Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Pregnancy 25~28 weeks

I forgot to update my pregnancy.....
To tell the truth, I'm now in 29th week of pregnancy...

But I still want to go over the last month of pregnancy.

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25th week, I was in Japan with my husband to see my families and friends.
I saw many of my mommy friends and meet their babies and kids. I had so much fun. I couldn't help imagining what would be like in a few month when my baby boy is born.

26th week, I went to a hospital in Japan to get my prenatal check up. 
You know what, in Japan, they say that pregnant women should gain only between about 15lb to 22lb.
By then I'd gained 16~17 lb (yes, I gained over 5 lb in this trip (for only 2 weeks...)), the Japanese ob-gym told me I'd gained too much that I only should gain the weights of baby from now on.
I could tell that my tummy got bigger in this trip, because the shirt I wore at the first day of the trip couldn't fit me anymore after 2 weeks...)  

27th week, I took 2nd glucose tolerance test, and I barely passed it!! YES!!!
My routine went back to normal, and started walking again.
Soon I lost 2 lb within a few days.

28th week, YAY, I'm finally in third trimester!!!
I still exercise everyday, taking my dog for a walk for 30 to 40 mins, and walk on a tread mil for over 40 mins every night.
I don't wanna be out of shape just because I'm pregnant.
Of course I don't have as much muscle as I did before, but I still try not to get any excess fat on my body.
And I hope I will have easier labor by exercising.

I gained 4~5 pounds this month.  
I've gained 16 pounds since I've conceived my baby boy so far.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mister Donuts!!

Mister Donut is my favorite donuts place in Japan.
My husband and I love french crullers and mister Donut has the BEST crullers as least for me.

Little bit of information about mister Donut.
It started in US but after being bought by another company, most of the shops became Dunkin' Donuts.
(That I didn't know... )
Today, main market is Japan, and also you can find them in Taiwan, South Korea, China, and few other countries.

When I lived in Japan, I often went there to hang out with my friends and eat some donuts and drink some tea or coffee.

Of course every time I go to Japan, I go there and buy some donuts.

When my husband and I visited Japan, I took him there.
Of course we ordered some crullers with REAL chocolate frosting which is called "Angel French".

They are having 100 Yen a donut sale, usually around 120 yen.

It has custard cream inside and the cream is not too sweet.

The dough is so fluffy and cream is perfectly sweet, and the frosting is the heaven!!
I've never encountered donuts that had real chocolate ganache frosting here, in US.
All of the donuts places I've ever been to use sugar tasted chocolate..which I call fake chocolate... for frosting.

I wish we have some mister Donut here, in San Diego...

If you ever have chance to go to Japan or other Asian countries, please try this place :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Japanese Kimono

My husband and I had a small wedding ceremony with my few relatives that live close.

This was the first time for my husband to wear Japanese Hakama, Japanese traditional clothe.

It took about one and half hours for me to get dressed and get my face and hair done.

It took about 10 minutes to get my husband dressed up.... what a difference...

We are completed!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

baby and baby!!

My friends are having babies recently.... time fries by!!
Those friends were my old co-workers who started working at the company around the same tme as I did, and they are all around my age.

Some have two kids already, and some just had first one.

one of my friend's first little girl who looks exactly like her daddy.... lol 

 My friend's second girl whose daddy is Italian and mommy is Japanese. 

We met one more baby and one little boy but I forgot to take pictures of them....
And I couldn't meet another friend's first newborn... maybe next time I visit Japan again.