Baby food process

It’s been 2 weeks since my son started baby food and now he tried two vagitables carrot and pumpkin. By making baby food, I also learn about nutrition and the best way how I cook and know the natural taste.  So far he loves both💕

This is a mashed carrot. I’ve never thought that boiled carrot was so delicious. Just boiling carrot make a good soup. 

This freezing pumpkin 🎃 Mickey mouse. My time making this is paid off to see this Mickey.

I have a blender and I’ve never used it for his food. But straining makes me stressed out and finally tried out.  Wow! This is good. Just quick to strain in 10 sec.  Even though I have to clean up later, it’s still good. I just have to stay away from blending things he can’t eat when I make dishes for adult. I really appreciate to live in modern age. There’s a lot of convenience! 

Happy 5 month old 💕 

I couldn’t post about 4 month old Mr. Kay. Sorry 🙏 I was busy with moving out prep and running errands. 

Anyway,  Mr.Kay has been a good baby. He got 3 inoculations recently. He’s a tough cookie. He didn’t cry a lot. My husband and I were more intense than him 😲 

One of main events around 5 month old is starting baby food. I made rice gruel and grind it to a paste and put it in ice tray and keep it in the freezer bag. This is Mickey mouse ice cube 🐭 So I don’t have to make it each time and just warm it up by microwave when he eats. 

Yesterday,  I gave him one tea spoon of rice gruel and he smiled 😀 I will give him the same thing for a week and if there’re no problems, he will step up to vegetables.

I enjoy to see  the process how he adjusts. He’s learning something new day by day and I’m so blessed with stirring moments everyday. Stay at home mom isn’t easy. When I wasn’t a mom yet,  I was swamped with work and now I can stay at home all day but my schedule doesn’t make a go of it. So I have to find a way to make my time for such a writing  my blog. So the best way to write my blog is wring while I cuddle him. He sleeps so I don’t have to play with him. I can do meditation while he’s drinking a milk. I sit and hold him in a cross-legged position and close my eyes for 2-3mins and calm down. I need to learn the rope and I’ll take a cue from the voice of experience. 

Life is good. 

OK I’ve moved out on March 4th. Yes this is life I wanted. It’s peaceful and freedom. I’m OK to contact with mother-in-law and I think our relationship is also good. 

While I was away from my blog, what did you miss?

1. Applying for educational saving for Mr.Kay. 

After examining several companies, my husband and I picked up one my medical insurance company offered. They are one of insurance companies in my hometow and I delivered my son by C-section and made a claim on medical insurance. At the same time, they knew that I have new born baby and offered me thier plan.  Good things is that they have a good yield and came over my place to explained the plan. Their tactic is  visiting customer’s place. It’s small town and intimacy is important. People like me can’t go outside with a baby easily. I like thier style. This is for Mr.Kay’s future and an important money manage. 

2. NO TV Life.

We became a cable subscriber due to TV interference in this area and we have to wait for the constraction for a month. I’m stay at home mom and even though I’m busy with Mr. Kay, still I miss TV.  I’ve watched some programs on the Internet, which help us. I watch Grey’s anatomy all day and I believe that Mr. Kay hears English more than Japanese. This one month is for Mr.kay to make English brain and ears.  

3. Tax issue. 

I have house rent income. Last year was too much cost ,so I didn’t have to file tax return but I was supposed to be imposed resident tax on it. So, I asked my accountant friend to calculate depreciation on the house.  And my house rent income was offset by it, which means I didn’t have to impose resident tax. I’m so happy and I need to understand calculation for the depreciation. 

These things happened recently. I think knowing society system and knowledge is important and unknowing is just out of the way. I need to read more books. 

Chubby and proud

Before reading my post, please read the below article👯

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-super-skinny-japannaomi-watanabe-is-chubby-and-proud/2017/02/07/692023a1-7cd2-46fd-8e78-f25fa711d214_story.html?utm_term=.92653146a7f3

She’s my favorite comidian and literally she’s huge in Japan. But she’s always pretty and fashionable and has a nice sense of humor. Her comedian style is not only diverting  but also making weak point positive. I want you to check her Instagram and you probably understand what I mean. 

About me, I have a few things I want to change in my appearance. 

  • I want a bigger month than now. 
  • I want to be a taller at least 63 inches. 
  • I have a mole in my face and sometimes I want to remove it. 

The above can’t change easily. I believe that my face and my appearance by nature are the best of me created by God or Bhudda and think my fate and my luck would change in a wrong way. With hindsight, I love myself. I am not the person everyone asks for, but there are many ways to make me bright and shiny. 

Accepting yourself is difficult and the more I got older, the more it’s hard. I’m distracted by many things and other people and can’t stick to my belief. She’s popular comedian, so she has power to change society like producing clothes for chubby females. 

2 ceremonies are over. 

On January 21, we took my son to a shrine! It’s one of important ceremony for a new born baby, which called “Omiyamairi “Priest prayed his good life and after that we took pics. He wore Kimono 👘.  

Another ceremony is “Okuizome” was on Jan 28.  We hold food by chopsticks and touched his lips with food. 

Menu : Grilled red bream, Soup with clam,  red rice, simmered food(Veggies:Yum, carrots, lotus)

I was a little worried about making these dishes.  I ordered only the grilled red bream on the Internet and cooked other dishes.  The red 2 plates and the tray and chopsticks were sent by the shrine at Omiyamairi. He seemed to like enjoying dishes 💕 I hope his bliriant future  with a lot of nice people and stay healthy 😍 

Happy 3 month old. 

He turned 3 month old💕 He likes to exercise and hold things now. Now, he practices rolling over and prone posture. It’s adorable to see when he’s doing those things. 

The other day,we had a health nurse visit. The nurse checked up his grow and gave us advices. She was surprised at how talkative he was. He’s been bigger and bigger. He’s Mr. Kay but his name could be Mr. Square as well. 

On Jan 22, it was my first birthday since I became a mother. I appreciate my mother more than ever before. Becoming a mother was harder than I expected. But it’s so amazing to have a kid. I wish she could hold him.

The other day,  I got a letter from my mother’s friend. She sent me congratulation money, so I sent a gift in return and then she sent me thank-you letter. 

I think my mother has her friends keep eyes on me and my sister in stead of her. They always care about us. Even my mother passed away, we still stay connect. The more I love my son, the more I think of my mother. It’s a shame that we can’t share experiences together, which I’ve been thinking about. 

WOW

After doing landry, people in Japan hang them up outside and when it’s sunny, they get dry perfectly but it’s not, they irritate us. Recent washing machine with a build-in dryer is good but it can’t get them dry enough. So I’ve been looking for a nice way and today I came up with the idea. 

I set up a bar in front of the air conditioning machine and hang them up. No more stress because of them.