Twin Pregnancy Third Trimester Update – Giving Birth During Covid 19, Birth Plan Changes, and Preterm Labor (Weeks 29-25)

As I am writing this I am 35 weeks and one day pregnant and I thought it was a good time to write this post as I don't have much time left! 37 weeks is considered full term for a twin pregnancy, and over 50% of twins are born at 36 weeks or before so [...]

Preparing Your Firstborn for the Arrival of a New Sibling (or two!)

I started thinking about how to prepare A for the arrival of a new brother and sister quite a while back. One of my favorite books on the topic is The Second Baby Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, a popular gentle parenting activist. In the book she talks a lot about not only the experience of [...]

Why choose natural childbirth + my tips for once you have

i standon the sacrificesof a million women before methinkingwhat can I doto make this mountain tallerso the women after mecan see farther legacy - rupi kaur Natural childbirth, just like breastfeeding, was never something I imagined myself becoming so passionate about until I actually experienced it for myself. It seems that, at least in the [...]

10 Ways to Promote Oral Language Development in a Multilingual Environment (Ages 0-3)

I've been asked a few times to do a post about how I promote oral language at home, particularly since we are a bilingual household. My husband is Japanese and speaks Japanese to my now two-year old son and I speak primarily English. At two years old, my son is able to have conversations in [...]

5 Baby Products You Need Living in Central Tokyo (and a few you don’t!)

Living in Central Tokyo, especially as a person who grew up in a more rural situation (aka driving everywhere!) can be a learning curve when it comes to baby products. Now that my son is two, I feel like I am a bit wiser as far as baby products go! Here's a list of five [...]

First Trimester Update (Weeks 1-12) – Pregnancy #2 with Twins!

When they say your second pregnancy flies by they weren't lying...although I think I can only say that about the last week or so because the rest of it I basically felt horrible! Here's a roundup of my experience in the first trimester during my twin pregnancy! If you prefer video format, you can also [...]