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March 5th, 2019

Recap: January and February 2019

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue my monthly recaps, since they aren’t always that exciting, but I do enjoy having these recaps to look back on. (They’re especially helpful every time I write my year in review.) Instead of forcing myself to recap monthly, I thought I’d try bimonthly and also a different format!

Highlights

  • We had some cold and rainy days, but fortunately, the Pokemon Go community days and special events fell on days with decent weather. We met up with friends several times at a large shopping center for lunch, Pokemoning, and walking around with the baby.
  • Talia celebrated her first Chinese New Year with my parents and got her first red envelopes!
  • I organized our company’s quarterly hackathon with another manager at work. I’ve participated many times in the past, but it was my first time organizing it!
  • I started off the year uninspired by my toy photography. I normally take photos of Nendoroids, but I mixed it up a little by taking photos of a friend’s LEGO sets and a few non-Nendoroid figures. That definitely gave me the spark of inspiration I needed, so I hope to do more outside of Nendoroids!

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August 4th, 2018

Recap: July 2018

Whoops, I didn’t mean to go a month without blogging. I even had several drafts written up, but I just haven’t had the motivation to finish them up. I’ve reached the point of my pregnancy where sleeping is troublesome, so I’m often just… tired. After I come home from work, I have dinner, nap, and then waste time before bed time again. Then the cycle repeats!

More Baby Stuff

We took a birthing class in July! If labor didn’t already freak me out, now I’m still freaked out… but with more knowledge. Though in all seriousness, that was an amazingly informative class. (Spoiler alert: being in labor and giving birth is nothing like what TV and the movies make it out to be.)

That class also made me want to hire a doula. If you don’t know what a doula is, don’t worry. I honestly didn’t know until just a few months ago. They’re kind of like a non-medical labor assistant. They don’t do the medical things that nurses, doctors, or midwives do, but they do stay with you throughout labor and act as your support and advocate. They typically have a variety of techniques to help you cope with labor and get the baby in a good position, and if a decision needs to be made, they make sure you feel informed and confident with what you choose.

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July 4th, 2018

Recap: June 2018

June was another busy month where most of my hobbies took a back seat! From dealing with baby stuff to having out of town guests, June was quite a blur for me.

Baby Stuff

Being in my third trimester means that my doctor appointments are more frequent now, changing from every 4 weeks to every 2 weeks. (Then later, it’ll be every week.) We also started taking baby classes!

In June, my husband and I attended two 2.5 hour classes offered by the hospital I go to. One was for breastfeeding and the other was a “baby care bootcamp”. At first, we were like… why is the breastfeeding class so long…?? But it ended up being a lot of information we didn’t know, and it was really informative and useful. I actually got more out of that than the “baby care bootcamp” one, which briefly went over several things about taking care of a baby. In July, we start birthing classes!

We also started putting together the nursery. There’s still more to do, but we have most of the furniture, and I started decorating it.

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