I Just Can’t Help Myself…

Theo Glen Rogers Born 2/26/17

I know….sharing photos of sweet, fresh babies isn’t necessarily knit or crochet related.  However, how often do you get a chance to show off something so innocent, sweet, and lovely!?  Not to mention something you worked so hard on….Theo, Baby #3, was by far the largest, hardest project I’ve worked on to date, hehe.  I did, at least, keep it to the photos where he’s wearing a cute knit or crochet hat…which means you all get a couple sneak peeks at some upcoming designs!

I know many of you (like me) love a good birth story….so I’ll give you a quick recap on how everything went down.  Our little Theo was born on 2/26 at 8:35am.  He had been threatening to come for about 3 weeks, and my body had done A LOT of the prep work well in advance of the actual event.  So when my water broke that morning around 4:45am, things moved VERY quickly towards his entrance into the world.  It was by far the most fast and furious birth I’ve had, and the best word I can use to explain it is “intense.”  We had planned another home birth for this baby (Netherlee was born at home too), but I’ll admit it….I experienced a couple of moments of regret on not having any pain relief available, haha.  I made it through, though, and once we got to the pushing part, things felt a bit more smooth for me.

Baby Theo wearing his Snow Bunny Pom Hat made by Daddy, Nick!

Unfortunately, Theo had the cord wrapped around his neck, so pushing in the most comfortable position wasn’t an option for me.  Every time I tried, his heart rate dropped drastically.  My midwife asked me to change positions, and as soon as I did, Theo literally “shot” into the world!  I was worried he was going to break my pubic bone because he moved through the birth canal so quickly!  Luckily, no bones were broken, the midwife was able to flip the cord off from around his neck, and Theo made a healthy entrance into the world.  Unfortunately, shortly after the birth, I had some major hemorrhaging.  It was extremely scary, and we were lucky we didn’t end up in the hospital…but we got it all under control, and both Mommy and Baby Theo made it through the event ok.  I’m still trying to recover from the blood loss (WOW it takes forever to get feeling better after losing a lot of blood!) but each day seems just a tiny bit better.  Luckily Nick, my wonderful husband, has been treating me like a queen and doing everything around here to help me get the recovery time I so desperately need.

This puppy hat makes me SO happy!

So….without further ado, please welcome Baby Theo to our little crafting family!  So far he’s an extremely mellow, super snuggly, and wonderful little guy.  The perfect fit for our family.

108 Comments On “I Just Can’t Help Myself…”

  1. Richard (in Charlotte, NC)

    Congratulations on the birth of your third child! Theo’s hats are wonderful and how special it is that Daddy Nick knits too?! May you and yours be blessed this Lenten / Easter season.

  2. Congratulations! He is adorable!

  3. Such a precious little one. So happy for you and your family. Enjoy every minute and take care of yourself too!

  4. Congratulations on yet another baby popping into your family. Take it super easy as long as you can & enjoy the pampering.

  5. So glad all worked out well! He is so precious. You continue to take care of you and drink lots of water to rebuild your strength.

  6. Congratulations baby Theo is beautiful.?

  7. Heidi Higginbotham

    I’m tear eyed yet again. Praising God for a healthy Theo, a great midwife and for saving your life. Love you…


  8. Hi Theo, I love your puppy dog hat!! Welcome to the world little one!!!

  9. Congrats on the baby. So glad everything welded up well. Our great grandson just 1 month old yesterday made is entrance in the ambulance. Didn’t make it to the hospital in time.

  10. Awwww Melody … he’s GORGEOUS!! Sorry you two had a rough start, but it ended well and that’s what counts!! Congratulations to all of you.

  11. your new baby is precious and the hats look great

  12. Congratulations to you and your family. He is adorable.

  13. Congratulations! He’s adorable!

  14. Congratulations to all! Welcome to the world, Theo!

  15. Congratulations to you both! He’s is just precious!

  16. Congratulations to you all. He is adorable

  17. Precious! So glad everything worked out well! Congratulations!

  18. Adorable!!!

  19. Congratulations on your precious son. Glad you are doing well. Great husband you have!

  20. Congratulations on your new yarn model!! I’m happy for you all and glad you are recovering

  21. How totally adorable he is!! Seriously cute. You did a great job mama. I was a total of 13 minutes from going in through ER to birth on the fifth floor with my last girl 42 years ago. Think I know a little what you went through!! LOL. Fast healing and great health to all of you. Blessings and Prayers!

  22. Aw – baby Theo is so adorable – congratulations to you both?

  23. Theo is absolutely precious! I’m so glad the both of you were okay. It sounds like you’re in good hands with Nick so just relax and focus on getting back to %100! Congratulations and best wishes!!

  24. Congratulations to all. Such a precious little soul.

  25. OMG!!! What an adorable baby!!! LOL! You’ve got the perfect baby model!!
    Congrads to your sweet family!!

  26. Congratulations to you all.He’s such a handsome little man.

  27. Isn’t he just so precious.

  28. Congratulations! He is such an adorable little guy. Glad everything went well. Looking forward to more pictures in the future!

  29. congratulations! beautiful baby boy. your mom’s doing such a good job in everything. 😉 God bless you!

  30. Congrats. You are a hero to me. I admire someone that can handle all so well. I pray you continue to recover quickly. He is a beautiful baby. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Congratulations to the family! Welcome to Theo!
    Glad you’re feeling better! Love the photos!

  32. Congrats! So cute!!!

  33. Theo is a beautiful gift from God. I’m so happy for you and your family and appreciate you sharing his birth story along with photos. Have a blessed Easter and take care.

  34. He’s a beautiful baby! So happy for you that he is also a sweet natured little boy! Congratulations again!

  35. Theo is darling! But it sounds so scary to me with the blood loss (and I had no idea it took a while to recover from an event such as that!) I’m sure I’m not alone when I say “More photos, please!” Congrats again on the loveliest addition to your family.

  36. What a beautiful little boy. Congrats to you and the rest of the family. Enjoy as you probably know…they grow up so fast.

  37. beautiful!!!

  38. Anne-Marie Webster

    He is indeed beautiful; what a precious miracle. I am so glad that you are recovering and that you both made it safely through the process. God bless you and the entire family.

  39. He’s a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

  40. He’s beautiful! Congratulations ? ? ?

  41. Welcome to the world Theo!!! He is precious and so are his hats… Thanks for sharing your special moment with us.

  42. Hey,Theo! Welcome to the fiber art family. You have a gazillion virtual aunts & uncles.

    Melody-only 3 pictures? I thought you said there were a bunch.
    Now you have 5 sizes of models for your patterns. Cool!

    Nick-great job on the hat!

    Rogers Family-Congratulations on your new baby brother,fiber artist, & model.
    Thank you for sharing Melody so much, though I feel she has managed to make a full loving community. Needles, hooks, & yarn truly join us all together in creativity & harmony, with Melody the guiding force.

  43. Congratulations on the birth of Theo. He is absolutely adorable. Having a new baby in the family is always exciting. The hats by you mafe ar adorable.

  44. Congrats to you and your family, he is absolutely beautiful! So happy to hear that all turned out well for you and Theo as I know first hand the toll of hemorrhaging after giving birth. Please take care of yourself so that you can take care of all your littles.

  45. congrats he is just wy to cute

  46. Aww he’s beautiful! I’m glad you are doing well!

  47. What a darling baby! Congrats on the newest member of your family!

  48. Congratulations to the family on a beautiful new addition, thank you for sharing such amazing photos of your new little one.
    the photos are so adorable.

  49. Oh.My.Goodness!!! That face!! He is so adorable. Congratulations! You have a perfect new model.

  50. Congratulations to you all and Welcome to Baby Theo. Enjoy and savor every moment!!!!

  51. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your story (intense is a good word, so is scary!) and adorable Theo. Kudos to Nick for being such an awesome guy! Look forward to the coming weeks as you get your energy back and show off more patterns and baby pics.

  52. He is so adorable.Thank you for sharing your precious photos.

  53. A beautiful baby indeed. So happy you are both safe and sound. Sending lots of good healing wishes to you.

  54. Welcome to the world little Theo! Wishing you a speedy recovery Melody. And Nick i love the hat you made!!

  55. Ray Knight
    Melody please……how can you honestly say that babies are not knitting or crochet related.
    They are the very first reason why we do these crafts.
    I’m so in awe of your life with Nick and your sensational family and equally proud to be able to have spun some lovely merino hand spun yarn for you to knit up into a lovely shawl (perhaps.
    Congratulations Melody and Nick.

  56. When you talk about your mathernity story I could see you as a really person, not as a page in internet and I was so surprise and understood all your experience, so similar to mine…Theo is a great gift from the Lord… for you and all your family…He`s so adorable, beautiful little baby…Thanks for share this part of your life with us…

  57. Congrats! Theo is beautiful and healthy. Love the wee caps, he is the perfect model. Rest up!

  58. Oh my, Theo is just so precious! Thank goodness everything worked out well for both of you. Scary moments, I’m sure. Congratulations again to you and your family.

  59. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! He is just Beautiful!!
    God Bless to all!

  60. Congratulations to you and your beautiful baby Theo. I am so thankful all went well. Keeping you and Theo and your family in my thoughts and prayers daily. What a beautiful blessings , thank you for sharing your beautiful baby boy with us and your blog. Hugs

  61. Oh Theo is just beautiful. Congratulations to you all. Theo was born the day my beautiful girl Tannesha turned 16 what a great date.

  62. What an amazing arrival! Thank you for sharing the details with us. We are after all virtual family! ? My daughter is grown and no grands yet other than fur babies so I love “sharing” other people’s babies. Blessing to you all. ?

  63. Theo is such a sweet baby congrats to you and your family.

  64. Congratulations and Welcome baby Theo! Hope your recovery is still going well. Thank You for sharing your experience ?

  65. Lovely hats on a beautiful baby!!! Congrats!!!!

  66. God grant him many, many years.

  67. Ariel St. John Hann

    Very thankful that all turned out okay for you and Theo. Be sure you have nutritious meals and lots of rest so you can take care of and enjoy your family. Congratulations!

  68. Congrats to your whole family on the successful birth of the new baby. He is adorable. Thank you for sharing his birth story.

  69. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your birth experience with us. I enjoyed reading it and am so glad all is well and you are recovering nicely. Thank God for such a caring, supportive husband!

  70. Congratulations! He is so precious. What a memorable ride into the ride. Thank the Lord for great midwives!

  71. OH, my Gosh!! Congratulations! He is adorable!

  72. CongratulationsonaverycuteBaby.Awwwwwwsosweet

  73. Con grand thank you for sharing Your pictures of Theo with us, he is so precious ??

  74. Theo is Beautiful! So happy everything went well for you! Congratulations Melody and Family!
    Who taught Nick to knit? His work is impressive! Lol

  75. Congratulations on the safe arrival of Theo! Love the name and love the hats! You’ve got a gem in Nick!

  76. Congratulations Melody & Nick! Theo is adorable!! I’m glad to hear things went as well as they could and all worked out in the end. Theo’s birth sounds just like my granddaughter’s birth…bleeding and all. Except my daughter in law ended up in the hospital having to have surgery twice to stop the bleeding. Glad that’s not how your story ended!!

    Can’t wait to see the next group of “Non-Knit or Crochet” related photos of Theo!! Please feel free to post them any time. I’m sure we all wouldn’t mind seeing one of him with his big sister, Netherlee!

  77. He is soooooo adorable! A perfect little hat model!!! 🙂
    Congrats!!! He is a blessing!

  78. Congratulations and kudos on such a delivery! He is so beautiful!

  79. He is absolutely a beautiful gift from God! Congrats!

  80. Congratulations! (This is where I get all gooey and make cootchie coo noises at the pictures!) He’s such a cutie pie! Another Pisces! Born the day after my birthday, YAY! Love all the hats too! (Who doesn’t love pictures of cute babies?)

  81. Congratulations! Baby Theo is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing the cute pictures & your birth story. I’m glad baby is healthy & you are recovering!

  82. Congratulations! He is just beautiful 🙂

  83. What a cutie!
    He looks like his sister a lot.
    Love that hat on the first picture.

  84. God bless you and your family on your latest arrival. He is adorable. Wishing you a quick recovery and many, many years of joy with your beautiful family.

  85. Congratulations on your new beautiful little blessing from God! Your birth experience sounds scary, but I admire your willingness to home birth, and it sounds like you had a very knowledgable midwife.

    He is quite beautiful, and I can almost smell that tiny, new baby smell!

  86. Beautiful! I’ll never get tired of looking at baby pictures. He is adorable and cute as a button. Congratulations to the Rogers family. I thank God you both are doing great.

  87. He is just the cutest little guy ! I’m so in love ❤️ with him. Congratulations to you and your family, your husband sounds like he is one great guy. Hugs to all of you. Look foward to your patterns for future Great grand babies.

  88. Beyond precious! Congratulations!!!

  89. Congratulations Mom & Dad and family on welcoming Theo into this beautiful world. May God continue to bless you all with great joy and fun filled memories! Love the hats too of course!

  90. Melody I know I’ve said it already, but congratulations to you all. Third babies definitely like to make their entrance and in my experience they’re definitely the most chilled, lol. I hope you’re starting to feel better <3

  91. He’s adorable and I’m glad you both are doing so well. I didn’t plan on no pain meds with my third son, I was even in the hospital. But the on call doctor took 4hrs to get there and by then it was too late. Turned out I was passing a kidney stone at the same time. We stopped at #3. lol

  92. Congratulations!He is adorable.

  93. My third (and youngest) was also my hardest birth…..but he turned out to be the mellowest of the three! (and still is at the age of 28!)

  94. Precious… Congrats to you and the family. Scary moments, blessed results!!??

  95. Congratulations!! He is so precious!!

  96. OH Melody he is beautiful!! I love the hats too. I made the puppy one for my last grandchild. He’s three now and he’s the last of 13. dd and ddil are both done with having babies.dd has six, ddil has 7. Now the greatgrands are on the way..two are here and another in August. I intended to make the two puppy hats but didn’t so maybe for next winter.

  97. Congratulations, Melody and Nick! Theo is beautiful!

  98. Congratulations on Baby Theo, he’s adorable ?! I’m glad they stopped your bleeding and your husband is giving you the time you deserve to heal properly, sounds like you have an amazing husband!

    Lydia M Carawan

  99. Congratulations! He’s beautiful.

  100. Congratulations again on the arrival of baby Theo, he’s just adorable <3

  101. Congratulations & welcome to the world, Theo!!

  102. Such a beautiful blessing! So very happy for all 5 of you! God has blessed you for sure! Prayers for a quick recovery and regain o your strength! Many hugs to you Momma!
    ? Ginger

  103. Congratulations! Glad everyone is doing okay!!!

  104. Congratulations! He is so precious!

  105. Congratulations! He’s adorable!!

  106. Little Theo is absolutely beautiful ~ congratulations to your family on this wonderful addition. The hats are adorable.

  107. Congrats on your new bundle of joy. So great you could have a home birth…take iron pills and drink grape juice will give you energy….I too had a home birth and it is so magical. Rest up momma….:)

  108. He is so adorable! Love the little hats you guys made him. Congrat’s to you for having a beautiful baby boy, enjoy him!

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