gentry miyoko nakano joined our family tuesday, september 18, 2018.
we went to the hopsital for a scheduled induction, but it turned out i was already in labor, contracting every three minutes and dilating quickly. i had no idea. the medical staff started pitocin, gave me an epidural and told me to push. she was born at 4:39 p.m., after pushing through four contractions.
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after scouring the internet for the perfect play kitchen that looked exactly how i (i mean, mila) wanted, and discovering that i just can’t justify spending nearly a thousand dollars for the beautiful ones from pottery barn… i decided to give an ikea dutkig a major upgrade, and OMG we are so happy with the final results.
there quite a few blogs and insta posts that show all the cool ways you can hack this kiddo kitchen. i got a lot of inspiration from this apartment therapy roundup of other DIYs. but in the end, i copied a little here and there from different kitchens and this is what we ended up with.
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during my pregnancy with mila, i was so happy because i only had one or two migraines the entire time. it was wonderful. especially because the prescription medication i take when i get migraines is not deemed safe during pregnancy.
this pregnancy, however, has been completely different. starting around week 15, i have been plagued with frequent migraines and terrible headaches that last as many as five days straight.
thankfully, being married to a neurologist has some perks and i was able to get an appointment with one of georgetown university hospital’s headache specialists — a doctor with a two year wait list. she shared some pregnancy safe tips with me to survive the headaches and migraines and i thought i would share them here in case anyone else is dealing with the same thing.
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how many jelly cats are enough for two baby cousins? let us know when you find out because three bunnies + a lamb and these two littles still didn’t have enough!
cami, hong and poh came to visit from california a few weeks ago and o m g i cannot wait until we are all close enough for mila and poh to play together every day! okay, so they didn’t play so much as swipe each other’s bunnies a million times and spend a whole lot of time staring at bubbles and eating snacks. but we all loved watching them!
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from the moment you woke up to the second you fell asleep, we had the best day with you today, mila. i’m writing this so i always remember just how precious and special today was.
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an ode to our number one boy on this national puppy day — mochi, we love ya!
even when you need a bath
even when you pull too hard on walks
even when you get mud all over the house
even when i have to trim your nails
even when you make mouth noises all night
even when you poop five times on one walk
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