Week 33

We are pretty much done decorating the nursery. We just have a few more items to add to the walls and ceiling.

Can you guess if we are having a boy or girl?

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Jon really wanted to have a cherry blossom tree on the wall.

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We’ve already started a small collection of outfits. We just couldn’t resist! The white onesie says: “I’m cute, but I will destroy you”  =)

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Our theme: Sassy Safari Animals.

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Our baby is the size of a pineapple this week, and now weighs a little over 4 pounds! Kathy’s belly is getting bigger and bigger each week. She is waddling around like a penguin these days, but in good spirits. 7 more weeks!

Kathy’s food cravings: korean tofu soup, Klondike ice cream bar

Jon’s food cravings: red velvet cookies, Oreo cookies

Week 24

We are long overdue for an update! Over the past few months, we have been busy with Jon starting a new job, moving into our new home, and getting ready for our baby’s arrival. We still have a few more boxes to unpack…

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I am at my 2nd trimester of pregnancy (without complications, thankfully), and I have gained 20 lbs so far. My tummy is quite large! In fact, my coworkers are able to notice my growing baby bump each week! I have a lot of energy these days – so much that I sometimes don’t notice my baby bump… at least until I try to squeeze through small spaces and get stuck.


  • I am thirsty *all* the time. While waiting for our dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant (they serve food pretty quickly right after you order food), I consumed 3 glasses of water and also asked the waiter for more water refills.
  • I find myself naturally resting my hands on my baby bump when I’m walking – just like all the other pregnant women I see.
  • I need to sit down in the morning to put on my pants and socks. I seem to lose my balance when I try this standing up.
  • I miss my independence. I’m use to doing certain things myself, but I now need to change these habits due to my physical limitations. No lifting heavy objects, or jumping up to grab something from the top shelf, or taking the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator, or running along the streets in SF to catch the next train.

The good news is that I have encountered a lot of nice strangers at the grocery store to help me with my bags. =) I’ve gained a lot more patience – I am accepting that it just takes me longer to do things now, and I’m learning to take my time. I’m also avoiding the stairs like the plague and taking the escalators / elevators instead.