Is that a motorboat?

There’s been a constant noise this week that sounds like a motorboat.  What could it be?  Tomoe’s been blowing raspberries all week.  She’s been particularly active with her “p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p” and “b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b” today.  We were out much of the day, and we had plenty to do.

She woke up in a good mood.


Stuck between my knees.


Blurry hand!


Looking pretty smug, but she was actually saying “babababa” and I caught her at the “b.”

First thing we had to do was get another shot.  This time was the polio vaccine.  She doesn’t seem to cry at all when she gets a shot.

Next was to go shopping.  We needed baby food and some warmer clothes, since winter is coming.  Her old winter clothes don’t fit anymore.  She also needed shoes, partly to keep her feet warm, but also because she should be walking pretty soon.  She managed to stand unsupported for nearly a minute.  Also, we got her a kind of baby toothbrush.  She’s getting her second tooth now!


Having fun with a mirror.

She’s been a bit sleepy today, since it was a busy day.  But she seems to be in a really good mood.


Shopping for the baby

On Monday, after visiting the clinic, my wife and I, along with her mother, went to Terrace Mall Shonan by Tsujido Station in Fujisawa.  The mall is brand new, just opened on November 11th.  It’s pretty big, and it includes a baby goods store called Akachan Honpo.  There are many clothes, toys, baby carriages, beds, and more, for babies and children.  My mother-in-law seemed to enjoy choosing clothes for our baby.  Lots of pink and yellow.  Looking around in that store, I suddenly felt that it was even more real than before.  The birth will be next month.  The next few weeks will go by very quickly, I think.