baby diaries: 1st OB visit for June and 1st trip to Akachan Honpo

Hi Baby. Your Obachan visited us during the weekend and very thoughtfully first went to the Ward office last Friday to inquire further of the benefits and help the government now offers to pregnant moms.

Of course we all went together to the maternity clinic the following day. It was nice that your Obachan can also see you directly from the monitor. And oh did we see you! Your daddy was so happy. Because it seems his wishes about you are coming true: you’re a girl (!) and you have such prominent eyes! It’s really big baby. And, it seems his other wish, that you take after me, is also coming true – you look like me baby. But I’m hoping it’s still too early to say. I’m still hoping though you’d look like your dad, girl version. πŸ™‚

Mommy have to take iron supplement from now though. No wonder recently, mommy gets tired easily and on two occasions almost fainted. But everything’s fine now. The important thing is you’re healthy. I’m sorry I took too much Vitamin C last Thursday and Friday. I was afraid I’d get the virus that seems to be circulating last week in the office. And up until that time, i haven’t read yet of the negative impact it will have on you. Thankfully, I read about limiting Vitamin C friday night so it was so timely to ask the doctor the following day. True enough, mega doses of Vit C is not allowed. We hope you’re ok baby.

After the OB visit, we went to Lalaport to seriously window shop for baby stuff on several baby shops there although of course the main intent was Akachan Honpo.

Supposedly, it was just window shopping at first. But, well, your excited Mom and Dad just weren’t able to control ourselves from purchasing needed stuff. Thankfully your Obachan was there to stop us from buying what shouldn’t be bought yet at the moment haha.

Still though, we weren’t able to stop your very excited Daddy from purchasing these (expensive) gadgets:


The one on the left is a stethoscope, so that we can hear you move around, and hope to hear your heartbeat as well. See the ribbon on the cover? It says the Emperor’s family also use this gadget for their babies. As your Obachan has pointed out, you’re also the princess in the noble house of Yuasa. πŸ™‚


The one on the left is a prega-phone, which we can supposedly use to wholly transmit our voice to you. Here’s your dad assembling his gadget.


Your dad looks so cute as he talks to you with it. I sang to you earlier using it and oh how strongly you kicked! I just hope you liked my singing because it seems that you kick a lot when my lying position in bed is not good haha.

Found the perfect stroller for you! We still didn’t buy it yet though.


Look at how part of the flap can be raised during sunny days. Isn’t the design just pretty?


We finally found the red version of the baby carrier I’ve been seeing around. You’d look even cuter with red. πŸ™‚


Would you like this crib?


This cutie Pooh bear futon would probably be very comfortable.


And since we can’t put up a hammock in our house (all your uncles and your mom as well and your cousins besides grew up in a hammock), we have to buy you a rocker.


These are nice to have but we saw in a magazine that we can rent these out. I’m sure you wouldn’t mind if we just rent these and not buy.




All these, we didn’t buy yet Baby. But we did buy you new inner wear and a wrap! Aren’t they cute? πŸ˜€



And oh, since we’d probably be in Akachan Honpo a lot for your stuff, we applied for membership. They gave us this starter set.


With lots of freebies! πŸ™‚


So excited for you Baby. πŸ™‚

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sadeyes102680
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 06:53:10

    Can I ask you a question where can you buy those two gadgets at the things where ur hubby can talk to your baby and where you can hear the baby they have dopplers over here kinda curious if I could find the babys heartbeat faster with that do you have a online sight so you can purchase in the us????Thanks lots..Goodluck with your pregnancy


    • atsushiandmarjorie
      Jun 04, 2012 @ 07:49:36

      Hi! I think the Doppler is still more sensitive. But since we hope to hear baby at home, we wanted to try this one. It’s quite sensitive! But at the moment, we can only hear gurgling sound. Hopefully in a couple of weeks we’d hear more. πŸ™‚ As for signing up, do you mean Akachan Honpo website? Yeah, I think they don’t have an English page yet.


      • sadeyes102680
        Jun 09, 2012 @ 09:59:08

        Yeah I went onto the page and couldnt read a thing lmao, I just got a doppler Online today it should be coming in a week, it was only 67 all together with tax and it shows you the heartbeat on the monitor I think its a good price for that, My other one is so old I cant hear nothing on it know, Either that or the baby just dont want me to hear it on that. Cause I can never find the heartbeat on that one…


        • atsushiandmarjorie
          Jun 09, 2012 @ 11:05:02

          Oh, only $67! That really is a good buy. I also can’t understand Akachan Honpo page much so I just go directly to their store here. If you do want some cute Japanese baby stuff, you may want to visit Rakuten’s global site for babies and kids. Thankfully it’s in English. Enjoy your pregnancy. πŸ™‚


          • sadeyes102680
            Jun 13, 2012 @ 05:01:34

            ohhh thanks for telling me about that one, do you want the link to where I ordered that at? Where do you guys live anyways im guessing japan lol…My step mom is koren, you and your hubby look so cute together in the stuff you post lol. Your enjoy your pregnancy also are you on facebook????


            • atsushiandmarjorie
              Jun 13, 2012 @ 12:01:06

              Hi! Thanks for the compliment. πŸ™‚ and thanks for the offer on the Doppler. We’re decided on not buying one though since we already have the stethoscope and hopefully baby will be bigger soon in that we won’t be needing a gadget to hear her. Yes I’m on Facebook however I rarely update there. I update this blog more frequently than Facebook haha.

            • sadeyes102680
              Jun 15, 2012 @ 11:23:01

              I think I would be lost without facebook lmao, I started this blog so my child can read all the stuff I experienced whule going through my pregnancy.On the 20th we ginf out what we are having…

  2. sadeyes102680
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 06:58:23

    I wish I could sign up for that also but I cant read any of it =(


  3. kaloka
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 17:34:40

    Its a girl! Congrats Mommy & Daddy!


  4. chonamae
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 12:58:19

    uy it’s a girl! congrats ate marj! hay sana i’d really get a chance to see your baby in the future πŸ˜€


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