Mom and daughter’s hands

The Third Trimester

In the third trimester we puzzle over baby stuff, fend off invasive strangers, get blown away by friends, suffer through contractions, and meet our baby!

Amelia’s belly at the end of the second trimester

The Second Trimester

In the second trimester we lounge on Maui, battle heat, grapple with body image, subvert gender norms, pick an unusual nickname, and hold a very cute baby.

Brick passage at Fort Santiago in Manila

Travel Update: Manila

We explore the city of Manila, seeing the old walled city of Intramuros, the shrine of José Rizal, the fishes of Ocean Park, and a whole lot of bad puns.

The golden pavilion at Rokuon-ji

Travel Update: Kyoto, Part 3

We spend our last day in Kyoto, where the ladies get gussied up in fancy kimonos, we get trolled by a restaurant, and disaster strikes when we least expect it. Also: there’s a duck.

Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall) at Todai-ji

Travel Update: Kansai Region

We visit four cities in one day – Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, and Osaka.
Amelia gets in a fight with a deer, Kat discovers there’s something better than world peace, Shawn plays it cool in the face of overwhelming adorability, and we all discover that we don’t know how to tell time.