RamandaB-Daisuki

Amanda. 27. Japan. Wifey. Mom-to-Be

Stay Cute Y'all!

Anonymous asked: Sorry if you answered this already, but did you guys decide on Kina's kanji for her name? :3

No worries!
WE HAVE!!!! We decided what kanji we want to use sometime last month but we’re going to reveal it traditionally, 7 days after she’s born!

Fall/Halloween is my favorite time to start getting the decorations & knick-knacks out!
Gonna try and buy some fall flowers tomorrow!

Fall/Halloween is my favorite time to start getting the decorations & knick-knacks out!
Gonna try and buy some fall flowers tomorrow!

Today in Pictures [October 1st]

- Today marks the start of yet another Rilakkuma thing to obsess over: Misdo’s towels. Gonna grad a donut or 2 for breakfast after my morning lesson and start collecting the 8 tickets you need by the 26th for one! I’m halfway through the Lawson’s one just in case you were wondering.
- After our 33 week appointment, we got excited about seeing Kina in yet another 3D ultrasound and getting the “she’s growing perfectly” from the chief doctor, so we ordered her very first set of wooden toys. Wooden, natural-style toys seem to be all the rave in Japan right now.
- Hit up Costco & stocked up a bit. Enjoyed it not being insanely crowded for once. Shopping there is always fun with Daisuke a.k.a Mr. Calculation because he analyzes literally everything we buy to make sure we can’t get it any cheaper at our local store. He puts the cheap old ladies to shame!
- Costco’s Hokkaido soft cream is DELICIOUS & only ¥200! It got all melty before we even got to the car because Fukuoka hasn’t caught the hint yet that it’s Fall…
- Felt like my mom today while I separated all of the meat into storage bags to keep in the freezer. Thank goodness we bought a bigger fridge this year because the usual Japanese ones are tiny & I can’t keep going to the grocery store every other day just for meat because I never just buy what I went there for. 勿体無い!
- Finally figured out the perfect amount of wakame to put in my miso soup I’ve been trying to make weekly. I use dehydrated seaweed but when I soak however much I choose, I always end up with WAYYYYY too much. But tonight, I think I finally figured it out - if you think it’s not enough, it’s enough.

Anonymous asked: Me again. I wasn't expecting you to put this on your blog at all. I guess I'm just overly sensitive on the subject lately. Though days. I'm in Germany, not in Japan. I just work with a lot of Japanese as we have the biggest Japanese community in Europe here. But kindly take my advise in consideration. I'm sure you take good care of yourself and your baby. I just developed a soft side for you going through your blog and wanted to share kind words. wish you well.

I’m sorry but if you send me a message anonymously, I don’t have the option to reply privately.
I understand your position now seeing the experience that you have. I didn’t know there was a large Japanese community in Germany! I’ve always heard of Brazil having one but not Germany. May I ask you where in Germany?
I apologize if my response made you feel bad in anyway. I’m just not use to getting health advice from unknown people on Tumblr and it be so out of the blue but thank you for your concern and support.
I have been listening to my doctors, learning from other mothers’ experiences, and doing my best during my pregnancy but also trying not to drive myself too crazy with all of the health scares because bringing a child into the world is already scary enough.

Anonymous asked: OOOPS sorry. I wasn't being mean! I'm a nurse at a hospital for immigrants in the nursing departement and we just have cases like that... Some kids just can't have their mother's milk. It also happens when the mother doesn't have enough milk because the milk she does have is too concentrated. Was just trying to be kind and wish you well and health, That's all. It wasn't my place but still, you both stay healthy.

No worries Anon.
I was a little taken aback because I can understand your intent but it was hard for me to understand the reason and source for that specific concern.
I’m hearing a lot of stories about breastfeeding difficulties from other mothers but I haven’t heard of any with connections to diabetes and actually being harmful to babies but I’m sure there are all kinds of medical cases out there.

taofishhh:

Crying! This the last box of the year I’m sending to Amanda, Daisuke, and soon-to-be born Kina! Got her some things for after delivery and of course some baby clothes! Daisuke I got you a shirt and some Twizzlers! I love buying/doing things for people I love.

My little sister has literally been my lifesaver this pregnancy! I’ve cried, laughed, felt reassured, and now have a ton of GAP clothes for not only Kina, but Daisuke and I thanks to her! I don’t know if I would have made it this far without her love, patience, support & care packages! They are always exactly what I need. Dem pull-n-peel Twizzlers are about to be GONE!

taofishhh:

Crying! This the last box of the year I’m sending to Amanda, Daisuke, and soon-to-be born Kina! Got her some things for after delivery and of course some baby clothes! Daisuke I got you a shirt and some Twizzlers! I love buying/doing things for people I love.

My little sister has literally been my lifesaver this pregnancy!
I’ve cried, laughed, felt reassured, and now have a ton of GAP clothes for not only Kina, but Daisuke and I thanks to her!
I don’t know if I would have made it this far without her love, patience, support & care packages! They are always exactly what I need. Dem pull-n-peel Twizzlers are about to be GONE!