Dec 28 2008

First Bath

Ouida Mae had her first bath today. She seemed unphased:


Dec 25 2008

First Christmas

Photos of Ouida Mae’s first Christmas

Dec 24 2008


Ouida Mae was dedicated in a special Christmas Eve service at the church tonight. The minister dipped a rose into our holy water and touched the rose to her forehead, lips, and hands, to “dedicate her thoughts, her speech, and her actions to all in life that is good and true and beautiful.” Then the congregation dedicated itself to her:

“May you grow to a life of joy. May you grow to love other people. May you grow to be courageous to challenge evil. May you speak the truth you know, and never cease from seeking to know more. In everyone you meet, may you recognize kinship and accept difference. May you endow those who know you with faith and hope. May you grow to be strong and gentle. May you lessen a bit our human sorrows. And to help to realize our hopes for you, to guide you and comfort you, to teach you and learn from you, we, your religious community, dedicate ourselves.”


Dec 21 2008


Ouida Mae hiccuping. She does this after every feeding. It’s a good display of her range of expressions:

Dec 20 2008


Many thanks to Dar for the new video camera!

Video of Ouida Mae wide awake. It’s a little grainy due to lighting issues: she only looks around when the lights are turned down. Continue reading

Dec 13 2008

Home from the Hospital

We’re home from the hospital! Here are photos of Torgo and Freya meeting Ouida Mae for the first time. Freya loves her! Torgo is not so sure; mostly he is just ecstatic that I am home.

Dec 12 2008

Welcome, Ouida Mae

Ouida Mae was born at 9:59 am yesterday morning at Centennial Medical Center. We were unable to have her at home as planned due to my blood pressure and her insistence to be born crooked and facing the wrong way, but everyone is healthy so we got what we wanted. Here are some photos taken just after her birth.