Sunday, May 4, 2014

Happy Golden Week, and Happy Third Trimester!

It's Golden Week here in Japan. This week is a combination of festivals and holidays, the big ones being Children's Day and the Dragon Boat Races that take place all week. My favorite part of Golden Week is all the carp streamers you see everywhere, which is in celebration of Children's Day. Today for our Sunday walk, we walked down to the Hija River, where all these carp streamers across the water are such a fun sight to see. 

Aaaaand my bump is definitely growing! I can't believe I am going into my third trimester. I try not to think about how in just three months I will be in charge of a baby, because if I did, I would probably give myself a panic attack. I just take it one day at a time, and in the meantime, I'll just enjoy the sweet kicks of baby boy. I'm not really enjoying the back aches and acid reflux, which have both flared up this week. Seriously, I pop tums like candy. It's kind of annoying feeling limited by my body. I'm not used to it. But then I remember that I am growing a whole new person, so that's pretty incredible.

So, Happy Golden Week! Love you all.


  1. I finally got caught up on your blog!!!! You are beautiful!!! I can't wait to see you and your growing family soon!!

  2. These pictures are beautiful! You look amazing Annie :)

  3. Ah, the back aches were the worst part! Hang in there!

  4. By the time it's your due date, you will be ready for your baby to come.