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What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding BEFORE Giving Birth

As a pregnant woman, how much time are you spending preparing for birth? Are you taking breathing classes? Touring your hospital? Packing a hospital bag? Reading books? What about for breastfeeding? If you're anything like me, you barely prepared at all! Before giving birth I knew I wanted to breastfeed, but I really had no… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding BEFORE Giving Birth

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My Favorite Spots for Mom & Baby Meetups in Tokyo

Hosting a baby meetup is easy, but finding the perfect location sometimes isn't! When you are catering to moms and babies, you need a place that can tick all the boxes. In my experience, those are: A clean space for baby to lay down, sit, crawl, or walk Breastfeeding friendly Open, so you don't have… Continue reading My Favorite Spots for Mom & Baby Meetups in Tokyo

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10 Month Update – Walking Already??

How are we already at 10 months?! I wanted to start doing some updates (and maybe I will go back and write up some posts that cover previous months...) just so I have some an online record. I already keep a journal but it might be nice to have something on my blog as well!… Continue reading 10 Month Update – Walking Already??

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Flying with a baby: My Experience with ANA

We recently traveled to the US to visit family over the summer and I flew several different airlines with a baby: Air Canada, Hawaiian Airlines, and ANA (All Nippon Airways). I knew I was going to be flying by myself with my 8 month old on the way home (about 14 hours in travel time)… Continue reading Flying with a baby: My Experience with ANA

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Meguro Kumin Center Baby Pool!

Summer is in full swing here in Tokyo and we've been fortunate enough to have some (mostly balcony) pool time! However, the other week we went to Meguro Kumin Center to check out their baby pool. The cost is only 100yen for the first two hours and 70yen for every hour after that (sooo cheap!)… Continue reading Meguro Kumin Center Baby Pool!

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Babywearing in Japan – Carrier or Wrap?

Tokyo is the city of trains and subway systems so therefore I am CONSTANTLY babywearing when I'm out of the house. We have a stroller as well but I only use it for trips around the neighborhood. The carrier is just so much more convenient. On the train, you don't have to worry about the… Continue reading Babywearing in Japan – Carrier or Wrap?

breastfeeding · Motherhood

5 Things I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding in the First Four Months

My son is just over four months old now and exclusively breastfed. We've been through a lot in our breastfeeding journey, here are five things I've learned since we started: Breastfeeding will feel completely normal the moment your child is born. When I was pregnant I honestly wasn't sure how I would feel about breastfeeding. For… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding in the First Four Months

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What Should My Newborn Wear?! Clothing Recommendations for the First Two Months

Before Asahi was born, I struggled to figure out how many clothes I would need and in what sizes. A lot of styles popular for newborns in Japan didn't seem very convenient to me, so I didn't want to run out of the sleepers and onesies I am used to! Of course, you never know… Continue reading What Should My Newborn Wear?! Clothing Recommendations for the First Two Months

Life In Tokyo With Kids · Motherhood · Pregnancy & Childbirth

Asahi’s Birth Story in Tokyo!

My birth story is a long one because it begins far before our baby boy was actually born! I went to my last appointment before my due date at 39w2d with Dr. Sen and was told that I was already dilated to 3cm! After hearing that, I knew I should be ready to go into… Continue reading Asahi’s Birth Story in Tokyo!