Jun 2 2009

Splish Splash

Since Ouida Mae was only a few weeks old I have been putting her in the garden tub with me and letting her float in the deep water. For the most part she has always loved her baths, and she has learned to kick and play in the warm water. Last week I tried supporting her on her belly for the first time and she smiled and giggled as she tried to lick the water.

This week we took her to the pool for the first time. I knew she liked to be in the water, but was more than a little apprehensive about how she would react to the temperature difference between the hot bath and the cool pool water. Turned out it wasn’t so bad…

A little apprehensive at first...

A little nervous at first...

But with a little encouragement from Mom...

But with a little encouragement from Mom...

all was right with the world again!

all was right with the world again!

All dry again:

Our little Oompa Loompa

Our little Oompa Loompa

May 14 2009

Five Months

Ouida Mae was five months old on Monday. Here is a little video we made to commemorate the day:

We got a couple of decent photos from the event too:

May 9 2009

Puppy videos

Here are some videos from the visit with the puppies two weeks ago.

May 8 2009

And now for something completely different…

No. 1  The Larch.

No, no.  Umm… how about some video Kimberly got of Ouida Mae babbling.

May 8 2009

Ouida Mae in the office and Thai food

Yesterday, Kimberly brought Ouida Mae to where I work and I got to show her around a bit.  Everyone said she’s cute.  Afterward we went with a few coworkers for some previously scheduled Thai food at Noodle House in La Vergne.  Celina was gracious enough to take a few pictures for me.

Malachi, Kimberly, and Ouida Mae

Ouida Mae and Malachi

May 8 2009

Recent adventures

Hi, Malachi here again.   Last weekend we went to Knoxville for Kimberly’s father’s wedding.  We dropped the dogs off with a sitter.  Things went fairly well except for the nearly constant rain (the wedding had been planned as an outdoor affair) and Kimberly forgetting her purse on Saturday (with all the changing stuff in it), making the day slightly more challenging than it had to be.  But it worked out ok.

After the ceremony, JD, Kimberly’s father, gave Ouida Mae a tulip.  She promptly tried to eat it and then destroyed it.  Apparently it didn’t taste as good as it looked.

This tulip tastes awful!

Lindsey, Aubrey, Arlette, JD, Ouida Mae, Kimberly, Kevin, and Kathleen
Lindsey, Aubrey, Arlette, JD, Ouida Mae, Kimberly, Kevin, and Kathleen

Arlette, JD, Ouida Mae, and Kimberly
Arlette, JD, Ouida Mae, and Kimberly

Ouida Mae with Kevin in a hair lock
Ouida Mae with Kevin in a hair lock

JD and Ouida Mae
JD and Ouida Mae chilling at the reception

May 8 2009

Oh Noes! Puppies!

Two weeks ago we went over to Vanclaw’s to see the then-six-week-old puppies (all 12 of them!)

Ouida Mae meeting a puppy

Millie and the puppies (6 weeks old)
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May 8 2009

Just another day… in the ball pit.

Saturday before last, Ouida Mae went to her first birthday party for her friend Callie at Wiggle Time in Cookeville. I (Malachi) didn’t go, but all reports indicated that she had a good time. Judging by this picture, I’m not totally sure.

Ouida Mae in the ball pit

Here is a bonus picture of Ouida teething a little bit. She weighed 14 lbs 3 oz at her last doctor visit.

Ouida Mae

Apr 22 2009

So busy…

Hi, Malachi here.  Things have been busy lately.  Ouida Mae seems to be teething, so she’s quite fussy and drooling on everything.

To cover some recent events, we went to visit family for easter.  It was a hectic trip, as always, but what can we expect with a four month old baby and two dogs?

Ouida Mae and Charles on Easter

Ouida Mae and JB on Easter

This past weekend, William, Heather, and Winry were in town to visit.  It was the first time we got to see Winry, which was good, but Ouida Mae was sleepy and fussy so they didn’t get to play much.  I didn’t get many good pictures, but Joey and Doug got a few.

Hopefully we will be back to our normal programming, I just thought it had been too long since the last update, and I didn’t want that stuff to get lost in the shuffle.

Apr 5 2009

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.