Good hydration

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Friday was eventful. I felt a little off and described the symptoms to our nurse, who called the doctor. She called me back afterward and told me I needed to check into Labor & Delivery, at the risk of preterm contractions. I left work early and met Mark at the hospital. We spoke to about 5 people before getting to the person we needed to see, and everyone was on their own time…no sense of urgency. It was quite nerve-wracking, and I was freaking out inside. Turns out, my ligaments were moving to accommodate my uterus stretching, and I was dehydrated. I was monitored at the hospital for awhile, before being released. Baby was fine, thank goodness. It’s also getting harder to breathe and catch my breath. As baby boy gets bigger, everything pushes up, and I don’t have a large frame. I get winded fast!

I have recently discovered Instagram boutiques and made my first Etsy purchase, as a result. It is a very dangerous thing. There are these giveaways that Instagram stores have, and it gets addicting! I have managed to win a couple cool things, though! So far, I’ve won a Latchy Catchy and a Kissy Kissy Baby pajama set!

Our vision for the baby room is coming together. Mark and I are starting to clean out the room and get to actually executing the vision. I am super excited! It’s going to be shabby chic meets rustic boy, with a modern touch. If that doesn’t make any sense, you’ll just have to wait for a sneak peek!

Current cravings: soup and a burger

Look at how cute, baby boy is! He's sucking his thumb! Thanks to my sister-in-law for this precious frame.

Look at how cute baby boy is! He’s sucking his thumb, here. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Leanne, for this precious frame.


Dear Edamame,

You are going to have such a stylish wardrobe, but at this rate, Mommy may go broke! All I want to do is buy things for you, but I’m trying to resist! You gave Momma quite a scare on Friday, when I couldn’t feel you moving around like your usual self. Don’t scare me! Your Daddy is the best. He has been at all your appointments and will be there for you no matter what. Be good in there.
Love, 
Edamommy

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Babymoon!

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Mark and I planned to go to New Orleans for Halloween, this year. We booked the flights months ago. Since finding out we were expecting parents, Halloween on Bourbon Street just didn’t sound like the best idea. We moved up the travel dates and went Sunday-Wednesday, instead. By definition, we had ourselves a babymoon!

I love traveling with Mark, and we do it very well together. The trip was nice–relaxing, good food, nice people, and exploring the city by streetcar. Back to the food…crab claws and po’boys are on point! I have to say, our first impression of NOLA was not the best one. It is on the dirtier side, and very smelly in some areas. BUT, it’s a city that really grows on you. Mark and I asked each other if we can see ourselves living in NOLA, and we both said no. Not that we are home, we find ourselves missing the Big Easy all the time! The people and food are what really make the place!

At the Riverwalk Outlets, bordering the French Quarter

At the Riverwalk Outlets, bordering the French Quarter

Streetcar in the Central Business District, where we stayed.

Streetcar in the Central Business District, where we stayed

Current cravings: Po’boys and this cooked crawfish sushi that we had in NOLA. Yum!


Dear Edamame,

You had your first flight in the womb, and you did great! Mom didn’t feel sick or anything. 🙂 When you move around with force, Daddy can see your movements, now. It’s very cool! Can you hear the classical music Mommy plays every morning on the way to work? Hope you like it! We love you, little man. You’re going to be such a handsome fella like Daddy.
Love,
Edamommy

Preggos in the courtroom

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I have had a real bad case of pregnancy brain in my first trimester. I am otherwise a pretty organized and on-it kind of person. But in the first trimester, I forgot to show up for Jury Duty in August. Yep. I remembered while sitting at my desk, and it was around 2pm. I rushed home to get my summons, then rushed downtown to the courthouse. I showed up in the jury room and it was empty, except for some personnel in the jury commissioner’s office. They ended up allowing me a one-time postponement for Monday, 9/29. I set multiple alarms, wrote it down in my agenda, and ended up hitting traffic downtown. I was about 10 minutes late. The jury room was packed, and I saw about 5 pregnant ladies. I think there were maybe 150 people, total. The judge doing jury duty orientation is apparently the uncle Gone Girl‘s author. It was a looong day and very different than the last time I served Jury Duty in Independence. There was a lot more waiting than I remembered. We were told they needed to use a lot of us because there were 6 cases (5 criminal, 1 civil) this week. I ended up in a courtroom for voir dire (jury selection process) of one of the criminal cases. There was also another pregnant woman in the same room. She was 9 months pregnant, due in 2 weeks, been on bed rest for the past 2 months, and had 2 miscarriages. I was shocked they didn’t excuse her, but apparently she already used her one-time postponement when she had her second miscarriage. Anyways, long story short, I did not get selected due to being intentionally outspoken about my feelings towards police officers. 😉 It ended up being a 10 hour day, but I left to a sweet view!

Go Chiefs! Go Royals!

Traditionally, Asian family members are pretty reserved and unemotional. My dad’s side is no exception. Last week, my Asian grandma called while I was at work. Her health is not the best, and I’m usually the one that calls her, so I was worried when I answered. She told me she was doing some light reading and wanted to advise me on some good things to eat, and what’s good for the baby. It was cute, and her way of showing she cares and was excited. Previously, I told her we had an appointment for an ultrasound and would see what the baby’s gender was. My grandma seemed uninterested, because she was never accustomed to such technology in her time. But also last week, she was like, “Well…what’s the gender?” It made me feel good to know that in her own way, she is very happy and thinks of the baby. After I got off the phone with her at work, I called my dad. My dad asked how I was feeling, if I was taking it easy, and made recommendations on what to eat. He also said he was going to talk with my grandma and see if there are some snacks/food he could mail me. It was really nice, and different than usual.

So this is me, now!

Current cravings: carbs, orange juice

Dear Edamame,
We got to see you again, yesterday! The ultrasound tech said you looked great and very cute. 🙂 You already look a bit bigger, and your body parts are starting to be more defined. You weigh 13 oz., and are ever the active little man! We got to see you playing with your hands and it looked like you were sucking your thumb. At one point, the tech said you were swallowing, and you looked like a little fish. It all warmed my heart. Fall is upon us and I can’t wait to take you for a stoller walk in the park. Be good in there!
Love,
Edamommy