rest in the next few weeks!

Vanessa said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Freya and Paul said...

My goodness - I logged in and I was expecting a different bun straight from the oven!
Many, many congratulations to you all!

Alyce said...

Yay! Well done, you.



Shuna: In the Night Kitchen is my favorite (the things they say while mixing, "milk in the batter, milk in the batter" and him flying in a dough airplane). I'm going to have to go home and read it again.

chilebrown said...

Congrats on you ulitmate soudough fermentation. Peace, Paul

Mallika said...

Oh my goodness! Huge congratulations. I can't believe I missed the news coz I was away!! He is gorgeous and the monkey looks totally at peace with her little apprentice.

Lots of love and luck to superwoman, superman (you do bake and make beer) and the two little monkeys.