A week with Ouida Mae

Last weekend Ouida Mae went to her first wedding. I didn’t get any photos of her myself but there were plenty taken of her at the wedding. The ceremony was outdoors at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and was rushed to get everyone inside due to bad storms. There were tornadoes spotted in several places around middle Tennessee that afternoon. Unfortunately our deck table was a casualty of the storm. I am still trying to figure out the best way to get all the glass splinters cleaned up.

Storm damage

Sunday night Ouida Mae attended her first birth. She barely made a peep the whole night. She is still such a calm and happy baby.

On Thursday I left Ouida Mae with a sitter for the first time. I have been having a lot of pain in my shoulder from trying to work on my computer while rocking with her in the rocking chair so Marecha (my midwifery partner) offered to keep her while I saw the massage therapist. I did not worry about leaving her with Marecha, but just as I was leaving my massage another massive storm started up. The wind and rain were horrible, and I actually witnessed the effects of what was later confirmed to be an F1 tornado. Tree limbs were flying through the air and the traffic lights looked like they were going to snap off their cables and fly away. Two tractor trailers were blown over on the interstate within minutes of the time I drove by the site. It was very scary, but I just wanted to get back to my baby!

The weather has been beautiful when it’s not being brutal, so today we took advantage of the sun (before the winter weather advisory tomorrow) to take Ouida Mae for her first picnic.

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