The Only Three Things Your Newborn Really Baby Needs

May 19, 2020

When I lived in Japan, sometimes I would get baby-stuff envy. I would be looking online, or trying to create my Amazon Baby Registry, and feel kind of sad that I couldn’t give my baby all.the.stuff. From the fancy crib to the cute socks, from the expensive high-chair to the all natural organic baby shampoo; […]

First International Birth

This is the birth story of my 2nd child, Malachi, born in Tokyo, Japan, in May 2012, just 5 months after we arrived there to begin our careers as missionaries. When you get ready to give birth to your second child, I don’t think you can help but have some expectations for labor and delivery […]

Postpartum in Japan

My 2nd child, Malachi, was born in May, 2012. I wrote this soon after that, mainly about the hospital stay. When people find out I had 3 of my babies in Japan, the main question I get is “Is it very different?”. Well…here’s the answer. 😉 It’s the last day of my maternity leave! I […]

Redeeming a Traumatic Birth

May 18, 2020

My 3rd child, Eliana, was born in 2014 in Tokyo, Japan while we lived there as missionaries. Below is the story of her birth. True to form for a third child, Eliana’s birth story has to start with Evangeline and Malachi. They were 3 and 4 weeks early when they were born. Evangeline had bad […]