2022

A lot has happened this year and I’ve done a terrible job at documenting so here are the highlights by month to help me remember 2022.

January

5 months pregnant.

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swollen.

February

6 months pregnant.

We went to Oahu for our babymoon. I initially intended for this trip to be just about eating and relaxing, but I couldn’t help myself and ended up adding in some physical activity last minute. We rented a kayak and headed to Kaneohe Sandbar. Unfortunately, we were not aware of the tide at the time and the water was about knee deep. Still, it was a cool experience and I felt a sense of accomplishment for not only being able to kayak there, because let’s be honest, I did most of the paddling in our tandem kayak (as usual), but also that I still had the strength to help lift said kayak on top of the car for transport.

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view from our room at hyatt regency
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kaneohe sandbar
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iykyk
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maguro bros xl chirashi combo + uni + scallops vs sushi sho bara chirashi
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ginza bairin: kurobuta pork loin curry rice
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ginza bairin: “specialty” kurobuta pork loin katsu. amazing.

March

7 months pregnant.

My friends threw me a hatchlorette in Santa Barbara. It was the most perfect weekend full of laughs, late night conversations, and great food, including a very special cooking class with Pascale Beale from Pascale’s Kitchen.

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table setting for our cooking class dinner
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fruits of our labor: main course + side
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fruits of our labor: dessert

April

8 months pregnant.

We had our “a baby is brewing” themed baby shower at Smog City Brewery. We are so very grateful for all the love and support from our family and friends. It was nice seeing everyone before baby girl arrived.

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May

GAME TIME!

A was born on 5/21/22 at 11:24PM. She measured 20.9 inches and weighed 7 lbs.

Cheddar’s birthday was on 5/18 and we had bought a cake for him, intending to celebrate that weekend, but he had to wait since baby girl came early!

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meeting for the first time
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happy 2nd birthday to my handsome fluffy boy!

June

Not living close to our parents meant that we didn’t have much help so I was very grateful that CT took a month off. We got into our groove and settled into our respective roles, so much so that when CT went back to work and I was with A all by myself, I kind of freaked out because I hadn’t changed a single diaper at all at that point… I was like, um, how do I do this???

We did manage to get ba noi to babysit a few hours so that we could go on a date night to celebrate CT’s birthday.

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izakaya osen: ankimo uni caviar
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izakaya osen: chicken skin and liver
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izakaya osen: sushi omakase

July

Continuing my maternity leave and experiencing something new with my baby girl every day. We were super lucky that she was sleeping through the night by 6 weeks.

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loved watching her wake-up stretch
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baby girl getting comfy while breastfeeding

August

Continuing my maternity leave and working on more tummy time with A.

We also were able to have a day date at Kogane. Thanks again, ba noi!

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best friends (not really)
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lunch omakase

September

Before I went back to work, we took A on her first trip to Maui. Man, traveling with a child is no joke, but we survived!

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✌️
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sunset at haleakala. parenting fail: i did not pack her the appropriate clothes for this activity
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baby girl at baby beach

October

I went back to work at the beginning of the month and A started daycare. Grateful that CT does drop off and pick up, saving me from being an emotional wreck.

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first day at daycare
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we took our elmo trick or treating. yes, we stole her candy.
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jewelry box from sushi i-naba for my birthday

November

Firsts for A: first food was 🥑, first teeth (2 front bottom chompers)

We also took a weekend trip down to San Diego with Cheddar!

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all i want for christmas is my two front teeth
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Hotel del Coronado loves pets!

December

Additional firsts for A: first performance on stage, first snow, can sit without assistance!

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holiday performance with daycare’s infant class
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our little snow angel
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sitting milestone ✔️

And with that, on to the new year! I can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store for us!

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