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!
Moving to Tokyo? Planning to have a family or you already have one? You have seriously come to the right place! Tokyo is surprisingly fantastic for kids and equally as fantastic for connecting with new mom friends, a necessity for all moms! Here are my top seven tips for making new mom friends in Tokyo:… Continue reading 7 Tips for Making Mom Friends in Tokyo
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?
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
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
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!
If you are anything like me, phone apps have become a part of my daily existence. From social media to music, I feel like there is an app for everything these days! (Still waiting to download that contraction tracker app...) During my pregnancy there are a few apps that I've been using a lot so… Continue reading My Favorite Pregnancy Apps!
So I wanted to do another third trimester update since I am officially 38 weeks pregnant today and I know anything can happen anytime! Overall, there are only a few changes to report in my symptoms but I want to record them anyway! Third Trimester (Weeks 35-38) Physical: I've started to feel more tired in the… Continue reading The Third Trimester -Full Term and Face Up?! (Weeks 35-38)
When I first found out I was pregnant in Japan and going to be giving birth in Tokyo, it didn't take long for Aiiku Hospital to come up on my radar. For Tokyo moms wishing to give birth with an English speaking OB and at a hospital that guarantees access to an epidural, Aiiku is… Continue reading Take a look inside Tokyo’s Aiiku Hospital!
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember but especially as I've gotten older and started to develop my own sense of what I like! I listen to music every time I do a workout, so I thought why not make a playlist to use during labor? I… Continue reading My Labor and Delivery Playlist!