Baby in Progress – Rikuto at 34 weeks

I’m writing this post using Windows Speech Recognition so I don’t have to touch the keyboard to write what I want to say. Isn’t that great? Anyway, today I have a great photo of Rikuto from outside his mother’s tummy. Mami is now 34 weeks pregnant and looks it! Since she finished working at the hospital, she has been very busy working around the house. She’s been gardening, doing the […]

Baby in Progress – 9 months pregnant

It’s been a while since my wife and I got a decent picture of our baby boy from the maternity clinic, but now we finally have one that doesn’t look like a cloudy bowl of miso soup. In my post “Making the Baby Bed“, I talked about how pregnancy in Japan lasts 10 months, so although Mami is nine months pregnant, she’s actually only in week 33, with another six […]

Baby in Progress – Rikuto

It’s been a month since Mami last went to the maternity clinic, but she went back today for another check-up, and everything is fine. I wish I could have gone with her, but I can’t deny my students their weekly English class! Nevertheless, I got to see the latest video of Rikuto, the baby formerly known as “Peanut”. Since we found out that Peanut is a boy, it wasn’t hard […]

Baby in Progress – It’s a boy!

Since I found out that I’m gonna be daddy, I’ve been posting pictures of the progress Peanut has been making. Today, Mami and I found out that Peanut is a boy! Neither of us minded either way, but I’m quite excited about the prospect of teaching him to ride a bike and play soccer. We got loads of baby clothes from friends of Mami’s mum, but they’re all pink! Oh […]

Me British, baby Japanese?

With Mami four months pregnant, we have been thinking about which nationality our child should be. It’s really not a hard decision to choose Japanese as Peanut‘s nationality since he or she will be born and raised in Japan and take Mami’s family name. However, I’ve just been reading about birth registration on the British Embassy’s website and they point out that… Under Japanese Nationality Law at the age of […]

Baby in Progress – 4 months pregnant

It’s been four months now since Mami became pregnant and I’ve been posting each time she’s come back from the clinic with a new photo. If you missed the previous posts, here are the photos so far. It’s fascinating to see how ‘Peanut’ has grown. We started at six weeks with nothing visible except for a tiny nutrient bag.. Just one week later and we got to see Peanut for […]

Baby in Progress – Week 9

Mami is in her third month of labor now, and ‘Peanut’ is making some great progress. You can now clearly see his or her head, hands and feet! It’ll be another month before Mami goes back to the clinic so I can’t wait to see how much Peanut will have grown by then. Stay tuned! Peanut at 6 weeks: Peanut at 7 weeks: Peanut at 9 weeks: If you like, […]